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Heather Garside

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Heather Garside grew up on a cattle property in Central Queensland and now lives with her husband and son on a beef and grain farm in the same area.

She has previously published three historical romances, one of which, The Cornstalk, was a finalist in the 2008 Bookseller's Best Award. Heather has also helped to write and produce several compilations of short stories and local histories.

Her latest novel is Breakaway Creek, a rural romance. It was a finalist in the QWC/Hachette Manuscript Deveopment Award and is published by Clan Destine Press.

Tracks of the Heart, a collection of three short stories, has also been released by Clan Destine Press.
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Breakaway Creek

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Writing the Dual Timeline

Writing the Dual Timeline

I have always been attracted to idea of someone unearthing secrets from the past. This premise was one of the original inspirations behind Breakaway Creek. When I first began writing it, which was some time ago, I had read only a few books written on a dual time-line. Some had brief sections harking back to an earlier period and one I can recall was written predominately i Read more of this blog post »
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The Cornstalk (Romance)
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Description: Rather than join her wealthy parents in England, Louise Ashford sets off to work as a governess in the frontier settlements of the Australian Outback. She finds herself in the company of a young cattleman of convict descent, a man she knows will never be accepted by her family. Their passionate love affair is brought to a sudden end when Louise's brother intervenes, carrying her off to England. The pain of separation is compounded by a cruel deception, and there is more suffering and shame in store for Louise. She finally returns to Australia, but can the issues dividing the lovers be resolved?
A Hidden Legacy (Romance)
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Description: Separated from his mother at birth, Matt Jones is a brash, confident young man who comes to Australia in search of his origins. Once he finds his family, there are stormy undercurrents with a jealous younger brother and an illicit relationship with Isabella, an innocent neighbour. Isabella is heartbroken when he leaves her to try his luck at the goldfields. Matt's family intervenes on Isabella's behalf, but only a near-tragedy will make him realise how much he loves her. But will she ever have him back, and can he also resolve the conflict with his brother?

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