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              Tess: The Outback Brides of Wirralong
                

              Tess: The Outback Brides of Wirralong (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Purman, Victoria

              • RRP: $30.50
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              Can a town known for I do, change her I don't? Up and coming American winemaker Tess Harrison is temporarily working at an Australian vineyard where her family now has a financial stake. She's excited to make her mark away from her dominant family and the outback's premier organi...c winery seems like the perfect training ground. One problem: No one told her the small town Wirralong was a premier wedding destination, and every time tomboy Tess turns around she's confronted with white dresses, trails of petals, gleaming gold rings and starry-eyed kissing couples promising forever. When a new hire upends Tess' careful plans for her life and her career, she find herself reluctantly re-thinking her dislike for the M word. Tall, dark and rugged-looking Australian Connor Hawker has just been hired as the new Irrigation Manager at an organic vineyard. This new job was meant to be a fresh start, far away from South Australia and the small church where he was dumped at the altar by his French fianc e. He wants nothing more than to be laser-focused on his new job, except he finds himself distracted by the talented, cheerful, and ambitious blonde winemaker from California. Soon their no-strings fling becomes far more complicated, and Connor wonders if another woman-with life plans across an ocean will again leave him alone. Can Connor trust in love again and will Tess realize it's not the wedding she needs, but the love of a man like Connor.
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              ISBN 9781950510108
              Released NZ 20 Mar 2019
              Publisher Tule Publishing Group, LLC
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Land Girls

              The Land Girls (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Unabridged edition)

              By Purman, Victoria

              • RRP: $29.99
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              A moving story of love, loss and survival against the odds by bestselling author of The Last of the Bonegilla Girls, Victoria Purman. It was never just a man's war... Melbourne, 1942 War has engulfed Europe and now the Pacific, and Australia is fighting for its future. For spinst...er Flora Thomas, however, nothing much has changed. Tending to her dull office job, and beloved brother and father as well as knitting socks for the troops leaves her relatively content. Then one day a stranger gives her brother a white feather and Flora's anger propels her out of her safe life and into the vineyards of the idyllic Mildura countryside, a member of the Australian Women's Land Army. There she meets Betty, 17-year-old former shop girl keen to do her bit for the war effort and support her beloved and the unlikely Lilian, a well-to-do Adelaide girl, fleeing her overbearing family and the world's expectations for her. As the Land Girls are dropped into a new world of close-knit community and backbreaking work, the trio start to find pride in their role, more than that, they find a kind of liberation. For Flora, new friendships and the singular joy derived from working the land offer new meaning to her live, and even the possibility of love. But as the clouds of war darken the horizon, and their fears for loved ones - brothers, husbands, lovers - fighting at the front grow, the Land Girls' hold on their world and their new-found freedoms is fragile. Will any of them make it through unscathed?
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              ISBN 9781489273970
              Published NZ 15 Apr 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Nobody But Him
                 

              Nobody But Him (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Purman, Victoria

              • RRP: $44.99
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              At eighteen, Julia Jones left for the city with a head full of grand plans for an exciting life that certainly didn't include her home town of Middle Point (a main street with a pub) - or Ryan Blackburn. But fifteen years and a lifetime later, she's forced to put her big city lif...e on hold when she heads home to finalise her mother's estate. Whic...
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              ISBN 9781459688476
              Released NZ 22 Oct 2014
              Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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              The Women's Pages
               

              The Women's Pages (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Purman, Victoria

              • RRP: $35.00
              • $26.25
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              • Pub Date
                20 Apr 20

              From the bestselling author of The Land Girls comes a beautifully realised novel that speaks to the true history and real experiences of post-war Australian women. Sydney 1945 The war is over, the fight begins. The war is over and so are the jobs (and freedoms) of tens of thousan...ds of Australian women. The armaments factories are making washing machines instead of bullets and war correspondent Tilly Galloway has hung up her uniform and been forced to work on the women's pages of her newspaper - the only job available to her - where she struggles to write advice on fashion and make up. As Sydney swells with returning servicemen and the city bustles back to post-war life, Tilly finds her world is anything but normal. As she desperately waits for word of her prisoner-of-war husband, she begins to research stories about the lives of the underpaid and overworked women who live in her own city. Those whose war service has been overlooked; the freedom and independence of their war lives lost to them. Meanwhile Tilly's waterside worker father is on strike, and her best friend Mary is struggling to cope with the stranger her own husband has become since liberated from Changi, a broken man. As strikes rip the country apart and the news from abroad causes despair, matters build to a heart-rending crescendo. Tilly realises that for her the war may have ended, but the fight is just beginning...
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              ISBN 9781489273987
              Published NZ 20 Apr 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              A Very Country Christmas - 5 sparkling holiday reads
                

