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Guest blogger: Jennie Jones

18 March 2018

I’m thrilled to introduce my ninth published story to ARRA readers. A Place with Heart is a stand-alone read and book #2 in my Rangelands series. It’s out tomorrow.

There’s a mystery and possible crime in outback town Mt Maria that Detective Senior Sergeant Jack Maxwell never expected. As if he didn’t have enough on his plate, the woman he wonders if he’s in love with has an unforeseen event to deal with herself—her secret teenage daughter’s homecoming. That’s not going to plan any more than Jack’s investigation is.

Jack, vulnerable 13-year-old Frances, and Jaxine are misfits through no fault of their own making, but they each have heart. Will the small outback town of Mt Maria, 400 kilometres from the nearest city, offer them its own heart? I hope you think so.

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A Place with Heart

Jaxine Brown has made a good life for herself in the Western Australian outback town, Mt Maria. But the homecoming of her secret teenage daughter, Frances, changes everything. At only seventeen, Jax was coerced to give up the baby to Frances’s father and his wife. Finally, she has a chance to make it right, and hasn’t got time to think about recently returned Detective Senior Sergeant Jack Maxwell, who inexplicably disappeared in the middle of their only date last year.

But Jack’s back in town to investigate suspicion of drug trafficking and the man he’s watching works at the closest mine to town. He expects to have this case wrapped up in four weeks, and feels he can take his time, not only with the case but also with Jaxine Brown, the woman he hasn’t been able to get out of his mind.

When graffiti and vandalism escalate in an issue involving stolen animals, Jax and Frances are unwittingly drawn into a mystery that suggests a connection to the same mine Jack has under surveillance. Can Jack get to the bottom of the furtive goings-on, and do whatever it takes to protect the would-be family that’s wound its way into his heart?

5 Stars “What a top pick for reading!” – Talking Books, Goodreads
5 stars “…a book I’ll read again at some point. Highly recommended.” – Dianne, Goodreads

A Place with Heart is available from all good booksellers and eRetailers in paperback and ebook.

  1. Lynette Williams permalink
    18 March 2018 10:25 am

    I have this book on pre-order and looking forward to reading it when it is released——LynW

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