Wednesday 28 December 2022

❅ Snowy Mountains Promise (Bundilla #3)❅ Alissa Callen ❅


Available 1/2/2023


A town scandal. A kelpie chaperone. A winter ball. The bush telegraph has never had so much to talk about...

A delightfully charming rural story about love and healing from bestselling Australian author Alissa Callen.

Hettie Burbrook is the first to admit she's happiest when flying solo through the outback skies. After her hobby of photographing farmers lands her a book deal, it provides the ideal cover story to visit small-town Bundilla. But every photograph brings her closer to uncovering the answers behind why she is really in the mountains...

Deer farmer Taite Lancaster is as strong as the tempered steel he welds into lifelike animal sculptures. Unlike his father, he will never allow feelings to break him. But when the old school friend of his twin sister lands on the airstrip of their high-country station, he knows he's in trouble. Hettie is the one woman he can't forget.

While determined to keep to themselves, between dog races, a ute muster and a winter ball, Hettie and Taite are forced to face how much they need each other. And when a long-buried scandal erupts into the present, relationships and lives are threatened.


 Copy received from Harper Collins Australia for an honest review

Welcome back to Bundilla, a small town with big secrets.

I really enjoy this series. I moved from the city to a small town some years back, and I tell you, there is no escaping the eyes and ears that see and hear every move you make (I sneezed in my back yard once, and someone the street over called back Bless You lol.)

I liked Hettie and Taite's story, and their quest to solve a 50 year old family mystery. The drama/scandal isn't that bad, but it does take over Hettie's life.  She's not good with those pesky things called emotions, but she is great at getting stuck into a mystery.

 And let'st not forget the star of the series, Bundy. I smiled every time that pupper was on the page.

It is a real, real slow burn of a story. Even though I liked Hettie and Taite, I think at times I liked the secondary characters more. I looove Brenna and need more of her in the future.




When USA Today bestselling author Alissa Callen isn't writing, she plays traffic controller to four children, three dogs, two horses and one renegade cow who believes the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. After a childhood spent chasing sheep on the family farm, Alissa has always been drawn to remote areas and small towns, even when residing overseas. She is partial to autumn colours, snowy peaks and historic homesteads and will drive hours to see an open garden. Once a teacher and a counsellor, she remains interested in the life journeys that people take. She draws inspiration from the countryside around her, whether it be the brown snake at her back door or the resilience of bush communities in times of drought or flood. Her books are characteristically heartwarming, authentic and character driven. Alissa lives on a small slice of rural Australia in central western NSW.

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