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  • Published: 2 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143785811
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $32.99

Mothers' Day

a rural medical romance from the bestselling author of The Opal Miner's Daughter, The Desert Midwife and The Homestead Girls

A captivating rural drama of unexpected connections, unwavering resilience, and the power of community in the Australian outback.

'A heartwarming celebration of love, life and being called Mum.' KELLY HUNTER, USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR


Burra District Hospital's maternity unit is under threat and will close for births unless a new obstetrician can be found. Midwife Noni Frost needs a miracle.

A single mum, Noni lives with her young son, Harley, and her Aunt Win, a free spirit and the beating heart of Burra Guest House. Noni's world is disrupted when Iain McCloud and his pregnant teenage daughter Jacinta move into the guesthouse to await the birth of her baby.

There's instant chemistry between Iain and Noni, although he has no plans to stay on in town. But when Jacinta shares explosive family secrets with Noni and an unexpected crisis occurs, everyone's lives come crashing down around them.

Set among the white gum trees and flowing waters of the NSW northern rivers, this is a heartfelt and dramatic story about new babies, new friends and new loves, which shows that when strong women come together in a time of crisis, they can overcome even the greatest odds.


'Reading Fiona McArthur is like wrapping yourself in a warm blanket and sitting under the stars.' RACHAEL JOHNS
'McArthur...has great skill in storytelling.' SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
'I never miss one of Fiona McArthur's books.' SAM STILL READING
'Whenever I feel like journeying to the ochre and brown glory of the outback with its special brand of people, I know Fiona McArthur will take me there ...' BOOK MUSTER DOWN UNDER

  • Published: 2 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143785811
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $32.99

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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