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CHALLENGING MOUNTAINS (SETTLERS BOOK 3)
by Tricia McGill (author)

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Posted: Oct 04, 2019


"There are parallels between settling the American West and expanding the Australian colonies after the penal colony was ended. People pushing back the edge of the frontier, traveling out into the dangerous unknown. Some for adventure, some for riches, some to find a place of their own. But it takes a special kind of brave, and a special level of independence and resourcefulness.
These characters had it in spades. Tim is bored with his government job. Jo wants out from under her uncle's thumb. And so they stock up on supplies and head out. Only problem is, Tim wasn't planning on taking Jo - he believes a rough trail is no place for a lady. But Jo is no wilting lady. She's spirited and smart and headstrong. What starts as friendship turns into a romance that is tested every step of the way, by both internal and external conflicts. Bad weather, dangerous wildlife, treacherous roads. Not everyone they meet is honorable. The Aboriginal populace is not happy about settler encroachment and defiling sacred lands.
There's something here for everyone. I really enjoyed this story, and had no difficulty following given I haven't read the first two books. I really liked the heroine Jo, even though her stubborness gets her in trouble when she doesn't listen to the voice of reason. I really liked Tim's patience and even-handedness. The pace flowed along through a great setting and interesting plot. The reader never gets bored!"

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Curl Up With A Cozy Mystery!
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One Day's Loving
Available for pre-order now. Release day August 16, 2020.
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Make Me Sweat
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Sporting A Red Butt: Four M/m Tales Of Sports And Spanking
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Wild & Wicked Release!
Wild & Wicked, a paranormal erotic story, is now available on Amazon for just $1.99 or free on KindleUnlimited. Get your copy today! Jordyn is at a deciding moment in her life. After finding her boyfriend cheating on her, losing her job and her apartment, she discovered a long lost uncle left her his house in his will. Along with the house she's going to find the first steps into her new life. And after catching the attention of a foxy shapeshifter, she'll get all the help she could beg for.
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