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Shadows Over Wongan Creek

(Wongan Creek #3)

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When the shadows ride in Wongan Creek...

Fenella Rose-Waterman is happy running The Cranky Lizard winery until a broken relationship lifts the lid on the Pandora's Box of her past. After years of repressed memories haunting her dreams, she is forced to face the truth to find justice. But with truth comes a danger that puts everyone she loves at risk.

Kieran Murphy left Wonga
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ebook, 250 pages
Published March 1st 2019 by Escape Publishing
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Brenda
When Kieran and his four-year-old son Liam arrived at Wongan Creek, his job at the winery as manager was assured. The Cranky Lizard winery had been scammed by a person Fenella had trusted – the guilt she felt was deep. But her mum Liv, was on her side, knowing Fen had been scammed as well – but the darkness of the past was about to rise up and surround Fen once again.

Fen and Kieran had been best mates, supporting each other, when they were young, broken and alone. Now, many years later, both had
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Helen
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved being back in Wongan Creek, this town and the people who live there have so much love and caring they have been through some tough times but are always there to help and support, this time we meet Fenella and Kieran, can two troubled teenagers who moved to the town together years before finally get their HEA? Make yourself comfortable for this fabulous story.

Fenella Waterman is running the Cranky Lizard winery with the woman that she calls Mum, Fen has been through a lot in her life, she
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Lily Malone
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've read all the Wongan Creek stories and I think this is my favourite so far. I loved Fenella and Kieran as the main characters, but the supporting cast (including a gorgeous bearded dragon) are what really made the book for me.
It's about a second chance at romance, but it is also about these two characters from such troubled backgrounds as children, making a second chance at living life right.
As usual, Juanita Kees writes with huge empathy and insight into modern issues, and the suspense line
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Claire
This is the newest book in the Wongan Creek series by Juanita Kees and I have to say it was fabulous, this is definitely my favourite of the series, and I've enjoyed them all.

Back in Wongan Creek we meet Fenella, or Fen as she's better known. Fen was such a great character, flawed but an amazingly strong person with a huge heart despite the trauma she's endured in her past. Fen is definitely my favourite female character from this series. After an error in judgement about a guy she let into her
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Shelagh
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
As Australian rural romantic suspense stories go, this one is a corker and had me on the edge of my seat from the start. It’s the third in author Juanita Kees’ Wongan Creek series but the first one of this series that I’ve read. That didn’t make it difficult to follow the story though The other two books would certainly help set the scene, however and having read and enjoyed this story I’ll be adding them to my reading pile.
This story builds the suspense on several levels. Externally there is th
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Wendy Leonard-Richardson
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shadows Over Wongan Creek is book 3 in a series but I read it as a stand alone. I don't feel I was missing much by reading it on own.
This is a romance set in rural Australia. There are quite a few Australian words or phrases throughout so if you aren't familiar, you might very well learn something.
Shadows Over Wongan Creek has some dark themes in it and really pulls on your heart at times. The sweetness and authenticity of the characters does offset the darkness. The characters were very likabl
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Heather 123
May 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Eh...another book that was just okay.

I struggled understanding the past that Fenella and Kieran had. At some points I thought they were raised as foster siblings, then other parts I thought they just became friends and had a similar background but then still at other parts I was under the impression they knew each other. I think Kieran's background was developed enough. I think I eventually understood that he was taken in by his wife's family. But if that were the case, they were raised as sibl
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Rosemary Hughes
Apr 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This second chance romance, is also a drama and suspense thriller, with a ruthless biker gang causing havoc in the small town of Wongan Creek.
However the locals show what country people are made off, and with the help of a bearded dragon, in one instance show the bad guys they picked the wrong group to mess with.
It is a heartwarming story, but there is a fair bit of retrospection to sort out some unfinished business from the past, before they can look towards the future.
Paula
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Everything I have read by Juanita Kees is beautifully written with strong characters under a heavy emotional load. Shadows over Wongan Creek, book 3 in the Wongan Creek, Australian Series certainly fits that bill. Survivors of the child care foster system, Fenella and Kieran are reunited after 10 years. Close friends years ago, this is a story of past unrequited love now a second chances at happiness.

Both main characters have had a difficult time, but it is Fenella’s difficulty that becomes very
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Debbie Caswell
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in this wonderful series and although it can be read separately I do think that you will get a far better read if you read the entire series in order

This is the story of Fenella Rose-Waterman and Kieran Murphy both have chequered pasts that revolve around Wongan Creek. Both of these characters have pasts that should have damaged them but they have both managed to strive above them and in the process become great members of their community She runs a local winery and he lef
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Leanne ~ Tales From The Heart
This is my first read by this author and I've become a new fan. I was so engrossed in this story that I was glued to the couch all afternoon.
A second chance romance for two tortured souls meeting again years later. A broken relationship, a tragic end to a marriage, a child that needs healing and a big mystery made for a very entertaining read.
I didn't read the blurb, I just thought it was an outback romance and I got so much more. I have Netgalley to thank for introducing me to this author, I'v
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Len Klumpp
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Today I finished Juanita Kees latest book, Shadows over Wongan Creek. What a powerful story and so close to home. A story of repressed childhood memories and hurts, that even though you feel you are on top of them, they are always there lingering in the background until you face those fears and memories and then that is when you can start to finally heal properly. I’d like to thank Juanita for not only this great book but for also helping me to heal just that little bit more. Excellent book. 🦅🦅🦅 ...more
Karen Roma
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
As an Australian myself, I was engrossed in Juanita Kees’s description of our rural communities, and the wonderful account of the Wongan Creek way of life. I’m disappointed that I didn’t realise this was book 3, as I did feel I missed out on some previous information. That said, the book provided some suspense, mystery, and danger, along with the deep emotional turmoil faced by Fenella and Kieran. This is definitely a second chance romance, with some intense and confronting moments thrown in. Ov ...more
Susanna Rogers
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Like Juanita Kees other Wongan Creek stories, Shadows does not disappoint. I liked the main characters right from the start and had a soft spot for one particular little boy. The author does a lovely job of portraying Fenella’s tortured soul and the life of someone who’s done it hard. And Kieran. Well, he’s just plain loveable. There’s a suspense side to the story and a dark side to Wongan Creek too, so if you like rural romance, you’ll love this. I did!
Ruby
May 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
With a flair of mystery and suspense, Shadows over Wongan Creek is a tale of love and the chance to start over. I loved the characters and the masterful story telling as well as the beautiful setting.
Suzanne
Dec 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Part of a 3-in1 suspense book. Unread author that reflects my growing bookshelf.
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Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3/5 Stars)
Title: Shadows Over Wongan Creek
Author(s): Juanita Kees
Character(s):
Fenella Rose-Waterman: Grey Eyed
Kieran Murphy: Brunette
Setting: Wongan Creek, Australia
Tag(s): Romance, Contemporary
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POV: Third Person
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“Shadows Over Wongan Creek” was the opposite of what I was expecting. When I picked up this series, I anticipated a cowboy romance filled with the typical small-town drama before the old flames rekin
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Finding love and hope in small towns with dark secrets …
Juanita escapes the real world by reading and writing Australian Rural Romance novels with elements of suspense, Australian Fantasy Paranormal and Small Town USA stories. Her romance novels star spirited heroines who give the hero a run for his money before giving in. She creates emotionally engaging worlds steeped in romance, suspense, myste
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