Wongan Creek has a second chance at life, but new possibilities unearth long-buried secrets…
Travis Bailey may as well be Wongan Creek. His family has farmed canola for generations, and he sometimes feels like he holds the community together with his bare, dirt-stained hands. Between caring for the farm, his orphaned niece and his elderly, ailing neighbour, he doesn’t have time for himself. He doesn’t have time to fall in love.
Social worker Heather Penney is living on borrowed time. When her mother died of Motor Neurone Disease, she took the initial blood tests and now nothing is guaranteed, let alone a future with a family and a home and a child. Wongan Creek, and its resident protector, might be getting under her skin, but she can’t afford to get attached.
But even as a new mine revitalises the small town, old secrets threaten resurface, and Travis and Heather find themselves fighting to save the farms and the futures of Wongan Creek’s long-time residents – and possibly their own lives.
Release date: November 15, 2016 from Escape Publishing
Secrets at Wongan Creek
Still waters run deep in Wongan Creek…
When spray drift ruins his crop and throws his ability to hold on to the family farm in question, Harley Baker wants to confront his neighbour and shout his rage and worry to the sky. 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Tameka Chalmers knows that her father’s farming methods are outdated, inefficient, and even dangerous, so when Harley charges her with the loss of his livelihood, she can only accept the blame.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 and if she wants to keep working the farm she loves, she must do as she’s told.
But the simple action of speaking with Harley, the man she wants but can never have, starts an unexpected chain reaction of events that throw everything she’s ever known into question: her past, her family, her life. Dark secrets come to light and when Tameka is injured in a house fire, she and Harley have one small chance to seize a lifetime of happiness, if only they are able to rise from the ashes and claim it.
Riverboat Point – Tricia Stringer
Savannah Smith’s been hurt by life. A car accident claimed her parents’ lives and left her with permanent injuries. She’s not close to her little brother Jax either. When Jax moves to a small town, Riverboat Point on the Murray River, and asks her to come too, she won’t leave the city. But when Jax disappears, she’s forced to take over his houseboat business. Savannah keeps all the neighbours at arm’s length, including the tall dark and mysterious guy next door, Ethan Daly. Will Jax ever return, or has he met with foul play? Who is interfering with the houseboats? Will Savannah find out the truth about Jax and Ethan’s deal…and can she ever trust Ethan?
Whispers At Wongan Creek – Juanita Kees
Travis Bailey sometimes feels like he holds the community of Wongan Creek together with his bare hands. Between his farm, his orphaned niece and his elderly neighbour, he doesn’t have time to fall in love. Social worker Heather Penney is living on borrowed time. Her mother died of motor neurone disease, and nothing for Heather is guaranteed. Wongan Creek, and Travis, might be getting under her skin, but she can’t afford to get attached. But as old secrets resurface, Travis and Heather find themselves fighting to save the farms and the futures of Wongan Creek’s residents – and possibly their own lives.
The Lies We Tell – Elizabeth Dunk
Ten years ago, Todd Lansing stood by his father’s grave and his heart thudded with hatred of Sia Collins, the girl responsible for his father’s death. Now seeing Sia makes his heart thud with a different emotion and he doesn’t like that. But Sia took the blame for the crime to save her father from going to jail. When Todd discovers the truth, hate dies and passion reigns. Except this revelation causes secret after secret to unravel until the only way he and Sia can survive is to cling to each other.
Release date: May 01, 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 …
Release date: December 17, 2018 from Harper Collins in Paperback