Simmering Season

Jenn J McLeod

A country hotel, an unexpected houseguest, and a school reunion.
Maggie’s perfect storm is about to lift the lid off a lifetime of secrets.

Dan Ireland, a work-weary police crash investigator still hell-bent on punishing himself for his misspent youth, has ample reason for not going home to Calingarry Crossing for the school reunion, but one very good reason why he should . . . Maggie Lindeman.

Maggie is back in Calingarry Crossing trying to sell the family pub, while also dealing with a restless seventeen-year-old son, a father with dementia, a fame-obsessed musician husband back in the city, and a dwindling bank account. The last thing she needs is a surprise houseguest for the summer.

Fiona Bailey-Blair, daughter of an old friend and spoilt with everything but the truth, whips up a maelstrom of gossip when she blows into town in search of answers.

This storm season, as Maggie’s past and present converge with the unexpected, she’ll discover…
… there’s no keeping a lid on some secrets.

“The author has created a living, breathing small town, peopled with wonderful characters, an amazing achievement.”

- Greg Barron, author

"This novel is a 'read-it-till-your-eyes-hurt' tale of realistic characters facing dilemmas and finding their way through life's twists and turns."

- Kerri Fitzmaurice, Goodreads

“In no way glossing over those moments that "suck", Jenn instead throws them at her characters to deal with, peppering the pages with her fabulous wit and adding the right amount of seasoning to give a lovely, light-hearted feel to the story.”

- Book Muster Down Under

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A Calingarry Crossing Novel
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Jenn J McLeod

Five-times published with Simon & Schuster and Head of Zeus UK, Australia’s nomadic novelist writes heart-warming stories of friendship and family, with a backdrop of Australian country life.

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