This is a work of fiction. Characters, institutions and organisations mentioned in this novel are either the product of the author’s imagination or, if real, used fictitiously without any intent to describe actual conduct.
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Annie Seaton lives near the beach on the mid-north coast of New South Wales. Her career and studies spanned the education sector including working as an academic research librarian, a high-school principal and a university tutor until she took early retirement and fulfilled her lifelong dream of a full-time writing career. Kakadu Dawn, the sixth and final book in the Proter Sisters series, is a finalist in the Australian Romance Readers awards for 2023. Larapinta, the fifth book in the Porter Sisters series, won the Romance Writers’ Association of Australia Ruby Award for long contemporary novel in 2023. Whitsunday Dawn, her first book with Harper Collins Australia was a finalist in the 2018 ARRA Awards and was voted Book of the Year in the AUSROM Readers’ Choice awards. Kakadu Sunset, Annie’s first traditionally published book with Pan Macmillan Australia was shortlisted by the Romance Writers’ Association of Australia Ruby Award, in the long book category in 2015. Annie was voted 2014 Author of the Year, and 2015 Best Established Author in the AusRomToday.com Readers' Choice Awards. Each winter, Annie and her husband leave the beach to roam the remote areas of Australia for story ideas and research. She is passionate about preserving the beauty of the Australian landscape and respecting the traditional ownership of the land. For those readers who cannot experience this journey personally, Annie seeks to portray the natural beauty of the Australian environment—its spiritual locations, stunning landscapes and unique wildlife. Readers can contact Annie through her website, annieseaton.net, or find her on Facebook and Instagram.
Also by Annie Seaton Standalone Books Whitsunday Dawn Undara Osprey Reef East of Alice Daughters of the Darling From Across the Sea (April) Across the River (Oct) Books 3-8 to follow
Pentecost Island Series Pippa Eliza Nell Tamsin Evie Cherry Odessa Sienna Tess Isla Others Four Seasons Short and Sweet Deadly Secrets Adventures in Time Silver Valley Witch The Emerald Necklace An Aussie Christmas Duo
Richards BrothersSeries The Trouble with Paradise Marry in Haste Outback Sunrise
Bindarra Creek Worth the Wait Full Circle Secrets of River Cottage Bindarra Creek Duo A Place to Belong
The House on the Hill series Beach House Beach Music Beach Walk Beach Dreams
Sunshine Coast Series Waiting for Ana The Trouble with Jack Healing His Heart
Second Chance Bay Series Her Outback Playboy Her Outback Protector Her Outback Haven Her Outback Paradise The McDougalls of Second Chance Bay
Love Across Time Series Come Back to Me Follow Me Finding Home The Threads that Bind Love Across Time 1-4 Boxed Set
The Augathella Books Outback Roads Outback Sky Outback Escape Outback Wind Outback Dawn Outback Moonlight Outback Dust Outback Hope An Augathella Surprise An Augathella Baby An Augathella Spring An Augathella Christmas An Augathella Wedding
As always to Ian, my ever-patient and loving husband. You are always there for me
‘The green pastoral plains, the fruitful valleys, as well as the wild hillsides and the dreary bogs, has equally ceased to be animate with human life. The ‘land of song’ was no longer tuneful; or if a human sound met the traveller’s ear, it was only that of the feeble and despairing wail for the dead.’ George Petrie (1855)