Release day: Man Drought
Today is the official release of Man Drought by Rachael Johns (trade paperback and digital, Harlequin Australia). Here’s the blurb:
Imogen Bates moved to the small rural town of Gibson’s Find to start a new life for herself after the death of her husband. Tired of being haunted by the painful memories of her old life, Imogen set her last remaining hopes on the little town and, in particular, pouring her heart and savings into restoring The Majestic Hotel to its former glory. But while the female-starved town might be glad to see a young woman move in, not everyone is happy about Imogen’s arrival.
Sheep and crop farmer Gibson Black once dreamed of having the kind of family his grandfather reminisces about, but he’s learnt not to dream anymore. Living in the mostly male town suits Gibson down to the ground…and he won’t have anyone — least of all a hot redhead from the city — change a thing.
Imogen has never been one to back down from a challenge, especially when it concerns her last chance at happiness. She’s determined to rebuild the pub and create a future for the little town. But can she create a future for Gibson and herself, too?
Rachael dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
I’ve lived in the country for the past eight years and I love small-town life. Writing about small rural communities gives me the chance to share the things I love about rural Australia. One of those things is the history and character in the pubs that feature in every Aussie country town. Sadly, many of these pubs seem to be in an almost derelict condition and I often dream when I drive through towns about how I would revive the pub. Sadly I don’t have the funds or wherewithal to do this, so I gave my heroine Imogen Bates the task. Of course, since I write romance, I also threw an extremely sexy local farmer into the deal–and he proved to be almost as much a challenge as the renovation! I hope you enjoy Imogen and Gibson’s story as much as I enjoyed writing it.
All ARRA members who comment on this post will go in the draw to win a copy of this book. The giveaway closes on 22 January 2013. (The winner was Trish)