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SECRETS BETWEEN FRIENDS

Friendship is a million little moments, but can it survive this one? Three friends embark on a luxury cruise to celebrate their ten-year reunion in this heartfelt story of how long-held secrets can catch up with even the best of friends

Life was about living, experiencing and emotions. The good and the bad. You had to laugh to cry. You had to love to hurt. You had to jump to fall or fly.

Best friends Abbie, Jess and Ricki are set to recreate a school trip they took ten years earlier to the historic port town of Albany, the oldest city on the stunning turquoise coastline of Western Australia.
Ricki, a dedicated nurse, harbours a dream she hasn’t chased. Is she actually happy or stuck in a rut?
Jess, a school teacher and single mother to little Ollie, had a tough upbringing but found her way through with the help of her closest male friend, Peter. But Peter has bought an engagement ring and is ready to propose to Ricki . . .
Abbie had it all: a career, a loving boyfriend and a future, but a visit to the doctor bears scary news. Her world is tumbling down and she feels adrift at sea.

SECRETS BETWEEN FRIENDS is a poignant novel of romance, family dynamics and friendship. Through her highly relatable, sympathetic characters, beloved Australian storyteller Fiona Palmer writes about issues, experiences and emotions we have all faced while posing the ultimate question: What is really important in this life?

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Published   12  /9/2017
Format: Paperback, pages
Price: AUD $29.99
ISBN-13: 9780733636998
ISBN-10:  0733636993
Origin: Australia
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Fiona Palmer just keeps getting better.’ Rachael Johns

‘Palmer’s passion for the land bleeds into the story, and her scenes are vivid and genuine, just as her characters are.’ Book’d Out

‘Fiona Palmer has well and truly earned her place as a leading writer of one of Australia’s much-loved genres.’ Countryman

 

 


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  • Fiona Palmer just keeps getting better.’ Rachael Johns

    ‘Palmer’s passion for the land bleeds into the story, and her scenes are vivid and genuine, just as her characters are.’ Book’d Out

    ‘Fiona Palmer has well and truly earned her place as a leading writer of one of Australia’s much-loved genres.’ Countryman

     

     


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    From one of Australia’s favourite storytellers comes a heartwarming story spanning three generations about when to fight and when to surrender – and how new love can heal old wounds.

    Kim Richards is a creative woman of the land, a rural ambassador who’s renowned for her contribution to her community. But deep down, she’s lonely. She’s already watched the man she loves falls for someone else, and her dream of starting her own family feels like it’s slipping through her fingers.

    Enter Charlie McNamara, an older man who’s arrived in Lake Grace on business. Sparks fly between Kim and Charlie, but he seems to have a hidden agenda and a past life he’s trying to hide.

    They’re both drawn to local hermit Harry, a Vietnam veteran who’s haunted by memories from the war. What ties these lost souls together? Can they solve a long-held family mystery and heal fractures of the heart?

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    Published   3  /10/2016
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    Origin: Australia
    Imprint: Michael Joseph
    Publisher: Penguin Aus.
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    Fiona Palmer just keeps getting better.’ Rachael Johns

    ‘Palmer’s passion for the land bleeds into the story, and her scenes are vivid and genuine, just as her characters are.’ Book’d Out

    ‘Fiona Palmer has well and truly earned her place as a leading writer of one of Australia’s much-loved genres.’ Countryman


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    Schoolteacher Natalie has always been a city girl. She has a handsome boyfriend and a family who give her only the best. But she craves her own space, and her own classroom, before settling down into the life she is expected to lead.

    When Nat takes up a posting at a tiny school in remote Western Australia, it proves quite the culture shock, but she is soon welcomed by the swarm of inquisitive locals, particularly young student Billy and his intriguing single father, Drew.

    As Nat’s school comes under threat of closure, and Billy’s estranged mother turns up out of the blue, Nat finds herself fighting for the township and battling with her heart. Torn between her life in Perth and the new community that needs her, Nat must risk losing it all to find out what she’s really made of – and where she truly belongs.

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    ‘Fiona Palmer just keeps getting better.’ Rachael Johns

    ‘Palmer’s passion for the land bleeds into the story, and her scenes are vivid and genuine, just as her characters are.’ Book’d Out

    ‘Fiona Palmer has well and truly earned her place as a leading writer of one of Australia’s much-loved genres.’ Countryman

     

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    ‘Fiona Palmer just keeps getting better. This heart-warming tear-jerker kept me turning the pages right until the very end.’ Rachael Johns

    Three generations of Stewart women share a deep connection to their family farm, but a secret from the past threatens to tear them apart.

    Widowed matriarch Maggie remembers a time when the Italian prisoners of war came to work on their land, changing her heart and her home forever. Single mum Toni has been tied to the place for as long as she can recall, although farming was never her dream. And Flick is as passionate about the farm as a young girl could be, despite the limited opportunities for love.

