Can Zoe protect the reef she loves? Or will fighting to save it mean she loses everything?
From the bestselling author of Billabong Bend, Brumby's Run and Currawong Creek comes a wonderful novel set against the spectacular beauty of Queensland's far north coast.
Unlucky-in-love zoologist Zoe King has had enough of Sydney. Seeking a fresh start, she moves to the small sugar town of Kiawa to take up an exciting new role in marine science. She is charmed by the region's beauty – by its rivers and rainforests. By its vast cane fields, sweeping from the foothills down to the rocky coral coast. And by its people – its farmers and fishermen, unhurried and down to earth, proud of their traditions.
Her work at the Reef Centre provides all the passion she needs, and Zoe finds a friend in Bridget, the centre's director. The last thing she expects is to fall for her boss's boyfriend, cane king Quinn Cooper. Zoe focuses on her research and tries to ignore the growing attraction between them. But things aren't quite adding up at the Reef Centre, and when animals on the reef begin to sicken and die, Zoe's personal and professional worlds collide. She faces a terrible choice. Will protecting the reef mean betraying the man she loves?
- Praise For Turtle Reef –
'Scoullar writes with such radiant colours I could almost see myself underwater exploring the Great Barrier Reef. What a special book.' Reading, Writing and Riesling
'Vivid, suspenseful and lush in its setting. Zoe is a fabulous heroine – brave, intelligent, honest and passionate.' My Written Romance
'Turtle Reef is a lovely novel from a storyteller whose fiction evokes the romance of the Australian landscape and the heart.' Book'd Out.
Bestselling Aussie author Jennifer Scoullar writes about the land, people and wildlife that she loves. Turtle Reef is Book 4 of The Wild Australia Stories. Buy it now to discover why Jennifer Scoullar is one of Australia's favourite storytellers!
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Beautifully written story. I learned so much about marine wildlife and the conservation of their habitats in Australia.
The imperfect human characters in the book faced so many personal fears that I felt myself cheering for their success on so many levels. How the characters dealt with the fear of heights, fear of water, fear of losing loved ones, as wells as fear of revealing one’s failures to the world made a compelling story for this reader.
I highly recommend this book!
Not only were the characters interesting, but life long learners will enjoy learning about life in and around a reef and the fragile system that keeps reef dwellers healthy and thriving.
Good writing with few grammar errors, limited omniscience, and great plot and subplots. The use of a dictionary is recommended due to Australian lingo and scientific terms.