COMING SOON – November 2022 to March 2023 new releases

Published:October 24, 2022

November 2022 to March 2023 new releases
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Out 1 November 2022

A young constable faces prejudice in a small country town, but the search for a missing child changes everything. ‘A breathtaking novel of rural suspense from the bestselling Voice of the Outback.’

Mia, a newly graduated constable, on her first post is assigned to Broad River, a small country town. And as certain as she is about her ability to do the job, on day one she’s already in conflict with colleagues who believe that women shouldn’t be coppers.

It takes the shine off coming home, where her grandmother, Clara, is in the early stages of dementia. Clara is in a nursing home, living between her present and the mist-covered past of her life as dementia slowly steals her memories. Mia is accustomed to their conversations often not quite making sense but when Clara hints of veiled family secrets, Mia isn’t sure what she should believe.

In the midst of all this, a local child goes missing and Mia is confined to barracks. When Detective Dave Burrows realises she has skills that could be put to use, Mia’s career takes a new turn, and she must decide down which road to walk.

Pre-order Broad River Station

Read more about Fleur McDonald


Out 3 November 2022

‘The latest novel by bestselling, ABIA award winning author Rachael Johns will make you laugh, cry and wonder what secrets your friends are keeping!’

How well do you know the people you work with?

For work wives Debra and Quinn, it’s a case of opposites attract. They are each other’s lifelines as they navigate office politics and jobs that pay the bills but don’t inspire them.

Outside work, they are also friends, but where Quinn is addicted to dating apps and desperate to find love, Deb has sworn off men. Although Deb is not close to her own mother, her teenage daughter is her life and there’s nothing she wouldn’t do to protect her. But Ramona has other ideas and is beginning to push boundaries.

Life becomes even more complicated by the arrival of a new man at the office. One woman is attracted to him, while the other hoped she’d never meet him again.

But when Deb, Quinn and Ramona are forced to choose between friends, love and family, the ramifications run deeper than they could ever have expected.

Pre-order The Work Wives

Read more about Rachael Johns


Out 3 November 2022

What connects a botanical illustration of a butterfly with a missing baby and an enigma fifty years in the making? ‘A twisty historical mystery from a bestselling Australian author.’

1868 Morpeth

Theodora Breckenridge, still in mourning after the loss of her parents and brother at sea, is more interested in working quietly on her art at the family’s country estate than she is finding a husband in Sydney society, even if her elder sister Florence has other ideas. Theodora seeks to emulate prestigious nature illustrators, the Scott sisters, who lived nearby, so she cannot believe her luck when she discovers a butterfly never before sighted in Australia. With the help of Clarrie, her maid, and her beautiful illustrations, she is poised to make a natural science discovery that will put her name on the map. Then Clarrie’s new-born son goes missing and everything changes.

1922 Sydney

When would-be correspondent Verity Binks is sent an anonymous parcel containing a spectacular butterfly costume and an invitation to the Sydney Artists Masquerade Ball on the same day she loses her job at The Arrow, she is both baffled and determined to go. Her late grandfather Sid, an esteemed newspaperman, would expect no less of her. At the ball, she lands a juicy commission to write the history of the Treadwell Foundation – an institution that supports disgraced young women and their babies. But as she begins to dig, her investigation quickly leads her to an increasingly dark and complex mystery, a mystery fifty years in the making. Can she solve it? And will anyone believe her if she does?

Pre-order The Butterfly Collector

Read more about Tea Cooper


Out 30 November 2022

Sometimes, your heart knows the truth even before you do.
‘The new page-turning family drama from one of Australia’s most popular storytellers.’

As she approaches thirty, dedicated nurse Ellen Sutton’s life is how she wants it – well, almost. Her younger sister, Carrie, seems to have it all sorted though: a successful hair business, a devoted new boyfriend and a rosy future together. Even Ellen’s brother, Bodhi, is settled with his petite, super-chill chef girlfriend, Ingrid. So why does Ellen suddenly give up her career and family for the red dust and toil of an outback cattle station? She’s never run from anything before – it’s new territory in more ways than one.

But Ellen can’t run forever. And a family camping trip to Western Australia’s beautiful Karijini country brings the three women together once again.

This trip won’t be the dream camping holiday for any of them. But one way or another, it will show them the truth.

Pre-order The Wrong Sister

Read more about Fiona Palmer


Out 30 November 2022

‘Escape to the coast with a collection of three heartwarming stories from Australian authors.’

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Nobody But Him by Victoria Purman

Fifteen years ago, Julia Jones left the small beachside town of Middle Point with a head full of grand plans. Plans that didn’t involve a particular boy named Ryan Blackburn. Now Julia is back to finalise her mother’s estate. But she didn’t expect to run into her first love…or to fall back in love with him. Saying goodbye to her hometown – and to Ryan – turns out to be much harder the second time around.

