Nicholas Langtree has been hiding out on his farm, Winters Hill ever since the death of his wife. He keeps to himself and that’s the way he likes it. The town’s folk over the years have tried to help him but he’s pushed them all away.
Nick has seen a lot of heartache, so much that it's almost broken him but can he get past it to finally start living again?
Natasha (Tash) Duroz, the owner of the Gumnut Bakery tries to engage him into conversation each time he comes into town. There’s something about him that draws Tash in but what she has to discover is what she feels pity or something more?
Nick has been the target of minor vandalism over the years but as he begins to connect with the outside world it escalates. Is someone out to hurt him or have the years of solitude distorted his mind?
The compelling story of a grief-stricken man reeling from tragedy and a hard-working female farmer dealing with betrayal who may just find love and healing with each other.
Since her father was badly injured in a farming mishap, Rebecca Duprey has been working day and night to keep the family sheep station, Bluestone Ridge, going. But her father is finding it hard to step back from being in control and her unfaithful ex-boyfriend keeps lurking around. Now, to add to her woes, the adjoining farm she'd desperately hoped to buy has been snapped up by a city type called Matt Harvey.
A former advertising exec, Matt is now a bestselling writer. But since the death of his fiancee in a car accident he's been finding it impossible to write. So he's hoping his move to the country will help him come to terms with his grief and allow him to focus on writing his next novel. Problem is, he seems to have started off on the wrong foot with his neighbour, Bec Duprey.
Bec isn't sure when she started feeling attracted to Matt, but she's determined not to succumb to his charms. And Matt isn't sure when his feelings changed about Bec, but now he can't get her out of his mind. Can Bec and Matt overcome their fear of loss to find love and happiness with each other...?
This absolutely compelling novel deals with betrayal, tragedy, love - and how first impressions aren't always right.
So, we're heading back to Violet Falls. This time the story is about Flynn Hartley and Lily Beckett.
On the very same day Lily Beckett is betrayed by a colleague she's horrified to discover her long-term boyfriend is having an affair. Totally devastated, she quits her job in fashion and breaks off their relationship.
Fleeing the city, Lily heads for sanctuary with her big sister, Violet, who lives in the country with her daughter Holly. But bad luck comes in threes when Lily has a car accident on the way. Thankfully she's not badly injured and local grazier, Flynn Hartley, arrives on the scene and looks after her.
Life gradually picks up for Lily. She enjoys living with Violet and Holly, and decides to stay for a while, designing clothes while renovating the beautiful old shop she inherited.
In the months that follow Flynn showers Lily with attention and it's clear he's falling for her. But Lily's aware of Flynn's 'bad boy' reputation and doesn't want to risk further heartbreak...
From bestselling author Nicole Hurley-Moore, Hartley's Grange is an inspirational story about a woman pursuing her dreams and taking charge of her future.
Foul was the only way to describe the weather, thought Flynn Hartley. When he’d got up this morning the air had been warm, heavy and filled with the scent of wattle and dust. The sky had been clear but he could feel a storm was coming.
Sometimes he hated when he was right. He’d driven down to Kyneton to pick up a part for his tractor. He could have paid for them to deliver the parts but he’d been working like a Trojan for the past week so the outing was a welcome change. He’d ended up running into a mate in Kyneton and it wasn’t until sometime after three that he’d decided he better head home. Soon after the rain had whipped up and an almighty storm was unleashed.
By the time Flynn had made it back from the pub to his ute he was soaked through. Not the best way to start his journey home. The rain dripped down his collar and seeped through his jeans. Great – just great.
Flynn frowned as he peered through the windscreen. The storm was getting even worse. Just as he reached the turn off for Violet Falls, he saw a little red car in the distance trying to make its way through the rain and the winding road.
The sky lit up with lightning and the blackish clouds seemed to simmer as they tumbled over each other. Flynn eased back on the accelerator. There was no point trying to push it, not in weather like this.
He’d just crested the hill when he saw the roo bound into the middle of the road. The red car ahead braked, snaked and then spun out of control before it slammed into a white post.
Flynn slowed down as he neared the other car then flicked on his indicator and pulled over to the side of the road.
Thunder crackled overhead and the rain bucketed down as Flynn ran towards the car. The back of it was crumpled where it had hit the post and the wheel looked as if it was on an angle. He yanked open the door, calling out, ‘Are you alright? Are you hurt?’
A girl was leaning over the steering wheel, her knuckles white from the grip she had on it. He couldn’t see her face but her body was trembling with shock. ‘Miss, miss are you hurt?’
The woman shook her head, her brown hair flicking across her shoulders. ‘No,’ she said, though her body was starting to shake.
‘You’ve had a fright, everything is going to be okay,’ Flynn said gently.
The woman sniffed and turned to look at him. Her big brown eyes were wide with fear and tears were pouring down her cheeks. He recognised her now. It was Lily Beckett. He’d run into her a few months back when she’d been visiting her sister, Violet.
‘Lily? Aw damn it, Lily don’t cry. You’re ’going to be alright,’ he said, leaning forward and wrapping his arms around her.
‘Yeah, that’s me.’
‘Oh Flynn, thank God,’ she said, shuddering.
Hartley's Grange ©Nicole Hurley-Moore
Years ago, Violet Beckett made the mistake of falling for the wrong McKellan brother and she and her young sister, Lily paid the price. Now eight years later, fate has brought Violet and her daughter, Holly back to the house she grew up in. As soon as she runs in Charlie ‘Mac’ McKellan, she wonders if she should run all the way back to the city. But something about the look in his eyes makes her want to linger. Can she trust him, can she trust herself or will she get burned again?
Charlie McKellan has had a soft spot for Violet Beckett longer than he can remember. It almost killed him to watch his brother woo her, use her and finally lose her. From their very first encounter he’s hooked. But how can he convince her that all McKellans are not the same?
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