While I LiveAuthor:
For Ellie Linton, being back on the farm with her parents is what makes the terrible things that happened during the war -- the things she, Homer, Lee, Fi, and the others had to do -- all worthwhile. It's where she belongs.
But the war won't let her go. A devastating tragedy has shattered any hope she ever had to reclaim her life, or herself. It's a new kind of fight. And the enemy isn't always from the other side of the border.
It took me a surprisingly long time to read this. I liked it, but never really got caught up in the book, the way I did the original series. I missed Fi - she got far too little pagetime. Fortunately Homer was there though (I never really warmed to Lee). Still, it's a fascinating insight into life after war - especially considering the great amounts of land Australia had to give up.
I'll probably eventually read the rest of the series as well, as I do love Ellie and want to hear more about how she manages, but they're not my top priority just now.