'Bottlebrush Creek' by Maya Linnell
'A heart-warming, funny and poignant story about the joys and heartbreaks of country living. A winner.' - Victoria Purman, author of the The Land Girls.
A sparkling rural romance of changing relationships and family ties from the bestselling author of Wildflower Ridge, country journalist-turned-author Maya Linnell.
Between managing a bustling beauty salon, hectic volunteer commitments and the lion's share of parenting two-year-old Claudia, Angie McIntyre barely has time to turn around. And with each passing month, she feels her relationship with fly-in, fly-out boyfriend Rob Jones slipping through her fingers.
When Rob faces retrenchment, and the most fabulous fixer-upper comes onto the market, Angie knows this derelict weatherboard cottage will be the perfect project to draw their little family together.
There's just one catch: the 200-acre property is right next door to Rob's parents in south-west Victoria.
It doesn't take long for rising tensions to set a wedge between the hard-working couple. Angie and Rob have to find out the hard way whether their grand design will draw them closer together or be the very thing that tears them apart.