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Beautifully written, heartfelt, warm and tender...grab a copy and enjoy your escape to the country. Five stars.

— Happy Valley Books

This was a gorgeous story, one I didn't want to finish...filled with fabulous characters that have become friends.

— Helen, Family Saga BlogSpot

If you want to know what it's like living in rural Australia, you must read Maya Linnell. Be warned, you'll get nothing else done the moment you start reading until you reach THE END!

— Tanya Nellestein, HeartsTalk Magazine

Maya is the Queen of portraying small town life...My only complaint is that I now have to wait a year before I get to read the next book.'

— Janine, Casey Cardinia Libraries

A big-hearted story of community spirit and farming families from the bestselling author of Bottlebrush Creek.

'Maya Linnell knows how to tug on our heartstrings, with just the right dollop of reality...I couldn't put it down.' - Catriona Rowntree

Bush nurse Lara McIntyre and journalist Toby Paxton are thrust into the limelight when an accident puts the beating heart of their community in jeopardy.

The small country town of Bridgefield can't manage without their general store and post office, but Lara can't stomach the idea of out-of-town buyers revamping it with no regard for what the residents want or need. She's also unsure about where Toby's allegiances lie in this fight.

Loyalties are put to the test as the locals attempt to save the shop, with personal agendas, old grudges and misunderstandings threatening their best efforts.

Featuring a black-tie ball, a fun run, a magpie called Vegemite and a snake-chasing kelpie called Basil, Magpie's Bend is a story about rural lives, family, love and letting go.

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