Summer at Kangaroo Ridge by Nicole Hurley-Moore is a lovely rural romance set in a small country town, Kangaroo Ridge, in Victoria.
This story features the Carrington siblings, who were orphaned eight years ago after a terrible Christmas Eve car accident. Their aunt, Maddie, moved in with them, but the two eldest children, twins Sebastian and Tamara stepped up to take on the caring of their three younger siblings.
Taking on such a huge responsibility in their late teen years fundamentally changed the twins.
While being the caretaker resulted in Sebastian becoming quiet and serious, Tamara is itching to finally live her life. Although she’s happily working at the family farm, and Sebastian is happily running the local pub, Tamara knows her secret could tear the family apart.
She has a secret relationship, and she’s certain Sebastian will not approve once he discovers this.
The story is heartwarming, and emotional, with plenty of romance, but also family dynamics, and decision making at pivotal points in their lives. This was an engaging read, and I will definitely seek out other books by Nicole Hurley-Moore.
Thanks to Beauty and Lace and Allen and Unwin for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Copy courtesy of Allen and Unwin
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