And now, newly released THE MCQUARRIE SISTERS
Young, charismatic Harry Bagust strives to cast off garments of poverty, shame and kept secrets while struggling to fulfill dreams of a better life for himself and his family. With a tenacious, competitive spirit, he searches for that pot of gold in his business pursuits, sporting prowess, and a quest for a father figure, yet in his life success seems just out of reach.
Captured by his charm in a chance encounter, the McQuarrie sisters are drawn into complex relationships of passion and grief. Though enthralled by Euphemia McQuarrie’s courage, Harry is
dutifully joined to another, but, as that marriage fails, he returns to an independent Euphemia, who now will not commit to a life of marriage.
Harry is in love with one sister, betrothed to another, then in a twist, marries the third. However, Euphemia still shares Harry's first love.
A romantic, an optimist and pioneer in every sense, Harry's courage, blood, sweat and tears are soaked into New Zealand's very landscape and infrastructure.
REVIEWS ON 'THE MCQUARRIES'
I finally had a day to sit down and read your beautiful book. I think you have done a stirling job with the story and can only admire your imagination. Time and again you managed to weave in the facts and through your telling of the story, to put beef on the bones, as it were. I feel it has enough general historical information to be of interest to all. Well done Andrew– can’t wait for the next one.
Hey I got in first and read your book. I’ve just finished it. It is sooo good Andrew!!! You have an awesome way of writing that is very engaging. I just read for 6hrs and was totally engaged. (That is hard to do with reading ) I cried and loved the journey and story-line that was woven in beautifully. It left me wanting more!!!! Well done!!
I have read in my life a huge amount of books which has been a lifelong passion specially historical fiction and this book that Andrew wrote is a great example of Historical fiction, It draws the reader into the story and then captures the reader with its story and the characters. It is an absolutely delightful read and I would recommend it to anyone. Andrew really has the gift of story telling.