BOOK CLUB: On the Right Track

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Author: Penelope Janu
ISBN: 9781489255211
RRP: $29.99
Publication Date: June 18, 2018
Publisher: Harlequin Mira
Copy: Courtesy of the Publisher

On The Right Track is the second novel by Australian author Penelope Janu and it features Tor Amundsen, the twin brother of Per who was our hero in In At The Deep End. That doesn’t mean that the two books are connected and I don’t believe they are, except by the familial linking of heroes.


Golden Saunders is carrying an injury from a horse-riding accident and is trying to live a quiet life away from her family after they were caught up in a corruption scandal. Golden thought she’d already hit rock bottom but it seems there’s more yet for her to face.

Tor Amundsen is a United Nations diplomat who arrives on her doorstep to investigate her family, dragging her right back to the world she escaped. There is friction between the two from the start because Tor is frustrated by the combination of fierceness and fragility in Golden yet still he is protective of her. Golden is over being pushed around by men but sees the side of Tor that has a way with animals and children.

The two are pulled deep into a mess of dirty money and the quiet life Golden worked for will be turned on its head.

If this book is anything like In At The Deep End it’s going to have the perfect mix of humour, mystery and romance and I can’t wait to sink my teeth in.

Penelope Janu can be followed on Facebook and PenelopeJanu.com.

On The Right Track is published by Harlequin Mira and available now from Angus & Robertson Bookworld, Booktopia and where all good books are sold.

Thanks to Harlequin Mira 15 of our Beauty and Lace Club Members will be reading On The Right Track so please be aware there may be spoilers in the comments below.

15 thoughts on “BOOK CLUB: On the Right Track

  1. What a fabulous book. Pain, physical and emotional, heartache and betrayal, all mixed in with some scandal and intrigue. I loved the way the story was based on the land. Thrown in was also some simmering sexual tension and blossoming love. All of this made for a fabulous page turner, that I couldn’t put down. My only criticism is that after all the tension between the 2 main characters, I felt the ‘ happy ever after,’ ending was a tad unrealistic and seemed rushed.Thanks Harlequin Mira and Beauty & Lace for the privilege of reading this thoroughly enjoyable book. 4/5

  2. Thank you to Beauty and Lace and Harlequin Mira books for the opportunity to read On The Right Track by Penelope Janu.
    It was just the book I needed after a heavy historical read! Romance, mystery, emotional pain and two strong characters dealing with their pasts.

    The book is set in Australia. Golden Saunders lives on her grandfathers country property. Her grandfather and father were part of the racing industry.
    Tor Amundsen has come to Australia to investigate overseas syndicates using the Australian racing industry as a cover for money laundering. His investigation threatens to discredit Golden’s father and grandfather.

    Golden’s past has been complicated. An accident, and her mother, step father and half sister don’t make her life easy.

    So we have the mystery of ,were her father and grandfather involved in the racing scandal, plus what will be the outcome of Golden and Tor’s attraction to each other . They are both strong characters.

    It is a book you don’t want to put down!
    Thouroughly enjoyed the book! So much so , I have just finished reading “In at the Deep End” by Penelope Janu. Thouroughly enjoyed that too!

  3. I love this book I haven’t read Penelope janu before I just want to say it was wonderful I will read. Her books

  4. I throughly enjoyed On The Right Track! With complex characters, this is a mystery, with drama and romance all rolled into one. This beautiful story keep me turning the pages.
    Golden is a emotionally and physically damaging character, but also strong and fiery, she faces corruption within her family and her life is turned upside down by the events that have come to challenge her. She thinks if she keeps her past in the past, it won’t come back to bite her and she can avoid further hurt.
    Im looking forward to reading Penelope Janu’s previous book!!
    Thanks to Beauty and Lace and Harlequin Australia for giving the opportunity to read On The Right Track.

  5. Oh My!
    I loved this book, it consumed my whole day.
    I have never read a novel from Penelope Janu, I do look forward to reading more from this truly amazing author.

    This book reminds me of an Australian version of 50 shades of grey.

    Tor is secretive, powerful , doesn’t understand commitment and love, sexy and charming and he’s possessive.

    Golden wants to be loved but is scared of commitment, she is in pain and lacks trust.

    A beautiful novel with love, passion and my favourite Horses and racing.

  6. I’m unsure if I can put into words how much I loved reading this book. I finished it in a day. I wasn’t expecting all of the things in this book. The drama, the romance, the back story.

