BOOK CLUB: Return to Rosalee Station

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Author: Mandy Magro
ISBN: 9781489252708
RRP: $29.99
Publication Date: 22 October 2018
Publisher: Harlequin Mira
Copy: Courtesy of the Publisher

Mandy Magro is an Aussie favourite author whose books are always a hit with our book club readers so I jumped at the chance to feature her latest release, Return to Rosalee Station, which is the long awaited sequel to her beloved debut Rosalee Station.


Sarah and Matt Walsh have been married for eight years and Sarah thought they would be together forever. A tragic accident pushes their relationship to it’s limits as Sarah helplessly watches Matt fly off the rails. She tries to make him see they need to work together to get through this but if that doesn’t work how does she go on alone?

Matt gets the kick in the pants he needs to try and save his marriage but a lot of damage has been done and the path ahead is rocky. Matt sees that a return to Rosalee Station is his only hope of rediscovering who he once was, but will it cost him all he has left?

Return to Rosalee Station is a tale set deep in the heart of the outback, a tale of second chances that sounds like it has more than it’s fair share of heartbreak. I look forward to picking it up and I can’t wait to read what our members think.

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Return to Rosalee Station is published by Harlequin Mira and is available now from Angus & Robertson Bookworld, Booktopia and where all good books are sold.

Thanks to Harlequin Mira 10 of our Beauty and Lace Club Members are currently reading Return to Rosalee Station and you can read their thoughts on the book in the comments below, please be aware there may be spoilers.

11 thoughts on “BOOK CLUB: Return to Rosalee Station

  1. Review.
    Return to Rosalee Station.
    Mandy Magro,
    ISBN: 9781489252708
    Copy supplied by Harlequin Books.

    The much awaited sequel to Rosalee Station, this book is wonderful. I re-read Rosalee Station, to refresh the characters and story line but if you haven’t read it, don’t worry. There is enough back story for you know what has gone on. So sit back and enjoy.

    Sarah and Matt are the main characters in the story and their marriage starts to falter, after a cruel accident, one which Matt blames on himself. Matt hits the bottle, to dull the pain. Sarah tries to stay strong but feels helpless and he slides further into his guilt.

    Matt walks away from Sarah and returns to his families’ property and tries to work through his grief, pain and going cold turkey, from the booze and become the man Sarah fell in love with. Sarah also goes home to her family and makes a decision to ‘stop and smell the roses’, as she tries to sort out her own emotions and her feelings for Matt.

    A wonderful supporting cast of characters try and help these two lost and distraught people, see that they are both hurting and need to help each other.

    A beautiful read, that had me reaching for the tissues, one minuet, wanting to slap both Matt and Sarah, the next and then wanting to hug them and make them better. Mandy has written a fantastic sequel and it is well worth adding to your Christmas wish list or your To Be Read pile, at the top. (Read Rosalee Station, as well.)

  2. Sarah and Matt are going through a personal heartache which truly would break anyone’s heart! Both try to recover and deal with it in different ways but still surrounded by family and friends. The support they need and get just will make you know the love that they have and from others. While Matt decides its best to get away in order to save their marriage Sarah is once again left heartbroken.
    Rosalee Station is the focal point and where Matt hopes he can heal.
    I absolutely fell “head over heals” for this story and the way Mandy Mangro has captured the essence of feelings.

  3. An emotional story of a once loving couple Matt and Sarah, who have loved and lost too much. Matt needs to have the determination to prove to himself, he can overcome this pain on his own so he can feel like a man again. Having a communication barrier is the hardest wall to climb but to surround yourself with the right people shows you can accomplish anything. Mandy Magro with her writing certainly gets the emotions involved as you read this story of a fight to reclaim what once was your whole world . Even though Sarah loves Matt she may not have enough empathy required or the patience to wait , she realises sometimes you need to focus on yourself to reclaim some balance in your own life and to remember what it is you want in your future. Was a very emotional journey and worth the read.

