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Kiss and Tell | Fiona McArthur

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It’s a big call, but I think Fiona McArthur’s new novel – The Bush Telegraph – might just be my favourite romance novel of 2020. The outback Queensland setting, the strong leads, the perfect storm of conflicts and the all-round beautiful small-town vibe had me grinning (and also sobbing) my way through the pages. As a writer, I loved the shades of grey and moral dilemmas Fiona wove through the story and the excitement of a birth in the middle of the story. As a reader I was cheering for the down-at-heel community and adored the lovely nature of Maddy …

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Kiss and Tell | Fiona Palmer

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Fiona Palmer’s new novel Tiny White Lies was released by Hachette on July 28, tackling tough issues in a beautiful Western Australian setting with a dash of humour and Fiona’s trademark country style. Set mostly in Bremner Bay, WA (which also happens to by Fiona’s favourite holiday destination), the story centres on two best friends Nikki and Ash, and a month away that changes their lives. For Nikki, it’s a chance to reconnect with her social media-obsessed daughter, her video-game addicted son, and her poster-boy husband, who’s hiding a devastating secret. Ash is grieving her late husband, and when she …

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Three things I learned while writing… The Postmistress and The Goldminer’s Sister

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Welcome author Alison Stuart!  Alison is an award winning author of Historical Fiction, romance and mysteries. Alison has twelve published novels and is working on a series of historical romance series set in Australia. Alison joins us today to tell us about three things she learned while writing her Australian Historical series novels ‘The Postmistress’ and ‘The Goldminer’s Sister’.

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Kiss and Tell | Mandy Magro

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I had a great time racing through the pages of Mandy Magro’s newest release – The Stockman’s Secret. The story follows Juliette and Joel, two childhood sweethearts whose future is ripped away from them by a nasty incident in their teenage years. Joel is determined to set things right, but dark secrets and small town dynamics conspire to keep them apart. There were characters I loved to hate, plenty of tension and of course some of the steamy scenes Mandy is renowned for. Mandy’s strong writing and particular attention to horse-related details hit all the right notes for me. The …

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Comfort Reads | Louisa West

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Welcome to comfort reads! Winter marches on and the weather isn’t getting any warmer – however, things around town are heating up! August is around the corner and our annual conference has gone virtual this year, so head on over to see what’s on offer! In the mean time it’s witching hour and our comfort read blogger this month is Louisa West. Welcome Louisa!

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Comfort Reads | S.E Welsh

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Welcome to comfort reads! We are almost at Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year! If you have a bonfire and warm mug or a blanket and a warm hearth fire that is the place to be right now, that is unless you are S.E Welsh, who hails from our tropical north. And I am sure that is a place many of us would love to be right now! S.E Welsh is a paranormal and historical romance writer who loves to weave together heroes, history and heart. Welcome S.E Welsh!

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Comfort Reads | Vikki Holstein

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Welcome to comfort reads! Winter is finally here, and just as our isolation ends we stepped outside only to realise that—brrrr—it’s cold outside! So step back inside, grab a book and a mug of something warm, and settle back! Today, we’re joind by RWA member Vikki Holstein. Viki writes romantic suspense that reflects the courage it takes to trust again, and the struggle to forgive ourselves on the journey to finding love, peace, and happiness. Welcome Vikki!