Bindarra Creek A Town Reborn series consists of eight romances written by eight Australian authors and published individually (beginning in July 2019).
In order of release:
Take Me Home – Suzanne Gilchrist (aka S E Gilchrist)
In the Heat of the Night – Susanne Bellamy
No Looking Back – Linda Charles
Worth the Wait – Annie Seaton
With Every Breath – Lauren K. McKellar
Stealing Her Heart – Simone Angela
A Twist of Fate – Erin Moira O’Hara
Promise Me Forever – Juanita Kees
TAKE ME HOME © Suzanne Gilchrist 2019
BLURB: Love drew them together – grief divided them. Can they seize this second chance? Or will fate once again destroy their dreams?
Almost forty, Abby Taylor has built a new life for herself in the small country town of Bindarra Creek. When an old friend convinces her to give two adolescent boys a temporary home, she is torn between a growing love for these orphans and the grief in her past.
After his marriage fell apart, Roman Taylor has focused on his career. An unexpected phone call sends him rushing to Abby’s side where he is drawn into his estranged wife’s new life – a life that could offer a future he thought he’d lost forever.
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT © Susanne Bellamy 2019
BLURB: Fire Captain, Kel Jones, suspects an arsonist is active in his town of Bindarra Creek. But he’s distracted by his newest recruit, petite Greek goddess, Thalia of the divine-baklava.
When a callout to an accident gives him his first break in the case, he’s shocked when the investigation throws up an unexpected suspect. Sparks fly as the search for truth pits him against his newest recruit.
NO LOOKING BACK © Linda Charles 2019
BLURB: Hannah McKenna loves working with horses and is trying hard to keep it altogether after her first horse deal turns sour. She runs into trouble when she meets Blake Hudson – the man who put together the failed deal – who rescues her when she takes a nasty tumble from a horse. She likes him, simple as, and finds plenty of reasons to make him want to stay.
Blake Hudson feels like an imposter because he knows loved ones would walk if they knew the truth. He’s the dealmaker, the perfect go-between who puts together horse syndications and once the deal is done he moves on. His life takes a turn when he meets Hannah, the woman at the centre of his worst deal. Problem is he can’t keep away, but fears she will walk if she knew the truth about his past.
He hadn’t bargained on dealing with a mischievous third party called attraction.
When she discovers the truth, both realise they could lose everything, including each other.
WORTH THE WAIT © Annie Seaton 2019
BLURB:When Jaclyn Douglas is posted to Bindarra Creek High School as the new principal, she has plans to bring the school forward. Hiding a difficult past behind an aloof exterior, this committed career woman finds it hard to be accepted by the community. When Ryan Rossiter, her nemesis, turns up in town, Jaclyn wonders what else can go wrong in her life. If only Ryan wasn’t one of the good guys.
Ryan Rossiter has had enough of city life and moves to his property on the outskirts of Bindarra Creek. He can’t afford to live off the land, so he continues his work as a building contractor for the Education Department. Meeting up with Jaclyn again is a shock, because he knows very well why she can’t be trusted.
Why has she moved to this small loyal community? Can Ryan believe her assertion that she is here to stay?
And more to the point, can he resist the attraction that this woman holds for him, or will she pull him into her web of lies?
WITH EVERY BREATH © Lauren K McKellar 2019
BLURB: Infantryman Jeremy Forster needs his final medical clearance to return to the frontline. But when he meets country girl Amie Stone he wants to fight not just for his country, but her heart as well.
Amie doesn’t need a knight in shining armour, but she can’t stay away from the man who helps her forget the darkness in her past. Perhaps she can be the one to help him heal—even if he doesn’t want to be saved.
Can they move on from their pasts and form a life together? Or will secrets and lies destroy their chance at forever?
STEALING HER BREATH © Simone Angela 2019
BLURB: Katherine Porter escapes to the country town of Bindarra Creek after her gambler husband left her broke and distrustful of all men, especially financiers.
Animal lover and financier Marcus Brodie returns to Bindarra Creek, keen to expand the current wildlife sanctuary, and set up a cat rescue home. When he meets his beautiful but bristly neighbour Katherine, he adds another mission – to put a smile on her face and light into her sad, troubled eyes.
But an unsettling truth plunges their budding relationship into the dark.
Can Katherine overcome her fears and let go of the shackles of the past? And if she can, will Marcus be convinced a future with her is possible?
A TWIST OF FATE © Erin Moira O’Hara 2020
BLURB: Kindergarten teacher, Chelsea Morgan, has waited years for Reid Sullivan to fall in love with her. Win or lose, it’s time to take matters into her own hands. After a case of mistaken identity, she discovers exactly what she’s been missing, but will a risky wager get her what she truly wants?
Real Estate Agent, Hunter Sullivan is in a unique position. Chelsea Morgan loves his brother, but after losing a wager, Hunter is obliged to assist in her crazy scheme to date every bachelor in Bindarra Creek. Spending time with Chelsea isn’t a problem, she is amusing, endearing and passionate. Besides, he’s having too much fun ruling out her candidates.
Reid Sullivan is flat out running the family cattle and sheep property. He had no interest in marriage, especially to Chelsea Morgan, until she comes up with a dating agenda. To make matters worse, she recruits his playboy brother. Left with little choice, Reid intervenes, and in doing so, discovers just where his heart lies.
How could one twist of fate on New Year’s Eve create such havoc?
PROMISE ME FOREVER © Juanita Kees 2020
BLURB: News correspondent, Jack Hughes, is sent to sleepy Bindarra Creek to escape the spotlight after a scandalous fake video goes viral. He’s in the fight of his life to save his reputation. In a town only determination has kept from dying, the last thing Jack is looking for is love.
The Bindarra Creek Museum is Meg Moonie’s life. But with her granny dead, a murder suspect on the run and the police asking questions, she struggles to keep the museum and Mary Moonie’s dream alive. Jack is a handsome distraction, but Meg has been hurt by a roving reporter before.
Men who couldn’t put down roots never promised forever. If only he wasn’t so easy to fall in love with…
Available: 14 February 2020