The only thing harder than letting go is moving on.

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Pamela Cook is a city girl with a country lifestyle and too many horses. Her rural fiction novels feature feisty women, tangled family relationships and a healthy dose of romance. Her first novel, Blackwattle Lake, was published in 2012 after being selected for the Queensland Writer’s Centre/Hachette Manuscript Development Program. Her second novel, Essie’s Way, was published in 2013. Close To Home, due for release on June 27 2015, is her third novel.

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For Charlie Anderson the only thing harder than letting go is moving on.

Orphaned at thirteen, Charlie has been on her own for over half her life. Not that she minds – she     has her work as a vet and most days that’s enough. Most days. But when she’s sent to a small town on the New South Wales coast to investigate a possible outbreak of the deadly Hendra virus, Charlie finds herself torn between the haunting memories of her past, her dedication to the job and her attraction to a handsome local.

Travelling to Naringup means coming face to face with what is left of her dysfunctional family – her cousin Emma, who begged Charlie not to leave all those years ago, and her aunt Hazel, who let her go without a backwards glance. But it also means relying on the kindness of strangers and, when she meets local park ranger Joel Drummond, opening her heart to the possibility of something more . . .

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Writing A Novel With Romantic Elements

This Sunday I’m taking part in a panel at the inaugural Writers In The Park Festival and the topic for discussion is Love: From the Profane To Romance. As part of my preparation I got to thinking about how writing a novel with Romantic Elements has introduced me... read more
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