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Rural fiction to sweep you away on an outback adventure.

Escaping to the coast, the bush, the desert, the hinterland – the landscapes we experience on Australian getaways are more diverse than anywhere on earth. Rural fiction is where settings become characters in themselves, families are the beating hearts of small communities, and relationships twist and turn in time with plotlines. Here is some ripping rural fiction to sweep you away on your next Australian adventure.

  • The latest novel from Australia’s favourite and most heartfelt rural romance writer.

  • From the author of the bestselling The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots comes a heartwarming romantic comedy about three extraordinary women on a journey to find love and rediscover family.

  • Nicole Alexander, the 'heart of Australian storytelling', takes us on a captivating journey from the American Wild West to the wilds of outback Queensland, from the Civil War to the Great Depression, in an epic novel tracing one powerful but divided family.

  • Master storyteller Judy Nunn has now sold over 1 million books worldwide. In this spellbinding No.1 bestseller she takes us on a breathtaking journey deep into the red heart of Australia.

  • Adapted from Margareta Osborn’s bestselling ebook novella A Bush Christmas, Rose River is a gloriously funny romantic comedy set in the beautiful Australian outback.

  • What Laura was about to do wasn't easy. To become embroiled in a family's turmoil, their grief, their anger, their secrets, wasn't safe, or clever.  

  • An uplifting story of healing and hope from the author of Promises, Heart of the Valley, Heartlandand Rocking Horse Hill.

  • Three generations of Stewart women share a deep connection to their family farm, but a secret from the past threatens to tear them apart.

  • Taking place over just one week, River Run is an unputdownable rural drama from the bestselling author of The Bark Cutters and Wild Lands.

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