- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 666 KB
- Print Length: 466 pages
- Publisher: Mira (1 February 2018)
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B076CF85NT
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 10 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,514 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Red Dirt Road (A Woodlea Novel, #3) Kindle Edition
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When USA Today bestselling author Alissa Callen isn't writing, she plays traffic controller to four children, three dogs, two horses and one renegade cow who believes the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. After a childhood spent chasing sheep on the family farm, Alissa has always been drawn to remote areas and small towns, even when residing overseas. She is partial to autumn colours, snowy peaks and historic homesteads and will drive hours to see an open garden. Once a teacher and a counsellor, she remains interested in the life journeys that people take. She draws inspiration from the countryside around her, whether it be the brown snake at her back door or the resilience of bush communities in times of drought or flood. Her books are characteristically heartwarming, authentic and character driven. Alissa lives on a small slice of rural Australia in central western NSW.
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Dr Felicity Knight, known as Fliss, has returned to the town she grew up in, she’s lost confidence in herself after an incident in her job in Sydney. For the last number of months, she has been keeping to herself on her property ‘Bundara’ but now she has agreed to let Hewitt Sinclair stay. A favour to her sister Cressy and her partner Denham, she has agreed that Hewitt can do a few odd jobs for her around the place, while he recovers from a farm motorbike accident. Trying to ignore their growing attraction to each other, Fliss and Hewitt have to come to terms with events in each of their lives before they can move on.
This was a gentle moving story, with some humorous moments, especially as everyone tries to keep out of the town gossips way. I enjoyed the healthy respect that Fliss and Hewitt showed towards each other and the book also had a strong sense of family and community and how everyone pulls together in time of need. Throw in a little mystery in the form of an abandoned dog and a family tree oddity to complete a very enjoyable book.
There are a few fun characters in this town and it wasn’t until I finished ‘The Red Dirt Road’ that I found out that this book is actually a revisit to the town of Woodlea. That in its self confirms that this book can be read as a standalone, as I never felt I had missed a previous storyline. As I was nearing the end I had thought....”there are a few more stories to be told in this town.”...and I still think that.
With that said I’m looking forward to reading ‘The Long Paddock’ which is Cressy and Denham’s story.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy to read and review.
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Fliss’ doctor side showed when she assessed Hewitt and the obvious pain he was in. But he continued to assure her he was fine. Meantime, Hewitt could see Fliss was hurting, though she covered it well. When a sheepdog was discovered in Fliss’ shed, surrounded by six tiny puppies, their combined goal of caring for the animals and searching for the owners, meant Fliss and Hewitt were together more than each would like.
What would be the outcome for these two caring people who had seen tragedy? And what was the secret that Fliss suddenly unearthed? Could she find answers?
The Red Dirt Road is the 2nd in the Woodlea series by Aussie author Alissa Callen and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I recently read #3 just prior to publication and realized I hadn’t read this one. Now rectified! Set in rural NSW, where instead of drought the rain fell relentlessly, with creeks flooding, and the danger of bridges washing away was high on their list of concerns. The violent thunderstorms are familiar (we had one last night) and the friendliness of locals in a small country town is legendary. (Except for Edna!) An excellent rural romance which I recommend.