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Release day: Rocking Horse Hill

23 April 2014

Today is the official release of Rocking Horse Hill by Cathryn Hein (print and ebook, Penguin Australia). Here’s the blurb:

Rocking Horse HillEver since she was a little girl, Emily Wallace-Jones has loved Rocking Horse Hill. The beautiful family property is steeped in history. Everything important in Em’s life has happened there. And even though Em’s brother Digby has inherited the property, he has promised Em it will be her home for as long as she wishes.

When Digby falls in love with sweet Felicity Townsend, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, Em worries about the future. But she is determined not to treat Felicity with the same teenage snobbery that tore apart her relationship with her first love, Josh Sinclair. A man who has now sauntered sexily back into Em’s life and given her a chance for redemption.

But as Felicity settles in, the once tightly knitted Wallace-Jones family begins to fray. Suspicions are raised, Josh voices his distrust, and even Em’s closest friends question where Felicity’s motives lie. Conflicted but determined to make up for the damage caused by her past prejudices, Em sides with her brother and his fiancée until a near tragedy sets in motion a chain of events that will change the family forever.

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

I do so adore a lovers reunited story. All that baggage! And in the case of Josh and Emily, the hero and heroine of Rocking Horse Hill, there is plenty. Not only do they have their past to work through, there’s also a whole lot of other drama going on that threatens to mess everything up. Josh’s mum is seriously ill, Emily’s brother has just announced he’s engaged to a girl who not everyone is warming to, Em’s best friends both have troubles and her naughty donkeys are causing havoc. Then there’s Rocking Horse Hill… I adore writing about locations that I have vivid memories of. Growing up in an district scattered with ancient volcanos it was only a matter of time before I included one in a story and this one certainly earns its place!

You can find out more about this book at Cathryn’s website.

All ARRA members who comment on this post will go in the draw to win a signed paperback copy (Australia only). The giveaway closes on 13 May 2014. (The winner was Helen)


  1. 5 May 2014 11:20 am

    Congratulations on your release day, looking forward to reading this book.

  2. 24 April 2014 10:22 am

    Wow great release timing! And could be just the thing to get my reading mojo back . Great work Cathryn

    • 25 April 2014 10:30 am

      I hope it does, Kylie! Nothing worse that losing your reading mojo. Bar some fantastic historicals from Anna Campbell and Anne Gracie I’ve been in a bit of slump myself.

  3. Janine Kimberley permalink
    23 April 2014 11:48 pm

    I’m determined to keep trying to win your book Cathryn!! Can’t wait to read it.

    • 24 April 2014 9:02 am

      Ha ha! Fortunately there are plenty of opportunities about at the moment, Janine. Keep trying and good luck!

  4. Jeanie permalink
    23 April 2014 10:38 pm

    Congratulations Cathryn, looking forward to this one. Lovers reunited always has delicious secrets of the past revealed! I’m interested to read about Felicity and whether her motives have good or wicked intentions…

    • 24 April 2014 9:01 am

      Thanks Jeanie. I hope you enjoy it. As for Felicity, I can reveal nothing…

  5. helensibbritt permalink
    23 April 2014 8:07 pm

    Congrats Cathry

    I loved this one don’t miss it 🙂

    Have Fun

  6. 23 April 2014 4:40 pm

    Congratulations Cathryn! Sounds like a great read.

    • 24 April 2014 9:00 am

      Thanks, Louisa. Bit of family drama in this one to go with the romance. Plus donkey mischief!

  7. 23 April 2014 10:05 am

    Happy release day, m’dear! Can’t wait to read it 🙂

    • 23 April 2014 10:53 am

      Thanks Rach! Will celebrate with a glass of nice fizz tonight. Unless I’m too tired after all the excitement, in which case I’ll just collapse into bed and snore!

  8. 23 April 2014 9:42 am

    Cathryn, congratulations on the new release. It sounds fabulous!

    • 23 April 2014 10:52 am

      Thanks Anna! Thrilled to bits that the day is finally here.

  9. lyn permalink
    23 April 2014 9:38 am

    I am looking forward to reading this book—–lyn

    • 23 April 2014 10:52 am

      Thanks Lyn. I hope you enjoy it. It was wonderful to write!

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