26th January 2024
Pink Paws Publishing
Can Elizadale's crown jewel convince her brooding best friend to face his torment and embrace her love to secure their happily ever after?
Meg Riley was a rising star in country music when an accident crushed her muse and stalled her career. Devoted to her hometown of Elizadale, Meg is content working as a schoolteacher, organising the local show, and fundraising for causes dear to her heart. But one thing remains missing from her golden life and as her friends begin to settle down, Meg’s longing for family can no longer be ignored. If only the man she loves wasn’t determined to be just friends.
Jack Maguire takes his position as the firstborn son seriously and protects those he loves at all costs. Rooted to his family property, expanding Shadow Creek and building a farming empire has always been his priority. But Jack knows life is a gloomy road he must travel alone as marriage will never be an option after a traumatic incident forced him to sacrifice his future with Meg.
When a cyclone devastates North Queensland, the recovery effort leads Meg and Jack to discovering the power of second chances. But as Meg uncovers Jack’s secret anguish, can she help him lower his defences and open his heart? Or will their pursuit of happiness unleash the danger Jack has fought so hard to contain?