In a category of rural romantic suspense, this book was full of heart, interesting characters, community, secrets and a couple of unsavoury characters. At the heart of the story are Travis and his niece Casey (who's absolutely adorable) who have both suffered a great loss and are working hard to prove to the powers that be that they should remain together as a family. Travis is a gorgeous guy (I'd love a Travis of my own) and a great uncle and has a huge heart for the people in the community.
Recently new in town is Heather Penney from social services whose job it is to assess whether Travis is fit to be Casey's guardian. The sexual tension between the two makes doing Heather's job and her resolve to remain professional much harder. They both try to resist, knowing crossing the line could be detrimental to Travis' cause.
Then we have Harry, a fabulously lively character, who is suffering from Alzheimers. Harry is Travis' neighbour and pretty much part of the family, that being said, Travis has taken on the responsibility of looking out for Harry and helping him out in his day to day tasks and in his bid to try to keep his land. This is a really lovely relationship and really shows us what communities can be like in supporting the people around them. We need more of this kind of support, not just in small towns, but in the city too, where so many people get left to fend for themselves.
All the characters we meet in Wongan creek, except for the Bannisters, are wonderfully diverse and very community spirited.
There are plenty of secrets to be uncovered in Wongan Creek surrounding Travis' sisters death, Casey's father and a truly horrible character Zac. Some of these secrets will help heal, some will cause trouble and there's a great twist thrown in there too.
A highly enjoyable read that I definitely recommend. 4.5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 758 KB
- Print Length: 346 pages
- Publisher: Escape Publishing (1 November 2016)
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01LZED4VE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 23 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #62,442 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)