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Glencarin Station is in dire need of a housekeeper to run it and city girl Cally Jones leaps at the chance. Set just below Blackpeak Station in the rugged high country of the South Island, Glencarin is the home of the gruff Carr Fergusson and his son Ash, who has recently returned from Argentina. After a few disasters Cally settles in rapidly to high station life and even learns to ride. Then Ash’s girlfriend turns up…….

Ella is loving her new job as a job as a photography assistant and is constantly jetting around the world on assignments for weeks at a time. This makes it difficult to find time to enjoy her relationship with Luke, who has a life firmly embedded in New Zealand. Then Ella is offered the opportunity of a lifetime- in New York.

Another charming read by Holly Ford that continues the Blackpeak story and lets us see how favourite characters are doing (was amused to find out Richard’s latest project). The action is from one character’s POV then the next chapter rewinds the time period to show another’s POV, which takes a bit to get used to but quickly makes sense.  A great read, Holly Ford is on my must-read list and I look forward to her next book.

Bantam

Supplied by Penguin Random House New Zealand

Reviewed by Jan

Review of Blackpeak Vines here

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Lizzie Harrington is a former television executive in England who, longing for a new life in the country of her homeland, settles on the vineyard below Blackpeak Station, a farm in the rugged high country of the South Island.

Enjoying her new career as a vintner, Lizzie has settled in and gets on with all the locals – except for her neighbour, the brooding Carr Fergusson. A visit from Lizzie’s glamorous friends including the aging heartthrob actor Richard Bourne, who she has had a secret love affair with for years, and her beautiful daughter Ella, bring changes to the valley.

Up at Blackpeak Station Charlotte Black is busy with sheep, a fashion shoot featuring Italian models, and planning a wedding with Rob. Ella lands a job as a photography assistant on the shoot though and is in danger of falling for an extremely unsuitable man and disrupting life at Black Peak.

Another charming read by Holly Ford that continues the Blackpeak story and lets us revisit characters we know and love, as well as introducing new ones. The setting is stunning and the plot is well thought out, with a few unexpected twists. A fun, contemporary romance.

Bantam

Supplied by Penguin Random House New Zealand

Reviewed by Jan

Review of Blackpeak Station here

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Charlotte Black is the fourth generation of the Black family to farm Blackpeak Station, a farm in the rugged high country of the South Island. Wanting to own the station Charlotte runs into a few problems, she has an older brother and a father who believes that daughters run families, not farms.

After her father dies Charlotte faces many struggles to keep her dream alive, including ending things with her first love Rob. She resigns herself to never having romance in her life, as the station came first.   Then the handsome, suave Luke turned up on her doorstep.

This was a good read, well written and an interesting story with plenty of twists and turns to keep things moving forward at a rapid pace. The setting was beautifully described and the challenge of living in a remote part of New Zealand laid out well.

The description of the Christchurch earthquake made me cry, as it brought back the same feelings the characters had watching it on tv, waiting for news, and hoping loved ones were safe, and finding out someone you knew was a casualty.

A must read for modern romance fans.

Bantam

Supplied by Penguin Random House New Zealand

Reviewed by Jan