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The new medical rural romance from bestselling author and midwife Fiona McArthur

‘The right people turn up in your life at the right time if you let them.’
Sienna Wilson is living her dream in the city – a rewarding obstetrics job in a leading hospital, an apartment with a view, and handsome Sergeant McCabe on call whenever she needs him. The last thing she wants is a posting to a remote outback town to investigate a medical mystery.

But on arrival in Spinifex, Sienna is brought to life in new and exciting ways. In a community riddled with secrets, she meets troubled young barmaid Maddy, and tough publican Alma, both with their troubles to hide.

As they draw strength from each other, new friendships, new loves and new babies are born, proving that when strong women join forces, they can overcome even the greatest odds.

Praise for Fiona McArthur:
'I never miss one of Fiona McArthur's books.' Sam Still Reading
'An uplifting story of friendship and romance.' Book'd Out
'Whenever I feel like journeying to the ochre and brown glory of the outback with its special brand of people, I know Fiona McArthur will take me there ...' Book Muster Down Under

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback


    October 2, 2017

    Michael Joseph Australia

    352 pages

    RRP $37.00

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  • EBook


    October 2, 2017

    Penguin eBooks

    304 pages

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Chapter One


The last triplet was always tricky. The beam from the operating-room light followed the flash of tiny limbs in the uterus like the final dancer on the stage. This baby did not enjoy the limelight.

Dr Sienna Wilson blew breath up under her mask to shift the wisp of blonde hair that had dared to escape from under her floral theatre hat during the struggle. Scooping the squirming passenger from his mother’s previously crowded womb, she admonished the tiny face, ‘I’m sorry, young man. It’s your time to shine.’ The staff in the theatre exchanged glances with relief.

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