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Holly's Heart

(Outback Brides #4)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  136 ratings  ·  34 reviews
Doctor Ben Brieley is keen to settle into life as a small town general practitioner and help his grandmother run Brieley Park. The city life was never for him. He’s finally found the peace he’s longed for, until the arrival of that one woman he’s never been able to forget, threatens to shatter it all. No way is he revisiting that road of unrequited love...except Holly Pete ...more
Kindle Edition, 210 pages
Published July 12th 2018 by Tule Publishing
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Holly Peterson had returned to Wirralong after her sister’s death, and her automatic adoption of her six-year-old twin nephews, Tom and Pat. She’d also had a bad experience in her role as an ER doctor in a Sydney hospital – her heart was shattered and her hometown, and that of the boys, welcomed her. When she reopened her sister’s shop – the Outback Brides Coffee Shop – Holly knew it would be a quieter life than she was used to – but everything had changed, and she was keen to give the boys a lo ...more
Tule authors have done it again! They’ve created a community - Wirralong - populated it with great characters and have written entertaining romances based there, each by a different author and involving different main characters but sharing many of the secondary ones and events. Each story can be read as a standalone but this is a superb series and I highly recommend reading them all, I’ve loved escaping into this Australian Outback town, getting to know the characters, places and events whilst ...more
Although, this is the fourth book in the Outback brides series, this is my second read, the other one being book three Elsa's stand, which I'd liked a lot. This one too, was a nice enjoyable read with likeable characters and some very emotional moments. In Elsa's Stand, Elsa had banned Mrs. Brierly, Ben's grandmother, from entering her hair salon for dissing over the man she loved. She was not the town's favourite person.

Dr. Ben Brierly and Dr. Holly Peterson had been close friends while at sch
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a lovely story in this great series. It was good to catch up with the characters in the previous books.
Talking Books
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The story continues the portrayal of nice characters in a narrative set amongst the backdrop of Wirralong. Holly and Ben’s story is a sweet read full of heartache memories that add layers to what is an unmissable read within the series. Holly’s Heart by author Fiona McArthur is amongst the best reads in the Outback Brides series for this reader, and one that was a nice HEA story.
Review copy received from Tule Publishing via Netgalley
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Firstly can I say how awesome this series is, I am loving these stories and this one is so very moving and heart-warming beautifully written, a heart that needs some mending and love and the perfect hero to do that and of course we are back in the town of Wirralong with all of the friends that we have made, this is another story that I just inhaled and it left me feeling so very good.

Holly Peterson grew up in Wirralong and always wanted to be a doctor she worked hard and got there then moved awa
Bette Hansen
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a wonderful second chance story in the Outback Brides series. This story is full of emotion, fears, and love. Holly and Ben were together before and neither Ben have really gotten over the other. When they both return to Wirralong it seems, to Ben at least, that it is meant to be. Holly however is afraid if she gets too involved with Ben she won't be giving the attention to her nephews that they need. Ben is determined to show her not only could they be good together but they could also ...more
Louise Bird
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is a must read, it can be read as part of the “Outback Brides “ series or as a stand-alone book. As the book unfolds it is two little boys who give their encouragement for Holly and Ben’s relationship to progress.
Love conquers self doubt.
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewd
Holly's Heart the fourth book and so far the final one of the Outback Brides series tugged at the heart strings and made you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Fiona McAuthur combines a very relatable world and how unique a family unit can be. Whether its a single parent, a couple. She shows that you can over come your fear if you have the will and time to and how love can help heal wounds you thought couldn't be healed.

Dr. Ben Brierly has just returned to his hometown to open a general practice when h
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Holly’s Heart by Fiona McArthur
Doctor Ben Briely is keen to settle into life as a small town general practitioner and help his grandmother run Briely Park. The city life was never for him. He’s finally found the peace he’s longed for, until the arrival of that one woman he’s never been able to forget, threatens to shatter it all. No way is he revisiting that road of unrequited love…except Holly Peterson seems fragile and in need of saving, and Ben’s never stopped being Holly’s white knight.
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holly’s Heart is the fourth book in new multi-author Outback Brides series.

In this book we have story of Holly Peterson. Holly Peterson has moved back to Wirralong and has given up her career as a doctor, after the loss of her sister. Holly is now Mum/Aunt to her six-year-old twin nephews. She has re-opened her sister’s coffee shop. She wants the boys to go back to a school and be with their friends, to help them through the loss.

Ben Brierly has come home to Wirralong help his grandmother with t
Sandi Ramirez
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the fourth and the most beautiful book in the Outback Brides series. When i mean beautiful it starts from the cover of the book and moves inside. The storyline is so moving. I had wondered about the old town busy body. She was the ex-mayor's wife and in this book we get the answers. Ha ha its Ben's grandma. And no i am not going to tell you, you have to read the book to find out why she is the way she is but Dr Ben Brierly has moved back to town to be the local GP and also be close to hi ...more
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve loved the Outback Brides series andHolly’s Heart, the last of the four stories, is a fitting end. This story is a gentle one filled with kindness and hope. Both Ben and Holly started their lives in Wirralong, Ben in a well-heeled grazing family and Holly in a single parent home. Ben has loved Holly since she was a teenager, and Holly has loved him back though she’s realistic enough to understand that if she’s to make anything of herself she needs to study and do well at school and universit ...more
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: feel-good
I've read the whole Outback Brides Series and I loved them. The four parts are written by different authors, but the stories interact and use the same characters. All the stories take place in Wirralong, so the town and the inhabitants will grow on you!

