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  • Published: 5 September 2023
  • ISBN: 9781761342820
  • Imprint: Penguin Random House Australia Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 11 hr 24 min
  • Narrator: Caroline Lee
  • RRP: $34.99

As the River Rises




The life-affirming new medical romance from the author of The Opal Miner’s Daughter

This audiobook features an exclusive conversation between the author and narrator.

Dr Hannah Rogan, a GP from outback Queensland, is in hiding from an emotionally abusive ex-boyfriend. When a visit to her friend Gracie in Featherwood sparks the idea to move there and open a medical practice for the town, Hannah finds the fresh start she needs. The town has rebuilt after devastating fires and its growing population is desperate for her calm presence and expertise.
Her first patient is the son of the tight-lipped, attractive Jude, from the mysterious closed community upriver. Jude has a troubled past he doesn’t talk about, but now he’s helping others to turn their lives around. The last thing Jude needs is to fall for the new doctor in town but his son’s illness means they’ll be spending a lot of time together.
The rain starts, and doesn’t stop. The creeks fill, the river bursts and soon the residents of Featherwood are at risk of losing everything they’ve rebuilt. As the floodwaters rise, so do emotions and everyone must pull together to save lives and salvage whatever they can.
From the bestselling author of The Opal Miner’s Daughter comes this suspenseful tale of love, redemption and finding your path when you feel surrounded.

  • Published: 5 September 2023
  • ISBN: 9781761342820
  • Imprint: Penguin Random House Australia Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 11 hr 24 min
  • Narrator: Caroline Lee
  • RRP: $34.99

About the author

Fiona McArthur

Drawing from her earlier life as a rural midwife, Fiona McArthur shares her love of working with women, families and health professionals in her books. In her compassionate, pacey fiction, her love of the Australian landscape meshes beautifully with warm, funny, multigenerational characters as she highlights challenges for rural and remote families, and the strength shared between women. Happy endings are a must.
Fiona is the author of the non-fiction book Aussie Midwives, and lives on a farm with her husband in northern New South Wales. She was awarded the NSW Excellence in Midwifery Award in 2015 and the Australian Ruby Award for Contemporary Romantic Fiction in 2020, and was shortlisted for the same award in 2023.
Find her at FionaMcArthurAuthor.com

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