New Release! Eleanor’s Secret by Caroline Beecham

Eleanor's Secret Book Cover Eleanor's Secret
Caroline Beecham
Contemporary Fiction
Allen & Unwin Australia
May 2018
E-Book, Paperback
432

London, 1942
When art school graduate, Eleanor Roy, is recruited by the War Artists Advisory Committee, she comes one step closer to realising her dream of becoming one of the few female war artists. But breaking into the art establishment proves difficult until Eleanor meets painter, Jack Valante, only to be separated by his sudden posting overseas.

Melbourne, 2010
Although reluctant to leave her family at home, Kathryn can't refuse her grandmother Eleanor's request to travel to London to help her return a precious painting to its artist. But when the search uncovers a long-held family secret, Kathryn has to make a choice to return home or risk her family's future, as Eleanor shows her that safeguarding the future is sometimes worth more than protecting the past.

Eleanor's Secret is at once a surprising mystery and compelling love story.

 

Eleanor's Secret is published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99.

My Thoughts On The Story

A dual timeline story ranging: 1942 and 2010, that was fabulous reading. Eleanor's Secret by author Caroline Beecham has some twists in the story and many likeable characters that pulls at the heartstrings.
Review copy received from Allen & Unwin Australia

 

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New Release! Someone Like You by Karly Lane

From the best-selling author of Third Time Lucky comes an intriguing, funny and romantic story about past lives and new beginnings.

When bestselling author, twenty-nine year old Hayley Stevens, walked in on her husband, Paul, and her best friend in bed together, she knew her life would never be the same again.

One year later, Hayley stowed her last bag in her much-loved Audi Coupe and said goodbye to the city. She was excited to be heading west to Lochway, a small colonial village sitting on the beautiful Macdonald River. Wanting peace and quiet, Hayley had impulsively bought a cosy sandstone cottage there surrounded by lush rose gardens, with a small overseer’s cottage – ideal for a writer’s retreat.

What she didn’t expect was the almost immediate ‘gift’ of a very noisy donkey named Errol. Nor did Hayley expect to meet her handsome new neighbour, Luke Mason, when she was covered in mud trying to drag Errol out of Luke’s dam. The strange thing was though that Luke seemed very familiar to her.

As Hayley slowly gains acceptance into her small community and starts writing again she becomes almost afraid of the inexplicable visions she sees. What does it all mean? And why does Luke refuse to listen to her?

Written with warmth and humour, Someone Like You is an intriguing, funny and romantic story about past lives and new beginnings.

Someone Like You by author Karly Lane is published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99.

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New Release! Mothers’ Day by Fiona McArthur

Burra District Hospital’s maternity unit is under threat and will close for births unless a new obstetrician can be found. Midwife Noni Frost needs a miracle.

A single mum, Noni lives with her young son, Harley, and her Aunt Win, a free spirit and the beating heart of Burra Guest House. Noni’s world is disrupted when Iain McCloud and his pregnant teenage daughter Jacinta move into the guesthouse to await the birth of her baby.

There’s instant chemistry between Iain and Noni, although he has no plans to stay on in town. But when Jacinta shares explosive family secrets with Noni and an unexpected crisis occurs, everyone’s lives come crashing down around them.

Set among the white gum trees and flowing waters of the NSW northern rivers, this is a heartfelt and dramatic story about new babies, new friends and new loves, which shows that when strong women come together in a time of crisis, they can overcome even the greatest odds.

Mothers’ Day by Fiona McArthur is published by Penguin Random House, RRP $32.99.

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New Release! High Country Hero by Holly Ford

When high-flying veterinary specialist Magdalena O’Donnell’s car breaks down on a remote road outside her old home town, she has no idea how the stranger who comes to her rescue in a country pub is about to change her life.

Having brokered a fragile peace with his demons at last, ex-Afghan War pilot Mitch Stuart isn’t in the market for redemption. But when he steps outside his comfort zone to help a stranger in a country pub, he inadvertently opens the door to the ghosts of a woman and a white dog he thought he’d left behind him long ago.

Veterinary specialist Lennie O’Donnell and her beloved dog, Pesh, are taking a break from big-city life to help Lennie’s grandfather sell his old-fashioned rural clinic. Lennie has dedicated her career to healing those unable to tell her what’s wrong, but Mitch is a puzzle even she struggles to solve – or completely let go.

Meanwhile, back in Lennie’s old home town, another man of mixed messages, her high school crush Benji Cooper, is all grown up and looking at Lennie the way she always dreamed he would.

Can Mitch find the courage to let Lennie into his life? And with gorgeous, sunny, funny Benji waiting in the wings, is it a threshold Lennie wants to cross?

There’s also the matter of her grandparents’ unexpectedly fractured marriage to mend, and Lennie’s growing suspicion there might be more to the sale of her grandfather’s clinic than meets the eye.

High Country Hero by Holly Ford is published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99.

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New Release! Fool’s Gold by Fleur McDonald

‘To Dave, the posting to Barrabine was exactly what he’d wanted – it was a town on the edge, the wild west. There would be excitement, mystery and intrigue here. Everything a detective looked for.’

Detective Dave Burrows’ first posting to the far west goldfields town of Barrabine in 1997 holds everything he’s looking for, but Melinda, his wife of two weeks, is devastated at leaving behind her family, friends and career. More comfortable in heels than RM Williams, Melinda walked away from her much-loved job in the city as a paediatric nurse to follow Dave into the bush.

Dave settles in easily to the plain-speaking toughness of his new town, determined to do well, knowing that Barrabine could be his stepping stone into the elite stock squad. But will his marriage last the distance? As Dave investigates reports of mysterious late-night trespassing, a missing person, and guns being drawn on strangers, a local prospector phones in with horrific news that could hold the key to everything.

Fleur McDonald’s bestselling rural storytelling takes her popular detective, Dave Burrows, back to his compelling and exciting beginnings.

Fool’s Gold by Fleur McDonald is published by Allen & Unwin Australia, RRP $29.99.

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