One Summer Between Friends by Trish Morey

With a failed marriage behind her, and her career dreams in tatters, Sarah returns home to Lord Howe Island to run the family store. Paradise to most, it’s the last place Sarah wants to be, trapped on an island with her two ex-best friends. Meanwhile Floss and Jules are dealing with their own problems, and Sarah’s arrival just complicates things. This summer, can these women overcome the pain of the past and find their way back to the friendship they once had?

Reunited with the Millionaire by Rachel Armstrong

When Mirabella falls pregnant to her new boyfriend, it’s not the end of the world … until she meets his wife. Pregnant, alone and contemplating life as a single mother, the last thing Mirabella expects is to run into her high school sweetheart or for him to invite her on an all-expenses trip to the Whitsundays. A platonic tropical holiday with an old friend could be the perfect remedy for heartache … or a recipe for more.

Pre-order All Summer Long

*paperback only bindup (each story is also available individually in eBook format)

Out 30 November 2022

An unexpected and unusual inheritance sets a young woman on the road to discover her mother’s deepest secret. ‘A charming and heartfelt rural romance perfect for readers of Rachael Johns and Karly Lane.’

When Lou Taylor inherits a quaint country cottage and a mobile library full of books from her birth mother, she heads to the small town of Wagtail Ridge to learn more about the woman she never knew. Curiously, the last piece of the bequest is a handwritten letter, the first of many Luca left scattered along the library’s route in hopes of finally sharing her secrets with the daughter she had to give up.

The townspeople of Wagtail Ridge flock around Lou, wanting to share the stories of Luca’s life, but she knows she must learn about her birth mother in the way Luca intended. Jake Barnes, her new neighbour, offers to help her follow the trail, but weighing on his conscience is a promise he made to Luca – a secret that now stands between him and the woman who’s slowly capturing his heart…

As the kilometres fly by, Lou gradually untangles who her mother was and what lay behind the choices she made. At the same time, she finds herself drawing ever closer to kind, handsome Jake. But will it all be enough to keep her in Wagtail Ridge when she has another happy life waiting for her in the city?

‘A captivating story of love, family and belonging from award-winning romance author Janet Gover.’

Pre-order The Library at Wagtail Ridge

Read more about Janet Gover


Out 30 November 2022

Once a vigilante, she’s now a cop … but she still plays by her own rules. ‘A fast-paced, suspenseful thriller for readers of Candice Fox and Sarah Bailey.’ 

Ace hacker, ex-prostitute, Jack Daniels drinker and part-time vigilante Lexi Winter returns, now working with the police – mostly – with a new enemy in the target and an old foe at the back of her mind.

Most probationary constables would baulk at chasing a drug dealer into a train tunnel in the dead of night. Not Lexi Winter. She emerges injured but alive, to face the wrath of her boss. Lexi may now be in uniform, but she has as much trouble with authority as ever, and is quietly using her hacking skills to investigate a notorious drug-dealing Sydney crime family with links to her old prey, the paedophile Damon Vaughn.

Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Finn Carson investigates a death on a Sydney building site … which oddly enough, leads him to the picturesque Wondabyne station on the Hawkesbury River, and Inspector Rachael Langley oversees an investigation that could tie it all together. Lexi holds the key … if only she’ll toe the line …

Pre-order Retribution

Read more about Sarah Barrie


Out 4 January 2023

When Patience Cartwright is stranded in her home town, the last thing she expects is a second chance at love…

Fiercely independent naval officer, Patience Cartwright has never had a place to call home, but she knows where she doesn’t belong. After an unhappy childhood and a badly broken heart, she’ll never return to the country.

But to save her career, Patience is forced to accept a secondment – to an environmental team working near the town where she grew up. There she encounters once more the infuriatingly attractive biologist Hugo Halstead – the very man she’s sworn never to forgive.

Given their history, Hugo, as self-assured and honest as Patience is secretive and self-contained, has vowed never to trust her again, but that doesn’t stop him feeling just as helplessly drawn to her complicated mix of courage and fragility as he ever was.

As Patience recuperates from a life-threatening illness in the small country town of Horseshoe Hill, she realises the beauty of the landscape and close-knit community promise something very different to the future she’s mapped out.

But could the secrets she keeps and the shadows of her past, send her adrift all over again?

Pre-order Shelter from the Storm

Read more about Penelope Janu


Out 10 January 2023

Life is full of downs and ups…

Dolly Jamieson is not homeless, she’s merely between permanent abodes. The 78-year-old spends her days keeping warm at the local library, where she enjoys sparring with the officious head librarian and helping herself to the free morning tea. It’s not so bad, really.

