CONTEMPORARY HISTORICAL FICTION/ROMANCE/MYSTERY
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Meet Rhonda Forrest
From an early age I developed a love for books and although there were many busy years, working and bringing up a family, I always continued to read.
After traversing several different careers, I studied as a mature age student and today continue to mix a teaching career with writing and travelling.
A life-long love of reading has now also grown into a passion for writing and for creating novels that encompass the beautiful landscapes of Australia, the amazing history of our land and people, and the eclectic characters who call Australia home.
WE'LL MEET AGAIN
HISTORICAL WWII FICTION
'An absorbing, sweeping saga that harks back to a period in Australia’s World War II history that has been largely ignored. Compelling historical authenticity based on research and familial connections to this era. Maree Page-Gear
BOOK 1 ELIZABETH'S STAR
A moving tale of love, loss, and separation, inspired by real events that occurred during World War II in the Pacific. Book 1 begins the story of Michael and Joanie, unfolding the lives of their families and friends while following the life of Gracie, a little girl left behind when her father went to war.
BOOK 2 UNTIL WE MEET
Rabaul New Guinea, 1942.
A small garrison of Australian soldiers is left to defend a town and its people against the might of the Japanese forces. This is a story of those who were left behind and those who waited for them to return.
BOOK 3 WE'LL MEET AGAIN
A story of fate, love, and family connections in the years following the war. Will the path taken, reveal the story behind a star known as Elizabeth’s Star, and will a fortune teller’s prophecy 40 years prior, be proven? A sweeping saga of hope, chance, and love.
SILKWORM SECRETS SERIES
BOOK 1 - SILKWORM SECRETS
BOOK 2 - FOREVER MORE
Yes, it's true this novel explores deeper and darker issues, - but life can be like that, complex, difficult, unfair. A rollercoaster ride of emotion but well worth it. This quintessential Australian novel is a must-read. Mary Serenc – Australian author
TWO HEARTBEATS AND THE SEQUEL TIME WILL TELL
BOOK 1 AND 2 - WHITSUNDAY ROMANCE SERIES
Enjoy the warmth and romance in the tropical Whitsundays, where love, friendship, and family, can often be found in the most unexpected places.
THE SHACK BY THE BAY - Set in the Whitsunday, this is the quintessential Aussie novel with your very well-crafted (and oh so real) characters, your unique Queensland landscapes, and typical Aussie lingo/slang. Authentic. That is the best way to describe this beautiful, little, Aussie treasure. (The Mad Hatter Book Reviewer)
KICK THE DUST - Amazon Reviewer - My Afghan parents came to Australia with me as a baby in the early 1990s as refugees. This book really resonated with me in terms of the Afghan references and assimilation of the refugees into the Art group and community.
BOOK 1 SILKWORM SECRETS
Set in the 1960s rural suburbs of Brisbane through to the present day setting of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Silkworm Secrets is a story about the secrets that children keep, the strength that comes from a childhood friendship, and a special family love that overcomes the hardships of the past.
BOOK 2 FOREVER MORE
Forever More, continues the story of Bobby and Ruby and reminds us of the good and bad in people, and that a loving family can come in many different forms.
BOOK 1 TWO HEARTBEATS
With a cast of eclectic characters, set amidst the rugged outback of Australia, Two Heartbeats is a story of friendship, resilience and the hope that ultimately loving relationships may triumph over obstacles defined by the past
BOOK 2 TIME WILL TELL
The tranquil setting of Tamborine Mountain joins forces with the outback of Queensland to continue the story of Two Heartbeats. Time Will Tell – a rural love story, where friendship, romance and hearts entwine
BOOK 1 LOVE BY THE JEWEL SEA
Will the serenity of the tiny beachside community full of local characters change Frankie's perspective on what is important in life and remind her of her ethics, or will it send her running in the opposite direction?
BOOK 2 SUMMER BY THE JEWEL SEA
Even the best thought-out plans can go askew and when fate is taken out of Frankie's hands, her relaxed, peaceful days disappear. A story of creating a family, making friendships, and a continuing romance, set amidst the tropical north of Queensland.
BEYOND THE GATE - MYSTERY ROMANCE
This novel has the perfect balance of mystery, romance and well-drawn and interesting characters in a wonderful setting. Author Leanne Lovegrove