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Release day: The Art of Dust

23 May 2019

Today is the official release of The Art of Dust by Mel A Rowe (Elsie Creek, book 1) (ebook, self-published). Here’s the blurb:

After seven years, creative Mumpreneur, Kathryn (Kat) Jones, returns to the outback town of Elsie Creek at the request of her dying uncle. Kat can’t fix the man but she can care for his wife, fix his home, and fix his beloved vehicle to get him there.

Workaholic, Kyle Smythe, owns the only mechanical workshop in town, and he’s about to propose to another woman when his ex-muse rolls into his yard seeking help to restore her uncle’s ute.

For Kat, Kyle was her best friend, her creative collaborator, and first and only love. But his rejection tore her heart apart.

Kyle’s scars still sting over Kat’s desertion—especially when he’d needed her the most.

Yet these long-lost summer soulmates are compelled to team-up to make a man they both care for happy in his final days.

Can they work together without re-igniting that spark shared those many summers ago? Or will it remind them of their promises of forever that ended in never…

Some summer loves you can never forget, found in a place where summer never ends…Where you’ll discover the essence of the rugged and romantic outback of Australia’s Northern Territory, in this small-town series of Elsie Creek. It’s a place filled with more cattle and crocodiles than people—who still manage to find love…

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

Summer loves can be intense and memorable—except in this story—set in the Northern Territory’s outback winter where the weather is as mild as a southern Australian summer. I live in the NT and love the concept of summer never ending. I also went to school in Adelaide and counted down the days for the start of the school holidays so I could rush back to the country. This is where I got the idea for this story. What if, after being away for so long, you return to see the changes in your favourite summer destination. At first, you might relish all those delicious memories of summer’s past. But then the cracks of heartache and the reasons why you left come to light, challenging the future … will our long-lost summer lovers ever get their second chance at love?

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

All ARRA members who leave a comment on this post will go in the draw to win an ecopy of this book. The giveaway is now closed.

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