    When a letter from 1946 is unearthed in an old cottage on the property, the Sunnyvale girls find themselves on a journey deep into their own hearts and all the way across the world to Italy. Their quest to solve a mystery leads to incredible discoveries about each other, and about themselves.

     

     

    Published 24/09/2014
    Format: Paperback, 368 pages
    Price: AUD $29.95
    ISBN-13: 9781921901454
    ISBN-10:  1921901454
    Origin: Australia
    Imprint: Michael Joseph
    Publisher: Penguin Aus.
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    websiteThe Outback Heart

    Indianna Wilson is a country girl through and through. She’ll do anything she can to save her beloved home town from disappearing off the map – even if she has to die trying. She brings Troy Mitchell to her tiny outback town, with hopes that he can bring a breath of fresh air to the Saints football club and lift the wider farming community.

    He’s just the spark they need in Hyden, but it’s the fire that he ignites in Indi’s heart that takes her by surprise. She knows he’s feeling something too – why, then, does he insist on pushing her away? What is it from his dark past that’s preventing them from sharing a future?

    As the town rallies together and their fighting spirit returns, Indi and Troy discover that sometimes life offers up a second chance – you just have to brave enough to embrace it.

    The most heartfelt and moving story yet from favourite Australian rural writer Fiona Palmer.

     

     

    Published 25/09/2013
    Format: Paperback, 343 pages
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    Imprint: Michael Joseph
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    The Sunburnt Country

    Jonelle Baxter is a young woman in a man’s world – a tough, hardworking motor mechanic from an idyllic country family. But lately things in her perfect life have been changing, and her workshop isn’t the only local business that’s struggling.

    Daniel Tyler is new in town, posted from the city to manage the community bank. As he tries to rein in the spiralling debts of Bundara, he uncovers all sorts of personal dramas and challenges. The last thing Jonny and Dan need is an unwanted attraction to each other.

    It’s going to take more than a good drop of rain to break the drought and to keep this small but very colourful community thriving.

    From the bestselling author of The Road Home comes a moving and heartwarming story about love, change and courage – and the beauty that’s found in the bush, even in the harshest of times.

     

    Published 27/02/2013
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    Imprint: Michael Joseph
    Publisher: Penguin Aus.

     

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    This book was so good. I could tell from the way Fiona Palmer writes about these people and places that she knows her stuff. Roz Groves – Goodreads

    Without giving away too much of the plot, The Sunburnt Country is a story about love and loss, courage and reflection which grows out of a town with deep roots, characters who are well fleshed out and conflict that had this reader fighting back tears at emotionally moving scenes. A heart-warming ending left me wanting to pick up another Palmer novel very soon! Lauren Murphy – Goodreads


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    The Road Home

    When your life is at a crossroads, how do you find the road home?

    Lara Turner has a boyfriend, a nice house in the city and a chance at a big promotion. So when her brother calls asking her to come home, she hesitates. Can she face the memories that inhabit the beloved place of her childhood? And how does she feel with the news it’s to be sold? Is she the answer to saving the family farm?

    Jack Morgan has memories of his own to contend with. A falling-out with his family and a bitter end to a past relationship have left a big chip on his shoulder. When his best mate’s beautiful sister arrives on the scene, he finds himself deeply conflicted.

    Lara and Jack have a powerful attraction but are constantly at odds. Will their love of the same land keep them apart, or grow into a love of a different kind?

    From the bestselling author of The Family Farm and Heart of Gold comes a heartwarming novel about finding your true place in the world, and the healing power of the land.

     

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    The Road Home is distinctly Australian, from the description of the land to the genuine dialogue that doesn’t shy away from the everyday colloquialisms of our language. I found the novel well written and a quick and engaging read. Shelleyrae @Book’d Out – Goodreads

    I really recommend this book and if you have not read rural fiction before then this is the place to start. Nigelle-ann – Goodreads


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    Heart of Gold

    CJ Wishart is a hardworking country girl with a heart of gold but a life that can be tough. Her job as a wool classer is back-breaking, her family life is a disaster and, after a string of dating debacles, she’s put men in the too-hard basket.

    When strong, handsome Lindsay arrives on the scene as their new shearer, CJ can’t help but take notice. They have an undeniable spark, but can she handle the complications and potential heart-break of falling in love?

    With help from her best friend and an endearing old farmer, CJ learns that when you stay true to yourself and open your heart, anything is possible.

     

    Published 22/02/2012
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    Imprint: Penguin
    Publisher: Penguin Aus.

     

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    Lovely heartwarming story set amongst the rough and tumble of the shearing sheds. Helene Young – Goodreads

    As soon as I started reading this book I was back in the country, I could smell the shearing shed, I could feel the wool in my hands, I could hear all the noises and picture it all vividly like it was yesterday!! Fiona Palmer knows her subject well and just nails all the details!!! Penny – Goodreads


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    The Family Farm

    Isabelle Simpson longs to take over the family farm, but her ailing father is locked in a tragedy of the past and won’t give her the chance she deserves. The stand-off between them threatens to tear the family apart.

