A heart-warming rural romance from the best-selling author of The Wattle Seed Inn.
'The River Gum Cottage establishes Leonie Kelsall firmly in the stable of rural fiction writers - just the right amount of romance, community and intrigue.' Rachael Johns, author of the bestselling Outback Secrets
Sometimes, home isn't a place: it's a feeling.
Lucie Tamberlani had it all: a business manager with a passion for naturopathy, she was set to take over the bookwork at the family strawberry farm in South Australia. But the unexpected fallout from a relationship sees her flee to Melbourne, raising her daughter alone.
Summoned back to the farm after her father's death, Lucie must find a way to deal with not only grief, guilt, and the betrayal that forced her away - but the fear of losing her daughter.
Jack Schenscher is doing it tough: caring for his aged grandparents and managing their wheat farm while simultaneously pursuing his passion of sustainable eco-farming on his own acreage leaves him with little time and even less money.
With the death of his business partner, he could lose all he has worked toward. Yet when he meets Lucie, can he set aside one passion for another?
Both Lucie and Jack must discover that home is wherever the heart is.
Praise for Leonie Kelsall:
'Warm, witty and brimming with big-hearted country characters, renovations and romance. A fabulous, feel-good rural read!' - Maya Linnell, bestselling author of Magpie's Bend
'A welcome return that offers plenty of happiness, fun and heartbreak...with a wonderful message about letting go, seizing the day and embracing all experiences on offer...I highly recommend.' - Mrs B's Book Reviews
'Written with warmth, humour and sincerity, offering appealing characters and an engaging story...a lovely read, sure to satisfy.' - Book'd Out
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In Léonie Kelsall's The River Gum Cottage , rural Australia forms the vibrant backdrop to a stirring tale of love amid the challenges of farm life. The trials faced by Lucie, a single mother confronting her past, and Jack, a farmer fighting for his dreams, are told with Kelsall's distinctive blend of positivity and realism. Despite its heart-wrenching themes of grief and persistence, it's packed with plenty of humour and charm. Playing out across the present day, with flashbacks to the 1990s, this is a beautiful rural romance with a cast of delightful characters.
Good read, only thing that I didn’t enjoy was the changing of characters, but understand this is the way they story, flows from one character to another.