Can this love story find a new beginning?
After landing a major cookbook deal, star food blogger Tash Ranger swaps city life for the family farm. But Tash's homecoming is bittersweet, for now she can no longer avoid seeing her best friend Maddy, who was severely injured in a riding accident. No one knows that Maddy and Tash had a deep falling out and with every visit Tash must pretend to be the friend everyone believes her to be.
Patrick Lawson, Maddy's fiancé, battles despair and hope daily as Maddy lies imprisoned in her body. When Tash returns to Castlereagh Road with her joy and boundless appetite for life, he realises finally what his loved ones have been trying to tell him for months – that Maddy wouldn't want him to throw his life away. It's time to move on. But letting go is no easy feat.
Can these two friends step out of the shadow of Maddy's tragic life and accept love, or is the past forever destined to dictate their future?
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About the Author
Cathryn Hein is a best-selling author of rural romance and romantic adventure novels, a Romance Writers of Australia Romantic
Book of the Year finalist, and a regular Australian Romance Reader Awards finalist.
A South Australian country girl by birth, Cathryn loves nothing more than a rugged rural hero who's as good with his heart as he is
with his hands, which is probably why she writes them! Her romances are warm and emotional, and feature themes that don't flinch
from the tougher side of life but are often happily tempered by the antics of naughty animals. Her aim is to make you smile, sigh,
and perhaps sniffle a little, but most of all feel wonderful.
Cathryn lives in Newcastle, Australia with her partner of many years, Jim. When she's not writing, she plays golf (ineptly), cooks
(well), and in football season barracks (rowdily) for her beloved Sydney Swans AFL team.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4 stars I purchased the full length Australian novel The Country Girl by Cathryn Hein and this review was given freely. Since his fiancee Maddy's riding accident and brain injured that left her minimally responsive, Patrick has been depressed and grieving until Maddy's guilt ridden friend the vibrant photographer and food blogger, Tash moves back home. Poignant and heart wrenching at times with a little deja vu thrown in but ultimately hopeful as Patrick and Maddy, with the help of family and friends, learn to let go of guilt and grief while accepting it is okay to love each other.
Cathryn Hein has written another superb story. This is a book that you won’t want to put down. It has everything in it, it will make you laugh and cry. This rural romance follows the characters of Tash Ranger and Patrick Lawson. Tash is The Urban Ranger Food Blogger. Patrick is her best friend’s fiancé. Tash has moved home to her family’s farm and has moved into her grandfathers old flat, she is renovating the flat and cooking up a storm for her blog using locally grown produce, she wrangles in her grandfather to help with her video blogs of growing your own produce. He is such a wonderful character that you will adore. Patrick remains loyal to his fiancé and he is keeping his promise to be with her forever. When Maddie’s horse that injured her is given to Tash he does everything in his power to protect Tash from coming to the same fate as Maddie. Will Patrick see that there is more to life then sitting in a room with a fiancé that cannot communicate with him. Tash needs to decide whether to stay in Emu Springs and follow her heart of leave and follow her dream. Now one thing I have to say is where are al the recipes for all the wonderful meals that were cooked in this book, besides them making me salivate for them while reading I so wanted to try making them. I was praying there was some at the back of the book but no. Tash Ranger needs to release her cookbook. I am sure I am not the only one who reads this and wants the recipes. Cathryn Hein, you have pulled a rabbit out of the hat!!!