The Currency Lass by Tea Cooper

Book blurb…

She can run but she can’t hide…

As her father’s only heir, Catherine Cottingham expects to inherit their sprawling property in the Hunter Valley. What she doesn’t understand is why her father is trying to push her into a marriage to the pompous and repulsive Sydney businessman Henry W. Bartholomew.

When the will is read it becomes clear money, or the lack of it, lay behind her father’s plans. Catherine is mortified — as a married woman all her possessions will pass to her husband, the overbearing Bartholomew. Her only alternative is to wait until her twenty-first birthday and inherit the property in her own right, but can she elude such a determined man until then?

A chance encounter with a travelling circus and its fiery lead performer, Sergey Petrov, offers the perfect solution and Catherine escapes to the goldfields. But there is more to the circus than spangles and sawdust and Catherine finds herself drawn into a far-reaching web of fraud and forgery…

A stunning new novel from the bestselling author of The Horse Thief and The Cedar Cutter

My thoughts…

Thank you, Tea Cooper, I loved reading The Currency Lass. If all Australian Historical Romance novels are as good as this one, I may have found a new genre I enjoy.

My heart went out to Catherine with each challenge she faced – great gumption. I was cheering for her through her fight to ensure the property, and tenants, remained in the family, as her father would have wanted.

Sergey was dreamy and a dream come true for Catherine. The roads they travelled together tested them both, their love and trust in each other as they continued their search for the truth.

I loved the era this plot was set in and I found myself so in character that I was riding with Sergey hoping he would be able to save the day.  The question is, did he?  You’ll love the answer and inhale the sawdust of the circus and the beauty of the bush by reading this enchanting story.

This review is also on Goodreads and  Australian Women Writers Challenge

Published by Harlequin Australia

 

 

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About Jeannette

I'm living the dream, reading my way around this country and living in a 5th wheeler caravan.
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