Monday, 9 June 2014

Book Review: Flight to Coorah Creek

Flight to Coorah Creek
by Janet Gover

Published: March 2014 by Choc Lit
Format: Paperback & ebook
ISBN-13: 9781781890974
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.
This story was like revisiting my favourite Aussie medical soap. I used to love Flying Doctors and enjoyed this book just as much. Ms Gover's descriptions of the outback landscape and the realities of carving out a living in the harsh surroundings, draw you into the story straight away. Add a mixture of interesting and engaging characters and you have an enjoyable read that will keep you turning the pages.

I warmed to Jess, the heroine, straight away. The story opens with her at Sydney airport, terrified of anyone noticing her - which makes you have to read on to find out why. She is running as far away from her past as she can get and ends up in Coorah Creek working alongside the equally troubled Dr Adam Gilmore.

It made a refreshing change to have a heroine who is self-sufficient and exceptionally good at her job.

In this story, you get not one romance but two. As well as Jess and Adam's growing relationship, there is the 'will they, won't they' question about whether Ellen and Jack, two of the secondary characters, will get together.

All in all, an excellent holiday read. I give this book 5 out of 5.

Thank you Choc Lit for giving me the opportunity to read it.

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