    I was totally surprised by the hot and steamy parts of the book. I wasn’t expecting that. Romance yes, “mummy porn” no.

    Golden has a big journey to go on, and she’s got massive commitment issues from her upbringing, building a connection with someone other than her animals and children.

    She has such a massive heart and soul and I love it.

  7. What an intriguing story line of romance and mystery. I absolutely loved reading this novel. The way Penelope Janu writes, you cant help but feel all the emotions when reading about someone who has survived a childhood of heartache and broken dreams. You can’t help but empathise with a woman as strong and resilient as Golden. How she survives the stress and frustration of dealing with family and politics. Not knowing who or how to trust her own mixed emotions as she helps solve a crime, yet still protects the memory of the one person she thought she could trust and rely on.

  8. Thank you B&L and Harlequin Mirra for the opportunity to read On the Right Track by Penelope Janu.

    I absolutely loved this book. From the moment I picked it up I couldn’t put it down. The way it was written I feel like I was transported inside the story. I felt all the emotions throughout the book.

    This book of romance and mystery had me hanging on right til the very end. A mixture of childhood dreams shattered and family secrets revealed throughout the book.

    Some steamy parts thrown into the mix of this book very well written and not to over the top I was quite surprised by them but it added to the romance and parts of the story.

    I will be reading more of Penelope in the future loved being introduced to a new author for me.

  9. On the Right Track by Penelope January tells the story of Golden Saunders, badly injured in a fall from a horse, with her family in disgrace from a scandal involving corruption in the horse racing world. Tor Amundsen starts investigating her family involvement in the scandal and whilst trying to defend her family, she is fighting a growing attraction for Tor. The story is a good mix of mystery and romance, overall a good read.

    Thank you to Beauty and Lace Book Club and Harlequin for the opportunity to read and review this book

  10. On The Right Track captures my heart from the start through to the end. Tor, the outside United Nations Diplomat who from the start irritates Golden with his investigative role into her family and the racing industry. The time they spend together though brings out an equal attraction. Bring in the mix of Golden’s difficult relationship with her mother and step father, protective love of her sister and history of her father and grandfather this is a fantastic story for any one to read.
    Loved it! Unique, intriguing, romantic and captivating.

  11. Thanks to the Beauty & Lace Book Club and Harlequin Books for providing this book to me to read.

    This is the first book I have read of Penelope Janu’s. I loved it and now I want to read more of her work.

    I found ‘On the Right Track’ hard to put down until I was finished….not so good for getting the housework done. 🙂 Golden is a likeable character along with her ‘happy ever after’ Tor.

    Now I just want Penelope Janu to write another novel telling us about Nate’s ‘happy ever after’.

  12. I had never read anything from this author until this book. I absolutely loved it!! Looking forward to reading more of her books.

  13. Thanks for the opportunity to read and review ‘On the right track’ by Penelope Janu. This book taught me again that you should never judge a book by its cover. It was so much more than I expected and I was totally engrossed until the end.

    The story centres around Golden Saunders who lives a quiet live on her grandfathers property after an injury. That quiet life is turned upside down by the arrival of Tor Amundsen investigating a horse racing corruption scandal involving her much loved grandfather. The investigation pulls Golden back into the industry that she feels turned its back on her when her grandfather passed away.

    The story had so many great complex relationships to explore – with her mother, step father and sister and of course the feelings that develop between Golden and Tor….

    A perfect book for a weekend away, I highly recommend you read it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  14. I was given the opportunity to read and review ‘On the Right Track’ by Penelope Janu.

    Golden is a young woman who lives on her grandfather’s property in country Australia. She is haunted by a horse-riding accident that caused significant damage to her leg. Golden now works as a speech pathologist with children on the family property, combining her love of animals and the farm, to help others.

    Her world is turned upside down when Tor enters her life to investigate her father and grandfather’s alleged involved in illegal actions at the race course.

    I found myself wanting to undercover the mystery behind Golden’s family, so I could not put this book down once I started. There is a nice combination of romance that balances out the storyline.

    I also really enjoyed the references in this book to Australian plants and trees, it really provided me with an image of the landscape.

    Thank you to Beauty and Lace for allowing me to read and review ‘On the Right Track’ by Penelope Janu.

  15. On The Right track was seriously one of the most amazing books I have ever read! I found myself unable to put it down!

    I loved the mystery throughout the story and the investigations Golden conducted had me on the edge of my seat.

    Seriously cannot wait for the next book! Thank you Beauty & Lace and thank you Penelope for a great read!

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