Author(s): Margareta Osborn
All her life Julia Gunn has been weighed down - first by a controlling father, then by a staid older husband, and always by a long-buried secret from her teenage years. Now, widowed at just thirty-six, she's going to do something for herself. Except en route to a new life on the coast at Lakes Entrance she finds herself - courtesy of a rockslide - stuck in the remote mountain town of Lake Grace. Yet maybe fate is on her side. Because Lake Grace is home to Rick Halloran - ex-rodeo king, sculptor and grazier - and the man with whom she enjoyed a brief, unforgettable romance twenty years ago. Not only that, but Julia has dreamed of running her own cafU, and she's just spotted a For Sale sign outside the prettiest little tea-room by the lake ...Julia is finally on the verge of the life she's always wanted. Then her long-buried secret knocks at the door ...
Margareta Osborn is a fifth-generation farmer who has lived and worked on the land all her life. She also writes about it in the Gippsland Country Life magazine. Home is the beautiful Macalister Valley of East Gippsland where, with her husband and three children, she spends many hours in the mountains in which her novels are set. She is also the author of four bestselling novels, Bella's Run, Hope's Road, Mountain Ash and Rose River.