Our Country Christmas

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I'm delighted to be part of Our Country Christmas (Harlequin Mira/ HarperCollins) a combination of five stories by favourite Australian authors (all set in rural Australia). I loved writing The Six Rules of Christmas. It is set in the fictional town of Warrandale - which is a based on a few real life towns in the beautiful Upper Hunter region of New South Wales.

This is the blurb:

The Six Rules of Christmas
Picking up the reins of her father's law practice, Ariella Blake has made a place for herself in small–town Warrandale. But when stand–in farrier Jack Adamson blows in for the holidays, with his good looks and infuriating evasiveness, he challenges her to embrace the rules of Christmas. Step by step, will Christmas – and Jack – get under her skin? 

Jack in the story is a farrier, and I was so privileged to spend time recently with Michael Fruin of Fruin Forge and his team. Michael has worked all around the world as a farrier, his expertise and the stories he had to tell were wonderful, and I hope to catch up with him again for another farrier story that's in the pipeline.

I do hope you love the stories in Our Country Christmas. The book will be available in September - in paperback in bookstores and Discount Department stores in Australia and New Zealand, and on-line all around the world!