Hello, I'm Nicole and I just wanted to say thanks so much for dropping by.
I write contemporary rural stories that are set in Central Victoria, around the places I grew up. If you like a touch of rural romance, small town tales and some heartfelt family drama, I hope you'll stay for awhile and check out some of my books.
Welcome back to Kangaroo Ridge
Peppercorn House is the second novel in the Kangaroo Ridge series.
It continues the story of the Carrington family and centres around the middle sibling, Felix.
Felix Carrington helps run the family's wedding venue business as the in-house wedding photographer for Carrington Farm. His personal passion though is taking glorious shots of the region around him.
And it's through an unlikely friendship with 84-year-old Winnifred Knightly that Felix is able to take frequent photos in his favourite place, Peppercorn House with all its faded grandeur and mysterious history.
Winnifred Knightly still grieves over the losses of her childhood but in her long life she’s learnt to be grateful for the present. She believes herself to be an excellent matchmaker and plans to bring her ‘adopted grandson’ Felix and her favourite aged care worker, Jasmine Clarke, together as her final project.
However the past has the power to impact the present, whether that's from the long buried secrets of an old house or the scars of a bygone relationship. For Felix and Jasmine to have a future, they must face these ghosts of the past.
Peppercorn House will be released on the 30th January, 2024 and is available for pre order.
If you loved Summer at Kangaroo Ridge, I hope that you'll consider continuing revisiting Kangaroo Ridge and one of my favourite families, the Carringtons.
Praise for Summer At Kangaroo Ridge
‘Engaging and heart-warming, this is a great read for a chilly night.’ – Canberra Weekly
The McCalister Legacy