Review: An Outback Christmas by Louise Reynolds

[Since I write romance and read romance, I thought it time to start writing about romance. So there will now be reviews on this site in amongst news about my own books. Hopefully these reviews will help you find more great things to read!]

Last Christmas Louise Reynolds, author of Red Dirt Duchess, released the story A Kirribilli Christmas, which was the perfect accompaniment to long summer days leading into the festive season and which left me wanting the story to continue. In An Outback Christmas Reynolds has created quite a different story yet it’s also left me wanting more – now, if only she’d write full-length versions of both …

An Outback Christmas is the story of Carrie, who lives alone on a large property near Bourke, NSW, and of Englishman Adam and his young son, Tyler, whom fate – and wild weather – brings to her door one stormy December day just before Christmas. The reasons for Carrie’s isolation are revealed to us slowly, just as they are revealed to Adam; in the process he will discover why she does not celebrate Christmas.

This is a poignant Christmas novella that achieves a lot in a small number of pages. It is a great companion to A Kirribilli Christmas – and why not read both? – and, like its predecessor, balances sadness with joy very well.

An Outback Christmas is published by Destiny/Penguin and is available from e-book retailers.



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