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ROCKING HORSE HILL COVER REVEAL!


On Sale April 23rd 2014

 

Cover of Rocking Horse Hill by Cathryn Hein

Ever since she was a little girl, Emily Wallace-Jones has loved Rocking Horse Hill. The beautiful family property is steeped in history. Everything important in Em’s life has happened there. And even though Em’s brother Digby has inherited the property, he has promised Em it will be her home for as long as she wishes.

When Digby falls in love with sweet Felicity Townsend, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, Em worries about the future. But she is determined not to treat Felicity with the same teenage snobbery that tore apart her relationship with her first love, Josh Sinclair. A man who has now sauntered sexily back into Em’s life and given her a chance for redemption.

But as Felicity settles in, the once tightly knitted Wallace-Jones family begins to fray. Suspicions are raised, Josh voices his distrust, and even Em’s closest friends question where Felicity’s motives lie. Conflicted but determined to make up for the damage caused by her past prejudices, Em sides with her brother and his fiancée until a near tragedy sets in motion a chain of events that will change the family forever.

THIS WRITING LIFE: Father Woods Park

I’d rather hoped to be posting photos of my glamour-filled trip to Polo In The City, an event held last weekend in Melbourne’s Albert Park but, alas, it was sold out. Nevermind, that gives me the opportunity to post some photos I’ve been meaning to share for ages.

Father Woods Park is situated about 20 kilometres north of Penola in South Australia’s south east – God’s country as we extremely biased born and breds like to call it. I only discovered the park’s existence during the library tour I did around the area back in May, when we zoomed past late one afternoon on our way from Mount Gambier to Bordertown. I was booked for an afternoon talk in Naracoorte later that week and so vowed to call in then for a proper look at the park. It’s a gorgeous place, filled with wonderful vivid timber sculptures that reflect the life of Father Julian Tenison Woods and his close association with Australia’s first Catholic saint, Saint Mary McKillop of the Cross.

I think you’ll see from the images that this is a must-stop attraction if you’re ever in the area. The sculptures are stunning, the location magnificent and it’s a great way to discover a bit of local history.

 

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