Bestselling Australian Author
Bestselling Australian Author
7 Day Book Series.
Writing is in Jennifer’s blood. Her grandfather was editor of the newspaper at Wood’s Point in its heyday. Her mother, Alice, was a great story teller. Her great aunt, Mary Fullerton, was a novelist and poet, and a friend to Miles Franklin. But a greater influence was her father, Doug Scoullar, who had been a jackeroo in Queensland.
Later on he began a nursery specialising in native plants, long before it was fashionable to do so. “Dad was a man ahead of his time. He passed on to me a lifelong love of horses and the bush.”
Back cover blurb for Turtle Reef by Jennifer Scoullar
Unlucky-in-love zoologist Zoe King has given up on men. Moving from Sydney to take up an exciting new research role in the small sugar town of Kiawa is a welcome fresh start. She is immediately charmed by the region’s beauty – by its rivers and rainforests. By its vast cane fields, sweeping from the foothills down to the rocky coral coast. And by its people – its farmers and fishermen, unhurried and down to earth, proud of their traditions
Her work at the Reef Centre provides all the passion she needs and Zoe finds a friend in Bridget, the centre’s director. The last thing she wants is to fall for her boss’s boyfriend, cane king Quinn Cooper, so she refuses to acknowledge the attraction between them – even to herself. But things aren’t quite adding up at the Reef Centre and when animals on the reef begin to sicken and die, Zoe’s personal and professional worlds collide. She faces a terrible choice. Will protecting the reef mean betraying the man she loves?
I love Jennifer's books. She describes the places so well. Her books are really good reads :)
I agree Kerry, Jennifer has a wonderful sense of setting in her books. Thanks for popping in.
Thank you so much Kerry, for your kind words :)
I lived quite a few years amongst the cane fields of QLD. These were the days when they still burnt the fields at night to ready them for the harvester. It was almost like a fireworks display - one of my favourite memories.
Mary, you sound well travelled! I'm a little envious :)
A spectacular sight indeed! Some areas still burn cane. They haven't moved with the times!
I have read two books of Jennifer's. Currawong Creek and Billabong bend. They were Fantastic. All books involves animals and that' s the beauty of it and there is always a love story. Would love to read her new book.
So glad you've enjoyed reading Jennifer's books, Jessy. Good luck in the draw.
Thank you Jessy. There will always be animals and love stories in my books. They are my two favourite things!
The stories take you to a home that is part of the lives we imagine we are apart of.
Beautifully said, Melissa!
Yes Melissa. I love how books take you away ...
What a gorgeous place Swallowdale sounds! I can't imagine growing up in a place like that - home to a dynasty. And I love the title, Turtle Reef. It's so evocative! (And coming from one of the southern and right now very cold states - very exotic!) Yay Jennifer!
Doesn't Swallowdale sound gorgeous, Trish? I'd move there...
Why thank you Trish! it means a lot, coming from you. Looking forward to reading your new book :)
Hi Jennie and Jennifer i would love to go in the run to win a copy of Brumby's Run as ive had to wait 6 months from the library and still waiting...........Loved Turtle Reef thanks for this chance xx
Ask the library to buy more copies! Thank you Kim, and good luck in the draw
I've just finished reading Currawong Creek - my first of many books by Jennifer. I loved it. Very heart warming. Thank you. We're going on hols to QLD late August and would love to win Turtle Reef - let's really get in the groove!!
Lovely to hear that you enjoyed Currawong Creek Venetia.Enjoy your holiday!
"All of life can be experienced in a book." ~ Jennie Jones