New Release! Ill Will by Michael Stewart

Synopsis

I am William Lee: brute; liar, and graveside thief.
But you will know me by another name.

Heathcliff has left Wuthering Heights, and is travelling across the moors to Liverpool in search of his past.

Along the way, he saves Emily, the foul-mouthed daughter of a Highwayman, from a whipping, and the pair journey on together.

Roaming from graveyard to graveyard, making a living from Emily’s apparent ability to commune with the dead, the pair lie, cheat and scheme their way across the North of England.

And towards the terrible misdeeds – and untold riches – that will one day send Heathcliff home to Wuthering Heights.

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New Release! A Place With Heart by Jennie Jones (Rangelands #2)

Can three misfits build a family in this remote Australian town?

Jaxine Brown has made a good life for herself with her café and her animal rescue shelter in Western Australian outback town, Mt Maria. But the homecoming of her secret teenage daughter, Frances, changes everything. At only seventeen, Jax was coerced to give up the baby to Frances’s father and his wife. Finally, she has a chance to make it right for her resentful and awkward teenager, and hasn’t got time to think about the recently returned handsome former detective, who inexplicably disappeared in the middle of their only date last year.

Detective Senior Sergeant Jack Maxwell arrives in Mt Maria, seemingly back in uniform as Officer In Charge, while his mate Senior Sergeant Luke Weston is on leave. But Jack’s real purpose is investigating suspicion of drug trafficking and the man they’re watching works in the closest mine to the town. He expects to have this case wrapped up in four weeks, and feels he can take his time, not only with the case but also with Jaxine Brown, the woman he hasn’t been able to get out of his mind.

When graffiti and vandalism escalate in an issue involving stolen animals, Jax and Frances are unwittingly drawn into a mystery that suggests a connection to the same mine Jack has under surveillance. Can Jack get to the bottom of the furtive goings-on, and do whatever it takes to protect the would-be family that’s wound its way into his heart?

A new outback romance from the bestselling author of The Swallow’s Fall series.

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My Thoughts On The Novel

Author Jennie Jones re-ignites the magic writing in this instalment in the Rangelands series.I was mesmerised by Ms Jones’s earlier book series, the Swallow’s Fall, and A Place With Heart contained traces of that magic, which as anyone who has read my reviews on that series would know, is a complete drawcard for this reader 😀 Loveable characters, a country backdrop, laughter, emotions and drama! What a top pick for reading A Place With Heart is! Jax and Jack shine in the read. The townsfolk are equally memorable characters to read about, especially the Agatha Girls whom stole the show at every mention 🙂 Laugh out loud moments mixed with elements of drama, comedic and emotional moments all combined to make A Place With Heart by author Jennie Jones an unmissable read.
Review copy received from Harlequin MIRA via Netgalley

 


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New Release! The Memories That Make Us by Vanessa Carnevale

Gracie Ashcroft is supposed to marry Blake Beaumont in three months’ time. The trouble is, she doesn’t know who he is…

After an accident leaves Gracie with severe amnesia, she’s forced to decide: live a life that is made up of other people’s memories of who she was, or start a new life on her own. Leaving her fiancé Blake behind, she moves to the country where she takes on the task of reviving her family’s abandoned flower farm.

While attempting to restart a business with an uncertain future, she tries to come to terms with the grief of losing a mother she can’t remember and a fiancé she so badly wants to fall in love with again. What she doesn’t count on is developing a deep connection with Flynn, a local vet. Worst of all is having to confront the fact that she might lose either chance at love.

Forced to examine the person she has become, Gracie confronts the question: if you had your time over, would you live the same life twice?

