Helloooo, big smile here, it’s Fiona McArthur waving to lovers of medical romance, from Australia. We’ve hit winter and the winds are blowing so hard all the gorgeous red and gold autumn leaves from the liquid amber have filled the gutters around the house. I might need to clean those out before we have the next rain for our water tanks. Still, there’s so much water still lying around from the floods that we don’t need water yet. This photo was taken this morning at sunrise.
We live on a farm most of the time and have been a part of the local community for nearly forty years where I loved my job as a rural midwife and my husband was a paramedic. Now we’re transitioning to an even smaller town at the beach, one with just over four thousand people. I love small towns and I love to write about them.
One of my favourite small towns to write about is Wirralong, a fictional, old-gold-mining town in Victoria. The series runs with multiple authors, and this is my fourth book for Wirralong. Mine’s a medical and all my midwives are friends, so there’s continuity there in the Outback Babies. This time we started with Barbara Hannay, then Trish Morey, myself and the fabulous Kelly Hunter to close up for this series.
My book, The Baby Whisperer, came out yesterday, on the 9th June and I think Eli is one of my favourite ever heroes. This book is about healing and learning to trust your heart. My leading lady is Stephanie, a midwife and a mothercraft nurse.
After losing her dad, her brother, and then her husband fighting fires over in Western Australia, Stevie makes a new life across the continent in Wirralong. The last thing she needs is another hero. Of course, then she meets Eli, grandson to a Polynesian pirate, risk-taker and her new, gorgeous builder. Seriously, the guy is hot, awesome with babies and makes her a moon gate just because he can. But she is not losing anyone else. No. But it’s such a struggle to stay focussed on not falling fall for Eli… If you like the sound of that, and it is fun, with cranky babies and house renovations, and of course – a new baby born …you can buy the book here
That’s it from me until next time, I’ve just handed in my ‘Twins in a Lift’ book, and wasn’t that fun, for Mills and Boon which will be out next year. It’s called A Father for the Midwife’s Twins. Stay safe, stay smiling and wishing you gorgeous books that make you sigh in pleasure. Lots of love xx Fi