Today it’s my very special pleasure to welcome Western Australian author (and gorgeous person!), Rachael Johns, to my blog.
Rachael is an English teacher by trade (please don’t hold that against her), a mum 24/7, a supermarket owner by day, a chronic arachnophobic, and a writer by night. She rarely sleeps. She lives in rural Western Australia with her hyperactive husband and three mostly-gorgeous heroes-in-training. (And she has a diet coke addiction!)
You can find Rachael at:
Website – www.rachaeljohns.com
Twitter – https://twitter.com/RachaelJohns
Welcome Rachael! Please tell us - What was the last book you read?
UNEXPECTED by Maisey Yates – great original cowboy story! I adore the sassy banter between Maisey’s characters. This one is about a mix-up at an IVF clinic and is a great twist on the classic surprise baby!
It sounds great. What are you currently reading?
I’m reading two books at the same time – a print book and one on my iPad. The print is THE RETURNED by Jason Mott which has been getting lots of hype. It’s about dead loved ones landing back in current day and the affect this has on the people around them. Am not far in but I LOVE the concept. The e-book is Tempt Me, Cowboy by Megan Crane who I spent a bit of time with at the recent RWAus conference. It’s such a fun novella with a straight-laced heroine and a motorbike riding hero. I love a good story of opposites attract!
What book(s) is/are next on your reading pile?
Oh SO many. I’ve got who knows how many books on my iPad and overflowing shelves waiting to be read at home. A few books I can’t wait to get to are: London’s Last Scoundrel but Christina Brooke, The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs, Gather The Bones by Alison Stuart, Ask Me To Stay by Elise K Ackers, Ember Island by Kimberly Freeman, Why Resist a Rebel by Leah Ashton and A Stranger In My Street by Deborah Burrows – nice wide variety there!
OUTBACK DREAMS is the story of Faith and Monty who have been best friends for as long as they can remember. They’re both ready to settle down but this means different things for each of them.
When a drunken night, leads to them sleeping together, they’re forced to confront feelings they never knew they had for each other.
Of course their worlds turn upside down.
In addition to the love story, OUTBACK DREAMS explores the affect Monty’s autistic brother had on his family and also the relationships between Faith and her brother and father following her mother’s death.
OUTBACK DREAMS is about realizing your dreams and grabbing hold of them with everything you’ve got!
Harlequin Australia, 1st October 2013
Faith and Monty are both looking for love…but they’re looking in the wrong direction.
Faith Forrester is at a crossroads. Single, thirty and living on a farm in a small Western Australian town, she’s sick of being treated like a kitchen slave by her brother and father. Ten years ago, her mother died of breast cancer, and Faith has been treading water ever since. She wants to get her hands dirty on the family farm. She wants to prove to herself that she’s done something worthwhile with her life. And she wants to find a man…??
For as long as he can remember, Daniel ‘Monty’ Montgomery has been Faith’s best friend. When he was ten, his parents sold the family property and moved to Perth, and ever since, Monty’s dreamed of having his own farm. So for the last ten years, he’s been back on the land, working odd jobs and saving every dollar to put toward his dream. Now he finally has the deposit. But there’s still something missing…??
So when Faith embarks on a mission to raise money for a charity close to her heart, and Monty’s dream property comes on the market, things seem like they are falling into place for them both. Until a drunken night out ends with them sleeping together. Suddenly, the best friends are faced with a new load of challenges…
Monty and Faith are both ready to find a life partner and settle down, but have they both been looking in all the wrong places?
I, for one, can’t wait to read Outback Dreams! Thanks for being my guest today, Rachael, and good luck with your new release.