Thanks for having me in your chair, Annie—though I’d like to think of it as a sun lounger, with gentle Whitsunday waters tickling my toes …
My second novel, On the Right Track, has just been released, and I’m very happy to have it on the shelves and in e-readers. I think the novel was beautifully summed up in the front cover quote, written by Tricia Stringer: ‘Intriguing characters and colourful settings. If you like romance and a little mystery, get ready to enjoy this novel.’ I particularly enjoyed writing the setting for this book because it allowed me to re-explore regions that were special to me when I was growing up—the rural outskirts of large towns where some kids caught a bus to school and some kids (like me) rode their ponies. My character Golden Saunders is a speech pathologist who treats children, and I loved exploring this ‘communication’ aspect of the novel too.
Golden turns her back on the past following a number of challenges, emotional and physical. Tor Amundsen, very much a romantic hero, ultimately allows Golden to discover for herself what she really wants out of life. Golden and Tor follow an action packed, emotionally charged but ultimately fulfilling path to happiness—and I can’t wait to find out how readers respond to that journey! Feel free to get in touch via my website: www.penelopejanu.com
HarperCollins (links to all retailers): https://www.harpercollins.com.au/9781489255211/on-the-right-track/
Amazon (e-book): https://www.amazon.com.au/Right-Track-Penelope-Janu-ebook/dp/B07884NGNM
Itunes (e-book): https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/on-the-right-track/id1325070994?mt=11
Penelope lives on the coast in northern Sydney with her six children (rapidly growing up) and her distracting husband. A lawyer for many years, she has an interest in social justice issues and the natural environment. Whether coastal or rural, Penelope’s novels celebrate Australian characters and communities. Her first novel, In at the Deep End, was published by Harlequin Mira in 2017.
A traumatic past, a charismatic stranger and a family legacy … Golden's quiet country life is about to get messy …
When the diminutive but fiery Golden Saunders falls from her horse and smashes her leg irreparably, and her racing family is disgraced by a corruption scandal, she thinks she's hit rock bottom.
Then the enigmatic Tor Amundsen, United Nations diplomat (read: spy), arrives on the scene and proves her wrong. His investigation into her family pulls her back into a world she had escaped, and the branch of the family she has tried to avoid at all costs. Tor is infuriated and frustrated by the impossible mixture of fragility and fierceness that is Golden, true, but he is also strangely protective of her.
Golden wants no part of it. Men have pushed her around her whole life. The last thing she needs is an arrogant, irritatingly handsome man telling her what to do. But it turns out Tor has a way with animals, children and, well, Golden…
Before too long, she finds their overwhelming attraction is overriding her good sense, and as they are both pulled deeper into the murky world of dirty money, things are about to get messy, and Golden's small, quietly ordered life will change beyond recognition…
Can Golden overcome her fears and the shadows of the past and reach for a new kind of future? Will she ever be able to get her life back on the right track?
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