Australian Rural Fiction Archives

Harlequin Valentine’s Day Competition

Love is all around at Booktopia and thanks to Harlequin Books Australia we’re celebrating by giving one lucky customer the chance to win a major romance pack! Bringing together some of the best in romance to bring you goosebumps, shivers down your back, tears, but above all, the joy of falling in love with characters falling in love. Remember, if you want to win, just order any of the tit... Read more

by | February 4, 2016

And the Finalists for the 2015 Australian Romance Readers Awards are…

The Australian Romance Readers Association have announced the finalists for the 2015 Australian Romance Readers Awards…..and the end result is delectable. ARRA members can now vote for their favourite in each category, but you have until 28 February to vote! Winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner, which will be held on 19 March 2016. For more details about the night click here. Fa... Read more

by | January 18, 2016

GUEST BLOG: Fiona Palmer, author of The Saddler Boys talks about what books she’s loving.

Well I’m back after a busy week and a half of touring, which included a stopover at Booktopia to sign 300 copies of my latest book, The Saddler Boys. I was lucky enough to take a tour through the massive Booktopia warehouse to see how it all operates: amazing. My book club order would have been whizzing around getting processed while I was there.  Because I’ve been so busy with touring and prom... Read more

by | October 19, 2015

A dysfunctional family, country town tension and a little romance with a park ranger … Pamela Cook talks to Booktopia TV about her new book, Close to Home

Australian rural fiction writer, Pamela Cook, talks to us about her new book Close to Home a heartwarming story about letting go of the past and embracing the future. There’s a dash of a dysfunctional family, a smidgeon of country town tension and a little romance with a park ranger … Cook is also the author of Blackwattle Lake, an engaging novel of finding your place in the world a... Read more

by | October 12, 2015

The Homestead Girls by Fiona McArthur (Reviewed by Hayley Shephard)

I decided to give Fiona McArthur’s new book, The Homestead Girls, a whirl to challenge myself as I’m currently addicted to non-stop, passionate romance and shirtless men. It’s a departure I’m glad I took. I’ve always loved strong female characters who don’t let their predicaments define them. The Homestead Girls follows five women who come to live at Blue Hills Station on the outskirts of... Read more

by | July 2, 2015

Fiona McArthur, author of The Homestead Girls, answers Six Sharp Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Fiona McArthur author of The Homestead Girls Six Sharp Questions ——————————- 1.    Congratulations, you have a new book. What is it about and what does this book mean to you? Five women, a sheep station in drought and the 22-year-old granddaughter’s last ditch measure to keep the farm after her grandad is s... Read more

by | June 24, 2015

GUEST BLOG: Fleur McDonald, author of Emerald Springs, on remembering who you are

‘Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?’ That’s a quote by Danielle LaPorte and it’s one of my favourites. You know why? Because it resonates with me. There are times I think as women (and possibly men too, but since I’m not one, I can’t judge!) that our true selves get lost. Not intentionally. But we become busy being ‘someone’s daughter, someone’s girlfrien... Read more

by | March 25, 2015