After both her sister and brother-in-law have passed away, Holly has moved back to her childhood town Wirralong. Together with Tom and Pat, her six-year-old nephews, she tries to build a new life. An incident just prior to the death of her sister
Char (1RadReader59)
Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have to say this was a good book. Quick and easy read. I was disappointed not by the author but by the series that it didn’t complete the group story tell of the relationships. The Smart Ladies Club had one other original unmarried woman which was Serenity. Yet, she was not even mentioned in this book. Or if she was I don’t even remember it. She was such an in your face character it just seems odd for her not to have her own story.

With that being said, this book is about the grandson of the
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I will admit that I had been hoping that Serenity would get her story after reading the third book. However, the fourth book of the Outback Brides by Fiona McArthur is Holly' Heart. Not long after starting the book, I was so enchanted by Ben that I was thrilled for this to be Holly’s story. I don’t remember her being part of the women’s group in any of the other books but no matter, the story is wonderful. I also now want to go back in time and have the author give us Holly’s best friend, Jasmin ...more
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I loved Holly’s Heart by Fiona McArthur, book four in the Outback Brides series, a wonderful second chance story. Holly and Ben were sweethearts in high school until Holly was told she would never land Ben and she started avoiding him. Holly and Ben both became doctors and when Ben returns to Wirralong to open a practice, he is surprised to find Holly running the local coffee shop. After the death of her sister and gaining guardianship of her twin nephews Holly is overwhelmed. After a pregnant p ...more
What a wonderful book! I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is the fourth book in the Outback Brides series, each written by a different author. We have not met either Holly or Ben in a previous book. Both are doctors, but Holly isn’t currently practicing. Both are from Wirralong but both had gone to university and lived elsewhere. Holly returned with her two nephews after her sister is killed in a car accident. She is running her sister’s coffee shop as she ...more
Leanne ~ Tales From The Heart
My first book by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it. She brought the Australian landscape to life and I wanted to dive into my book. This is a second chance for these characters after a teen romance some 10 or so years ago. Both doctors but circumstances tore one of them away from her dreams. I need to go back and see what happened in this series to the other characters. Small town, likeable characters, great story.
Paula Pugh
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Outback town of Wirralong is the setting for the Tule Outback Brides series. Holly’s Heart is the last in the four book series and is just as great as the other three. In Holly’s Heart, a second chance for what could have been finds Dr. Holly Peterson and Dr. Ben Briery together in the same town after ages away. She’s a no longer practicing doctor working now to raise her deceased sister’s young boys. He’s the new GP in Wirralong, long ago smitten with his friend Holly but nothing ever came ...more
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Loved it!
Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: aww2018
fun series. Easy to see that there could be more books set in Wirralong.
Irene S
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ben and Holly had been childhood friends until Holly broke his heart. Holly has lost her sister, her pregnant patient and her confidence in practicing medicine, and is now taking care of her twin 6 year old nephews back in her hometown. Ben has just returned to town to open a new general practice and finds he still has feelings for Holly. I received a free copy of this book through the publisher through Netgallery. This is my honest and voluntarily given review. I really liked his book, which ha ...more
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the series.
This is my first book by Fiona McArthur.

What I liked:
The writing style
The characters
Part of a series: Outback Brides

I look forward to reading more from this author.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC from NetGalley.
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Old school friends Holly Pederson and Ben Brieley are reunited in their hometown of Wirralong. Both are doctors, but Holly quit practicing after she lost a patient and it shook her confidence. Holly is focusing on raising her young twin nephews after her sister passed away. She has also reopened her sister’s coffee shop and enjoys working there. Ben is back in town to help his grandmother out and he is also opening his own practice. Ben’s plan was to find a wife and settle down. But when he sees ...more
I have really loved this series and certainly hope there is more to come. Holly's Heart was a great read, I love knowing there's going to be a HEA in these stories whilst dealing with the conflicts that surround the couple's getting there. Holly and Ben are new characters to Wirralong and I loved their love story and the addition of them into the town.

Thanks to NetGalley and Tule Publishing for a copy in return for an honest review.
I voluntarily read a advanced reader's copy of this book.

Holly's Heart by Fiona McArthur a new to me author. Book four in the Outback Brides series. This was a great addition to the series. It grabbed me from the first page and didn't let go until the last page. With likable characters, great dialogue and a storyline that has two small twin boys that pulled me in.
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Can't wait to read your new book, it sounds so awesome with the little bit of the story listed here - which means I need to get the series :-)
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another wonderful book from the series, Outback Brides. Holly moves back to her small town with her two orphaned nephews. Their Mom has been dead only a short time . She opens her sister's coffee shop next to Elsa's beauty shop. One of the first people she sees is Dr Ben Brierly., who she went to school with. Holly is a doctor by profession but is not working as one at this time. He doesn't know why. He has always loved her but she hid her love from him. Now she has her nephews to take care of a ...more
Aug 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Hollys Heart by Fiona McArthur is book 4 in the "Outback Brides" series. Its a little bit different that the other 3 books in this series. Its about two doctors and the setting is in the town and that give this story a different feel to it that the other ones. The characters are nice, and sweet and very in tune with each other. But you dont get the same Australian heat that you got from the other books. Still a nice addition to the series. ...more
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Fiona McArthur has worked as a midwife for thirty years. She is the clinical midwifery educator inner rural maternity unit and teaches emergency obstetric strategies while working with midwives and doctors from remote and isolated areas.

Fiona has written more than thirty romances, which have sold over two million copies in twelve languages. She has been a midwifery expert for Mother and Baby magaz

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