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 Common Ground

Cover design by Belinda Stevens Creative

I’m happy to say that my book Common Ground which was  published originally in 2015 has been given a new cover. This fabulous cover reflects a little more the story of Rachel and her battle with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Thanks as always to Belinda Stevens Creative for the cover design.


Only love can begin to heal the deepest of battle scars.

Returning to the South Australian Riverland for her best friend Lily’s wedding, Rachel Raymond is more than happy to be taking a break from her life as a foreign correspondent. But while she’s left war-torn Afghanistan behind her, the horror of what she’s seen won’t let go of her. Plagued by nightmares, Rachel slowly begins to unravel.

Fireman Tate Cassidy is instantly attracted to the tough and beautiful Rachel. But as that attraction grows he begins to see there is something not quite right about her. Despite his concern for her, he has his own emotional demons to fight and he begins to see that they may have more in common that just mutual attraction.

Will their common ground bring them together or tear them apart?

See some photographs of Walker Flat on the South Australian Murray River where Common Ground was set.

Praise for Common Ground

Theresa Smith, August 13, 2015 Five stars
Common Ground – romance, sharp wit, and the deep ties of friendship swirl through this book, anchored by a set of truly likeable characters, and one not so likeable but still highly entertaining. But don’t be mistaken by thinking this is a light and fluffy read. At the heart of this novel is a very important story about a very real issue within our society. The author handles the deeper moments with sensitivity and skill, while still maintaining an engaging narrative throughout. There are moments where I laughed out loud and moments where I read through tears. This is a great book and I highly recommend it to those who love a contemporary Australian story with the lot. My only disappointment was that it finished! I look forward to reading more from this author.