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Only love can begin to heal the deepest of battle scars.

Only love can begin to heal the deepest of battle scars.

Rachel Raymond has always loved her job – she’s a strong, independent foreign correspondent and has built up an illustrious career chasing stories across the world. But her life suddenly changes for ever when at the end of a tour based in war-torn Afghanistan, the vehicle she and her team are travelling in hits a roadside bomb.

Liliana Howell is over the moon when her long lost best friend returns unexpectedly the week before Lily’s wedding in the South Australia Riverland. But it doesn’t take her long to realise that something is different about Rachel, even though her old friend refuses to talk about why she’s finally come home.

Fireman Tate Cassidy has also made the trip to the Riverlands for the wedding and finds himself instantly drawn to the mysterious journalist. Tate has his own demons to fight, but when he finds himself falling for this woman who’s seen too much, can he use their common ground to help her through her darkest time? And will Rachel let him close enough to show her that love can heal all wounds?


I have read many good books but occasionally a great book comes along. Well, I have another one to add to the great list. Cheryl Adnams, Common Ground. Why have I done this? Because it was so real to me. Common Ground is the story of Rachel and Tate and the battles they face and the causes of it. Depression. PTSD. Alcoholism. It's about their fears, guilt, insecurities and the ways we try to hide all of this even from the ones we love . . . But this was not a doom or gloom book. It made me also laugh and fall in love with the characters, and that by trusting and loving the ones who love you, you can start to heal and have hope. Yep, GREAT BOOK.

Len Klumpp

Loved this book! Love this author!

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    May 1, 2015

    Random House Australia

    254 pages

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