  4. Another great story by Mandy Mangro. The two lead characters suffer an immense tragedy in their lives- will their marriage be able to survive the aftermath of such a terrible event? Matt needs to return to the land where he was raised to find the courage to over come his pain. In turn, Matt turning his back on Sarah leaves her feeling doubt towards the strength of their relationship. Both protagonists need to re-find themselves and decide what their futures will be.

    The author covers a very difficult topic, and this book offers a very emotional journey for the reader. Certainly make sure you have the tissue box close handy! Hard to put down once you get in to it!

  5. Return to Rosalee Station….. NOT WHAT I EXPECTED

    I don’t like to read blurbs before I read a new novel as I like the surprise element, I can assure you what I read within the first handful of chapters is definitely not what I expected at all. I was an utter mess of emotions, my eyes wept and wept.

    I don’t want to explain what happened otherwise that ruins the story.

    Overall I really liked this novel, however for me I found a small section two thirds in was a little slow. I guess the story started off with such a huge high of emotion, the novel did end on a big high also.

    Well done Mandy Magro, this definitely would have been a very hard novel to write, but you did it extremely well.

    Thank you beauty and lace for the chance to read and review this book.

  6. This story follows both Matt and Sarah as they struggle through a huge loss no one should ever have to face.

    While I enjoyed the story and that it covered two very different stories which intertwined so perfectly I did find some parts rather slow and dragging on

    Thankyou to Beauty and Lace and Harlequin Mira for giving the opportunity to read this beautiful story

  7. Thank you for choosing me beauty and lace
    This book was beautifully written. Dealing with the heartache of loosing a child this pulled at the heartstrings as could feel the pain the main characters Matt and Sarah were going through and how each if the characters had to deal with this pain in their own way.
    It was a rollercoaster ride of emotions in which one minute you were crying the next you wanted to slap the characters and tell them to wake up.
    The description of the stations was well done. I hadnt read the previous book but understood what was going on as Mandy Magro wrote this beautifully.
    It is a hard topic to discuss the loss of a child but you did it so well.
    Well done. I throughly enjoyed this book and could not put it down.

  8. What a wonderful sequel to Matt and Sarah’s story. It was beautifully written and it really tugged at my heart strings. Mandy Magro is an amazing author!! I loved it!!

  9. Return to Rosalee Station is a beautiful read. A story of a husband & wife and their beautiful daughter Eve who was the centre of their World. A tragic event happened and Matt and Sarah have to keep living life. This story tells how tragic events can either totally tear people apart or bring them closer together and that everyone grieves in their own way. Unfortunately for Matt he didn’t grieve too well and drank to numb all the feelings he had. This was a great read and recommend it to others I do have to say keep some tissues handy as some parts did jerk at the heart strings and some tears were shed. It also had some great humour in it and laughs. Got to say I loved hearing of Chilli the chicken with her sassiness and his love for Victory the horse.

    Thankyou to Beauty & Lace and Harlequin Books for giving me the opportunity to read this beautiful story and Mandy Magro for another beautiful well enjoyed book.

  10. My copy of Return to Rosalee Station somehow went who knows where, so when it finally arrived, I suppose I had high expectations.
    I certainly was not disappointed.
    Mandy Magro delivered a wonderful sequel to Rosalee Station.
    Matt and Sarah suffer a tragedy which sends Matt off the rails.
    He decides the only way he can return to who he was is to return to Rosalee Station.
    His decision, although Sarah understands why he made it, makes her feel like she has been abandoned.
    This wonderful story of loss and heartbreak will pull on your heartstrings and one minute you will be reaching for the box of tissues and in the next, make you want to slap both Matt and Sarah.
    A definate great read and well worth the extra weeks waiting for it.

  11. I have been waiting a long time to read this! Rosalee station was one of the first books in this genre I ever read and I must say the wait was worth it!

    Mandy has written a beautiful story which had me laughing, crying and enjoying every moment

    Thank you Mandy and beauty and lace for this opportunity

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