              A Very Country Christmas - 5 sparkling holiday reads (EPUB ebook)

              By Johns, Rachael; Purman, Victoria; Madison, Juliet; Callen, Alissa; Greene, Fiona

              Alissa Callen, Fiona Greene, Rachael Johns, Juliet Madison, Victoria PurmanThis collection of heartwarming Australian stories is full of the joys of the season and guaranteedto brighten your Christmas Under Christmas Stars - Alissa Callen [BRAND NEW STORY]Small-town teacher Freya... George is determined to 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...Home For Christmas - Fiona Greene [FIRST TIME IN PRINT]When Sergeant Tate McAuliffe, stationed in Afghanistan, opens his Christmas care package from Australia, he is stunned by both its contents and the sender, Layla Preston. Little could Layla know that this impersonal-but-cheerful holiday gift is set to be the start of something big...The Kissing Season - Rachael Johns A wild past, a secret pregnancy and a disastrous marriage: every family has a black sheep...and Hannah Elliot is it. But when she returns to her home town of Wildwood Point, she is determined to stay on the straight and narrow. Then gorgeous Italian Matteo Della Bosca walks into her life and Hannah's resolve starts to slip...12 Daves Of Christmas - Juliet Madison [FIRST TIME IN PRINT]Can love transcend time and space? An uplifting story of a lonely writer, her grandmother's ghost and a Christmas road trip to visit 12 different Daves.Christmas At Remarkable Bay - Victoria Purman [BRAND NEW STORY]Prickly Mara has hit a crossroads and is hoping a Christmas alone in idyllic Remarkable Bay will help. Police officer George is also alone for Christmas. Drawn together unwillingly, they try to stay out of each other's way. But Remarkable Bay is a small place...
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              ISBN 9781489248251
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              Language en
              Published NZ 18 Sep 2017
              Publisher Harlequin Enterprises (Austral
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              The Last Of The Bonegilla Girls

              The Last Of The Bonegilla Girls (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Purman, Victoria

              • RRP: $29.99
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              For readers of The Woolgrower's Companion and The Three Miss Allens... Their friendship transcends nationality and background, but can it overcome the horrors of the past? A post-Second World War story of strong female ties and family, secrets and lies, set in the multicultural A...ustralia of the fifties. The war is over, but her fight for a new life in Australia is about to begin...1954: When sixteen-year-old Hungarian Elizabeta arrives in Australia with her family, she is hoping to escape the hopelessness of life as a refugee in post-war Germany, a life where every day was lived in fear.Her first stop is the Bonegilla Migrant Camp on the banks of the Murray in rural Victoria, a temporary home for thousands of new arrivals, all looking for work and a better life. There, Elizabeta becomes firm friends with the feisty Greek Vasiliki; quiet Italian Iliana; and the adventurous Frances, the daughter of the camp's director.In this vibrant and growing country, the Bonegilla girls rush together towards a life that seems full of promise, even as they cope with the legacy of war, the oppressive nature of family tradition and ever-present sorrow. So when a ghost from the past reaches out for Elizabeta and threatens to pull her back into the shadows, there is nothing that her friends wouldn't do to keep her safe: no action too extreme, no confidence too dark.But secrets have a way of making themselves known and lies have a way of changing everything they touch. Can the Bonegilla girls defeat their past? Or has it finally come to claim them?
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              ISBN 9781489246752
              Published NZ 23 Apr 2018
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Someone Like You (The Boys of Summer, #2)
                

              Someone Like You (The Boys of Summer, #2) (EPUB ebook)

              By Purman, Victoria

              What on earth has happened to Dan McSwaine?When Lizzie Blake knocks on the door of Dan McSwaine's beach house at Middle Point, she barely recognises the man who answers. Whatever happened to the guy who swaggered into her home town with a grin and left with her heart in his back ...pocket? Lizzie wonders if he'll ever be that man again - and if she should risk everything she's built her life on to help him.Dan can't normally bear to be more than ten minutes from a hip bar, an imported beer and a group of hot women. So what is he doing holed up in a falling down beach shack at Middle Point? All he knows is that he's made some crazy decisions since the night a truck slammed into his car and almost killed him. The first one was to think that buying a crumbling piece of coastal real estate was a good idea. The second crazy decision was to try to hide away from the world when a woman like Lizzie Blake is determined to drag him right back into it...MORE PRAISE'Someone Like You is the very reason I love romance ... Chocolate for the soul.' - The Ecelectic Reader'...a super summer read with gorgeous scenery, charismatic characters and a seaside town that has me wanting to jump in the car and head to the beach.' - Beauty & Lace Magazine
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              ISBN 9781488710032
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              Language en
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2014
              Publisher Harlequin Enterprises (Austral
              Interest Age Adults / General
              Series The Boys of Summer Series
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              Nobody But Him (The Boys of Summer, #1)

