A gripping novel about confronting the past and falling in love, set in an Australian country town.
Shaken after a tragic incident in the city hospital where she worked, Dr Daniella Bell figures that the small north-west Queensland cattle town of Ryders Ridge is just the place to hide. Caring and dedicated, she quickly wins the trust of her patients, and the attention of handsome station heir, Mark Walker. As their relationship grows, Daniella begins to think she could make a new life for herself in Ryders. But country towns have their own problems .
Under the big outback sky, Daniella discovers that the local rumour mill can threaten both friendships and careers, and that like the city, Ryders Ridge also has secrets. Mark, too, is a complication - as good as they are together, how can a doctor maintain a practice and live on a cattle station?
Just as Daniella considers running away for a second time, a terrible accident forces her to face the secret she left behind in Brisbane, and risk losing Mark forever.
This easy, light and enjoyable read [is] ideal for a rainy weekend [and] would be perfect for those who live on the land or fantasise about it. - Toowoomba Telegraph on Ryders Ridge
This breakout novel is a skilful mix of rural charm and gripping medical drama. West Australian on Ryders Ridge - West Australian on Ryders Ridge
A spirited heroine, a sexy farmer and a secret. Nash has created a dynamic debut novel that grabs you from the first page. - Fleur McDonald on Ryders Ridge
Charlotte Nash was born in historic Lincoln, England and grew up in the sunny Redland Shire of Brisbane. Obsessed with horses and riding, she began stealing her mother's Jilly Cooper novels at the age of thirteen, and has been enthusiastic for romance ever since. Always a little unconventional, she took a meandering path to writing through careers in engineering and medicine, including stints building rockets and as an industrial accident investigator. Now she writes romantic stories, and moonlights as a creative writing PhD student, studying how narratives engage the brain. She lives in a cosy Brisbane cottage with her husband and son, and a small flock of lovable chooks.