5 TO WATCH December
A Place To Stay
A remote outback home where she can become someone new—and maybe find a forever love?
Rachel Meade is a woman with a past she wants to escape from. Finding herself in Mt Maria, a small outback town in Western Australia, she thinks she’s found a place to stay.
Before she knows it, Rachel is corralled into helping with the Tidy Town competition by the Dramatic Society widows who have a tendency to gossip and take charge. It’s not in her plan, but she finds herself allowing friendships to develop. She’s even more surprised by her growing attraction to the town’s engaging senior police officer.
Ex-detective Senior Sergeant Luke Weston knows anything and everything happens in the country, and he’s seen it all—stolen chickens, pub fights and alleged cheating for the Tidy Town competition are only some of puzzles Mt Maria offers Luke. He’s been playing for Rachel, thinking maybe she’s the one. Then he gets news that the Crime Squad are looking for her, and he’s ordered to get close and stay close. Is Rachael in trouble, or is she the trouble?
Luke is fighting his attraction to a woman he might have to take into custody, and it looks like he’s going to be arresting more than one person before the end of the week. Luke needs to restore peace in his corner of the outback, but he knows he’s not going to get out of this without getting his heart busted.
With her past catching up with her, Rachael has to decide whether it’s time to cut and run again, or whether this time she’s found the person—and the place—to finally heal her heart.
And Then Mine Enemy
A family ripped apart in a country divided by war . . .
England 1642: Hardened mercenary, Adam Coulter returns to England sickened by violence, seeking only peace, but he finds England on the brink of civil war. He has seen first hand what that will mean for every man, woman and child and wants no part of it.
King or Parliament? Neutrality is not an option and Adam can only be true to his conscience, not the dictates of his family.
Having escaped a loveless marriage, Perdita Gray has found much needed sanctuary and the love of a good man, but her fragile world begins to crumble as Adam Coulter bursts into her life. This stranger brings not only the reality of war to her doorstep but reignites an old family feud, threatening everything and everyone she holds dear.
As the war and family tensions collide around them, Adam and Perdita are torn between old loyalties and a growing attraction that must be resisted.
Neat freak Lucy has a strict “no boys” policy when it comes to housemates… until fate and finances twist her world into knots.
Curvy redhead Lucy Featherstone has elevated her love of books to a romantic, but whimsical, climax. Her used bookstore has lent comfort during breakups from cheating assholes. It’s given her a sense of precious order in an increasingly chaotic world. And if it could just make her some damn money, everything would be just peachy.
Now, with her best friend moving out, suddenly Lucy’s mortgage is in danger. And the only solution is to break her biggest rule, and let a smelly boy move in. But when that boy happens to smell like sandalwood and sex, and look like a Greek god, Lucy’s grip on her rules—and reality—becomes that much harder to keep.
Heir to Danger
To escape an arranged marriage, Princess Shara Najran fled the Australian Outback. Her plan: Expose her fiance’s plot against the king. But Shara hadn’t counted on rugged ranger Tom McCullough.
Tom knew he was no Prince Charming. Still, one taste of Shara’s soft lips and he was in over his head. He could never let her marry a man who would hurt her. Yet the dark secrets in his past ensured she could never marry him.
Live to Tell
Journalist Jo Francis suspected that someone was out to sabotage her survival assignment. She enlisted Blake Stirton’s aid. She quickly tired of his me-Tarzan-you-Jo attitude, but she doubted she’d ever weary of the desire he stirred within her.
Crocodile hunter Blake Stirton should have sent the sultry reporter back to the big city, yet one look at her and Blake knew he couldn’t leave her to fend for herself, especially after he learned she was the key to finding his family’s long-lost fortune.
Fiery-tempered Ryan Smith had been the most difficult of Judy Logan’s foster brothers — and the most riveting. Because with one heated glance, she’d known his interest in her was anything but brotherly. Then he ran away…leaving her adolescent heart shattered.
Now all grown up and sexier than ever, Ryan was playing hero in Judy’s hour of need. She knew he would help stop the men who wanted her farm foreclosed and her father dead — just as she knew he would leave once the situation was handled. So why were his strong arms and tantalising kisses more tempting than ever?
A story of deceit, betrayal and love that proves that in the end you can choose your family.
Rosie O’Shea dreams of seeing the world. But right now the outback hotel she owns is falling down around her ears, her bank account is empty and family duty means she’s staying put.
Drought is impacting hard on Stephanie Bailey and her family. They’ve already been forced to sell off most of their cattle. The rains aren’t coming and Stephanie’s husband is becoming more and more distant.
City girl Faith Montgomery is left reeling after a shocking discovery. Determined to uncover the truth and make sense of her life, she arrives at The Crossroads Hotel but soon realises deception isn’t an easy game to play.
One family. Three women. Will the lies they tell and the secrets they hide lead to more heartache or will fate bring them together before its too late?