It's Christmas in the outback town of Dungirri, and Angie Butler has returned to her old home, perhaps for the last time. Her life is elsewhere, and the ties that have for decades bound her family to the struggling town and its old hotel may soon be broken.
But the arrival of two strangers in town – Owen Caldwell and his grandfather – along with the hot, dry, north wind herald a time of challenge and unexpected change.
Owen has no idea why his grandfather has quietly insisted on this Christmas visit to Dungirri, a town he's never been to. But the old doctor has a final quest, and as long-held secrets come to light and Owen and Angie use their skills to assist those in need, they both must decide where they belong, and where their future is.
About the Author
Bronwyn Parry's six romantic thrillers set in remote NSW combine the emotion of a contemporary romance with the tension of a fast-paced crime plot and have been published in Australia, the UK, Germany and the Czech Republic. Her novels have won or been shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Romance Writers of America's prestigious Golden Heart, RITA, and Daphne du Maurier awards, the Australian Romance Readers awards for Favourite Romantic Suspense, and her fifth novel, Storm Clouds, is the first romantic suspense novel to be shortlisted for the Davitt Awards for crime fiction by Australian women. The North Wind, a Christmas novella, is a slight change of pace from Bronwyn's usual gritty romantic thriller. It's set in the same small town as the books in the Dungirri series, and there is a mystery to solve - but it's not quite as gritty and dangerous as the other books. It is Christmas, after all. Bronwyn lives in the New England tablelands of northern NSW and loves to travel in Australia's wild places.