Emerald Springs

When suspicions are wrongly aimed at Amelia following the theft of proceeds from the local rodeo after a crash and grab, she must work with a sceptical rural detective to clear her name – and that of the man she loves. Mystery and romance abound in the new novel from the bestselling author of Crimson Dawn.

Published: 24th February 2016


“If you’ve enjoyed Fleur’s previous books, you won’t be disappointed. She has an authentic rural voice, with an underlying agenda of female empowerment.”

R. M. Williams OUTBACK magazine

Book Synopsis

After finishing university, Amelia Bennett returns to her home town. Determined to lose her old reputation for being scatty, she works hard to prove herself as the treasurer of the local rodeo committee. Then she becomes victim of a terrifying smash and grab and suddenly finds herself the object of suspicion …

  • Emerald Springs has been long-listed for the Davitt Crime Awards

“Emerald Springs is an absorbing rural story – part romance and part mystery, with plenty of both, and lots of action to keep the pages turning. Set in rural South Australia and featuring a strong female lead in Amelia, the story also touches on many issues facing rural communities – debt, drought, family stresses and more.”

Sally Murphy, Aussie Reviews

“The storyline is set to entice the reader into the life of a small town when things, big things, start to go wrong with tragedy and love coming out of the most unlikely circumstances. A great Sunday afternoon read on the couch!”

Janet Mawdesley Blue Wolf Reviews

“I have to admit, I kind of like when authors fool me and Fleur McDonald managed that nicely here, because I thought I had it all figured out and turned out I didn’t!”

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