Janet Gover

Janet Gover

Melbourne, Victoria

I have always been a writer. When I was still at school, I used any excuse to turn my English homework into a short book, for which I made covers and illustrations. When my parents gave me an old manual typewriter for my birthday – there was no stopping me.
My first novel, written when I was about 11 years old, was a total disaster. The novels got better as I got older, and my first ‘proper’ novel, The Farmer Needs A Wife, was released in January 2009.
Since then, my novels have been shortlisted for, or won, awards in the US, UK and Australia. My Coorah Creek Series has won the RoNA Award for an Epic Romantic Novel, two Book Buyers Best Awards and the Aspen Gold Readers’ Choice award. I am thrilled that the series has received such honours.
Although I am now based in the UK (blame my handsome English husband), a lot of my writing is set in the Australian outback – because that’s where I grew up. I travel back there often, to visit family and friends and to renew my connection with the Australian bush.
Every time it starts snowing, I decide it's time to move back to warmer climes for good, but until then, I sit in my office and in my head, I travel back to Australia... then I start typing.

Anthologies, Contemporary, Holidays, Romance, Western

Girl Racers

Winning the race is one thing, but can Alex be a winner in love? Tomboy lawyer Alex Reilly loves nothing better than coming first - except her sexy red Lotus sports car. Preparing for the gruelling Snowy Mountains Car Rally, Alex isn't expecting competition in the form of glamorous model Lyn Stanton. Lyn is everything Alex is not: blonde, gorgeous and girlie - and she's also navigating the race for Keir Thomas, the man who left town and broke Alex's heart eleven years ago. When the three are unexpectedly thrown together, Alex realises she must find a way to trust Keir again to have any chance of crossing the finish line first. Will they be able to confront their troubled past and rediscover not only their shared passion for cars, but each other?

Bring Me Sunshine (Choc Lit): A lovely feel good romance

Sometimes, you’ve just got to take the plunge … When marine biologist, Jenny Payne, agrees to spend Christmas working on the Cape Adare cruise ship to escape a disastrous love affair, she envisions a few weeks of sunny climes, cocktails and bronzed men … What she gets is an Antarctic expedition, extreme weather, and a couple of close shaves with death. And then there’s her fellow passengers; Vera, the eccentric, elderly crime writer and Lian, a young runaway in pursuit of forbidden love … There’s also Kit Walker; the mysterious and handsome man who is renting the most luxurious cabin on the ship, but who nobody ever sees. As the expedition progresses, Jenny finds herself becoming increasingly obsessed with the enigmatic Kit and the secrets he hides. Will she crack the code before the return journey or is she bound for another disappointment?

The Farmer Needs a Wife (Little Black Dress)

Glamorous magazine editor Helen Woodley has been hired as the new head honcho of magazine Australian Life, and she needs a new feature idea to send the magazine rocketing back up the popularity stakes – fast. But she had no idea how successful her new campaign would be. Who knew that if the country’s lovelorn single farmers were profiled each week, readers would queue up to date them? Soon rural romances are all the rage – but among the haystacks and the pitchforks, a lot of people (and Helen herself) are about to find out that the course of true love ain’t ever smooth...

The Bachelor and Spinster Ball (Little Black Dress)

Another gripping romance set against the fabulous backdrop of the Australian outback, from one of LBD's fastest rising stars. Sexy Nick, feisty Bec and dreamy Hailey all grew up together in the tiny, one-horse town of Farwell Creek. In fact, Nick and Bec were the town's teen-dream couple, until Bec made a break for it and shook the small-town dust off her heels for the big-city lights. Now she's back - but Nick doesn't have romantic feelings for her any more ... does he?Sweet, idealistic Hailey is caught between her old friends, but has too many problems of her own to be able to worry about theirs. Devastated at the loss of her parents, who died in a crash a year earlier, she's too wrapped up in her own thoughts to even think about leaving town or finding love. It will take a devastating bush-fire, a black-tie ball under the stars, and a road-trip to help all three friends work out who and what they want - and what they need.

