Isn’t she beautiful? I’m pretty excited about this rural bind up because Sarah Barrie and Melissa James are favourites of mine to read. And it’s out just in time for Christmas. Release date: December 17, 2018 from Harper Collins in Paperback
Legacy of Hunters Ridge – Sarah Barrie
Widowed, in debt and under suspicion of arson, Alissa Morgan-Jones’s life is in tatters. Her mother-in-law’s isolated farm gives her the opportunity to pull her life back together and get herself back on her feet. Four years after fleeing the city and the scandal that ruined his career, disgraced lawyer Cameron Blakely has a successful new business and a new life. When his neighbour, Mavis Littleton, is diagnosed with a terminal illness he volunteers to handle her affairs – and her farm until her daughter-in-law arrives to take over. When Alissa finally shows up, he’s drawn to her immediately. But there are secrets in both Alissa’s past and Hunters Ridge – secrets that jeopardise far more than Cameron’s fledgling feelings. Lurking in the isolated wilderness is a danger that neither anticipates – but one that threatens everything: the town, their love, and their lives.
Secrets at Wongan Creek – Juanita Kees
When spray drift ruins his crop, Harley Baker wants to confront his neighbour. But arguments are tricky when the woman whose herbicides killed his crop is also the woman he’s loved his whole life. Tameka Chalmers knows that her father’s farming methods are outdated, inefficient, and even dangerous, so when the man she wants but can never have charges her with the loss of his livelihood, she can only accept the blame. There’s so much she would like to do differently, but her father’s rule is absolute. But the simple action of speaking with Harley starts an unexpected chain of events that throws everything she’s ever known into question: her past, her family, her life …
Beneath the Skin – Melissa James
Flying Doctor Elly Lavender has spent years on the run from an obsessive former patient who will do anything in his campaign to force her to love him. When her most recent cover is blown, she runs for help to the childhood friend she could never get out of her mind – outback cop Adam Jepson. After the deaths of his wife and son three years before, Adam has moved to the outback with his young daughter, Zoe, to put the past behind him for good. But when Elly walks into his station, she reminds him of all the childhood joy and love he’d forgotten. Though the whole town seems against them, he can’t stop wanting the forbidden. But when anonymous harassment escalates to murder, Elly knows her presence in Macks Lake has put Adam and Zoe’s lives at risk. Everyone’s safer if she remains alone – a fact that her stalker is very much counting on …