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Release day: Whispers at Wongan Creek

15 November 2016

Today is the official release of Whispers at Wongan Creek by Juanita Kees (ebook, Escape Publishing). Here’s the blurb:

whispers-at-wongan-creekWongan Creek has a second chance at life, but new possibilities unearth long-buried secrets…

Travis Bailey may as well be Wongan Creek. His family has farmed canola for generations, and he sometimes feels like he holds the community together with his bare, dirt-stained hands. Between caring for the farm, his orphaned niece and his elderly, ailing neighbour, he doesn’t have time for himself. He doesn’t have time to fall in love.

Social worker Heather Penney is living on borrowed time. When her mother died of Motor Neurone Disease, she took the initial blood tests and now nothing is guaranteed, let alone a future with a family and a home and a child. Wongan Creek, and its resident protector, might be getting under her skin, but she can’t afford to get attached.

But even as a new mine revitalises the small town, old secrets threaten to resurface, and Travis and Heather find themselves fighting to save the farms and the futures of Wongan Creek’s long-time residents — and possibly their own lives.

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

Many years ago I had the pleasure of working on a gold mine for a few months. Buried deep in the countryside, you wouldn’t even know it was there. One minute you were driving through the countryside, and then as you came out of the trees, there it was—a great big scar on the landscape. Not a bad one, mind you. It brought employment and growth to an otherwise dying town. As I drove up the road to the gate one day, I noticed a couple of cows wandering around a paddock looking a little lost amongst the stark white temporary buildings that made up the staff camp. That got me thinking about the impact of the mine on the environment and the farmers who lived on the surrounding land, which sparked Travis Bailey’s story. I hope you enjoy Travis and Heather’s story and how they work together to find a solution that suits everyone in the area.

You can find out more about this book at Juanita’s website or buy it from Amazon.

  1. 16 November 2016 8:04 pm

    This is a great read – love Travis and all he does. Congratulations Juanita.

  2. Anonymous permalink
    16 November 2016 9:57 am

    congratulation on the release –I have it on my Kindle so will be reading it next—-Lyn W

    • 16 November 2016 7:50 pm

      Thank you so much, Lyn! I hope you enjoy the story. Happy reading xx

  3. 15 November 2016 10:54 am

    ‘A scar on the landscape’ – it’s writing like this that make me love Juanita Kees’ books!
    I’m off to check my Kindle for Whispers 🙂
    xx Happy release day!

  4. Helen permalink
    15 November 2016 8:33 am

    Wohoo happy release Juanita I have read this one and it is fab loved Travis and Heather and the setting such a great story 🙂

    I highly recommend it 🙂
    Have Fun

    • 15 November 2016 2:20 pm

      Thank you, Helen 😀 I’m so glad you enjoyed this story. I have a deep love for this wonderful land of ours and the people in it. There is nothing in the world to match our Aussie larrikinism. ❤

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