Christmas at Coorah Creek (Choc Lit): Find love in the Australian Outback this Christmas

What if you don’t want to be home for Christmas? Spending Christmas away from home is one thing but English nurse Katie Brooks is spending hers in Coorah Creek; a small town in the Australian outback. Katie was certain leaving London was the right decision, but her new job in the outback is more challenging than she could have ever imagined. Scott Collins rescued Katie on her first day in Coorah Creek and has been a source of comfort ever since. But Scott no longer calls the town home – it’s too full of bad memories and he doesn’t plan on sticking around for long. Scott needs to leave. Katie needs to stay. They have until Christmas to decide their future …

Little Girl Lost (Choc Lit) (Coorah Creek Book 4)

When a little girl goes missing, an entire town comes together to find her ... When Tia Walsh rides into the small town of Coorah Creek on a Harley-Davidson, Sergeant Max Delaney senses that everything about her spells trouble. But Tia's trouble is not all of her own making, and the dangerous past she tried to leave behind is hot on her heels. Sarah Travers has returned home after three years of college to find that her parents have been keeping a devastating secret. Her childhood crush, Pete Rankin, is facing his own struggle with a harsh reality that will take him away from the girl and the life that he loves. Tia, Max, Sarah and Pete are all trying to find their future, but when a little girl goes missing in the harsh outback, nothing else matters except finding her safe ...

Flight to Coorah Creek (Choc Lit)

What happens when you can fly, but you just can’t hide? Only Jessica Pearson knows the truth when the press portray her as the woman who betrayed her lover to escape prosecution. But will her new job flying an outback air ambulance help her sleep at night or atone for a lost life? Doctor Adam Gilmore touches the lives of his patients, but his own scars mean he can never let a woman touch his heart. Runaway Ellen Parkes wants to build a safe future for her two children. Without a man – not even one as gentle as Jack North. In Coorah Creek, a town on the edge of nowhere, you’re judged by what you do, not what people say about you. But when the harshest judge is the one you see in the mirror, there’s nowhere left to hide.

The Wild One (Choc Lit) (Coorah Creek Book 2)

Can four wounded souls find love? Iraq war veteran Dan Mitchell once disobeyed an order – and it nearly destroyed him. Now a national park ranger in the Australian outback, he’s faced with another order he is unwilling to obey ... Photographer Rachel Quinn seeks out beauty in unlikely places. Her work comforted Dan in his darkest days. But Quinn knows darkness too – and Dan soon realises she needs his help as much as he needs hers. Carrie Bryant was a talented jockey until a racing accident broke her nerve. Now Dan and Quinn need her expertise, but can she face her fear? And could horse breeder Justin Fraser, a man fighting to save his own heritage, be the man to help put that fear to rest? The wounds you can’t see are the hardest to heal...

Wedding Bells By The Creek: A Coorah Creek Novella

How do you forgive what you can never forget? Helen Walsh has never stopped searching for the daughter who ran away from home when she was just fifteen. Now, her daughter has found her. Face to face with the woman her child has become, Helen longs to be forgiven for her mistakes. Ed Collins has walked Helen’s path, and he knows that she needs more than her daughter’s forgiveness. He would help her if he could. Ed’s wife Stephanie returns – thirteen years after she deserted Ed and their young son. Now Ed is being asked to forgive. Steph was his first and only love… but are some things impossible to forgive? In the tiny outback town of Coorah Creek, secrets are hard to keep. What will happen when Ed learns the truth about his wife? And as Helen plans her daughter’s wedding, dare she dream of her own? Wedding Bells By The Creek is the latest instalment in the award winning Coorah Creek series by Janet Gover. If you like small town romance that's full of emotion and drama, you'll love this book. Ideal for fans of Robyn Carr, Jennie Jones and Nora Roberts' Boonsboro series. Order now and discover your new favourite town.

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