    Izzy decides to break free and make a new start for herself — even though that means leaving the handsome Will Timmins and all her mixed emotions about him behind.

    But when hardship falls on the farm again, Izzy returns with an even greater determination to resolve the family feud. As she gathers with her friends in the close community under the shade of the gum-tree tavern, confessions are made, long-held secrets are revealed and hearts are set free.

    Set under the blazing blue skies and in the golden wheatfields of Western Australia, this is a colourful story of family life on the land, and a heartwarming romance about finding true love and following your dreams.

     

     

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    The Family Farm is a wonderful farm drama about a young girl trying to prove to her stubborn father that she is able to work as hard as any man doing farm work. Add in a bit of romantic tension and past mystery, and you have a great read. Sharon – Goodreads


    The Recruit

    From one of Australia’s Queens of Romance comes the debut in a brand new YA series about secrets, strengths, and what lies beneath the surface.

    Jasmine Thomas may not be completely normal, but she’s a pretty typical seventeen-year-old girl. She hates the rich mean kids, loves her best friends, and can’t wait to get out of school each day. Her spare time is spent at The Ring — a boxing gym where she practically grew up — learning karate, boxing and street fighting. So, yeah, Jaz can kick some major butt.

    Life seems pretty normal until the day Ryan Fletcher enters her gym…mysterious and hot with heaps of bad boy charm. Sure, she checks him out. Who wouldn’t? But what doesn’t show on his gorgeous abs are secrets and lies that dominate his very grown-up world. Now Jaz has to figure out just how far she is willing to go to know more. Could Ryan really be offering the life-fulfilling life path she’s always dreamed of?

    The first in the MTG Agency series.

    Published 01/05/2014
    Format: ebook, 190pages
    Price: $4.99
    ASIN:  B00JD7EYTO
    Origin: Australia
    Imprint: Escape Publishing
    Publisher: Harlequin
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    Absolutely wonderful book!!!! There so has to be a series to this. I couldn’t put it down and instantly went searching online to see if there was another book.
    One of the best books I have read. – Amazon Customer 9th June 2014 


    The Mission

    From best-selling Fiona Palmer comes the second in a YA/NA crossover series about sexy spies, a super secret agency, and the work they do to save the world.

    Recruited into the secretive, shrouded MTG Agency, Jaz dives headfirst into her training, regretting nothing about her decision to help save the world at the age of 17. Now she’s ready and anxious for her first mission, to prove she has what it takes, and to start making a difference.

    The only thing that stands in her way is Ryan, the dangerous and sexy agent who first recruited her, and is now guiding her. He doesn’t want Jaz to sink too deeply too quickly into his world of secrets and lies, but his inability to trust her to know her own mind only makes Jaz furious.

    When a job comes along that only Jaz can do, Ryan has to let go, and Jaz soon learns that she can swim with sharks, but she’ll come away with scars.

    Book 2 in the MTG Agency series.

    Published 22/11/2014
    Format: ebook, pages
    Price: $4.99
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    Origin: Australia
    Imprint: Escape Publishing
    Publisher: Harlequin
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    The Deception

    From best-selling Fiona Palmer comes the second in a YA/NA crossover series about sexy spies, a super secret agency, and the work they do to save the world.

    Jaz is back in another explosive mission – but her hardest task is keeping her secret from her friends…

    Jaz’s last mission for the Agency had unforeseen consequences, and she is only now beginning to understand that the hardest part isn’t the physical training. Her ongoing mission involves an undercover operation – pretending to be the girlfriend of the son of one of the Agency’s most wanted.

    What starts out as a chance to prove herself soon becomes a lesson in emotional detachment, as her pretend boyfriend starts to feel too real. Factor in Ryan, still sexy, still dangerous, and still irresistible, and Jaz is discovering that her love life is more treacherous than anything the Agency can throw at her.

    Book 3 in the MTG Agency series.

    Published 08/07/2015
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    Price: $4.99
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    Origin: Australia
    Imprint: Escape Publishing
    Publisher: Harlequin

    The Crescendo

    Jaz risks everything to save the love of her life in the latest instalment of Fiona Palmer’s series about the young spies of the MTG Agency.

    Recruited by the agency less than a year ago, Jaz has had her life turned upside down by a shocking revelation and the death of a friend. Now Ryan, the sexy, dangerous man who recruited and trained her, has gone MIA while out on an undercover mission. And on top of all this, she’s sitting exams and finishing school.

    With the help of her friends, Jaz is going to have to risk her own life to save Ryan, even if it means walking on the dark side. But can she work alongside the bad guys she’s been trying to take down if it means seeing Ryan again?

    Book 4 in the MTG Agency series.

     

     

     

    Published 05/05/2016
    Format: ebook, pages
    Price: $4.99
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    Origin: Australia
    Imprint: Escape Publishing
    Publisher: Harlequin

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