Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Flight to Coorah Creek - Janet Gover

Only Jessica Pearson knows the truth when the press portrays her as the woman who betrayed her lover to escape prosecution. But will her new job flying an outback air ambulance help her sleep at night or atone for a lost life?

Doctor Adam Gilmore touches the lives of his patients, but his own scars mean he can never let a woman touch his heart.

Runaway Ellen Parkes wants to build a safe future for her two children. Without a man—not even one as gentle as Jack North.

In Coorah Creek, a town on the edge of nowhere, you're judged by what you do, not what people say about you. But when the harshest judge is the one you see in the mirror, there's nowhere left to hide.

My thoughts:
I loved the show Flying Doctors as a kid, and a teen, and  honestly I can watch that show anytime. So when I saw this book I wanted to read it, and it had the same heart. A small town, a close community and what matters is what you do there.

Jessica had a lot of issues. She was a pilot, fell in love with her boss, who then turned out to be a drug smuggler. She blames herself, she should have seen it sooner. Poor thing. I mean it was not her fault! And she had to run to the outback do get away from the papers and pointing fingers. I felt for her, people can be idiots.

Adam has issues too, I am not going to say what, but he does not want to get too close to anyone. But then Jessica shows up, and he likes her, oh he likes her.

The book has another couple too, Ellen who is also on the run with her two kids and Jack, the mechanic who falls for her.

I got to see all of these work through their issues and find love. And a new life and friends too. It was a lovely town.

We get a bit of, well medical action as that is what she is there for after all. A bit of very slow building romance and just life in general.

Conclusion:
I would take a flight to Coorah Creek if it meant meeting all of these people.

Paperback, 320 pages
Out now in ebook form from Choc Lit (print US March 15)
Women's fiction /romantic fiction
for review

44 comments:

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Can't go wrong with a slow burning romance in a small town with nice people, right?

Unknown said...

The pilot and the drug smuggler is an interesting storyline, I hope she either managed to convert him to be good or she mustered the courage to leave his drug dealing ass

Unknown said...

What Braine said.

Blodeuedd said...

Totally :D

Blodeuedd said...

I can't say ;) You must find out

Blodeuedd said...

;)

Unknown said...

ha I agree, I do like the pilot and drug smuggler bit very interesting.

Chris said...

And the cover?

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

Yep this is one I would totally enjoy!

Carole Rae said...

That would stink...the man you love is a drug smuggler...

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I like a slow building romance. Oh I might have to check this one out.

Book of Secrets said...

Flying an outback air ambulance is a unique job. Cool!

Unknown said...

Small town, slow romance, equals awesome read :)

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sounds good!

Mishel said...

I like the sound of this one; sweet and romantic is definitely one of my things.

Melliane said...

it's interesting to have something with pilots, don't think I've read a book like that.

Marg said...

There are quite a few outback romances being published here in Australia - it's a booming genre - but this is one author I hadn't heard of before.

Unknown said...

I am totally overwhelmed by all the fab comments - thanks for the great review.
I am a big fan of small town romance myself - and writing this one was the greatest fun.

Unknown said...

Hi Chris - the cover is lovely isn't it. I was thrilled when I saw it. My publisher Choc Lit is developing quite a reputation for amazing covers.

Unknown said...

The research for that part was easy, Diana. I was a patient on an air ambulance in Central Australia once.. I never thought that would become the basis for a book.

Unknown said...

I grew up in a small town much like Coorah Creek - and that's the experience I have tried to capture in the book.

Unknown said...

No spoilers here... :-)

Unknown said...

Exactly.

Unknown said...

I had hoped you would.

Unknown said...

I've done three other bush romances Marg - and just for something different - one set in Antarctica. I like wild locations.

Unknown said...

I had a bit of research to do for that - I have been a passenger on light aircraft - but I'm not a pilot. Luckily, I know someone who is.

Unknown said...

I hope so. Let me know if you do.

Unknown said...

True - and the question is - what would you do when you found out?

Unknown said...

I like a slow building romance too - it never really rings true for me if they fall in love too fast. I always wonder if it's going to last after the book ends.

Unknown said...

And once you've come to know the folk of Coorah Creek - you can come back again - book two in the series is almost done.

Unknown said...

Thank you (blushed slightly)

Unknown said...

A warning though - you may be reaching for the tissues before its over (at least I hope you will - in a good way).

Karen said...

What is the Flying Doctors?

Sounds like a very sweet story.

Unknown said...

Karen, the Royal Flying Doctor Service is based in outback Australia - where it can be hundreds of miles to the nearest doctor or hospital. They fly doctors to their patients - or patients to the hospital. It's quite remarkable. They made a TV series called Flying Doctors a long time ago - I think you can find episodes on Your Tube

Unknown said...

Sorry - on You Tube. I've been writing all day and my fingers are tired :-)

Aurian said...

This sounds good, reminds me of another book I love. But I do have a weakness for stories in the outback, especially Australian.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Author Interview today! I'm not entering into the giveaway so I wanted to leave a comment over here. I love your review for this book and I'm glad that you enjoyed it. It sounds like you liked the characters that will be featured in the next book, looking forward to seeing your thoughts when that is released. :-)

Blodeuedd said...

Me too :)

Blodeuedd said...

I do wonder...hm...who will it be about? I mean yes but. I am not 100 % sure

BookaholicCat said...

This sounds interesting and different from the rule. I like it.

Marg said...

You had me at Antartica! Off to check it out!

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Teddyree said...

Definitely my type of read, so glad you enjoyed it B.

Blodeuedd said...

I thought so :)

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