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Loretta Hill's bestselling debut is a delectable story of red dust and romance, and of dreams discovered in the unlikeliest of places ...

Loretta Hill's bestselling debut is a delectable story of red dust and romance, and of dreams discovered in the unlikeliest of places...

Lena Todd is a city girl who thrives on cocktails and cappuccinos. So when her boss announces he's sending her to the outback to join a construction team, her world is turned upside down.

Lena's new accommodation will be an aluminium box called a dongar.

Her new social network: 350 men.

Her daily foot attire: steel-capped boots.

Unfortunately, Lena can't refuse. Mistakes of the past are choking her confidence. She needs to do something to right those wrongs and prove herself. Going into a remote community might just be the place to do that, if only tall, dark and obnoxious Dan didn't seem so determined to stand in her way ...

Reviews

Drama, humour and romance - Hill provides it all.

Herald Sun

An A-plus debut novel.

Grazia

A funny, touching tale - let the escapism begin!

Cleo

A fun story of friendship, overcoming preconceptions and unexpected love. The ideal summer read.

West Australian

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781742758053

    August 1, 2012

    Bantam Australia

    368 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
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    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

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  • EBook

    9781742753515

    January 2, 2012

    RHA eBooks Adult

    352 pages

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    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
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    • eBooks
    • Google Play
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    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Also by Loretta Hill

The Secret Vineyard
The Grass is Greener
The Maxwell Sisters
All My Love
Operation: Valentine
The Girl in the Yellow Vest
One Little White Lie
The Girl in the Hard Hat
Loretta Hill Sampler

Recommendations

The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
Best Laid Plans
Echo Burning
A Gentleman in Moscow
Fool Me Once
Private Delhi
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Voyager
Swing Time
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Girls
The Mistress
The Bone Collection
Cold Blood
Fifty Shades Darker
Colombiano
The Trip of a Lifetime