Release day: The Crossroads
Today is the official release of The Crossroads by Pamela Cook (ebook and paperback, Hachette Australia). Here’s the blurb:
One family. Three women. Will the lies they tell and the secrets they hide lead to more heartache, or will fate bring them together before it’s too late?
Rosie O’Shea dreams of seeing the world. But right now, the outback hotel she inherited from her husband is falling down around her ears, her bank account is empty and family duty means she’s staying put.
The only thing keeping Stephanie Bailey sane are the rides she takes on their sprawling property, even if the earth is red and barren as far as her eye can see. Drought has forced the sale of almost all their cattle and her husband is getting more and more distant. The last thing she needs is the complications her brother-in-law brings.
Sydney girl Faith Montgomery is single, out of work and at the age of 31 has just discovered she is adopted. Furious at being lied to for her entire life, she lands a job at the Crossroads Hotel so she can track down her biological mother without revealing who she is. When Cameron Bailey walks into the bar his curious blend of country charm and city savvy has her falling hard.
The Crossroads is a story of deceit, betrayal and love that proves that in the end you can choose your family.
Pamela dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
The Crossroads was inspired by a visit to Hughenden in central Queensland. After I was invited to speak there at an author event I started researching the drought and its associated issues—the effects on families, depression, businesses shutting down. I had the idea of writing a three-part narrative and when I couldn’t sleep one night the basic plot outline came to me in one of those spooky inspirational moments we writers are sometimes lucky to experience. Three women in one family all experiencing different but connected events. I sat up and scribbled down an outline and went on to write the first draft over the next six months.