The River Gum Cottage

The River Gum Cottage

A heart-warming rural romance from the best-selling author of The Wattle Seed Inn.

'The River Gum Cottage establishes Leonie Kelsall firmly in the stable of rural fiction writers - just the right amount of romance, community and intrigue.' Rachael Johns, author of the bestselling Outback Secrets

Sometimes, home isn't a place: it's a feeling.

Lucie Tamberlani had it all: a business manager with a passion for naturopathy, she was set to take over the bookwork at the family strawberry farm in South Australia. But the unexpected fallout from a relationship sees her flee to Melbourne, raising her daughter alone.

Summoned back to the farm after her father's death, Lucie must find a way to deal with not only grief, guilt, and the betrayal that forced her away - but the fear of losing her daughter.

Jack Schenscher is doing it tough: caring for his aged grandparents and managing their wheat farm while simultaneously pursuing his passion of sustainable eco-farming on his own acreage leaves him with little time and even less money.

With the death of his business partner, he could lose all he has worked toward. Yet when he meets Lucie, can he set aside one passion for another?

Both Lucie and Jack must discover that home is wherever the heart is.

Praise for Leonie Kelsall:

'Warm, witty and brimming with big-hearted country characters, renovations and romance. A fabulous, feel-good rural read!' - Maya Linnell, bestselling author of Magpie's Bend

'A welcome return that offers plenty of happiness, fun and heartbreak…with a wonderful message about letting go, seizing the day and embracing all experiences on offer…I highly recommend.' - Mrs B's Book Reviews

'Written with warmth, humour and sincerity, offering appealing characters and an engaging story…a lovely read, sure to satisfy.' - Book'd Out

Author bio:

Leonie grew up in the South Australian country - initially on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula in a tiny town where the school had a total enrolment of only eleven students, and later on a farm near the stunning Murray River. Her rural upbringing encouraged a love of books, for which she will be forever grateful.

She couldn't wait to hit the bright lights of the big city when she graduated -- however, a few years working in government departments saw her longing to make her way back to the country. She now finds herself dividing her time between her professional counselling practice in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, and her childhood farm, which provides the setting for many of her stories.



The River Gum Cottage

by Leonie Kelsall

Hachette Australia

RRP: $29.99


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