Published: October 2018
' . . . a brilliant story of courage in the face of adversity; of fighting for what you believe is right; and the way some some small rural communities are left behind and forgotten in time's advancement. A five-star read.' Reading, Writing & Riesling
' . . . fast paced, well-written . . . convincing and spirited.' The Weekly Times
When city naturopath Rilee Summers meets tall, laidback farmer Dan Kincaid, sparks fly. A whirlwind romance follows, and the next thing Rilee knows, she's married and living on her husband's family property in a small rural community.
It's hard getting to know her new husband under the eyes of his entire family but, never one to shy from a challenge, Rilee is determined to win over her in-laws and the townsfolk of nearby Pallaburra. Unfortunately, her city ways and outspoken views only seem to alienate them further.
Worn down by the town's ill-will and Dan's lack of support, Rilee flees the station to think about the future. This wasn't how her life was supposed to turn out. Can her marriage survive?
'Karly Lane has an uncanny knack for truly capturing the spirit of rural communities. She clearly has a love for rural Australia.' Read the Write Act