She thought they'd missed their chance. But he never forgot her.
When Tom Carmody buys a run-down cattle station in outback Queensland he is shocked to discover that the woman living next door is none other than Harriet McGuire, his high school crush – the woman who mysteriously never returned to boarding school after the summer break.
In a time when women did as their fathers bid, Harriet agreed to marry the charming Daniel McGuire and move to Brigadier Station. But she soon paid the price for her naivety. Forced to protect her children from her abusive husband, she never forgot Tom's kindness.
More than thirty years after their innocent school flirtation, Harriet and Tom begin to rekindle their friendship only to find the flames of their attraction are stronger than ever.
As Christmas approaches, rain storms finally break the decade long outback drought. But can the floods wash away the ghosts of the past? Or will they cause yet another disaster?
Set in the drought stricken plains of Julia Creek, North Queensland and the coastal city of Townsville this is a rural romance that will leave you asking: Will she marry the right man, for the right reasons?
Christmas at Brigadier Station is the fifth in the Brigadier Station series and can easily be read as a standalone. Each of Sarah's stories are linked so you can find out what happens to the other brothers and your favourite characters in future books.
Second Chance Older Couple Romance
Harriet had a tough life with her alcoholic abusive husband, so I was happy to read about her reconnecting with Tom from her past. They both have grown families of their own, but he’s just bought the neighboring property and is living there alone. A heavy rain storm leaves them stranded at Brigadier Station and even more reason to reconnect and see where their relationship will go. It was great to catch up with Harriet’s sons and their families. This was a steamy romance with funny and some sad moments as she thinks about her past but with hope for the future.