A Heart Stuck On Hope

A Dollar for a Dream

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Move to the country for $1 a week.

Dulili is suffering a people drought. Over the years more people have moved away than have arrived to stay in this old New South Wales farming town, and now only a handful of young families and elderly residents are left. The locals put a plan into action to entice newcomers: offering the town's empty houses to newcomers from anywhere in Australia. Who could resist renting a beautiful homestead for a dollar a week?

There's nothing left for Adele Devereux in Sydney: no job, no relationship, no hope, and no diagnosis for her shy, uncommunicative daughter Ali. So she packs her bags, takes her meagre savings, and moves her small family to the country. She never expects to meet Tom Wade, a man facing his own hopeless situation, but whose kindness reaches her daughter in an unexpected friendship. As the small town of Dulili attempts to regenerate itself, Adele finds herself drawn further in to the community – and into her attraction to Tom.
Tom is not back in Dulili to build a relationship. He's there to heal wounds, help his grandmother, and make new plans. Plans that don't come with his grandmother's new tenant, part of the Dulili dollar scheme. But as Adele and Ali effortlessly work their way into his thoughts and his heart, he realises that there are two crucial elements that he left out of his long–term plans – the chance to find love and renewed hope for the future.

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Publisher
HarperCollins Australia
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Published on
Feb 1, 2016
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Pages
140
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ISBN
9781760370404
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Western
Fiction / Small Town & Rural
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This content is DRM protected.
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Book 1 in The Rangelands series.

A remote outback home where she can become someone new–and maybe find a forever love?

Rachel Meade is a woman with a past she wants to escape from. Finding herself in Mt Maria, a small outback town in Western Australia, she thinks she's found a place to stay.

Before she knows it, Rachel is corralled into helping with the Tidy Town competition by the Dramatic Society widows who have a tendency to gossip and take charge. It's not in her plan, but she finds herself allowing friendships to develop. She's even more surprised by her growing attraction to the town's engaging senior police officer.

Ex–detective Senior Sergeant Luke Weston knows anything and everything happens in the country, and he's seen it all–stolen chickens, pub fights and alleged cheating for the Tidy Town competition are only some of puzzles Mt Maria offers Luke. He's been playing for Rachel, thinking maybe she's the one. Then he gets news that the Crime Squad are looking for her, and he's ordered to get close and stay close. Is Rachel in trouble, or is she the trouble?

Luke is fighting his attraction to a woman he might have to take into custody, and it looks like he's going to be arresting more than one person before the end of the week. Luke needs to restore peace in his corner of the outback, but he knows he's not going to get out of this without getting his heart busted.

With her past catching up with her, Rachel has to decide whether it's time to cut and run again, or whether this time she's found the person–and the place–to finally heal her heart.

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