AUSSIE MONTH with Tea Cooper
Describe yourself in one word:
Tell us about The Horse Thief:
The Horse Thief released on November 1st this year. It is an Australian family saga set in the Hunter Valley in 1865, a story of secrets, guilt, redemption and love.
What inspired this novel?
A throw away line in the local pub the week before the Melbourne Cup.
What are you reading right now?
The Lake House by Kate Morton
Number one thing to do on your bucket list?
I crossed a big item off my bucket list when I saw The Horse Thief in the bookshop at Sydney Airport. The next thing is to go back to Bhutan, now it is legal.
Best thing about being an Aussie?
The freedom to follow my dreams
What you want readers to know about the romance genre?
That there’s more to historical romance than the bodice ripping!
What have you got in store for your readers in 2016?
Another ‘oztorical’, The Cedar Cutter, the story of a transported Irish rebel who falls in love with a runaway corset maker.
What were your big achievements of 2015?
My first print book with Harlequin MIRA and writing what I hope will be the second.
The Horse Thief
Two people, one dream … with the past riding hard on their heels.
When India Kilhampton is caught up in the heart-stopping excitement of the first Melbourne Cup her mind is made up. She will breed a horse to win the coveted trophy and reunite her fractured family. Determined to make her dream a reality she advertises for a horse breeder.
Jim Mawgan arrives at Helligen Stud in the Hunter Valley to take up the position. Jim however, has a mission: he must fulfil his father’s dying wish to right past wrongs and prove his ownership of the prized stallion Jefferson.
Jim and India discover they share a common goal but as the secrets of the past unravel old enmities surface. Although betrayed, will India save Jim before he is branded a horse thief and sentenced to death?
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