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A Country Farm Christmas

Four New Stories From Beloved Australian Authors

Author: Lily Malone, Penelope Janu, Stella Quinn and Pamela Cook  

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A heartwarming collection of four brand-new festive stories from favourite Australian authors about farms, love and small-town Christmas charm.


The Christmas Contract by Pamela Cook

No-nonsense lawyer turned farmer Bridie Grainger is determined to make a go of her organic produce business, but life is conspiring against her.

Her father is calling time on the loan he gave her to set up the farm.

Her ex is demanding more time with their five-year-old, Finn.

And her elderly neighbour/nemesis has his sights set on her property. When Bridie enlists the help of his visiting son to get her place shipshape for the parental Christmas inspection, are all the resulting feels another complication or exactly what she needs?

A Fairytale for Christmas by Penelope Janu

Big-city lawyer Juliette McAdams is living a small-town life in Ballimore for one reason only-to save her career by Christmas. Which is why she should say no to helping the town, to taking over the fairytale cabin in the forest, and to challenging the impossibly attractive farmer and local-boy-made-good Beau D'Arcy. Mostly she should say no to Beau. What is he hiding? Do his books in the cabin hold the key?

A past left behind, a reimagined future. Can there be a happy ending to this fairytale?

The Christmas Kindness Project by Lily Malone

After the break-up of her 26-year marriage, high-flying property manager Rosie Begg returns to Chalk Hill to start over. Rosie doesn't like surprises, and when she's nominated to represent her new employer in the Christmas Kindness Project, she struggles in the competition spotlight. Then enigmatic real estate valuer, Fletcher Graham (a nice surprise) takes an interest in Rosie's ideas for solving the rental housing crisis. If it's not a hot flush, maybe Rosie's love life is finally heating up?

Christmas at Yindi Creek by Stella Quinn

Angela arrives in Yindi Creek desperate to restore a lost keepsake from her late mother: an opal earring. After a near miss with a roo and a run-in with a grumpy sheep farmer, she discovers that the opal dealers are closed till the winter tourist season.

Robbie spends his days with his sheep and his ailing kelpie Bruce, determinedly not looking at the white cross planted by the gates of his property. But the meddlesome locals reckon he's grieved long enough, and it doesn't take long for them to hatch a devious (but romantic!) plan ...

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About the Author

Lily Malone might have been a painter, except her year-old son put a golf club through her canvas. So she wrote her first book, His Brand of Beautiful, instead. Lily has now written six full length rural romance stories and a novella all published by Harlequin Escape. Her debut trade paperback, The Vineyard In The Hills, was published by Harlequin MIRA in September 2016. Last Bridge Before Home is the third of three books set in the fictional Western Australian town of Chalk Hill, a town which, in Lily's imagination, is about halfway between Manjimup and Mount Barker on the Muirs Highway. Book One was Water Under the Bridge, published in February 2018, which is Jake and Ella's story; and Book Two, The Café by the Bridge, followed Taylor and Abe.When she isn't writing, Lily likes gardening, walking, wine, and walking in gardens (sometimes with wine). She also doesn't mind the odd game of cards and loves her regular Thursday Night hand with the Card Girls. She lives in the Margaret River region of Western Australia with her husband, and two handsome sons who take after their father. Lily is a member of Australian Rural Fiction and Australian Fiction Authors. She loves to hear from readers and you can find her on Facebook, and on Twitter: @lily_lilymalone. To contact Lily, email or enelope Janu lives on the coast in northern Sydney with a distracting husband, a very large dog and, now they're fully grown, six delightful children who come and go. Penelope has a passion for creating stories that explore social and environmental issues, but her novels are fundamentally a celebration of Australian characters and communities. Her first novel, In at the Deep End, came out in 2017, followed by On the Right Track, On the Same Page, Up on Horseshoe Hill, Starting from Scratch and Clouds on the Horizon as well as a novella, The Six Rules of Christmas. Penelope enjoys riding horses, exploring the Australian countryside and dreaming up challenging hiking adventures. Nothing makes her happier as a writer than readers falling in love with her clever, complex and adventurous heroines and heroes. She loves to hear from readers, and can be contacted at a Quinn has had a love affair with books since she first discovered the alphabet. She lives in sunny Queensland now, but has lived in England, Hong Kong and Papua New Guinea. Boarding school in a Queensland country town left Stella with a love of small towns and heritage buildings (and a fear of chenille bedspreads and meatloaf!) and that is why she loves writing rural romance. Stella is a keen scrabble player, she's very partial to her four kids and anything with four furry feet, and she is a mediocre grower of orchids. An active member of Romance Writers of Australia, Stella has won their Emerald, Sapphire and Valerie Parv Awards, and finaled in their R*BY Romantic Book of the Year award.You can find and follow Stella Quinn via her website.Pamela Cook is an author, podcaster, writing teacher and mentor. Her debut novel Blackwattle Lake was published by Hachette Australia in 2012 followed by three rural fiction titles. Her latest releases Cross My Heart (2019) and All We Dream (2020) have taken her writing in an exciting new direction.Pamela writes page-turning contemporary women's fiction, delving deep into the psychology of her characters and the complexity of relationships in all their forms. She explores the impact of trauma, grief and generational conflict, drawing on the resilience and courage she finds in inspirational women. Her writing is imbued with a deep love of the natural world and its power to heal.Producing and hosting Writes4Women, a weekly podcast that supports women writers and celebrates women's writing, is one of Pamela's not-so-guilty pleasures. She is also a Writer Ambassador for Room to Read, a not-for-profit organisation promoting literacy and gender equality in developing countries.An experienced teacher, Pamela loves to mentor emerging authors. When she's not writing or reading, she wastes as much time as possible riding her handsome quarter horse Baloo, hanging out with her family and menagerie of animals on her dream-come-true rural property in the beautiful Illawarra region of NSW, and dreaming of a road trip in Virginia, her vintage caravan.

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Product Details

Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd | HQ Fiction
Published
2nd October 2024
Pages
448
ISBN
9781038909626

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