A Very Country Christmas - 5 sparkling holiday reads

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Alissa Callen, Fiona Greene, Rachael Johns, Juliet Madison, Victoria Purman

This collection of heartwarming Australian stories is full of the joys of the season and guaranteed to brighten your Christmas

Under Christmas Stars – Alissa Callen [BRAND NEW STORY]

Small–town teacher Freya George is determined to make up for last year's disastrous Christmas. This year she will stop at nothing to ensure that she and the Woodlea community have the best holiday season ever. But from the moment Freya meets cattleman Drew Macgregor, her plans unravel faster than red Christmas ribbon...

Home For Christmas – Fiona Greene [FIRST TIME IN PRINT]

When Sergeant Tate McAuliffe, stationed in Afghanistan, opens his Christmas care package from Australia, he is stunned by both its contents and the sender, Layla Preston. Little could Layla know that this impersonal–but–cheerful holiday gift is set to be the start of something big...

The Kissing Season – Rachael Johns

A wild past, a secret pregnancy and a disastrous marriage: every family has a black sheep...and Hannah Elliot is it. But when she returns to her home town of Wildwood Point, she is determined to stay on the straight and narrow. Then gorgeous Italian Matteo Della Bosca walks into her life and Hannah's resolve starts to slip...

12 Daves Of Christmas – Juliet Madison [FIRST TIME IN PRINT]

Can love transcend time and space? An uplifting story of a lonely writer, her grandmother's ghost and a Christmas road trip to visit 12 different Daves.

Christmas At Remarkable Bay – Victoria Purman [BRAND NEW STORY]

Prickly Mara has hit a crossroads and is hoping a Christmas alone in idyllic Remarkable Bay will help. Police officer George is also alone for Christmas. Drawn together unwillingly, they try to stay out of each other's way. But Remarkable Bay is a small place...

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About the author

Rachael Johns, an English teacher by trade and a mum 24/7, is the bestselling ABIA-winning author of The Patterson Girls and a number of other romance and women's fiction books including The Art of Keeping Secrets and The Greatest Gift. She is currently Australia's leading writer of contemporary relationship stories around women's issues, a genre she has coined ‘life-lit'. Rachael lives in the Perth hills with her hyperactive husband, three mostly-gorgeous heroes-in-training and a very badly behaved dog. She rarely sleeps and never irons.

Victoria Purman is a multi-published, award-nominated, Amazon Kindle bestselling author. She has worked in and around the
media for nearly thirty years as an ABC television and radio journalist, a speechwriter to a Premier, political adviser, editor, media
adviser and a communications and marketing consultant. She is a regular guest at writers festivals, has been nominated for a
number of readers' choice awards, has mentored other authors and was a judge in the fiction category for the 2018 Adelaide
Festival Awards for Literature.

To find out more, visit Victoria on her website.

You can also follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Juliet Madison is a naturopath-turned-author with a background in dance, art, internet marketing and perfume sales (yes, she was one of those annoying people in department stores who spray you with perfume). Nowadays she prefers to indulge her propensity for multiple careers by living vicariously through her characters. She likes to put these characters into extraordinary situations and take them on a challenging journey to discover their true passion and inner strength, weaving in some laughs, tears, romance and sometimes a touch of magic along the way.

Living near the beach on the beautiful south coast of New South Wales, Australia, Juliet spends her days homeschooling her son and running her internet business and her nights writing fiction while doing her best to avoid housework.

USA Today bestselling author Alissa Callen is a country girl happiest living far from the city fringe. She draws inspiration from the
countryside around her and from the resilience of local bush communities. Once a teacher and a counsellor, she remains interested
in the life journeys that people take. Her books are characteristically heart-warming, authentic and character driven. Alissa lives with
her teenage family on a small slice of rural Australia near Dubbo in central western NSW.

To find out more, visit Alissa on her website.

You can also follow Alissa on Facebook and Pinterest.

Fiona Greene loves romance - reading it, and now writing it. Her works range from contemporary stories with strong heroines and even stronger heroes, to journeys across time and space, exploring the infinite possibilities of romance across the universe. Fiona's motto: What's not to love about a futuristic military leader with a spacecraft? Unless it's a sexy farmer driving a ute? Fiona lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband and two incredibly spoilt dogs. You can find her online at http://www.fionagreene.weebly.com

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Publisher
HarperCollins Australia
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Published on
Oct 1, 2017
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Pages
576
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ISBN
9781489248251
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Women
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Eligible for Family Library

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Editorial Reviews

"Helen has weaved a delicately balanced story of intrigue, secrets and passion, which practically melts the pages." -Bare Naked Words

"The love story between Talon and Jade continues in Obsession. An apt title to be sure, because everyone is obsessed. Dear Ms. Helen Hardt, I toss many profanities your way for making me wait. Though I give you my deepest gratitude for building the anticipation of what I’m sure will be an epic culmination to an amazing series. " -Heroes and Heartbreakers

"Talon and Jade's chemistry sizzles and the love scenes will melt your heart and your Kindle." -The Book Sirens

"I am loving this series so freaking much… The story line is one that will have you completely engrossed…" -Wicked Babes Blog

"Helen left my head spinning and my mind racing a mile a minute. I need to know what the secrets are... " -The Book Fairy Reviews

Synopsis

Jade Roberts is in love with Talon Steel but no longer welcome in his home. While she resolves to move on, she still longs for the passion she and Talon shared…and when her boss asks her to dig up information on the Steels, she’s only too happy to comply. Talon and his brothers are hiding something, and Jade is determined to find out what it is.

The moment Talon saw Jade he wanted her, ached for her, craved her…and now his desire has become his obsession. He knows she deserves better than his broken soul, but he can’t stay away from her, and he finally confesses his love. If he and Jade are to have a future, he knows he must make peace with the dark shadows and horrors of his past.

But as Talon begins his journey of healing, Jade uncovers some startling secrets…

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