The Country Girl

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Bestselling Australian author Cathryn Hein returns with a moving and uplifting rural romance about facing hard truths and moving on in pursuit of life.

The ultimate feel–good read for summer! A moving and uplifting rural story for fans of Fleur McDonald.

After landing a major cookbook deal, star food blogger Tash Ranger swaps city life for the family farm. But Tash's homecoming is bittersweet, for now she can no longer avoid seeing her best friend Maddy, who was severely injured in a riding accident. No one knows that Maddy and Tash had a deep falling out and with every visit Tash must pretend to be the friend everyone believes her to be.

Patrick Lawson, Maddy's fiancé, battles despair and hope daily as Maddy lies imprisoned in her body. When Tash returns to Castlereagh Road with her joy and boundless appetite for life, he realises finally what his loved ones have been trying to tell him for months – that Maddy wouldn't want him to throw his life away. It's time to move on. But letting go is no easy feat.

Is the past forever destined to dictate their future, or can this love story find a new beginning?

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About the author

Cathryn Hein is the bestselling author of eleven rural romance and romantic adventure novels, a Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Book of the Year finalist with Santa and the Saddler, and a regular Australian Romance Reader Awards finalist. Her novel Wayward Heart won the member's choice award for best cover at the 2016 Australian Romance Reader Awards.

A South Australian country girl by birth, Cathryn loves nothing more than a rugged rural hero who's as good with his heart as he is with his hands, which is probably why she writes them! Her romances are warm and emotional, and feature themes that don't flinch from the tougher side of life but are often happily tempered by the antics of naughty animals. Her aim is to make you smile, sigh, and perhaps sniffle a little, but most of all feel wonderful.

Cathryn currently lives at the base of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales with her partner of many years, Jim. When she's not writing, she plays golf (ineptly), cooks (well), and in football season barracks (rowdily) for her beloved Sydney Swans AFL team.

Discover more about Cathryn and her stories at cathrynhein.com.

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Publisher
HarperCollins Australia
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Published on
Dec 18, 2017
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Pages
250
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ISBN
9781489246813
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Western
Fiction / Small Town & Rural
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Eligible for Family Library

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Can you ever really leave the past behind? Australian author, Cathryn Hein returns with a heartfelt romance about loss and new beginnings.

Now contains a sneak preview of bestselling author Cathryn Hein's latest rural romance The Country Girl

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