March 11, 2016

Outback Sisters. Rachael Johns

Outback Sisters book cover
Published: MIRA Harlequin (Australia)
Date: 22nd February 2016
Format: e-ARC
Genre: Rural Australian Romance
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
5 stars           Add to Goodreads
Cafe owner Frankie has been unlucky in love all her life. It's hard in a small town like Bunyip Bay to meet prospective partners. Her sister, Simone, lost the love of her live years before and is now devoted to raising their two teenage girls, leaving little time for romance. When Frankie is kissed by a handsome stranger who calls her Simone, it's a case of mistaken identity – but who is this man and how does he know Simone?

Logan Knight is in town to meet up with a woman he has met online. Although raised on a farm with his brother Angus, he has travelled the world as a journalist and is now looking forward to meeting a girl and settling down. The girl in the cafe was an amazing kisser – but not the one he thought he was meeting!

Reclusive farmer Angus wants nothing to do with Logan's plans for improving the property's finances and finding a partner – until he meets the sisters at a wedding. Who is attracted to whom? More importantly, can Frankie and Simone sort out their feelings for the two brothers without destroying their very close bond.
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Outback Sisters - was all that I love in a good romance novel. Add to that a good rural Australian romance. There were plenty of little twists and turns, much drama and heartache, and of course love.

If that wasn't enough, I was also reminded of good times, when Rachael Johns mentioned The Magic Faraway Tree (Enid Blyton) which took me off in a little indulgent reminiscence. She also has two characters who love reading - Logan and Frankie, and their book talk was also a little icing on the cake. Actually these two were very good at putting icing on cakes!

Two sisters, two brothers and wires crossed. What fun! Well it did cause them some consternation and setbacks the end perfection! It all started when Simone's two girls Harriet and Grace sign up to a social media dating website as their mother (unknown to her)... and Logan comes calling.

Each of the four main characters have life issues that they are dealing with, they have past hurts and some secrets. Simone is a single parent as her husband died a few years back and it is not easy raising young girls these days. Frankie has been burned in love, Logan and Angus have lost their parents in tragic circumstances and Logan is also hiding something as well. 

Each book in this Bunyip Bay series has been stellar. This one - #4 was every bit as good as the others and I thoroughly enjoyed it. While it is part of a series you could read it as a stand alone, but this whole series is too good to miss out on.
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  1. Oh, I love books set in the Outback...I haven't read that many, but I am eager to read more.

    I also enjoy when a book reminds me of other favorite books from the past. Thanks for sharing.


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