Dan Faraday is an Adelaide Hills cherry farmer grumpily obsessed with making his farm profitable. He has been single for so long that his sisters give him a subscription to a dating agency for his 37th birthday.
But before he can start looking for the practical, down-to-earth, farmer’s wife he thinks he wants, Dan offers a lift and then a job picking cherries to free-spirited American backpacker Lucy Marino.
A well-known author of Mills & Boone and Harlequin romances, author Trish Morey skilfully weaves the narrative from one misunderstanding to another, interspersed with descriptions of Lucy’s alluring curves and the delightful way Dan fills his jeans, until the inevitable happy ending occurs.
While the story is rather predictable, the descriptions of the Adelaide hills and local landmarks are wonderful. Who in Adelaide has not driven down Magill Road or enjoyed a burger at the Norton Summit Hotel?
If you’re looking for light, romantic holiday reading set in little-known (outside South Australia) but glorious scenery, then Cherry Season may be just the book for you.
Cherry Season* is published by Pan Macmillan Australia.
ISBN 978 1 74353 434 2
*I received a review copy of Cherry Season from the publisher.