But it’s certainly a far cry from the 1960s, when this humble girl from Geelong became an international star of the stage. As the acclaimed lead in the Broadway production of The Rose of France, all Dolly’s dreams had come true.

So how, in her old age, did she end up here?

When Jane Leveson, a well-to-do newcomer to the library, shows an interest in Dolly, the pair strike up an unlikely friendship – and soon Jane is offering to help Dolly write her memoirs.

Yet Dolly can detect a deep sadness in the younger woman’s eyes. Perhaps by working together to recount the glittering highs, devastating lows and tragic secrets of Dolly’s life, both women can finally face their pasts and start to heal . . .

Pre-order The One and Only Dolly Jamieson

Read more about Lisa Ireland


Out 1 February 2023

‘A delightfully charming rural story about love and healing from bestselling Australian author Alissa Callen.’

Hettie Burbrook is the first to admit she’s happiest when flying solo through the outback skies. After her hobby of photographing farmers lands her a book deal, it provides the ideal cover story to visit small-town Bundilla. But every photograph brings her closer to uncovering the answers behind why she is really in the mountains…

Deer farmer Taite Lancaster is as strong as the tempered steel he welds into lifelike animal sculptures. Unlike his father, he will never allow feelings to break him. But when the old school friend of his twin sister lands on the airstrip of their high-country station, he knows he’s in trouble. Hettie is the one woman he can’t forget.

While determined to keep to themselves, between dog races, a ute muster and a winter ball, Hettie and Taite are forced to face how much they need each other. And when a long-buried scandal erupts into the present, relationships and lives are threatened.

Can a man who locks away his emotions reveal his vulnerability before the mountain snow melts? And can a woman intent on righting a decades-old tragedy listen to her heart before history repeats itself?

Pre-order Snowy Mountains Promise

Read more about Alissa Callen


Out 8 March 2023

‘A poignant story of love, loss, ambition and family set against the dramatic backdrop of the second world war.’

November 1941

Australian sisters Elizabeth and Maggie Cardwell have accompanied their father on his diplomatic assignment to Hawaii where bright blue skies, a radiant sun and the swaggering confidence of flirtatious American sailors make war feel like a distant threat. When the sisters meet the handsome Baker brothers on the sparkling white shores of Waikiki beach, Maggie falls hard and fast for Cody while Elizabeth discovers an easy friendship with his older brother, Tom, under the shared responsibility of chaperoning their wild younger siblings.

But mere days after the Cardwells board a ship back to Australia, Pearl Harbor is attacked and memories of sun-kissed afternoons and beach romance are fast eclipsed by fear and uncertainty.

With the war now very real to them all, the sisters embark on two very different paths that will take them to opposite ends of Australia, threaten their safety, and test their bonds of friendship and family. As the war continues to tear lives and loves apart, neither sister expects to cross paths with the Baker brothers again. But perhaps the pull of fate is even more powerful than the chaos of war…

Pre-order We’ll Meet Again

Read more about Cheryl Adnams


Out 8 March 2023

In three Australian small towns, the promise of a second chance is just around the corner. ‘Three uplifting stories from Jennie Jones, Fiona Marsden, R.J. Groves.’

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The House on Jindalee Lane by Jennie Jones

When a big-time producer threatens to ruin Edie Granger’s career the actress flees to her remote hometown and opens a theatre to produce her own play. Childhood friend and ex-commando Ryan Munroe is also back in Swallow’s Fall and Edie is torn between her growing attraction to him, her career, and a rekindled love for her hometown. But when elements from the play start happening for real, things turn dangerous. Can Edie pull off the biggest role of her life? And can Ryan ensure everyone survives to make it to the curtain call?

A Matter of Trust by Fiona Marsden

Forced from his twelve-year-long self-imposed exile, Doctor Morgan Cavanaugh must face his demons and confront the girl he left behind. Only Becca Walters is hiding a secret … or two. Becca has finally fought her way to respectability, but with Morgan’s return she must face the consequences of long-ago decisions, made without his knowledge. Together they’ll have to face the past in order to make a future.

Say You’ll Be Mine by R.J. Groves

Shannon Hopkins is content with his life – or so he’d thought until his best friend’s little sister shows up. The longer Jannette is around, the more whole Shannon feels. The only problem is, she’ll be headed back to the city soon, and he’ll be the sorry fool left heartbroken in the country. But when it seems that Jannette might have a stalker and Shannon finds himself needing to marry to access an inheritance from his traditionalist grandfather, there’s only one possible solution: a marriage of convenience. How could that not be a good idea?

Pre-order Country Promise

*paperback only bindup (each story is also available individually in eBook format)


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