Heart of the Sky by Fiona McArthur

In brief: A new job in the Outback is just what Tess needs to escape from her life. Her landlord Soretta welcomes the newcomers with open arms, until new pilot Charlie reveals his ulterior motive… The good: I enjoyed reuniting with Soretta and the gang from Mica Ridge, as well as following Tess's role as... Continue Reading →

The Barbershop Girl by Georgina Penney

In brief: Amy Blaine never has any luck with men, but when English comedian/writer Ben Martindale worms his way into her barbershop, he also finds a way to her heart. But little does Amy know that she's the subject of Ben's weekly newspaper columns… The good: I love Amy (sweet, kind and with awesome baking/fashion... Continue Reading →

The Drifter by Anthea Hodgson

In brief: Cate has never been known to stick at anything, but after a tragic accident she's staying put in the bush. What she doesn't know is that in the middle of nowhere, she will start to feel like she belongs… The good: Sensitively written, it's an engaging story. The not-so-good: Henry is reluctant to... Continue Reading →

The Family Secret by Fiona Palmer

In brief: Kim's in a man drought until two very different men enter her life – Charlie, local insurance man and reclusive Harry. As two tales are told across two time periods, will secrets come to light? The good: Blends rural romance with the darker past of Australia – and brings some issues to light.... Continue Reading →

The Grazier’s Wife by Barbara Hannay

In brief: The grazier's wives over two generations (and hopefully a third) all have their secrets. But some have bigger ramifications than others… The good: Barbara Hannay's stories are the calorie-free version of a chocolate bar – rich and satisfying. The not-so-good: The fallout from the big reveal was tied up quickly and neatly. Why... Continue Reading →

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