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My Thoughts On The Novel

4.5-5 Stars
I got swept up in the emotions of the characters during the course of the read. I liked Gracie and Flynn’s characters, and the emotions they portrayed were heartfelt and affecting. A story that did not get heavily bogged down in the complexities of brain injuries, rather it focused more on the characters, and their sentiments towards themselves and others. The verbal sparring between Gracie and Flynn was amusing, and kept the pages turning. I read this book in a day, I could not put it down, and when I did, I wanted to pick the story up and continue to read it. The Memories That Make Us is a great novel by author Vanessa Carnevale, that was surprisingly surprising 🙂
Review copy received from Harlequin MIRA via Netgalley

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New Release! Water Under The Bridge by Lily Malone

Water Under The Bridge Book Cover Water Under The Bridge
Lily Malone
Contemporary Romance
Harlequin MIRA
1 March 2018
Paperback, E-Book
305

Ella Davenport hasn’t been in a swimming pool since a bad decision ruined her chance of Olympic gold. So when Ella decides on a new career selling property, she chooses Chalk Hill. The country town is a long way from the water, with no pool in sight. Perfect!

Jake Honeychurch doesn’t want to sell his nanna’s house, but circumstances force his hand. Listing the property with the rookie real estate agent in town and asking a hefty price means it shouldn’t find a buyer. Perfect!

But determination and persistence are traits Jake admires, and Ella has them in spades. After all, no one ever made an Olympic team by being a quitter.

When news breaks of a proposed waterski park, a local developer starts sniffing around Honeychurch House. Ella’s first sale is so close she can taste it, until a sharp-eyed local recognises her. Between sale negotiations with Jake that keep getting sidetracked, and a swimming pool committee hellbent on making a splash, Ella has more to contend with than kisses and chlorine.

Can she throw off the failures of the past and take the chance of a new start? Or will her dreams of a new life be washed away?

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My Thoughts On The Read

I heart this book! I cannot rave enough about the story, its characters and their triumphs, and tribulations.
I completely got swept up in Ella, Erik and Jake’s portrayed emotions in the story and the shenanigans amongst them. The friendships formed were powerful as the story progressed. I loved Erik’s unwavering loyalty to Ella and Sam, and the hulkiness in his depiction. Yet, his portrayed physicality contrasted the inner gentleness of his character’s actions, warming this reader’s heart with his narrated protectiveness which emanated through the pages. Jake from the start is a head-turning character. You can almost feel the genuine niceness in his character that wraps itself around you, having the reader wanting to read more. His interest in Ella is heartfelt but challenging in the obstacles they face. Ella has her own secrets that are revealed. Her strength of character is constantly tested throughout the story by various challenges. Honeychurch family members are introduced in the story, paving the way for more instalments in the Chalk Hill series, that I cannot wait to read. Water Under The Bridge by author Lily Malone brings and leaves the warm and fuzzy feelings, long after the last page is turned, and it is a read I could gladly go back to in the years to come.
Review copy received from Harlequin MIRA Australia

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New Release! The Red Dirt Road by Alissa Callen

Dr Fliss Knight returns to small town Woodlea after losing a patient. Her confidence and city career in tatters, she buys a rundown farm. She intends to live a solitary life and hopes that the slow country pace will help her heal.

Pick-up rider Hewitt Sinclair is no stranger to when things can get hairy in a rodeo arena. But when it is the life of his twin brother he can’t save, he hangs up his spurs. Determined to provide for his brother’s widow and young family, he gives himself no time to grieve. But when a motor bike accident proves he needs to also look out for himself, he accepts an old friend’s invitation to stay at an isolated property while his body heals.

When Fliss meets the cowboy living in the bluestone stables across the garden, all her hopes for a quiet and peaceful life fade. Despite his reserve, Hewitt is impossible to ignore. As they work together to care for an abandoned dog and her puppies and to raise money for the local hospital by attending a mountain trail ride and charity ball, they also find themselves drawn to each other.

But as a family secret threatens every truth Fliss has ever believed, and the heavy spring rain continues to fall, both Fliss and Hewitt must face their deepest fears. Will love be enough to guarantee happiness or will the past refuse to relinquish its dark hold?

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