Fiction Book Reviews

Feel good romance novella : Her Australian Summer

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Publishers Corazon say:

A lovely feel good holiday romance novella, perfect for reading in one or two delicious sittings. A nice, easy read with likeable characters, to get you into the holiday mood for this summer.


… and that is exactly what Her Australian Summer is!

Format: Kindle Edition

File Size: 954 KB

Print Length: 62 pages

Publisher: Corazon Books (Contemporary romance) (12 May 2016)


When Laura inherits her Uncle Jim’s seaside shop in Queensland, which sells coral and shells, she decides to spend her summer visiting Australia to see it for herself.

Arriving in the small town of Port Duncan she meets handsome farmer Nat, and charming property agent Kyle. As Laura gets to know the two men, she realises her stay in Australia might not be so simple as she’d first imagined.

Will Laura’s Australian holiday bring real romance? And what secrets might the seemingly friendly people she gets to know be hiding from her? Only one thing is for certain, Laura’s trip to the other side of the world is one she’ll never forget.

A summer holiday novella of 17,000 words.


I’m always in awe of authors who can write so succinctly to bring readers short stories/novellas that have been pared down and yet still manage to engage us with conflict and intrigue.

Laura’s independence is clear as she’s waiting to enter the solicitor’s office to find out about her Uncle Jim’s legacy.  There’s a glimpse into her background which lets the reader build a tenuous link emotionally with her and I found as I continued to read that the link grew into wanting what I thought would be the best for her.

I loved the settings!  The shop on the quay at Port Duncan, the coral reef, Atherton Show and the farm all gave me a glimpse into another way of life with it’s different rhythms and people.

There’s conflict with Kyle and Nate, conflict with Jade and Laura and intrigue with Kyle and Beth.

I read Her Australian Summer in an hour and was thoroughly entertained.  It is a feel good novella.  Read while you’re travelling or even for that hour you’ve planned for yourself to relax and unwind.

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I would like to thank the publishers for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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I've been blogging about my interests at Jera's Jamboree for 8+ years. My love of reading, crocheting and being out in nature are all things that help me unwind from my role as an Inclusion Lead in a primary school. I'm passionate about early help and sharing strategies with families to empower and help build resilience. I'm a member of of my Local Authority's Early Help Operational Board, working alongside other professionals to instigate change and growth.

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