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A Place To Remember - Jenn J. Mcleod

Paperback Published: 19th March 2018
ISBN: 9781786699930
Number Of Pages: 452

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A multi-generational contemporary romantic saga set in a cattle ranch in Central Queensland, Australia.

A man loses five years of his life. Two women are desperate for him to remember. Running away for the second time in her life, twenty-seven-year old Ava believes the cook's job at a country B&B is perfect, until she meets the owner's son, John Tate. The young fifth-generation grazier is a beguiling blend of both man, boy and a terrible flirt. With their connection immediate and intense, they begin a clandestine affair right under the noses of John's formidable parents.

Thirty years later, Ava returns to Candlebark Creek with her daughter, Nina, who is determined to meet her mother's lost love for herself. While struggling to find her own place in the world, Nina discovers an urban myth about a love-struck man, a forgotten engagement ring, and a dinner reservation back in the eighties. Now she must decide if revealing the truth will hurt more than it heals...

About the Author

After leaving the corporate working world, Jenn J. McLeod decided to travel Australia in a fifth-wheeler caravan and fulfill her lifelong ambition to write. She has since published four novels.


a very enjoyable read


4.5 stars "Every family has a cupboard with a skeleton in it, and some secrets will hurt more than heal if they're let out." A Place To Remember is the fifth novel by Australian author, Jenn J. McLeod. When Ava Marchette happens upon a magazine article about accidental artist, John Tate, she's fifty-eight and the successful owner of the Bark Hut Bakery franchise. But a worrying diagnosis has forced her to retire and re-evaluate, and she cannot help but wonder about the man she left behind thirty years before. John Tate was almost twenty-one when Ava Marchette, then twenty-seven, took a job as cook at their Ivy-May B&B near Candlebark Creek in Queensland's Capricornia region. He loved their cattle farm and had great plans for the B&B business, but he loved to cook, too. For John and Ava it might have been love at first sight. It was definitely something that neither could resist, whether or not it was prudent. But less than a year later, Ava had gone, leaving behind the love of her life. This rural romance has a plot that is not entirely unpredictable, but this does not diminish the reading pleasure. The characters are appealing and believable: none is perfect or blameless; neither are those who cause hurt or harm wholly malicious. Secrets, shame and guilt abound here, but strength and determination are also in evidence. McLeod touches on the problems faced on rural properties and in country towns, and the need for diversification. The tourist bureau for Capricornia should certainly hire McLeod to write their advertising copy, because her descriptions of the place are bound to increase visitor numbers. This sweet Aussie romance is a very enjoyable read. With thanks to GoodReads Giveaways and the publisher for this copy to read and review



Compelling Love story that is a real page turner.


Ava Marchette has been bought up in life by an abusive mother and a very much loved dad who pushes her out into the real world to make her life better than what it was. She lands a job working as a cook at a property called Ivy May at Candlebark Creek when she is 27 years old. Here she meets the man that would become her soulmate until an unfortunate accident happens. Love is lost and life continues for others. The storyline then jumps to 30 years down the track and it is here where you become a part of the characters and feel their pain and anguish. You won't be able to put this book down. This is a big book of 467 pages of such a beautiful engaging, memorable story. I can honestly say that you will be captivated from start to finish. This is only a part of my review that I have used elsewhere. #beautyandlacebooks #HarperCollinsAU

Brisbane, Qld


A Place To Remember

5.0 2


'A captivating story ... I cannot wait for McLeod's next novel' Australian Women's Weekly.
'McLeod cleverly keeps readers turning the pages ... and rewards them with a shock twist in the tale' Weekly Times.
'Compelling reading ... You will fall for this book' Australian Romance Readers Association.

ISBN: 9781786699930
ISBN-10: 1786699931
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 452
Published: 19th March 2018
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 14.6  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.53

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