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Release day: Talk of the Town

24 April 2017

Today is the official release of Talk of the Town by Rachael Johns (ebook and trade paperback, Harlequin MIRA). Here’s the blurb:

Lawson Cooper-Jones has two priorities in life – his son, Ned, and the survival of the dairy farm that has been in his family for generations. Despite the best efforts of the town matchmakers and the determined pursuit of local girl Adeline Walsh, Lawson’s heart belongs still, and only, to his late wife.

But when a flat tyre strands Lawson and Ned in nearby Rose Hill, he’s surprised to find a woman living alone in the old general store of the deserted town. Ned immediately forms a bond with the beautiful stranger called Meg, and Lawson is surprised to find himself captivated by her too.

Although shy at first, Meg starts to open up to him about the haunting secrets of her new home and, with Lawson unable to get her out of his head, they agree to investigate the history of the old building together. Soon they find their friendship has bloomed into something more.

But when meddling Adeline makes it her mission to uncover the truth about the newcomer and her real identity is revealed, Lawson and Meg’s budding romance comes crashing down. Can they both learn to forgive in order to claim a future for their damaged hearts?

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

Talk of the Town has been milling about in my head for a few years now, since I was jogging one day and ran past an old house in the small rural town I was living in. As I ran, this sentence just popped into my head: “She had plenty of skeletons in her closet, she could deal with a few ghosts.” I knew immediately then that I wanted to write a story with a heroine who has a dark secret in her past and that there needed to be ghosts (or at least one ghost) in the book. I had no idea then who this woman was and what her secrets were, but from that one line Talk of the Town grew into a book about a dairy farmer, his young son and the mysterious woman they meet one day when they get a flat tyre in a ghost town. I hope you’ll enjoy the read.

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

  1. Lynette williams permalink
    25 April 2017 11:09 am

    Congratulations on your new release “talk of the town” it has just dropped into my kindle LynW

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