Two New Romances to Light Up Your Life

Two New Romances to Light Up Your Life

Lovers of romance will be delighted to hear about two beautiful new books out this month by two very different romance authors.

The Governor’s House, by the much-loved author J.H. Fletcher, is the story of two women from two ages. Cat was born in poverty and transported to Tasmania. She is in love with a charismatic but dangerous man and possibly involved in the disappearance of priceless treasure. In modern times, Cat’s descendant, Joanne, Dean of History at the University, may have found the key to her ancestor’s missing artefact. Will Joanne solve the age-old mystery and join her true love at the Governor’s house?

Set in Stone is a delightful romance that straddles the country and the city, by relatively new writer Ros Baxter. It tells the tale of Lou Samuels, who works at a big Sydney law firm and is returning to her drought-stricken home town for the first time in twenty years, for a school reunion. When she discovers that her mother is dying and something sparks up with a boy from her past, she starts to wonder if it’s time to face her ghosts  and make peace with her home.

 

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                  Synopsis

                  Lou Samuels is going home for the first time in twenty years. To the mother she can never forgive, the boy she can never forget, and a rural town that needs a saviour. Louise Samuels hasn't been home to Stone Mountain since graduation night, twenty years ago. And she never, ever thinks about all she lost that night. So when her best friend convinces her to go back to their drought-stricken home for their school reunion they strike a deal.One hour: get in, shake your booty, get out. Lou knows all about deals - she manages acquisitions and mergers at the biggest law firm in Sydney. But the deal gets shelved when The Boy Least Likely to Succeed, Gage Westin, brings up long-buried memories, and her estranged mother calls with an SOS. Things get even more complicated when Lou agrees to help the local council but ends up working with the coal seam gas company Gage is fighting for control of his property.When Lou discovers her mother is dying, she starts to wonder if it's time to face the ghosts of her past and make peace with her home. But then things heat up with Gage, the gas company and the council, and Lou is forced to make a deal with the devil to save them all. She's just not sure if Gage Westin, and Stone Mountain, will ever forgive her for it.

                  Synopsis

                  Born in poverty, transported for theft, and in love with a charismatic but dangerous man - for Cat Haggard the Tasmanian Governor's House is not merely a beautiful building but a symbol of all she hopes to obtain in life. From convict, bushranger and accused pirate, Cat transforms herself into an entrepreneur and pillar of colonial Tasmanian society. But how is she connected to a missing ship? And could she be involved in the disappearance of a priceless treasure that, one hundred and three years after her death, will be claimed not only by a foreign government but by unscrupulous men determined to use it for their own ends?Joanne, dean of history at the university and Cat's descendant, is assigned the task of locating the missing artefact. Joanne believes the key may lie in a coded notebook she has inherited along with Cat's other mysteries. But will she be able to decipher the message and put a century-old secret to rest? And will she survive to join her true love in the Governor's House - a house that has come to mean as much to her as it did to her long-dead ancestor?
                  Ros Baxter
                  About the author

                  Ros Baxter

                  Ros Baxter has been writing since she was eight and penned a whimsical series of short stories about a race of tiny people who lived on a rainbow. While a few things intervened – a career in social policy, four children – Ros started writing again in earnest three years ago. In that time, Ros secured a two-book deal with Harper Collins Australia, published Sister Pact (a romantic comedy co-written with her sister Ali), been a contributing author to the e-anthology URL Love, and finaled in the STALI competition. Ros writes transporting stories about love, family, friendship and women in all their glorious strength and contrariness. She loves to turn up the sizzle, throwing heroes and heroines into screwy and sometimes fantastical situations and watching how they take the heat. Ros lives in Brisbane’s North with her husband Blair, four noisy children under eight, a neurotic dog and nine billion germs.

                  Books by Ros Baxter

                  J.H. Fletcher
                  About the author

                  J.H. Fletcher

                  J.H. Fletcher is the prize-winning author of sixteen novels, published to both critical and popular acclaim in Australia, Germany and the UK, as well as numerous short stories and plays for radio and television. He was educated in England and France. He has travelled extensively, having trekked in Kashmir and South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountains as well as along the four day Otter Trail, a rugged section of the South African coast. He has worked in the South African lowveld in a game park named Ingwelala (a Shangaan word meaning ‘where the leopard sleeps’). His military experience ranged from scrubbing cookhouse pots to commanding patrols in the tropical rainforest. He has sailed single-handed the English Channel and up the eastern coast of Africa. He has travelled extensively in South East Asia where he lived and worked for many years and which he still visits on a regular basis. His most recent novel is the bestselling Dust of the Land (Harlequin Mira, 2014). The Governor's House will be released in June 2015.

                  Books by J.H. Fletcher

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