The Brindabella Secrets Duology

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The Landowner's Secret by Sonya HeaneyThe Artist's Secret by Sonya Heaney

The Landowner’s Secret (Brindabella Secrets #1) (September 2019)

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New South Wales, 1885

When Alice Ryan wakes to find thugs surrounding her cottage, on the hunt for her no-good brother, she escapes into the surrounding bush.

It is wealthy landowner Robert Farrer who finds her the next morning, dishevelled, injured, and utterly unwilling to share what she knows. With criminals on the loose and rumours that reckless bushrangers have returned to the area, Robert is determined to keep Alice out of danger, and insists on taking her into his home-despite the scandal it may cause. Convincing her to stay on with him for her own safety, however, is going to take some work.

What Robert doesn’t expect is his growing attraction to the forthright, unruly woman staying in his home. Before either of them can settle into their odd new situation, their home and wellbeing come under threat and they will need to trust each other to survive. But they are both keeping secrets, secrets that have the potential to ruin their burgeoning love, their livelihood … and their lives.


‘If you are in the mood for a well-written story focused on the development of romance after the ‘I Do’s’, then this is a book you should pick up. This is Ms. Heaney’s first novel and I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more from her. – All About Romance

‘I stayed up to the wee hours to finish and then didn’t want the book to end.’ – La Deetda Reads

‘Alice was a riot! I loved her strength, her sense of humor, and her willingness to accept people for all their flaws.’ – Lady With a Quill

‘I just loved it, I was unable to put it down until I turned the last page.’ – Elodie’s Reading Corner

‘This story was a slow burn and all the better and more believable for it.’ – Goodreads

Though the romance is sweet and ends well, Alice is the reason to read this book. Alice and seeing life in New South Wales in the mid 1880s when the whisper of the word “bushranger” was enough to send people anxiously scurrying for their sidearms.

I liked Alice and hope to see more of her in the next book. – Dear Author

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The Artist’s Secret (Brindabella Secrets #2) – coming September 2020

The Artist's Secret (Brindabella Secrets #2) by Sonya Heaney

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Despite their growing attraction, both Peter and Elizabeth have secrets that will come between them.

New South Wales, 1887

Peter Rowe’s life is in the city, but his soul is in Australia’s southern tablelands-a place he’s never seen. Taking the new land manager’s position on the thriving estate of Endmoor is the chance he needs to discover what happened to the family he has never met. What he doesn’t expect to find in the bush is his employer’s talented, beautiful sister.

Elizabeth Farrer’s world is changing rapidly. An artist whose work has begun to gain acclaim, her brother’s marriage has made her redundant in her own home and she intends to leave the country and make a life of her own. Her plans would take her far from her beloved New South Wales, but with the arrival of Endmoor’s newest employee-a man unlike any other she has met-she discovers there might just be a reason to stay right where she is.

Just as they conquer their most difficult obstacles, old prejudices rise up and threaten to keep them apart …

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I loved the interplay between Elizabeth and Peter. The way it was written was appropriate to the historic setting and beautifully written. You almost felt as though you’d stepped back in time. – Goodreads

I just finished reading the latest book from @sonyaheaneyauthor and it’s AMAZING!

Go read her first book in the series if you like really good historical fiction with fantastic characters. – Bookcat Reads