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Release day: Elsa’s Stand

9 July 2018

Today is the official release of Elsa’s Stand by Cathryn Hein (Outback Brides, book 3) (ebook and print, Tule Publishing). Here’s the blurb:

When the sudden death of his mother forces outback opal miner Jack Hargreaves home to Wirralong, his plan is simple: mourn his mother, sort out the family farm, and get the hell out of the town that has always hated him. But Elsa O’Donoghue, the beautiful hairdresser with a big heart and even brighter smile, has other plans.

From the moment Jack strides into her salon and helps himself to her clippers, Elsa is in lust. He might be a poster boy for the strong silent type, but she senses there’s a good man behind that stoic facade. With her business taking off, Elsa is finally ready for a relationship and Jack is just her kind of man. Not to mention, she’s never said no to a challenge.

Worried their association will harm Elsa’s business, Jack tries to avoid her, but Elsa is irresistible. Soon, she has him believing and hoping for a future with her in Wirralong, but another family tragedy shatters Jack’s fragile dream. Jack knows he must leave Elsa to protect her, no matter the cost to himself.

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

Take a small town, add a strong but quiet opal miner, a bright hairdresser unafraid to go after what she wants, then toss in disapproving locals, a dodgy relative and some legendary gems, and bake in the hot sun. The result? A heart-warming story of romance, belonging, and the restorative power of love. Elsa’s Stand is part of Outback Brides, a stunning new rural romance series set in the historic gold rush town of Wirralong, in the shadow of Victoria’s magnificent Grampian Ranges, and includes stories from fellow Aussie romance authors Kelly Hunter, Victoria Purman and Fiona McArthur. I’m terribly biased, but I think you’re going to adore this book and its characters, Elsa especially. She’s smart, sassy, gorgeous and a force to be reckoned with. It’s no wonder our giant hero Jack can’t resist her, though he tries. Oh, how he tries!

You can find out more about this book at Cathryn’s website or buy it from books2read.


  1. Barbara permalink
    9 July 2018 8:47 pm

    Congratulations Cathryn …looking forward to reading this …I won the series on Kelly’s release blog ….thankyou

  2. 9 July 2018 3:23 pm

    Happy release day, Cathryn!

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