Sunday 16 March 2014

Flight To Coorah Creek by Janet Gover

What happens when you can fly, but you just can’t hide?

Only Jessica Pearson knows the truth when the press portrays her as the woman who betrayed her lover to escape prosecution. But will her new job flying an outback air ambulance help her sleep at night or atone for a lost life?

Doctor Adam Gilmore touches the lives of his patients, but his own scars mean he can never let a woman touch his heart.

Runaway Ellen Parkes wants to build a safe future for her two children. Without a man—not even one as gentle as Jack North.

In Coorah Creek, a town on the edge of nowhere, you're judged by what you do, not what people say about you. But when the harshest judge is the one you see in the mirror, there's nowhere left to hide.

Flight to Coorah Creek by Janet Gover was published by Choc Lit in paperback on 7 March 2014.

Three very different people, all with very different things to hide.  Jessica, Adam and Ellen each find themselves hiding out in the Australian outback town of Coorah Creek.  The Creek is as far away as they can possibly get, just one main street, a few businesses, the mine and miles and miles of deserted outback. The problem is that running away doesn't always mean that your troubles are left behind, sometimes you carry them with you, where ever you go.

Jessica has left her exciting job behind, the glamour of flying a private jet for a wealthy businessman wasn't all it turned out to be and since the high-profile court case involving her ex-boss and lover, she's trying her best to stay unnoticed.  Adam has been at Coorah Creek for five years; the town doctor who dedicates himself to his patients. Much admired by the community, his scars go more than skin deep and he is unable to let himself love or be loved.   Ellen and her two children are running from the man who was supposed to love and protect them, Ellen can't help but blame herself - what woman allows a man to treat her like that?

Three wonderfully drawn and very realistic characters, thrown together in a desolate location and amongst townfolk who like nothing better to know everything about everyone.  Will any of them find happiness here, will the friendship and welcome offered to them by the locals heal them?

I enjoyed this story very much.  The little town of Corah Creek has been created with knowledge of the area and appears very authentic, from the rough and ready mining pub to the caring medical community who run the Flying Doctor service and the small medical centre.  The characters are larger than life, and I grew to like each one of them very much, desperately hoping that things would turn out for them.

Flight to Coorah Creek is a story of survival and determination but it is also a love story, in fact it is two love stories.  Written with passion and with an air of authority in terms of the location, this is a story to be savoured - another success from Choc Lit.

Janet Gover was born in Melbourne, Australia. When she was very small, her family moved to a small country town in Queensland. She studied Journalism and Politics at Queensland University. She went on to forge a path in television journalism, she worked as a reporter and producer of news and other factual TV programmes in Australia, Hong Kong and the UK. Today matched with a Englishman, she lives in West London and works as a consultant, implementing high end digital systems in TV stations and production facilities in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Janet Gover published her first short story, called The Last Dragon, in 2002, and since then she published some short stories. In 2007 she won the Romantic Novelists' Association's Elizabeth Goudge Trophy, and now she is part of the RNA's Committee.. She published her first romance novel in 2009.

Find out more at her website and Twitter @janet_gover

1 comment:

  1. Aww- thanks for the nice things you've said. I am so glad you enjoyed the book.