Joanie’s Dilemma by Marianne Theresa
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Another lovely instalment in the Bindarra Creek Romance series. Joanie’s Dilemma is a tale of insecurity and conquering fears all while holding out for that chance at true love. The characters are challenged at every turn and Marianne Theresa makes them work hard for their happy ending. A good light read with a strong Aussie flavour.
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As far as small town gossip goes, Joanie believes she’s crossed the line. Working out how to pay back her late husband’s gambling debts didn’t include sleeping with her best friend’s cousin on the night of the funeral.
Nash Johnson isn’t the marrying kind, so when he does offer marriage after their one night together, Joanie is suspicious and wants no part in alleviating the man’s guilt. She has to move on with her life and look to the future.
But when a new woman arrives in town, she sets more than a cat among the pigeons. For Joanie, trust takes on a new meaning, but who can she depend on when she feels those close to her have let her down. Can she trust her best friend, can she trust the man who says he loves her?
The, just when she thinks the future is full of promise a tiny complication arises, and nothing prepares her for the life changing consequence she never saw coming.
There’s a reason small town romance is so popular – small, remote communities are full of big hearts and here in Australia we embrace that. With so much dust and distance between us in this Great Southern Land, our small towns are widespread and often smaller than average. It’s there you’ll find hearts as big as the land itself and a community spirit that embraces everyone, even pets and wildlife.
Today I’d like to introduce you to a town called Bindarra Creek and a community you’ll grow to love month after month, starting in July 2015 with SE Gilchrist’s Bindarra Creek Makeover. Each month a new author will introduce you to a romance starring their own characters and their little pocket of Bindarra Creek, a town you’ll want to live in. Follow the stories of love, loss, discovery, redemption and happy-ever-afters with the residents and hearts of Bindarra Creek. Thanks to Stacey Nash for setting up the links on Goodreads. I am honoured to be a part of this heart-warming series from a fabulous group of authors.
A Bindarra Creek Romance
The individual books
July – SE Gilchrist – Bindarra Creek Makeover
August – Lee Christine – Shadows of the Heart
September – Susanne Bellamy – Second Chance Love
October – Sandie James – TBA
November – Kerrie Paterson – Reach for The Stars
December – Juanita Kees – Home to Bindarra Creek
January – Stacey Nash – Stolen Sanctuary
February – Erin Moira O’Hara – Tempting Fate
March – Linda Charles – TBA
April – Lauren McKellar – TBA
May – Simone Angela – The Ghost of his Past
Links in this blog:
Great Southern Land – Icehouse 1982