Book Review | “The Wild One” (#CoorahCreek No.2) by Janet Gover #ChocLitSaturdays

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Why I feature #ChocLitSaturdays (book reviews & guest author features)
and created #ChocLitSaturday (the chat via @ChocLitSaturday):

I wanted to create a bit of a niche on Jorie Loves A Story to showcase romance fiction steeped in relationships, courtships, and the breadth of marriage enveloped by characters written honestly whose lives not only endear you to them but they nestle into your heart as their story is being read!

I am always seeking relationship-based romance which strikes a chord within my mind’s eye as well as my heart! I’m a romantic optimist, and I love curling into a romance where I can be swept inside the past, as history becomes lit alive in the fullness of the narrative and I can wander amongst the supporting cast observing the principal characters fall in love and sort out if they are a proper match for each other!

I love how an Indie Publisher like ChocLitUK is such a positive alternative for those of us who do not identify ourselves as girls and women who read ‘chick-lit’. I appreciate the stories which alight in my hands from ChocLit as much as I appreciate the inspirational romances I gravitate towards because there is a certain level of depth to both outlets in romance which encourage my spirits and gives me a beautiful story to absorb! Whilst sorting out how promote my book reviews on behalf of ChocLit, I coined the phrase “ChocLitSaturdays”, which is a nod to the fact my ChocLit reviews & features debut on ‘a Saturday’ but further to the point that on the ‘weekend’ we want to dip into a world wholly ideal and romantic during our hours off from the work week!

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Acquired Book By: I am a regular reviewer for ChocLitUK, where I hand select which books in either their backlist and/or current releases I would like to read next for my #ChocLitSaturdays blog feature. I received a complimentary copy of “The Wild One” from ChocLit in exchange for an honest review! I did not receive compensation for my opinions or thoughts shared herein.

Why I fell in love with Coorah Creek:

To fully capture my initial excitement about learning this series was going to continue, you can click to view the first tweet I shared! I have a soft spot for Westerns – stemming out of my love for horse-back riding but also, because I fell in love with the country having spent equal portions of my life between city and rural environs. Being close to the natural world and being cognisantly aware of wildlife and the natural habitats which play such an important role in our cyclic health on Earth has left an impression on my heart, mind and imagination.

I started reading Westerns as a young girl – curled up inside Cowboy fiction and the Americana of the Western Frontier is one way I spent a happy afternoon engrossed inside the pages of novels whose spirit of the West and of a particular kind of lifestyle championed a spark of joy inside me. This is why to this day, I love seeking out Westerns – either straight-up traditional historicals or the Contemporaries who are breaking new frontiers as they bring us a new endearing locale to frame our minds around a setting which can resonate as readily as the historical past!

This is one reason you’ll find more of these stories emerging on my blog as time moves forward, because I have two favourite authors (Liz Harris and Janet Gover) who write the novels I am seeking from ChocLit but also, because I have stories on my TBR List (of whom I need to add to my Leafmarks!) which are my ‘itching to read next’ choices! If you’ve caught sight of my reviews on behalf of the novels of Carolyn Steele (Willow Springs and Soda Springs) you will recognise instantly what I love about modern day Western authors! Even MK McClintock has a heap of lovelies I want to explore whilst finishing my stay inside her Alaina Claiborne! (see this conversation I had with her last year) Even Carla Kelly endeared me to her style as soon as I stepped through the pages of Softly Falling! It is an incredible time to be a reader of Western fiction!

When it comes to Coorah Creek, I was happily surprised by what I found inside the novel, so much so, I ached for a sequel long before I ever realised one was being breathed into life! Here is a sampling of my review on behalf of the first story which I did not want to end:

Creating a realistic impression of the Australian Outback is Janet Gover’s gift:

I honestly could not stop reading Flight to Coorah Creek, and in doing so, left myself at a bit of a loss as to how to properly leave behind my esteem and love of the story! I simply did not want to leave my comfy chair and make my way to my keyboard! I absorbed myself so fully into this story, as I had ached to get into the heart of it for most of Spring & Summer, that by the time I found the pages flying past my fingers, there simply was not one second to spare! I was thankful to soak into a light medical drama which did not affect me as medical dramas generally do these days (ooh, how I miss reading them!), as I was quite fascinated with Gover’s ability to take research & first hand experience (as she had disclosed in a #ChocLitSaturdays : chat on Twitterthat she had experienced an air ambulance service) and turnt it into such a believable and commendable tale of second chances, new beginnings, and atonement!

The subtle way she included what I would generally think of as a ‘third’ character: the Australian Outback itself was an alarming treat for your senses! And, how interesting that most of what was spoken about are part of the natural beauty I appreciate myself, even if the frying in the laser sharp heat of the sun might not be as keen, it was how she turnt the natural world into a visual backdrop I appreciated the most. The Outback was also quite the character, as the winds would shift and reveal a few things about where all of these lovely characters had settled into a sense of home and stability of calm. I honestly cannot wait to read another novel where she takes me on another epic journey of an adventure!

