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Release day: Home from the Hill

31 March 2020

Today is the official release of Home from the Hill by Susanne Bellamy (Home to Lark Creek, book 4) (ebook, self-published). Here’s the blurb:

To manage his PSTD, ex-soldier Graham Peyton lives in lonely isolation on the mountain above Lark Creek. The appearance of surveyor’s markers threatens his peace and this special place he calls home. When local teacher, Janice Lehman all but faints in his arms, time spent caring for her threatens his peace of mind.

Janice has filled her life with teaching and community projects. She’s the driving force behind the new pioneer museum, but when her ex-husband reappears seeking a reconciliation, she’s torn between the damaged former soldier and the man she married.

While the development threatens to steal Graham’s home and change the face of Lark Creek, the biggest challenge may be the most personal of all. Can Graham face down his demons? Can two lonely people accept that love can be sweet the second time around?

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

Relationships, families, and characters struggling against the challenges life throws at them—these are elements you’ve come to expect in my series. As the community of Lark Creek works on creating places and attractions that will bring tourists off the regular tourist trail to their town, there are some folks who are struggling with personal issues. This is a seasoned romance of second chances, with older protagonists who have endured heartache and loss. Graham is a loner, a returned soldier who suffers from PTSD and claustrophobia. He’s made some questionable choices as he struggles to survive. ‘Unloved and unlovable, a broken man’. That’s how he sees himself. His sanctuary is the high ridge that dominates Lark Creek, and it’s being violated by some faceless developer. With his home, livelihood and way of life threatened, how far can one man go to protect the special place in which he lives? Over the years we’ve lived in our little slice of heaven on the edge of bushland, we’ve seen a great deal of development pushing out from the city and nudging our boundaries. Like many others, we dislike such change and intrusion on the way of life we’ve enjoyed. But change is a fundamental principle of living, and we adapt as best we can. And sometimes, change can bring unexpected positives. I hope you enjoy getting to know these characters much better, as well as the return of other well-loved residents of Lark Creek in this new book.

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

  1. 31 March 2020 11:00 am

    Or should I say preordered. I love PTSD soldier stories I don’t know why.

    • 31 March 2020 6:06 pm

      Thanks, Cathleen. I hope Graham’s story is satisfying for you. I loved writing it. Cheers!

  2. 31 March 2020 10:52 am

    Sounds like a fantastic read, Susanne. Off to buy.

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