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Release day: Outback Dreams

1 October 2013

Today is the official release of Outback Dreams by Rachael Johns (paperback, Harlequin). Here’s the blurb:

Outback DreamsFaith and Monty are both looking for love … but they’re looking in the wrong direction.

Faith Forrester is at a crossroads. Single, thirty and living on a farm in a small Western Australian town, she’s sick of being treated like a kitchen slave by her brother and father. Ten years ago, her mother died of breast cancer, and Faith has been treading water ever since. She wants to get her hands dirty on the family farm. She wants to prove to herself that she’s done something worthwhile with her life. And she wants to find a man…

For as long as he can remember, Daniel ‘Monty’ Montgomery has been Faith’s best friend. When he was ten, his parents sold the family property and moved to Perth, and ever since, Monty’s dreamed of having his own farm. So for the last ten years, he’s been back on the land, working odd jobs and saving every dollar to put toward his dream. Now he finally has the deposit. But there’s still something missing…

So when Faith embarks on a mission to raise money for a charity close to her heart, and Monty’s dream property comes on the market, things seem like they are falling into place for them both. Until a drunken night out ends with them sleeping together. Suddenly, the best friends are faced with a new load of challenges…

Monty and Faith are both ready to find a life partner and settle down, but have they both been looking in all the wrong places?

Rachael dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:

Outback Dreams is the first book in at least three novels in my Bunyip Bay series. It’s also my first Friends-to-Lovers story, which is surprising as this is one of my favourite romance tropes. This book was in part inspired by issues we had with my middle son in his first year of school. He was tested for Autism and I realised that should he be diagnosed, this was something that would affect not only him, my husband and I but also his siblings. I decided to explore this issue in a book. Primarily however Outback Dreams is a beautiful romance about realising your dreams and chasing them. I hope you enjoy it!

You can find out more about this book on Rachael’s website and buy it at Booktopia.

All ARRA members who comment on this post will go in the draw to win a copy of Outback Dreams. Giveaway closes 20 October 2013.  (The winner is Aimee)

  1. aimskye permalink
    8 October 2013 10:00 am

    Happy Release Day Rachael!!!!

  2. lynette williams permalink
    2 October 2013 8:07 am

    looking forward to reading this new book as I enjoyed man drought —lyn

  3. 2 October 2013 1:56 am

    Fabulous! I’ve been looking forward to this release day. All the best Rachel!

  4. helensibbritt permalink
    1 October 2013 9:14 pm

    Whoo Hoo Rachael huge congrats on the release sounds wonderful

    Have Fun

  5. 1 October 2013 6:21 pm

    Looking forward to reading this one too, Rachael. I love friends to lovers plots.

  6. John rathborne permalink
    1 October 2013 4:04 pm

    Just my kind of a read. Will definitely be looking for it.

  7. 1 October 2013 12:49 pm

    Have been following the release day on FB Rachael … Looking forward to reading this

  8. 1 October 2013 12:36 pm

    Congratulations, Rachael. So excited for you on your release day! I’m looking forward to reading it.

  9. Michele permalink
    1 October 2013 10:34 am

    Cant wait to read this one

  10. 1 October 2013 10:23 am

    Congratulations, Rachael, on another heartwarming rural romance. Loved this story!

  11. 1 October 2013 9:51 am

    Yay! I’ve been waiting for Rachael’s next book since enjoying Man Drought. Looking forward to reading Outback Dreams!

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