Wildflower Ridge

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Four sisters, one farm and a second chance to follow your 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. 

Wildflower Ridge is rural fiction straight from the heart. 


"A moving tale of endings, beginnings and love. A page turner.'

FLEUR McDONALD, bestselling author


"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

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