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The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots - Loretta Hill

The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots

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Published: 1st August 2012
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Loretta Hill's bestselling debut is a delectable novel of red dust and romance, and of dreams discovered in the unlikeliest of places ...

‘Let me burst your city bubble for you. This is the Pilbara. And it’s the Pilbara that makes the rules’

Lena Todd is a city girl who thrives on cocktails and cappuccinos. So when her boss announces he’s sending her to the outback to join a construction team, her world is turned upside down.

Lena’s new accommodation will be an aluminium box called a dongar.

Her new social network: three hundred and fifty men.

Her daily foot attire: steel-capped boots.

Unfortunately, Lena can’t refuse. Mistakes of the past are choking her confidence. She needs to do something to right those wrongs and prove herself. Going into a remote community might just be the place to do that, if only tall, dark and obnoxious Dan didn’t seem so determined to stand in her way ...

About The Author

For her bestselling novels The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots and The Girl in the Hard Hat Loretta Hill drew upon her own outback engineering experiences of larrikins, red dust and steel-capped boots. Her new novel, The Girl in the Yellow Vest , will publish in January 2014. She is also the author of the ebook novella One Little White Lie , which was a no.1 bestseller on iTunes.

Loretta always wanted to be a writer. As a kid she filled pages of exercise books with stories to amuse her friends. Her father, who never wasted his time on fiction, didn't see much worth in this pass time and pushed her to pursue a 'sensible' career. Fortunately, she had inherited some of his talent for numbers and decided to give it a go. She graduated from the University of Western Australia as structural engineer and took her first job with a major West Australian engineering company.

A few years later she met a lawyer at a Black Friday party hosted by a friend. She was dressed as the devil and he just came as himself. They are now happily married and living in Perth with their two young sons and infant daughter.

Despite her career in engineering, her interest in law and her journey into motherhood, Loretta continued to write. Not because she had a lot of time but because it was and always had been an addiction she couldn't ignore.

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The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots
 
4.1

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  • Engaging characters (6)
  • Well written (6)
  • Deserves multiple readings (3)

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    5.0

    you gotta love this book

    By Bunnny

    from bundaberg

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Engaging Characters
    • Page Turner
    • Suspenseful
    • Well Written

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      Comments about The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots:

      A must read for any "girls" that have ever lived in the Pilbara ! I have .. this book is hilarious!

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      5.0

      Finally A Strong Girl Character

      By GeckoGirlReads

      from Victoria,AU

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          Comments about The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots:

          I loved this book - and read it in one night.

          Its a great story about a strong woman in a man's world. Lena takes a job in the Pilbara (Western Australia) and tries to prove she is up to the job. But with the obnoxious but handsome Dan trying to stand in her way will she succeed?

          Loretta knows her stuff - she is a qualified structural engineer - but I'm very glad she found time to write such a great story.

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          4.0

          Boots and all...

          By Bee

          from Cairns

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            Comments about The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots:

            Travel reading to take the stress away

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            4.0

            Loved the characters

            By Judi

            from Port Macquarie

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              Comments about The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots:

              Enjoyed the book so much I am action to read Loretta's next book

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              4.0

              Fantastic

              By Chris

              from Shellharbour NSW

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                  Comments about The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots:

                  Couldn't wait to read the sequel

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                  4.0

                  A great book

                  By Muffet

                  from Kalbar Qld

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                  • Engaging Characters
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                  Comments about The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots:

                  This book is a great read. Good story,characters. it's a book you get to know the characters like they are right there with you when you read it.

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                  3.0

                  dont judge a book by its cover

                  By nin

                  from melbourne

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                    Comments about The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots:

                    the book delivers with city girl going to outback and obstacles that she overcomes along the way.
                    the plot gets lost halfway through, but thankfully rebounds with a predictable conclusion.

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                    4.0

                    Can't wait for her next one!

                    By Lizzie Bookworm

                    from Outback Queensland

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                        I enjoyed this one! Love the setting - and very true to life.

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                        ISBN: 9781742758053
                        ISBN-10: 1742758053
                        Audience: General
                        Format: Paperback
                        Language: English
                        Number Of Pages: 368
                        Published: 1st August 2012
                        Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.3  x 2.3
                        Weight (kg): 0.26