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The Ghost of His Past by Simone Angela


The Ghost of His Past (A Bindarra Creek Romance #11)The Ghost of His Past by Simone Angela
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This debut small town story from Simone Angela was an intriguing read. Again another unique voice in this series. With every new release I continue to be enthralled and entertained by each author’s different spin on this country town. This story didn’t disappoint. It was every bit as enjoyable as each new release has been so far, and kept me turning the page long after I should have been asleep. Each new story brings a new adventure and a greater insight into this town. If I had one very small bit of critique it would be that I would have liked to have seen the author explore the suspense element a little more deeply and use the arrival of Mark’s ex wife to its full advantage. Given that this is Ms Angela’s first foray in rural romantic suspense, I thought she did a wonderful job with the plot.

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When you’re haunted by a dark past, can you ever find the light?

Architect Mark Bradford escaped to the country town of Bindarra Creek with his seven year old daughter, never wanting to relive the nightmare of his past.

When Frenchwoman Brigitte de Rosier arrives as Mark’s live-in nanny, Mark’s world is turned upside down. All those painful memories he thought buried long ago, resurface, and he struggles with inner demons and guilt.

Brigitte came to Bindarra Creek to spend time with her uncle, her own guilt hanging over her head. She never expected to be drawn to her remote, new boss and his lonely daughter. She wants to bring some light into their shadowy lives but can’t seem to get through to him.

Mark is over-protective and doesn’t agree with Brigitte’s belief in giving his little girl some freedom. But there’s a very good reason for that.

When Brigitte stumbles upon the shocking truth, Mark confesses all and she finally learns the reason why he’s been so up and down. Will the ghost of his past keep them apart forever?

Posted in A Bindarra Creek Romance, Books by Juanita Kees, Home to Bindarra Creek

Come Home to Bindarra Creek


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.

The series

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

 

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