Series: Coorah Creek #1
Published by Choc Lit on March 15, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Rural Romance
Source: My own copy
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What happens when you can fly, but you just can’t hide?
Only Jessica Pearson knows the truth when the press portrays her as the woman who betrayed her lover to escape prosecution. But will her new job flying an outback air ambulance help her sleep at night or atone for a lost life?
Doctor Adam Gilmore touches the lives of his patients, but his own scars mean he can never let a woman touch his heart.
Runaway Ellen Parkes wants to build a safe future for her two children. Without a man—not even one as gentle as Jack North.
In Coorah Creek, a town on the edge of nowhere, you're judged by what you do, not what people say about you. But when the harshest judge is the one you see in the mirror, there's nowhere left to hide.
R*BY Review Challenge 2015
As the reviews are made live, the schedule page will be updated, so you, the lovely reader, can find them all in one spot!
Thanks to the joys of recent air travel with an active three-year-old and the lovely Antarctic vortex of weather, I have fallen a bit behind on my challenge reviews. However, this week, I am back with a vengeance….or at least, a few reviews.
The third title in this year’s R*BY Review Challenge is Flight to Coorah Creek by Janet Gover. Originally released in March 2014, this is brought to you by Choc Lit.
OK, now what did I think of Flight to Coorah Creek?
Janet Gover first came to my attention when I discovered the Little Black Dress books, and in particular, her title The Bachelor and Spinster’s Ball. I was very excited to see Flight to Coorah Creek as one of the nominees for this year’s R*BYs, because I have the follow-up on my TBR pile, and this allowed me to follow my usual path and read the series in order.
Flight to Coorah Creek is a highly absorbing read, weaving the lives and loves of a diverse group of people – people who have come together in a place as far from their secrets and pasts as they could get. Having worked for a minerals exploration company for nearly a decade, the town of Coorah Creek brought to mind the little towns I so often had to organise to fly people in and out of. Very little by way of facilities, but high up on spirit and togetherness. Janet Gover has given a real dash of authenticity and reality to this little town, and the characters that inhabit it.
Flight to Coorah Creek brings together the secretive pilot, Jess, and the valiant, passionate doctor, Adam. Neither is looking for or even wanting love, but the attraction between them is obvious. Jess and Adam both hold secrets close to their chest – about their pasts – and while they have more than a couple of obstacles to overcome, you are strongly able to believe that these two will work out. Another thread that is woven through the story is that of single mum Ellen, and her escape from the man that should have loved and protected her. It was great seeing her recapture her self-belief and her joy for life, and the emergence of an unexpected attraction and romance for her made me happy.
As there is in many an Outback town, there are some wonderfully colourful and vibrant characters in Flight to Coorah Creek – in particular, the incredible Sister Luke. Adam’s confidante and right hand, she is just the sort of person you want going into bat for you. I loved the look at Outback medicine, and the great job these people do with limited resources.
There are some truly emotional moments, in particular during the latter part of the book. However, you don’t feel as if you will lose faith that things will be OK – Janet Gover has imbued their stories with a real sense of positivity and hope.
I am very much looking forward now to continuing my journey in Coorah Creek with The Wild One.
Flight to Coorah Creek is nominated in the Stories with Romantic Elements category at the R*BYs, and I wish you, Janet, the very best of luck!