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“The Bushranger’s Wife” release date 12 August 2019

I am happy to announce that Escape (HQN-Harper Collins) will be publishing my second Australian historical romance “The Bushranger’s Wife”. You’ll get to meet Jack the Devil who was a side character in “The Girl from Eureka”.
Here is the beautiful cover and the blurb and you can pre-order now using the Buy links on my website or by going to the Harper Collins Australia website for all available links. Thank you for your support. xxx Cheryl

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Cover art by Belinda Stevens

How do you tame a wild colonial boy? With an even wilder colonial girl.

Central Highlands of Victoria 1861

Jack the Devil’s reputation precedes him. The most notorious bushranger on the Central Highlands, nothing throws him off his game-until he holds up Prudence Stanforth and her grandmother. Jack can’t help but be captivated by the feisty Pru and her lack of fear in the face of danger.

Weeks later, Pru crosses paths with the respectable businessman Jack Fairweather, and it’s not long before she recognises him as the bushranger who stole her favourite necklace. His price for the locket’s return is a kiss – a kiss that ignites sparks in them both.

When Pru discovers her grandmother has been keeping a devastating secret, running away with Jack the Devil is the perfect escape for her broken heart. The dangerous nature of his less than salubrious occupation is a poetic contradiction to her sheltered upbringing, and only fuels their passion.
But as life becomes more complicated, will the return of dark elements from Jack’s past ruin their chance at happiness?

But while you’re waiting for “The Bushranger’s Wife” you can start with “The Girl from Eureka” to be introduced to Jack the Devil.

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Cover art by Belinda Stevens 

On the sun-drenched goldfields of Eureka, a wild colonial girl and an honour-bound soldier will break all the rules to claim a love worth more than gold …

Ballarat, Australia 1854

Gold miner Indy Wallace wants nothing more than to dig up enough gold to give her mother an easier life. Wild and reckless, and in trouble more often than not, Indy finds herself falling for handsome, chivalrous, British Army Lieutenant Will Marsh. But in the eyes of immigrant miners, soldiers are the enemy.

Praise for “The Girl from Eureka”

The Girl From Eureka offers a realistic account of the events leading up to the Eureka Stockade, including the battle itself. It’s a story that’s brimming with tension and action, rich in atmosphere and charged with emotion. Highly recommended – Theresa Smith Writes. Read the full review here.

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