A captivating love story about community and second chances, from Australian author Alissa Callen.
Country–girl Cressida Knight fills her days with her farm, a mischievous pet bull called Reggie and her volunteer emergency services work. The busier she keeps, the less she thinks about the cowboy who left her behind. She's convinced the small–town Woodlea grapevine that she's moved on, but now it's time to move on for real.
Champion bull rider Denham Rigby shares Cressy's deep love for the land and all he's ever wanted was to stand shoulder–to–shoulder with Cressy through life. But three years ago a dark family secret left him no choice but to run. Now family duty gives him no choice but to return to the bush.
What Denham hasn't come home to do is to hurt Cressy by rekindling their relationship. He's nothing but a liability and the beautiful, self–reliant cowgirl has to stay off limits. But when faced with Cressy's desperation to save her drought–stricken farm, he can't keep his distance. He joins her out droving on the long paddock. Then when Woodlea is hit by more than just rodeo fever, they are further thrown together and Denham loses the battle to lock down his emotions.
But has he left it too late to stop running? And will the woman he's always loved be prepared to risk her heart for a second time?
The Long Paddock
Interesting story that gets you more involved page after page. I really enjoyed it.
The love of Australia
What a fabulous book, feeling the love of a small country town, red dust and the close community.
Mental health, and its stigma.
Such a true to life book.
A simply lovely story. I really enjoyed the story and the characters.. I couldn't put this down.
Living in rural Australia so many things were close to home for me, even the pet bull story line!! I will definitely be looking for me from This author.