A Place to Remember by Jenn J. McLeod
Published: 1st March 2018
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Available on Kindle
A multi-generational contemporary romantic saga set in a cattle ranch in Central Queensland, Australia.
A man loses five years of his life. Two women are desperate for him to remember.
Running away for the second time in her life, twenty-seven-year old Ava believes the cook's job at a country B&B is perfect, until she meets the owner's son, John Tate.
The young fifth-generation grazier is a beguiling blend of both man, boy and a terrible flirt. With their connection immediate and intense, they begin a clandestine affair right under the noses of John's formidable parents.
Thirty years later, Ava returns to Candlebark Creek with her daughter, Nina, who is determined to meet her mother's lost love for herself. While struggling to find her own place in the world, Nina discovers an urban myth about a love-struck man, a forgotten engagement ring, and a dinner reservation back in the eighties. Now she must decide if revealing the truth will hurt more than it heals...
When Ava Marchette takes a job as cook at the Ivy-May Cattle Ranch in after running away for the second time in her life things don’t work out quite as Ava imagined. Self- reliant Ava has been by herself for the last ten years, so the last thing Ava expected was to fall in love with John Tate the owner’s son. Being seven years younger than Ava and destined to marry local girl Katie O’Brien, Ava and John relationship is frowned upon from the start. When tragedy strikes, Ava makes the heart-breaking decision to leave and start a new life. Now thirty years on and fate has brought Ava back to Ivy-May, along with daughter Nina who longs to learn the mysteries of the man her mother has loved for over three decades.
Set in the countryside of Queensland and spanning over thirty years this is a beautiful novel of two generations of families battling to find their place in the world. McLeod has created some realistic and likable characters, even controlling Marjorie might get a little sympathy when you know the full story.
Ava and John’s romance will lead you to believe there is that one special someone for all of us and to never give up hope of finding them. Nina will make you smile with her joy of life and her willingness to try anything once, her determination to solve the mystery of the pearl ring in the painting have you intrigued.
A Place to Remember is a beautifully written novel combining vivid descriptions weaving together a story of love, loss and keeping secrets which will have you totally engrossed. It might be a longer read but this book is definitely worth taking the time to read and I would recommend it to anyone.
Thank you so much to Head of Zeus for sending me a copy to review and inviting me to be part of the blog tour, I’m looking forward to reading more from this author.
About the Author
After leaving the corporate working world, Jenn J. McLeod decided to travel Australia in a fifth-wheeler caravan and fulfil her lifelong ambition to write. She has since published four novels.
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