The Promise of Summer: Jilted, Summer Return & Tell Me No Lies

by Elise K. Ackers Rachael Johns Shirley Wine

On Sale: 19/08/2019



About the Book

A collection of small-town stories from three bestselling local authors.

Jilted by Rachael Johns

When Ellie Hughes returns to the small country town of Hope Junction to care for her injured godmother, it's not long before the gossips start questioning why she broke Flynn Quartermaine's heart ten years ago. But Ellie is not the only one with secrets. When all is uncovered, can they overcome the past, or is Flynn destined to be jilted again?

Summer Return by Elise K. Ackers

Ethan Foster, home to mourn his sister-in-law, finds himself as unwelcome as ever in his small town. But the secrets that would clear his name would destroy his family and the woman he left behind. Samantha O'Hara once loved freely, but she can't - won't - have anything to do with this new Ethan ... even if this time, their love might be enough to make him stay.

Tell Me No Lies by Shirley Wine

For single mum Victoria Scanlan, working the luxurious Darkhaven wedding will guarantee the success of her floral boutique and the stability she needs for her son. But the country house comes with a shocking guest - the groom, Keir Donovan, is the man she once knew as Seth Donahue. Suddenly, Keir's calm but loveless future suddenly doesn't seem quite so certain.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781489291677
  • ISBN 10: 1489291679
  • Imprint: Mira - AU
  • On Sale: 19/08/2019
  • Pages: 848
  • List Price: 29.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Romance / Contemporary


Elise K. Ackers is a freelance editor and award winning fiction author of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and new adult fiction.Elise has completed undergraduate studies in Psychology and Communications, and post-graduate studies in Professional Publication and Editing. She's been writing since she could hold a crayon and telling stories all her life. She's a magnet for unusual accidents, a laser tag enthusiast, and an animal adoption advocate. Owing to a broken internal compass, Elise needs to factor getting lost into her travel time.

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Rachael Johns, an English teacher by trade and a mum 24/7, is the bestselling ABIA-winning author of The Patterson Girls and a number of other romance and women's fiction books including The Art of Keeping Secrets, The Greatest Gift and Lost Without You. She is currently Australia's leading writer of contemporary relationship stories around women's issues, a genre she has coined ‘life-lit'. Rachael lives in the Perth hills with her hyperactive husband, three mostly gorgeous heroes-in-training and a very badly behaved dog. She rarely sleeps and never irons.

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Shirley Wine is from a family of seven where oral storytelling was encouraged, a throwback to her family's Irish roots. Born into a farming family, Shirley has lived and worked on the land alongside her husband for many years, and a love of the land runs as deep as the blood in her veins so writing rural romance was a natural progression for this author. Shirley is no stranger to devastating personal tragedy, and these experiences are reflected in her often gritty stories about triumph over adversity. For many years, Shirley was a freelance writer with a regular 'Country Comment' column in a New Zealand national daily newspaper, and she has worked on local and regional newspapers. A long-time member of Romance Writers of New Zealand, Shirley is now retired and lives with her husband in a quiet rural Waikato town with one spoiled cat and two equally spoiled dogs. If you'd like to sign up for Shirley's author newsletter you can do so on her website:

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