Rural Romance & Second Chances – plus Giveaway!

Welcome to our second-to-last Showcase Series.
Today it’s Rural Romance and Second Chances
with authors Rachael Johns and Nicole Hurley-Moore

And there’s a Giveaway!
(Giveaway now over)

The Road to Hope by Rachael Johns

Author Rachael Johns

Author Rachael Johns

I’m an English teacher by trade, a mum 24/7, a supermarket owner by day, a chronic arachnophobic, and a writer by night. I rarely sleep. I live in rural Western Australia with my hyperactive husband and three mostly-gorgeous heroes-in-training.

I’ve been writing since I was 17 when I broke up with my first boyfriend (at the time I thought he was The One and was hugely devastated in the fashion of all 17 years olds). For some reason unbeknownst to me, I turned to writing as a form of therapy for my broken heart. It was enlightening to realise that with writing I could create whatever ending I liked. I wrote the story of me and The One and actually ended up killing him off. The writing was therapeutic, the story was cringe-worthy but I had caught the bug.

Back cover blurb for The Road to Hope by Rachael Johns

Best selling author Rachael Johns takes you back to Hope Junction and the characters from Jilted.


Bestselling author Rachael Johns takes you back to Hope Junction and the characters from Jilted.

Nurse Lauren Simpson is known in Hope Junction for the wrong reasons – and she’s over it. Watching the man she’s always loved marry someone else is the last straw – she decides to get out of Hope. But her resolve is tested when the hot new locum doctor arrives in town.

Doctor Tom Lewis also has skeletons in his closet – including a painful breakup and devastating family news. He’s hit the road with his vintage ute and surfboard, to travel the outback and live in the moment.

When Tom and Lauren meet the attraction is instant, but for Lauren Tom threatens to be just another fling and Tom has his own reasons for hesitating. Everyone else – their friends and patients – can see how perfect they are together, but just what will it take for them to admit this to themselves?

A brand new Hope Junction story of fresh starts and second chances.

The Road to Hope is available in eBook and paperback from all good retailers.
Amazon Australia

Click on any book cover to find out more, where to buy and where to find Rachael.

Jilted by Rachael Johns


Outback Ghost by Rachael Johns


Outback Blaze by Rachael Johns


Outback Dreams by Rachael Johns


Man Drought by Rachael Johns






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McKellan’s Run by Nicole Hurley-Moore

Author Nicole Hurley-Moore

Author Nicole Hurley-Moore

Nicole Hurley-Moore has always been a lover of fairy tales, history and romance. She grew up in Melbourne and has travelled extensively, whilst living her life through the romance of books.

Her first passion in life has always been her family, but after studying and achieving her BA Honours in Medieval Literature, she devoted here time to writing historical romance.

She is a full time writer who lives in the Central Highlands of Victoria with her family, where they live in the peaceful surrounds of a semi-rural town.

Back cover blurb for McKellan’s Run by Nicole Hurley-Moore

Sometimes you have to give love a second chance.


Sometimes you have to give love a second chance.

Violet Beckett once made the mistake of falling for the wrong McKellan brother. Now, eight years later, fate has brought Violet back to her home town with her daughter, Holly.

As soon as Violet runs into Charlie ‘Mac’ McKellan, she wonders if she should run all the way back to the city. But something about him makes her want to linger. Can she trust him, can she trust herself or will she be burned again?

Charlie McKellan has had a soft spot for Violet Beckett for longer than he can remember. It almost killed him to watch his brother woo her, use her and finally lose her. From his very first encounter with Violet he’s hooked. But how can he convince her that not all McKellans are the same?



McKellan’s Run is available in eBook and paperback from all good retailers.
Amazon Australia

Click on the book cover to find out more, and where to find Nicole.


Leave a comment and you’re in the draw to win a paperback copy of Nicole’s McKellan’s Run and a paperback of your choice from any of Rachael’s rural fiction books (not including novellas) So there will be 2 winners.
(Open to Australian postal addressees only. Winner drawn Monday.)

Giveaway now over and winners are :
Aileen has won a paperback copy of McKellan’s Run by Nicole Hurley-Moore
Jane O’Connor Elliot
has won her choice of one of Rachael John’s paperback rural books

Last Showcase Series is Country to City and Home Again (part II)
With authors Victoria Purman and Ros Baxter
(And yes, there’s another giveaway so don’t miss it. Sunday 16th August.)

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56 thoughts on “Rural Romance & Second Chances – plus Giveaway!

  1. I haven’t read any of Nicole’s books yet, I always excited to find a new authors. Love Rachael’s books, such a great writer 🙂

  2. Havent read any of Nicole’s books Have read Racheal’s books Looks like I have found a new author I need to follow and read her books 🙂

  3. Rachael’s books are amazing – I definitely caught the rural romance bug from her, so I cannot wait to read some of Nicole’s books also! Like the sound of McKellan’s Run 🙂

  4. Rural romance is my new favourite genre. I really enjoy Rachael’s books, but am yet to read one of Nicole’s. Road to Hope was a great read, struggled to put it down

  5. Aussie Authors are the best! I love reading and supporting our authors, they deserve so much more recognition than they currently get. There’s nothing better than snuggling up with a great RuRo and getting lost in the heart of the Aussie outback. Can’t wait to read these new stories.

  6. Wow what a fabulous givaway! Thanks girls 🙂 I haven’t read any of yours yet Nicole, so would love to start with this one. And Rachael, I’ve read some but not all 😉 The talent of our Aussie authors is outstanding!

  7. Hi, Just had to grab a copy of the Road to Hope when it hit the shelves. It was fantastic, and yes Rachael you succeeded in making Lauren some one very special. I love it , so looking forward to your next one. Cheers

  8. I’ve read all of Racheal books but yet to read one written by Nicole. Great opportunity thanks for the chance 🙂

  9. Can’t wait for Rachael’s new book, as I have all the others. However, I’ve not yet read Nicole so would love to find out if she is just as good as my West Aussie faves!

  10. I just love books and have read a few of Rachael Johns books but have never read any of Nicole Hurley-Moore books but they sound very interesting reads. Would love to add to my collection.

  11. I love reading Aussie rural romance. Racheal has become one of my favourites. If I won I’d choose Man Drought from Rachael’s collection. And Nicoles book would also be a treasured addition to my Aussie author collection.

  12. This is a genre i have recently gotten into thanks to rachels outback series…. and now i cant get enough…. id love to expand my collection

  13. So Addicted to country Romance books – Rachel Johns your amazing and cant wait for the Patterson girls to come out 🙂 Best Wishes for the realease

  14. So good to find some new books of this genre, definitely adding these books to my wishlist! I love reading Rural Australian Romance novels, and these two sound like they will be on-par with the rest; gotta love a well written, intense story to get lost in 🙂

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