              Nobody But Him (The Boys of Summer, #1) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Purman, Victoria

              • RRP: $33.99
              • $27.19
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              She didn't expect to run into her first love...or to fall back in love with him. At the age of eighteen, Julia Jones left her hometown - the small beachside town of Middle Point - with a head full of grand plans. Plans for an exciting life in a town that didn't involve a main str...eet with only one pub or a particular boy named Ryan Blackburn. But fifteen years and a lifetime later, Julia's forced to put her career and big-city life on hold when she returns home to finalise her mother's estate. Which is exactly where she runs smack-bang into the town's hero, Ry. As in Ryan Blackburn! The sensible thing to do? Stay the hell away from him and head back to Melbourne as fast as her stilettos can carry her! But instead, Julia finds his offer of a helping hand and a hot body too delicious to refuse. Soon, she's ignoring her better judgement and diving into an 'I'll think about it tomorrow' fling with Ry. But what she doesn't realise is that tomorrow has a way of sneaking up on you...and that saying goodbye to her hometown - and to Ry - is so much harder the second time around.
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              ISBN 9781743564615
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2013
              Publisher Harlequin Enterprises (Austral
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              Series The Boys of Summer Series
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              Someone Like You (The Boys of Summer, #2)

              Someone Like You (The Boys of Summer, #2) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Purman, Victoria

              • RRP: $33.99
              • $27.19
              • Save $6.80
              • Temporarily out of stock

              What the heck has happened to Dan McSwaine? When Lizzie Blake knocks on the door of Dan McSwaine's beach house at Middle Point, she barely recognises the man who answers. Whatever happened to the guy who swaggered into her home town and her life with a grin and who left with her ...heart in his back pocket? Lizzie wonders if he'll ever be that man again and if she should risk everything she's built her life on to help him. Dan McSwaine can't normally bear to be more than ten minutes from a hip bar, an imported beer and a group of hot women. So what is he doing holed up in a falling down beach shack at Middle Point? All he knows is that he's made some crazy decisions since the night a truck slammed into his car and almost killed him. The first one was to think that buying a crumbling piece of coastal real estate was a good idea. The second crazy decision was to try to hide away from the world when a woman like Lizzie Blake is determined to drag him right back into it...
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              ISBN 9781743567739
              Published NZ 20 Jan 2014
              Publisher Harlequin Enterprises (Austral
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              Series The Boys of Summer Series
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              Summer Love

              Summer Love (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Darragh, Lea; Purman, Victoria; Schwartz, Jenny

              • RRP: $29.99
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              Our Kind Of Love -- Victoria Purman Dr Anna Morelli rarely makes mistakes. But this one is big, bordering on huge. Somewhere between sunset and sunrise at the simple beachside wedding of two old friends, she's cried in the ladies bathroom, danced to too many ABBA songs and surviv...ed the best, knock-your-socks-off one night stand in recorded history. Has she gone crazy? She's supposed to be running from the disasters in her life, not creating more. Award winning journalist Joe Blake is back in Middle Point to lick his wounds after being dumped by his wife and sacked from his Sydney job on the same day. But after one incredible night with Anna, he finds he'll need all his investigative skills to figure out why she won't give in to their sizzling chemistry Kiss It Better -- Jenny Schwartz All Cassie Freedom wants to do is save the world. But her dream of nursing in Africa is shattered, and she returns home to Jardin Bay, where she is surrounded by reminders of her broken dreams. Dr. Theo Morrigan knows exactly how he wants to live his life -- until an old secret resurfaces and rocks his whole world. Suddenly, the man who needed no one needs a broken-hearted nurse, and a nurse who thinks she's lost herself will start to find her own strength. This Love -- Lea Darragh Eighteen months ago Emmy was devastated when her fiance, Ethan, was killed by a speeding driver on the way to their wedding. She has only just started to put her life back to together in the quiet coastal town of Cobbler's Cove. Then she meets Jack Archer--the new chef at the restaurant she is working at. When Emmy finds herself falling for Jack, she begins to question her love for Ethan. Tortured by the past and scared of the future, does she have the strength to move on?
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              ISBN 9781489227232
              Published NZ 19 Dec 2016
              Publisher Harlequin Enterprises (Austral
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