This Writing Life: Here comes HEART OF THE VALLEY!

My April 26th rural romance release, HEART OF THE VALLEY, has just hit the printers which means it’s about time I showed off its cover and blurb.


Brooke Kingston is smart, capable and strongwilled – some might even say stubborn – and lives in the beautiful Hunter Valley on her family property. More at home on horseback than in heels, her life revolves around her beloved ‘boys’ – showjumpers Poddy, Oddy and Sod.

Then a tragic accident leaves Brooke a mess. Newcomer Lachie Cambridge is hired to manage the farm, and Brooke finds herself out of a job and out of luck. But she won’t go without a fight.

What she doesn’t expect is Lachie himself – a handsome, gentle giant with a will to match her own. But with every day that Lachie stays, Brooke’s future on the farm is more uncertain. Will she be forced to choose between her home and the man she’s falling for?

A vivid, moving and passionate story of love and redemption from the author of Promises.


What do you think?

Want more? Then sample Heart of the Valley’s stunning first chapter here.


0 thoughts on “This Writing Life: Here comes HEART OF THE VALLEY!

    1. AvatarCathryn Hein

      As soon as I have the author copies I’ll be shooting one your way, Rach. Couldn’t have made it through the writing and edits of Heart of the Valley without you.

  1. AvatarBec

    The cover looks great – but I shouldn’t of read the first chapter – now i don’t think i can wait til april to find out what happens! Think your definately onto another winner here Catherine

    1. AvatarCathryn Hein

      Thanks, Bec. That might be a good idea re the chapter. It ends with a very dramatic hook that’s guaranteed to make you impatient for the rest….if I do say so myself *grin*.

  2. AvatarChristina Phillips

    Oh Cathryn the cover is beautiful! I’m so looking forward to reading Brooke and Lachie’s story. And I LOVE the names you give the horses – so much fun!! Congratulations!

    1. AvatarCathryn Hein

      Thanks, Christina. The horse names were one of the very first things I thought of when I began planning the book. There’s Poseidon – Poddy, Odysseus – Oddy, and Sysiphus – very aptly known as Sod. I really wanted to have an announcer fumble his name and call him syphilis by mistake but couldn’t fit it in, dammit!

  3. AvatarSuzanne Brandyn

    Hi Cathryn,
    I can’t believe I haven’t left a comment here. Sorry. More please…much more. lol… I love that cover. It is perfect.

    All the best,