The River Gum Cottage
'Sometimes, home isn't a place: it's a feeling.
Lucie Tamberlani had it all: a business manager with a passion for naturopathy, she was set to take over the bookwork at the family strawberry farm in South Australia. But the unexpected fallout from a relationship sees her flee to Melbourne, raising her daughter alone. Summoned back to the farm after her father's death, Lucie must find a way to deal with not only grief, guilt, and the betrayal that forced her away - but the fear of losing her daughter.
Jack Schenscher is doing it tough: caring for his aged grandparents and managing their wheat farm while simultaneously pursuing his passion of sustainable eco-farming on his own acreage leaves him with little time and even less money. With the death of his business partner, he could lose all he has worked toward. Yet when he meets Lucie, can he set aside one passion for another?
Both Lucie and Jack must discover that home is wherever the heart is.
The River Gum Cottage establishes Leonie Kelsall firmly in the stable of rural fiction writers - just the right amount of romance, community and intrigue.'
Rachael Johns, author of the bestselling Outback Secrets