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A Place to Remember by Jenn J. McLeod
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Ava Marchette's arrival in Candlebark Creek made her thankful it was so different from what she'd left behind. The volatile circumstances meant she'd needed to distance herself - just as she'd done at seventeen years of age. Now twenty seven, and a passionate chef, she was applying for the job of cook at the B&B on the family property, Ivy-May.

Her employer, Marjorie Tate, ran Ivy-May with aplomb; her iron fist was everywhere. Her husband Colin worked quietly in the background, while their only child, John was an up and coming farmer, and at only twenty he loved the land and the property which had been in their family for five generations. Often by his side was next-door neighbour and childhood friend Katie - their combined dreams for the property were known by all.

But the affair which began between Ava and John after a surprising connection was felt by them both would lead to nothing but heartache...

When Ava returned to Candlebark Creek thirty years later, she felt the memories assail her in waves. But it was when Nina, Ava's daughter, decided to check her mother's past out for herself that the secrets were uncovered...

A Place to Remember by Aussie author Jenn J. McLeod is a stunning family drama set in country Queensland, and filled with heartache, loss, hope and deeply buried secrets. Two generations and a thirty year gap with family love at the core with great, well-rounded characters as is usual by this author. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey and highly recommend A Place to Remember.

With thanks to the publisher for my uncorrected proof to read and review.
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Reading Progress

November 13, 2017 – Shelved
November 13, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
November 13, 2017 – Shelved as: 2018-release
November 13, 2017 – Shelved as: aussie-authors
November 13, 2017 – Shelved as: contemporary-fiction
December 2, 2017 – Shelved as: arc
December 2, 2017 – Shelved as: uncorrected-proof
December 2, 2017 – Shelved as: sent-by-publisher
December 2, 2017 – Shelved as: reviewing-by-request
February 19, 2018 – Started Reading
February 19, 2018 –
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February 20, 2018 – Shelved as: 5000-books
February 20, 2018 – Shelved as: net-galley
February 20, 2018 – Shelved as: own-read
February 20, 2018 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Jenn (new) - added it

Jenn J McLeod ;)


message 2: by Theresa (new) - added it

Theresa Smith I can't wait to read this one!


Brenda You'll enjoy it Theresa :)


message 4: by Jenny (new)

Jenny Fantastic Review, Brenda. I have not read any of her books - so I will have to put her on my list of new Australian Authors to read. :)


Brenda Yes you will Jenny :) Thanks! They are pretty much all stand alones and they're all great too!


message 6: by Deanna (new)

Deanna I'm glad you enjoyed it! Great review!


Brenda Thanks Deanna :)


message 8: by Jenn (new) - added it

Jenn J McLeod The Little Dude dog says thx, too, Brenda. ;)


Brenda LOL!


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