Bush nurse Lara McIntyre and rural journalist Toby Paxton are thrust into the limelight when an accident puts the beating heart of their community in jeopardy. The small country town of Bridgefield can’t manage without their general store and post office, but Lara can’t stomach the idea of out-of-town buyers revamping it with no regard for what the residents want or need. She’s also unsure where Toby’s allegiances lie in this fight. Loyalties are put to the test as the locals attempt to save the shop, with personal agendas, old grudges and misunderstandings threatening their best efforts. Featuring a black-tie ball, a fun run, a magpie called Vegemite and a snake-chasing kelpie called Basil, Magpie’s Bend is a story about rural lives, family, love and letting go.
‘Maya Linnell knows how to tug on your heartstrings, with just the right dollop of reality.’ CATRIONA ROWNTREE
‘Maya's deep understanding of living in country Australia and down-to-earth good humour gives her story great authenticity…We can't wait for the next book to find out what happens to another member of the McIntyre sisterhood.' AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY on Bottlebrush Creek