Helloooo, big smile here, it’s Fiona McArthur waving to lovers of western romance across the ocean from Australia. We’ve hit winter and the winds are blowing so hard all the gorgeous red and gold autumn leaves from the liquid amber trees have filled the gutters around the house. I might need to clean those out before we have the next rain for our water tanks. Still, there’s so much water still lying around from the floods that we don’t need water yet. This photo was taken a few days ago at sunrise.
We live on a farm most of the time and have been a part of the local community for nearly forty years where I loved my job as a rural midwife and my husband was a paramedic. Now we’re transitioning to an even smaller town at the beach. I love small towns and I love to write about them.
One of my favourite small towns to write about is Wirralong, a fictional, old-gold-mining town in Oz, in Victoria. I so love connected books. Do you? I have quite a few series out there in reader land. This series runs with multiple authors, and is my fourth book for Wirralong and TULE. You may have noticed my books always have a birth in them, and all my midwives are friends, so there’s continuity there in the Outback Brides. This time, in Outback Babies, we started with Barbara Hannay, then Trish Morey, myself and the fabulous Kelly Hunter to close up for this series.
My book, The Baby Whisperer, comes out, on the 9th June and I think Eli is one of my favourite ever heroes. This book is about healing from loss and learning to trust your heart. My leading lady is Stephanie, a midwife and a mothercraft nurse.
After losing her dad, her brother, and then her husband fighting fires over in Western Australia, Stevie makes a new life across the continent in Wirralong. The last thing she needs is another hero. Of course, then she meets Eli, grandson to a Polynesian pirate, risk-taker and her new, gorgeous builder. Seriously, the guy is hot, awesome with babies and makes her a moon gate just because he can. But she is not losing anyone else. No. But it’s such a struggle to stay focussed on not falling fall for Eli… If you like the sound of that, and it is fun, with cranky babies and house renovations, and of course – a new baby born …you can buy the book here
I’m so enjoying the previous books in this series, love, love, loved Trish Morey’s A Mother For Ella. I’ve just pressed “buy” on Barb Hannay’s book and have already started, can’t wait for Kelly Hunter’s next awesomeness as well. I hope you love your time in Wirralong. Stay safe, stay smiling and wishing you gorgeous books that make you sigh in pleasure. Lots of love xx Fi
About the Author
Fiona McArthur has written more than forty books and shares her medical knowledge and her love of working with women, families and emergency services in her stories. In her compassionate, pacey fiction, her love of the Australian landscape meshes beautifully with warm, funny, multigenerational characters as she highlights challenges for rural and remote families, and the strength shared between women. She always champions the underdog, and the wonderful, ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Then that bit of drama thrown in because who doesn’t love a few tears, a heartfelt sigh of relief and a big happy smile at the end? Make that gorgeous man earn the right to win his beautiful and strong-willed heroine’s heart because that’s something she believes in. And, absolutely, happy endings are a must.