Rural Romance at its Best: Take a Sneak Peek at Stella Quinn’s The Vet from Snowy River

Rural Romance at its Best: Take a Sneak Peek at Stella Quinn’s The Vet from Snowy River

The cat was back.

Vera stood, bin in hand, at the kitchen door of the old Federation building she’d just signed a lease on and met the cat’s stare with one
of her own.

‘Scram,’ she said, as she tipped the rubbish she was carrying into the alley skip bin. She was too tired to put much heat into the word.

The cat paused in a puddle of spring sunshine then settled into a brick of fur.

Excellent. She’d have no trouble at all running kitchen staff, a barista, and a team of waiters if this was how a stray cat responded
to her commands. She lowered the rubbish bin to the ground and took a second to ease the knots in her back. What had she been thinking? She knew nothing about running a café, particularly one in a small tourist town in the Snowy Mountains. All she knew was that she needed an income to pay for her aunt’s medical bills, and cooking was the only skill she had left…

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A Funny, Feel-Good Read: Our Review of Stella Quinn’s The Vet from Snowy River

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7 June 2021

A Funny, Feel-Good Read: Our Review of Stella Quinn’s The Vet from Snowy River

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    The Vet from Snowy River
    Stella Quinn
    02 June, 2021


    Vera De Rossi no longer believes in love. And thanks to her ex-boyfriend­ she's also broke, jobless, and staring down the barrel of a court case that could land her in prison. Turning to her talent for baking, Vera opens a cafe in Hanrahan, a cosy tourist town in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains. Josh Cody, once Hanrahan's golden boy, escaped sixteen years ago with gossip hard on his heels and a pregnant girlfriend in tow. Now he's back: a qualified veterinarian - and a single dad with a lot to prove. A new start and a grumpy teenage daughter ... it's a lot to juggle, and there's no room in his life for further complications. But that's before he walks into The Billy Button Cafe and meets its prickly owner. Reeling from the past, Vera has no intention of being sidetracked by the hot vet with a killer smile. But fate has a way of tripping up our best intentions and between a stray cat and a busybody with a heart of gold, this is a town - a family - unlike any other. And, whether Vera wants it or not, is there anything a family won't do to help one of its own?
    Stella Quinn
    About the author

    Stella Quinn

    Stella Quinn has had a love affair with books since she first discovered the alphabet. She lives in sunny Queensland now, but has lived in England, Hong Kong and Papua New Guinea. Boarding school in a Queensland country town left Stella with a love of small towns and heritage buildings (and a fear of chenille bedspreads and meatloaf!) and that is why she loves writing rural romance. Stella is a keen scrabble player, she's very partial to her four kids and anything with four furry feet, and she is a mediocre grower of orchids. An active member of Romance Writers of Australia, Stella has won their Emerald, Sapphire and Valerie Parv Awards, and finaled in their R*BY Romantic Book of the Year award.

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