Four sisters, one farm and a second chance to follow your heart.
Coming June 2, 2020
Between managing a bustling beauty salon, hectic volunteer commitments and the lion's share of parenting three-year-old Claudia, Angie McIntyre barely has time to turn around. And with each passing month, she feels her relationship with fly-in, fly-out boyfriend Rob Jones slipping through her fingers. When Rob faces retrenchment, and the most fabulous fixer-upper comes onto the market, Angie knows it will be the perfect project to draw their little family together.
The weatherboard cottage is as charming as it is derelict, with established fruit trees, enough room for Angie's dream garden and wide, open spaces for young Claudia. Having handled an unexpected pregnancy with relative ease, Angie and Rob think they're up for the challenge of renovating. There's just one catch; the 200-acre property is right next door to Rob's parents in south-west Victoria.
It doesn't take long for rising tensions to set a wedge between the hard-working couple. Instead of drawing them closer together, Angie and Rob have to find out the hard way whether their grand design will be the very thing that tears them apart.
Wildflower Ridge is rural fiction straight from the heart.
Penny McIntyre loves her life as an ambitious city professional, with a marketing team at her fingertips and a promotion just within reach. So when she's floored by a mystery illness and ordered back to the family farm for three months' rest and recuperation, she is horrified to find her perfect life imploding.
Within days, Penny has to leave her much-loved job, her live-in boyfriend, and her beloved city apartment… to return to the small country town in which she grew up. Back to her dad and three sisters, one of whom has never forgiven her for abandoning her family. And to her ex-boyfriend, Tim Patterson, who was the biggest reason she ran in the first place.
When Penny's father is injured in a farming accident and Tim campaigns to buy the property, she must choose between the city life she loves and the farming dream she buried long ago.
"A moving tale of endings, beginnings and love. A page turner.'
FLEUR McDONALD, bestselling author
PRAISE FOR WILDFLOWER RIDGE
"A sparkling entry into the rural romance arena" - Canberra Weekly
"We reckon you'll devour this rural read in one go" - New Idea Magazine
"Beautifully written with strong characters and a true depiction of life on a farm with all its trials, tribulations... love, family and laughter. I loved this book and didn't want it to end" - Christine, Beauty & Lace
"I lost myself in ‘Wildflower Ridge’. A beautiful novel, full of love, fun, excitement, cooking and country flair. Really captures the essence of what country farm living in Australia is all about." Kym, Good Reads
"Five stars - a great addition to the rural family fiction with a dash of romance, a sophisticated plot, very convincing characters... a book you can't pass up." Craig - HappyValley Books Blog
"There's a new rural fiction author in town and her name is Maya Linnell. I loved this book, what a fantastic debut novel." Tracy - Good Reads
"I’m only new to Australian rural romance, but I don’t know why! All the eucalyptus, the scones and ‘raiding the tucker tent’ I loved it! I can’t wait for the next Maya Linnell novel." Anna's Books
"To say it was a great read is quite frankly an understatement! For a debut novelist, I was so impressed with her style of writing and felt totally invested in the characters within." Janine - Good Reads
"Rural fiction at its finest and most immersive. A ripper of a yarn, and a bloody good debut." Alyce - Good Reads
'Heartfelt, engaging, real and contemporary ... flawless writing, leaves readers wanting more' - Jodie, Beauty & Lace Book Club