New Release! I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella

The irresistible new standalone from Sophie Kinsella is a story of love, empowerment and an IOU that changes everything . . .

Fixie Farr can’t help herself. Straightening a crooked object, removing a barely-there stain, helping out a friend . . . she just has to put things right. It’s how she got her nickname, after all.

So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, Fixie not only agrees, she ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank her, the computer’s owner, Sebastian, scribbles her an IOU – but of course Fixie never intends to call in the favour.

That is, until her teenage crush, Ryan, comes back into her life and needs her help – and Fixie turns to Seb. But things don’t go according to plan, and now Fixie owes Seb: big time.

Soon the pair are caught up in a series of IOUs – from small favours to life-changing debts – and Fixie is torn between the past she’s used to and the future she deserves.

Does she have the courage to fix things for herself and fight for the life, and love, she really wants?

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Book Spotlight! On The Same Page by Penelope Janu

Sometimes a girl just has to do what’s in her heart …

By day Miles Franklin, named after the famous author, is a successful lawyer. But by night she writes historical romance novels under the pen name Emma Browning. When Miles’s assistant covertly enters her boss’s novel in one of Australia’s biggest literary awards—and it wins—Miles’s perfectly ordered world is torn apart.

Lars Kristensen smells a rat. As the CEO of Iconic International, the company publishing Miles’s prize-winning novel, he’s determined to meet the author and uncover her true identity.

But Miles is equally determined to protect her privacy—and to keep writing—even if it means mastering pole dancing, and choreographing a love scene in the back of a horse-drawn carriage … Well, she is a romance writer, after all.

Miles has the grit to keep her secret, but Lars has the smouldering looks and arrogance of any romantic hero she has ever imagined.

Hmm. Sometimes a girl just has to turn the page …

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New Release! Lawson’s Bend by Nicole Hurley-Moore

For a long time Lawson’s Bend had held little for Henny. Almost ten years ago she’d got out and vowed never to come back. But sometimes things change …

In the hot summer of 2008, Henny Bolton loses her best friend on a night they should have been celebrating their futures. It’s a loss about which she remains grief-stricken.

Right after the accident, Henny flees the small country town and true to her word, she’s not been back.

Stephen Drake never left Lawson’s Bend. He once had ambitions for a different life but staying close to family became more important after that tragic night.

But when Henny’s mother dies suddenly in a fall near the old quarry, and Henny is forced to return to Lawson’s Bend, it’s apparent that questions need to be asked. Was it really an accident?

Her plan was to get out of town again as quickly as possible. But then there is Stephen…

Lawson’s Bend by author Nicole Hurley-Moore is published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99.

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New Release! The Round Yard by Alissa Callen

The Round Yard Book Cover The Round Yard
Woodlea #4
Alissa Callen
Contemporary Fiction, Women's Fiction, Romance
Harlequin MIRA, HarperCollins Publishers
1 February 2019
Ebook, Paperback
290

For only child Neve Fitzpatrick, family is everything. When she loses her mother, she heads to the bush to rent a farmhouse near her grandmother's family home. To keep herself busy and her grief at bay, she offers to look after two little redheaded cowgirls and adopts a sassy pony and sweet donkey in need of a refuge.

Drover and horse trainer Tanner Callahan may have just found his mother, but he's resolved never to let anyone too close. Abandonment has cursed him all his life, and he won't let it happen again. Only two things unnerve him: children and small-town matchmaking. Then he meets occupational therapist Neve. Warm-hearted and unforgettable, she represents all that Tanner feels will forever remain out of reach.

But when an old iron key unlocks family secrets from the Second World War, Neve needs help only Tanner can give. As the threads of the past unravel, and locusts threaten to suffocate the land, Neve and Tanner must make a choice. Will fear keep them running or is the home each yearns for already within grasp?

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My Thoughts On The Read

The Round Yard by author Alissa Callen is a nice, feel good read with so many likeable characters, set against a backdrop striking countryside setting. Neve and Tanner were perfectly matched in intensity and the secondary characters added layers to a read that continues the quips and one-liners in the story. This novel is an all-round feel-good read.
Review copy received from Harlequin MIRA via Netgalley

 

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New Release! Home Fires by Fiona Lowe

Home Fires Book Cover Home Fires
Fiona Lowe
Contemporary Fiction
Harlequin MIRA
18 February 2019
Paperback, Ebook
380

When a lethal bushfire tore through Myrtle, nestled in Victoria's breathtaking Otway Ranges, the town's buildings - and the lives of its residents - were left as smouldering ash. For three women in particular, the fire fractured their lives and their relationships.

Eighteen months later, with the flurry of national attention long past, Myrtle stands restored, shiny and new. But is the outside polish just a veneer? Community stalwart Julie thinks tourism could bring back some financial stability to their little corner of the world and soon prods Claire, Bec and Sophie into joining her group. But the scar tissue of trauma runs deep, and as each woman exposes her secrets and faces the damage that day wrought, a shocking truth will emerge that will shake the town to its newly rebuilt foundations...

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My Thoughts On The Novel

Home Fires by author Fiona Lowe is simply stunning reading that did not disappoint this reader. Numerous one-eighty degree turns in behaviours by the character’s in the narrative shifted thoughts of the individual character portrayal's for this reader, making for interesting reading. The country backdrop setting and the diverse characters who faced boundless hurdles in the small town of Myrtle all combined for unmissable reading. At times I could not believe how the character miens shifted, but gosh it was great that the author gave the reader a chance to form secondary ideas of where the story might be heading, leaving them in an almost suspended motion. I could not even say who my fave character is in the read because there are many, and the ‘Stitch Bitches’ is priceless. Home Fires by author Fiona Lowe was a fabulous read that was unputdownable.
Review copy received from Harlequin MIRA via Netgalley