Romance in rural Australia, three captivating Woodlea novellas from bestselling author Alissa Callen
THE PURPLE HILLS
When Sibylla Elliott‘s father has a stroke she returns to small-town Woodlea planning to stay just until he recovers and before her stepmother can wedge herself any further between them. Single-dad Hugh Mason's entire world is his freckle-faced son, Riley. When Hugh suffers a head injury, he has no Plan B, until Riley fetches Sibylla who, relieved to escape the tensions in her family home, moves to the next-door farm to help out. But when close quarters magnify the attraction between Sibylla and Hugh and refreshes past heartbreak, there is a price to pay. Will the wish of a motherless five-year-old as he stares at the night sky be enough to make Sibylla's plans permanent?
THE SILVER CREEK
Country girl Bethany Galloway has a single prerequisite when choosing a man. He must be someone her mother, Edna, small town Woodlea's notorious matchmaker, disapproves of. Mac Barton ticks such a box. Farmer Mac Barton has always known intriguing and beautiful Bethany has been off limits. Their families have been long locked in a feud over a cattle trophy. Then at the first of the autumn bonfires he breaks with family loyalty. A conversation with Bethany leads to the start of something more. For Bethany, what she feels for Mac is real. Mac too has no doubts that Bethany is who he's been searching for. But when Edna, and Mac's father, unexpectedly approve of the clandestine relationship, trouble hits with the force of a winter storm. Can a woman desperate to be her own person, and a man who refuses to be manipulated, find their way back to each other?
UNDER THE CHRISTMAS STARS
Small-town teacher Freya George is determined for make up for last year's disastrous Christmas. This year she will stop at nothing to ensure that she and the Woodlea community have the best holiday season ever. But from the moment Freya meets cattleman Drew Macgregor, her plans unravel faster than red Christmas ribbon...