WINNER - ROMANCE WRITERS OF AUSTRALIA RUBY AWARD 2020
Contemporary Romance Book of the Year
What if the love of your life forgot who you were?
When outback midwife Ava May meets Zac on a flight to Alice Springs, they tumble into a whirlwind affair. But an exciting adventure leads to a terrible accident, with shattering consequences. The couple who had so much going for them now find themselves with everything to lose.
Devastated, Ava retreats to her family cattle station to help salvage what she can of the critical situation. But at home on the drought-ridden farm, her brother is being pushed to his limits, and as his depression intensifies, Ava must step in to prevent another family tragedy.
Against the majestic backdrop of Australia’s Red Centre, old dreams are shattered, new babies are born and true love takes flight.
By Australia’s renowned midwife and bestselling author of Mothers’ Day, The Desert Midwife is a romantic drama about strong families, medical miracles and new beginnings.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Drawn upon Fiona McArthur’s years of experience working as a rural midwife, The Desert Midwife is an honest, touching portrayal of love and hardship in central Australia, described in vivid detail as severe, yet spellbinding. Midwife Ava meets Zac by chance on a plane to Alice Springs, quickly leading to romance–and tragedy. McArthur has a knack for funny, realistic dialogue, and her characters are equally charming and complex. The book also doesn’t shy away from exploring drought, depression and other harsh realities faced by families living and working in rural Australia.