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  • Published: 29 February 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143797173
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $32.99

The Doctor Calling




What Laura was about to do wasn't easy. To become embroiled in a family's turmoil, their grief, their anger, their secrets, wasn't safe, or clever.  

What Laura was about to do wasn't easy. To become embroiled in a family's turmoil, their grief, their anger, their secrets, wasn't safe, or clever.  

Rebuilding her life again after unexpected tragedy, GP Laura O'Connor flees Adelaide, and her medical career, for a quiet life in rural Potters Junction. She's looking to escape her own family dramas. The last thing she expects is to become caught up in another's.

Jake Finlay is a man with a troubled past and a passion for risk-taking. After years away from his small home town, he's hell-bent on keeping his distance. But his father is dying and this could be the last chance they have to make amends.

As Laura and Jake come together over the care for the frail man, they experience an irresistible attraction. Will facing death help them both to grab hold of life? And might love be just what the doctor ordered?

Reviews for The Country Practice

'A page-turning romance with a medical flavour capturing the essence of rural Australia. Meredith Appleyard is a fresh new country voice.' Tricia Stringer

'A refreshing take on traditional rural romance novels . . . a beautiful and intriguing tale about country life.' Weekly Times

  • Published: 29 February 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143797173
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Meredith Appleyard

Meredith Appleyard lives in the Clare Valley wine-growing region of South Australia. As a registered nurse and midwife, she has worked in a wide range of country health practice settings, including the Royal Flying Doctor Service. When she isn't writing, Meredith is reading, helping organise the annual Clare Writers' Festival, or at home with her husband and her border collie, Lily. She is the author of The Country Practice, The Doctor Calling and new novel No Job For A Girl, published in March 2017.

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