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ARE JENNA & LUKE  a perfect match?

Breaking the Drought

High-flying magazine editor Jenna McLean doesn’t believe in love, but more than anything she wants a family of her own. Sick of wasting her time in the dating pool, Jenna’s developed a strict criteria that help her assess a man’s ‘marriage material’ potential fast. Shearers and farmhands need not apply.

That’s why, when she’s roped into attending a small country town matchmaking ball, she holds no illusion of meeting the man of her dreams.

Sheep grazier Luke Tanner has enough on his plate. Crippled by guilt over his brother’s accidental death, he’s focused on keeping the family farm afloat for his widowed sister-in-law, Maggie.

He hasn’t got time for matchmaking games.

And even if he did, he absolutely wouldn’t match with a spoilt city-girl like Jenna.

It’s been a long, dry season, but everyone knows when it rains, it pours.

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The story behind the story

The Story Behind the Story...

This book was years in the making! It spent many of those years sitting discarded in a drawer (well, in an abandoned file on my computer!)

The idea was born out of the time I spent teaching at a small country school in Victoria. I was a city girl thrown in at the deep end of rural life. A real fish out of water! During my time in this small town, I met many women who’d abandoned their city lives for love. Breaking the Drought was inspired in part by their stories and by my own experiences.

I finished the original book in 2006 but couldn’t find a publisher to take it. In 2013 I read Jilted by Rachael Johns and discovered there was a whole genre out there called Rural Romance. Who knew? This discovery gave me the confidence to pitch the book to an editor at the 2013 Romance Writers of Australia conference and it was finally picked up!

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