20 lucky winners will receive a copy of Suddenly One Summer by Fleur McDonald valued at $29.99 each

WIN 1 of 20 copies of the novel Suddenly One Summer by Fleur McDonald, thanks to Allen & Unwin.

In the tradition of Red Dust, Suddenly One Summer is yet another classic rural romance novel by leading author, Fleur McDonald.

When Brianna Donahue was three years old, her mother mysteriously disappeared while farming in Merriwell Bay, Western Australia. Her body has never been found. Brianna works the same land with her father Russell, while almost single-handedly raising her two children as her husband Caleb works as a fly-in fly-out criminal lawyer in Perth.

One scorching summer’s morning, her son Trent goes missing and, while frantically searching for him, Brianna must come to terms with the fact that her marriage has large cracks in it.

Over two thousand kilometres away in South Australia, Detective Dave Burrows receives a phone call reporting stolen sheep from an elderly farmer. When he and his partner Jack arrive at the farm, it’s clear that Guy has early signs of dementia. Following a conversation with his wife Kim, Dave becomes intrigued with Guy’s family history. Was there a sister, or was there not? No one seems to know.

So how will Dave’s investigation impact Brianna’s world? While battling the threat of bushfires back in Merriwell Bay, Brianna is faced with challenges that test her relationships with those she loves most. Suspenseful and incendiary, Suddenly One Summer is an intriguing and heartfelt story of the unlikely connections of life on the land.

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  • My favorite summertime activity is to have a picnic with my best friends. It’s so nice to just relax in the sunshine, enjoying good food and even better company. Picnics to me are the ultimate tell-tale sign that summer is (finally!) here.



  • My favorite summer activity putting on “Zumba” in my lounge room on a daily basis, dancing away to the latest South American tunes, because it keeps me fit and healthy.



  • Every summer I love to go camping by the beach so I can loose my self in hours of reading, and stretch my legs with long walks along the beach.



  • Picnicing as you can really make the most of the weather



  • I love nothing more than the excitement of picking my summer vegetables in peace in the morning. The beauty of my garden and the success of having grown such beautiful produce brings joy to my soul



  • This looks to be a great and with the detective having our surname then it is a must to read. Also set in the outback with the intrigue sounds like a book I would Love to read.



  • My favourite summer activity is too sit in the backyard and smell the beautiful summer aromas. It is a wonderful time of year



  • Eating all the wonderful stone fruit available at this time of year.



  • Going for walks with the kids and dog after dinner and enjoying the beautiful sunshine



  • My favourite summer activity is horse riding. I find it very relaxing and peaceful



  • We love to take the family to the beach where they play in the water most of the day, then play on their boogie boards.Then my son in law surfs so we have a good time.



  • I love to go to the beach with my family and just have some timeout



  • Eating mangoes is my favourite summer activity. So messy and delicious.



  • We love to pack up a picnic and head to the park – plenty to do for the whole family! Cricket for the boys, a shady tree and a good book for me!



  • Bushwalking. Since I was a young kid camping was a regular thing and along with that we’d do a lot of bushwalking. I love being amongst nature, so quiet and so serene. I can’t find the perfect word to describe it but it just feels amazing.


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