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