An entrancing new rural romance from the bestselling author of The Farm at Peppertree Crossing.
'Warm, witty and brimming with big-hearted country characters, renovations and romance. A fabulous, feel-good rural read!' Maya Linnell, bestselling author of Bottlebrush Creek.
Three aching hearts, a ramshackle country pub and a tangled web of secrets.
PR executive Gabrielle Moreau knows she has an easy life, but when her business partner claims she lacks career passion she takes ownership of a dilapidated pub in a tiny riverside settlement to prove she can be a success without falling back on her privilege.
Eighteen months ago, Settlers Bridge stonemason Hayden Paech had it all: a job he loved, good mates and a close family. All he needed was the right woman to come along and he was ready to settle down. But one poor choice stole that chance and he'll never risk caring for anyone again.
Living at Wurruldi Hotel for ... goodness, so many years, Ilse has seen more changes of ownership than she can recall. Clinging to her failing memories, she's tired of trying to protect the property her grandparents built. With the arrival of the elegant Gabrielle Moreau, however, it seems that finally an owner may recognise the importance of recapturing the grace and dignity of Ilse's past.
For Ilse to find peace, Hayden forgiveness and Gabrielle her true passion, three aching hearts must reveal their secrets.
Praise for The Farm at Peppertree Crossing
'...authentic, insightful and sensitive in the right places.' Mrs B's Book Reviews
'Leonie Kelsall's skilful portrayal of life on the land and the people who live it comes alive. An absolute gem of a book!' Blue Wolf Reviews
'... combines both the dark and light elements of this story to create something so appealing.' Jackie Smith Writes