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Guest blogger: Kaye Dobbie

7 July 2019

Hello to everyone!

My book The Bond is being released today (or thereabouts depending on your time zone). This is one of my older books, and I now have the pleasure of reissuing it with a new cover and an edit.

The edit was mainly because, when the book was first published, I was in the middle of moving publishing houses and my editor had also moved on. I was never entirely happy with the finished book and it was great to make the changes I had been wanting to make for 20 years.

That aside, reading through this book was such a joy. I had forgotten how much I loved the romance between Will and Rachel, and how much I wanted them to get back together again after Will’s dark secrets tore them apart. And they are dark secrets! When you open this book don’t expect a light and easy read. The early days of white settlement in Tasmania and Victoria were no picnic, but fascinating all the same.

I do hope my readers will enjoy The Bond, whether they are revisiting it or diving in for the first time!

I’d love to send one of you a free copy of the book, your choice of either ebook or paperback. Just make a comment on this blog to go into the draw. The giveaway will close on 21 July. (The giveaway is now closed. The winner is anniepinkshoes.)

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The Bond

A love so strong it will bind them together forever …
or tear them apart.

1835. It begins with a wish made on Midsummer’s Eve, Richmond Bridge, Van Diemen’s Land.

Orphaned Rachel, daughter of a bushranger, doesn’t know that the man she falls in love with isn’t the hero she believes him to be. After they marry, their happiness is torn asunder when Will’s terrible secret is revealed.

With Will gone, Rachel travels to the Port Phillip District to make a life there. As the years pass, their lives separate and intersect, but always there is the bond. Like an unbreakable thread, it stretches between them, holding the promise of a happiness that seems just out of reach. In her loneliness, Rachel turns to another man, while Will returns to his origins, hunting down criminals and bringing them to justice.

Eventually fate brings them together again. Rachel, once more by Will’s side, longs to regain the love she once lost. But Will may never be able to put aside his hurt and forgive her, no matter how much he wants to. Can they resolve their differences at last? Can the wish Rachel made on that long ago evening finally weave its magic?


  1. DEBORAH BRAY permalink
    9 July 2019 4:08 pm

    Gosh the Blurb sounds down right amazing just like all your others I have here at home Kaye. Cheers sweet & everythings crossed for a win for me. Big hugs

    • Kaye permalink
      10 July 2019 8:59 am

      Thanks Deb! Glad you like the sound of it!

  2. Barbara permalink
    7 July 2019 9:45 pm

    Sounds like another book to add to the TBR pile …thank you

    • Kaye permalink
      8 July 2019 9:31 am

      Thank you Barbara!

  3. anniepinkshoes permalink
    7 July 2019 8:34 pm

    You can’t leave me with just that bit. I need to know what happens to Rachel. I’ll be waiting for this book to be in shops.

    • Kaye permalink
      8 July 2019 9:32 am

      You’ll have to look online annie, or order it through a bookshop. Unfortunately self published books don’t get a lot of shelf space.

  4. Melissa Woods permalink
    7 July 2019 8:20 pm

    Ohhh love the sound of this amazing storyline.

    • Kaye permalink
      8 July 2019 9:33 am

      Thank you Melissa!

  5. Delores Bebbington permalink
    7 July 2019 12:17 pm

    Really enjoy your books Kaye and would love to win a paperback copy of The Bond., Thank you for the opportunity..

    • Kaye permalink
      8 July 2019 9:33 am

      Good to hear Delores!

  6. Lynette Williams permalink
    7 July 2019 11:34 am

    I like the sound of this book so will have to put it on my TBR pile——LynW

    • Kaye permalink
      8 July 2019 9:34 am

      Hope your TBR pile isn’t as huge as mine, Lynette. Thanks!

  7. 7 July 2019 11:16 am

    Hi Kaye

    This one sounds so very good congratulations woohoo

    Have Fun


    • Kaye permalink
      8 July 2019 9:35 am

      Thanks Helen, nice to hear!

  8. 7 July 2019 11:12 am

    I look forward to reading this book .Sounds like my type of book

    • Kaye permalink
      8 July 2019 9:35 am

      Thank you Roslyn. Enjoy!

  9. Karen Atkins permalink
    7 July 2019 10:25 am

    Look forward to reading this book. I love you books so much

    • Kaye permalink
      8 July 2019 9:36 am

      Wow thanks Karen!

  10. Marg permalink
    7 July 2019 10:12 am

    Love your books Kaye and looking forward to reading the The Bond

    • Kaye permalink
      8 July 2019 9:37 am

      Good to hear Marg!

  11. Gaye Jennings permalink
    7 July 2019 10:10 am

    Sounds super intriguing! We will be sailing to Tassie early next year on our boat and spending some months circumnavigating the state. Can’t wait to explore the history.

    • Kaye permalink
      8 July 2019 9:38 am

      Sounds like an adventure! Maybe you should write about it.

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