Goodreads Book Review: Wedding Bells by the Creek by Janet Gover

Wedding Bells By The Creek: A Coorah Creek NovellaWedding Bells By The Creek: A Coorah Creek Novella by Janet Gover

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love the Coorah Creek series (nearly all of them have made me cry – in a ‘good book cry’ kind of way) so, when I heard there was going to be a new novella – with a wedding in it, no less, I asked the author if I could have a review copy.

In this book we meet up with Ed Collins again (grumpy old bugger from Coorah Creek Christmas) who is a significantly happier man now that he’s reunited with his estranged son. We also meet Helen (mum to Tia from Little Girl Lost) who is searching for reconciliation. If anyone can understand just how hard it is to heal old rifts, it’s Ed.

I liked that Helen and Ed are a little older. I also liked the connections with the town. I feel like it’s a real place.
Oh, and did I mention the puppies? There are puppies.

The ending was lovely, but it was bittersweet because it felt like the end of the series.

Usual disclaimer- Janet and I write for the same publisher. I asked for a free copy so that I could read it early. This is an honest review.

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Goodreads Book Review: The Wild One by Janet Gover

The Wild OneThe Wild One by Janet Gover

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve just finished reading this one. I really enjoyed the first book in the series The Flight to Coorah Creek (apart from the bit that made me cry. I’ve had words with Janet Gover about this making people cry business).

Dan is an ex-military sniper, now a park ranger with PTSD. Quinn is a photographer who lives in the back of her converted Humvee. I love that detail – she LIVES in a converted Humvee. And she knits when she’s bored. I like that too. There’s a secondary love story about Justin the horse breeder and Carrie the ex-jockey who has a touch of PTSD herself. And there’s horses. Lots and lots of horses. As someone who is currently reading the Usborne Book of Pony Care to her 7 year old as a bedtime story, I quite enjoyed the horses.

I liked that the heroines were strong, but not two-dimensionally so. The men were proper butch outback men, but without the alpha male tendency to throw their weight around. To be honest, Trish, who runs the pub in Coorah Creek would soon sort them out if they tried it! I feel like I’m really getting to know the people in Coorah Creek now. I really like the feeling of community.

So… when’s the next Coorah Creek book coming out then?
Oh, and this one didn’t make me cry. I might have teared up a tiny bit at Quinn’s story, but that was just something in my eye.

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