Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Australian Rural Romance

Hi everyone,

As some of you may know my latest book, McKellan’s Run is an Australian Rural Romance. It’s set around where I was brought up in central Victoria. I’ve borrowed from the landscape and created the fictional town of Violet Falls. The country around here is filled with bush, farms, rustic towns, the old goldfields and the odd winery, so it’s pretty easy to get inspired.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m working on the second book, In Like Flynn (working title).

If you love rural romances, you might like to check out the Australian Rural Romance (ARR) site. A group of authors have banded together to showcase their quintessential Australian stories. From the outback, to the mountains, to the coast – the stories are as varied as our land.

Here’s the link and I hope you’ll stop by.

There’s also a Facebook page if you’d like to keep up to date with what’s happening. J

Rural Romance Writers & Readers


McKellan’s Run will be released on the 22nd April.


Violet Beckett once made the mistake of falling for the wrong McKellan brother. Now, eight years later, fate has brought Violet back to her home town with her daughter, Holly.

As soon as Violet runs into Charlie ‘Mac’ McKellan, she wonders if she should run all the way back to the city. But something about him makes her want to linger. Can she trust him, can she trust herself or will she be burned again?

Charlie McKellan has had a soft spot for Violet Beckett for longer than he can remember. It almost killed him to watch his brother woo her, use her and finally lose her. From his very first encounter with Violet he’s hooked. But how can he convince her that not all McKellans are the same?

I thought I’d share some of the photos I took around the local area to give you a feel of what McKellan’s Run is like.

This is the Market building (well, at least the top half of it - I never said I was a great photographer). It was built in the 1860's and is a symbol of the wealth and opulence of the gold mining era. The statue on top is of Ceres, the goddess of the harvest.


Thanks for dropping by.

Nicóle  xx

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