The Landowner’s Secret (September 2019)
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
Read more about The Landowner’s Secret on my book blog Sonya’s Stuff.