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Margareta Osborn's latest rural bestseller is once again a wonderful combination of comedy, tragedy and celebration of the bush. Dreams can come true - just be careful what you wish for . . .

All her life Julia Gunn has been weighed down - first by a controlling father, then by a staid older husband, and always by a long-buried secret from her teenage years.

Now, widowed at just thirty-six, she’s going to do something for herself.

Except en route to a new life on the coast at Lakes Entrance she finds herself - courtesy of a rockslide - stuck in the remote mountain town of Lake Grace.

Yet maybe fate is on her side. Because Lake Grace is home to Rick Halloran – ex-rodeo king, sculptor and grazier - and the man with whom she enjoyed a brief, unforgettable romance twenty years ago.

Not only that, but Julia has dreamed of running her own café, and she’s just spotted a For Sale sign outside the prettiest little tea-room by the lake . . .

Julia is finally on the verge of the life she's always wanted.

Then her long-buried secret knocks at the door . . .

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780857986443

    May 1, 2017

    Bantam Australia

    320 pages

    RRP $32.99

    Online retailers

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  • EBook

    9780857986467

    May 1, 2017

    Random House Australia

    320 pages

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Extract

Julia Gunn had dodged a lot of curve balls in her life. A left or right feint was sometimes a good idea, speeding up was another option, and if all else failed you could turn and run the other way. But this curve ball – a boulder- sized rock – was coming straight at her. There was nowhere to run or hide.

In front of her was an old ute towing a trailer of sheep. A steep and rocky cutting hemmed the road on both sides. Behind her was a bridge with one lane closed due to roadworks. And a massive truck was driving towards her on the other side of the road.

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Bella's Run
Rose River
Surrender to Summer 3
Mountain Ash
Hope's Road
A Bush Christmas
Surrender to Summer

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