From Strength To Strength: An Autobiography

From Strength To Strength An Autobiography Sara Henderson s bestselling autobiography has touched the hearts of thousands of people all over Australia As tough spirited warm and funny as the woman herself From Strength to Strength is the in

  • Title: From Strength To Strength: An Autobiography
  • Author: Sara Henderson
  • ISBN: 9780725107253
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sara Henderson s bestselling autobiography has touched the hearts of thousands of people all over Australia As tough, spirited, warm and funny as the woman herself, From Strength to Strength is the inspirational story of one woman s extraordinary courage and determination.In 1959 Sara met American war hero and shipping magnate Charles Henderson III, and so began what sheSara Henderson s bestselling autobiography has touched the hearts of thousands of people all over Australia As tough, spirited, warm and funny as the woman herself, From Strength to Strength is the inspirational story of one woman s extraordinary courage and determination.In 1959 Sara met American war hero and shipping magnate Charles Henderson III, and so began what she calls the world s most demanding, humiliating and challenging obstacle course any human could be expected to endure.Three years after their marriage, Charles presented Sara with her new home a tin shack in a million acres of red dust Bullo River After twenty years of back breaking work on this remote Northern Australian cattle station, Charlie s death revealed that Sara had not only been left with a floundering property, but also with a heart breaking mountain of debt.With very little to lose, Sara and her daughters Maree and Danielle, took up the challenge of rebuilding Bullo River with such tremendous results that in 1991 Sara was named the Bulletin Qantas Businesswoman of the Year.

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    1. I almost put this autobiography down in disgust while reading about Sara Henderson's youthful romance with and marriage to a man who was so obviously bad news that I thought I wasn't interested in knowing about a life that included him. My wife, who'd read this first, kept me reading by saying that Charlie fades into the background and the story becomes one of Sara, here children, and her helpers making a life out of incredible hardship in the Australian outback.I'm glad I kept reading for two r [...]

    2. Wow! I finally know what all the fuss has been about for the last twenty years! This story, and this woman, are truly inspirational. What this woman had to put up at times beggars belief. The way the story is told also keeps the reader's attention well - it sounds like you're being told a story in person, which is a bonus in autobiographies.

    3. A story about the efforts of an amazing woman, but writing was not one of her talents.When her unusual husband died Sara Henderson had to start from behind and build her property in NW Australia to a viable operation. Over the years life was brutal but she and her daughters worked through it. Her success turned her into a household name. However writing a autobiography is very difficult and only for the experienced writers. The book has page after page of interesting, sometimes funny and sometim [...]

    4. I want to meet Sara Henderson.And I'd give the book 5 stars if it didn't end so abruptly.And if she'd drop kicked Charles about 5, 10 years before he died. It's one of the rare books I stayed up past 10 p.m. to read for three nights, living 30 years right alongside her every page. If you're into world travel, adventure on the high seas, history, agriculture, people who persevere with humor and grace, happy endings (that you despair will ever come), then this book is for you!

    5. As I really liked Terry Underwood's In The Middle Of Nowhere, I thought From strength to strength might be a good choice too. But to me, it was a bit disappointing to be honest. Maybe I should have read these two books in a different order :-)

    6. Whether you are an Australian City Slicker or from another part of our planet this book will delight.Henderson provides a great intimate look into her life - one not so dissimilar to others in the outback of Australia. You will learn how life really is in a remote and desolate world of outback Australia. You are sure to sympathise with Henderson and the lot of others in a similar situation.

    7. What an extraordinary life, and very entertaining to read about. I enjoyed the book a lot. It seems there was hardly ever a dull moment in the Henderson household and Sarah clearly had no shortage of stories to tell. In some respects I felt the details were glossed over a bit so i would have enjoyed this more if it was spread over two books so it could go more in depth.

    8. Excellent book. A great example of overcoming the worst of what life throws at you. Sara's humour had me giggling sometimes! An enjoyable book, but did get a little tedious when getting deep into the details of farm life/mustering etc. I missed the bit of how her relationship deteriorated with her daughter Bonnie was I not paying attention!!? Oops!

    9. This woman certainly had a unique and amazing life. Her story is unreal and very facinating. Such a good read and as you are reading, you realize that Ms Henderson lived the life you are reading about. She really is an amazing and unique individual that lived a hard but good life. Great read!!

    10. Great read of a roller coaster life. A woman who shows you don't know how much you can do and achieve until really under the hammer and called on. Not literature, but you have to admire the grit and sheer determination of Sara.

    11. I had heard about this amazing woman who won the Businesswoman of the Year Award in 1991. She overcame a $750,000 debt left to her by her late husband. What an incredible woman - I loved reading her story full of laughter, sadness and hardship.

    12. I had to read this book for Book Club and I didn't expect that I would enjoy it, but I was pleasantly surprised! I'd be interested to read the book by the daughter to hear her side of things, as not much detail was given in this book. Almost makes me want to read the others!

    13. I read this years ago and enjoyed it then and now with my 2nd reading. She died in 2005 of cancer sadly. Marlee & Sara had a falling out over the property but it is heartening to see Marlee & her husband are still running the property.

    14. What an amazing life! I'm not sure I've even lived after reading everything this woman has been through. A hugely enjoyable book.

    15. I loved it but subsequent events made it pretty clear that Sara's view was only 1 view and was not necessarily accurate, but it is wonderfully written and engaging.

    16. Sara Hendersons books always stayed with me, her love for Australia is infectious and she has a talent for bringing her family and friends alive on the page

    17. Interesting rendition of Australia's outback. Autobiographical account of the author's life from childhood to her running of Bullo Station.

    18. I was overwhelmed with the hardships this lady had to endure. Couldn't put it down and have loaned to many of my family to read

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