I have seen many a motion picture which involves drama on a plane, but I must say, Gover had me on the very edge of my seat and I nearly forgot to breathe whilst reading the passages where the flying was anything but routine!

as quoted from my review of Flight to Coorah Creek, the first book in the series

Sadly, there is anchour to this story, a novella which is currently only available in ebook format (Christmas at Coorah Creek) rather than being released into print or audiobook. It’s my mission to gather the audiobooks by ChocLit for the novellas and/or any novel that doesn’t make it to print but goes into audio release! I would love to say one day I have a lovely bookcase full of ChocLit paperbacks and audiobooks on CD! Until then, I gather in my mind which ones I wish to collect and hope for the best!

For those of you whose thirst for this series is intrigued to seek out the stories, let me share the synopsis for the novella! Remember this follows the time-line straight after Flight to Coorah Creek!

What if you don’t want to be home for Christmas?

Spending Christmas away from home is one thing but English nurse Katie Brooks is spending hers in Coorah Creek; a small town in the Australian outback.

Katie was certain leaving London was the right decision, but her new job in the outback is more challenging than she could have ever imagined.

Scott Collins rescued Katie on her first day in Coorah Creek and has been a source of comfort ever since. But Scott no longer calls the town home – it’s too full of bad memories and he doesn’t plan on sticking around for long.

Scott needs to leave. Katie needs to stay. They have until Christmas to decide their future …

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Book Review | “The Wild One” (#CoorahCreek No.2) by Janet Gover #ChocLitSaturdaysThe Wild One
Subtitle: A Coorah Creek Novel
by Janet Gover
Illustrator/Cover Designer: Berni Stevens
Source: Direct from Publisher

Can four wounded souls find love?

Iraq war veteran Dan Mitchell once disobeyed an order – and it nearly destroyed him. Now a national park ranger in the Australian outback, he’s faced with another order he is unwilling to obey …

Photographer Rachel Quinn seeks out beauty in unlikely places. Her work comforted Dan in his darkest days. But Quinn knows darkness too – and Dan soon realises she needs his help as much as he needs hers.

Carrie Bryant was a talented jockey until a racing accident broke her nerve. Now Dan and Quinn need her expertise, but can she face her fear? And could horse breeder Justin Fraser, a man fighting to save his own heritage, be the one to help put that fear to rest?

Sometimes, the wounds you can’t see are the hardest to heal…

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ISBN: 9781781892664

Also by this author: Flight to Coorah Creek, The Wild One Cover Reveal, Little Girl Lost Cover Reveal

Series: Coorah Creek


Also in this series: Flight to Coorah Creek


Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance Fiction, Western Fiction


Published by ChocLitUK

on 2nd April, 2016

Format: Paperback Edition

Pages: 278

Published by: ChocLitUK (@ChocLituk)

Available Formats: Paperback, Audiobook, Large Print & E-Book

Coorah Creek series:

Flight to Coorah Creek | No.1 (review)

Christmas at Coorah Creek | Novella

The Wild One | No.2

(read my Cover Reveal celebration for The Wild One)

Converse via: #CoorahCreek or #TheWildOne and #ChocLit

About Janet Gover

Janet Gover

Janet lives in Surrey with her English husband but grew up in the Australian outback surrounded by books. She solved mysteries with Sherlock Holmes, explored jungles with Edgar Rice Burroughs and shot to the stars with Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury. After studying journalism at Queensland University she became a television journalist, first in Australia, then in Asia and Europe. During her career Janet saw and did a lot of unusual things. She met one Pope, at least three Prime Ministers, a few movie stars and a dolphin. Janet now works in television production and travels extensively with her job.

Janet’s first short story, The Last Dragon, was published in 2002. Since then she has published numerous short stories, one of which won the Elizabeth Goudge Award from the Romantic Novelists’ Association. She has previously published three novels with Little Black Dress, Flight to Coorah Creek is her debut with Choc Lit and Bring Me Sunshine her first Choc Lit Lite ebook novella.

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Returning to Coorah Creek : Re-reading Flight to Coorah Creek:

Chapter Eighteen, page 183 is where I decided to return before reading ‘The Wild One’ as I wanted to re-read a small portion of the story at the latter half of the novel. The rest of the story-line has remained so fresh inside my mind it’s almost as if I could replay my favourite bits by memory alone! It’s the concluding chapters, where so much is happening all at once and where my heart felt crushed a bit by one character’s exit, I wanted to re-visit and keep those moments with me as I moved forward into the second installment of the series!

It begins where Ellen is a bit gobsmacked Jack wants to sit for her kids whilst she’s called to work – their relationship was part of the reason I love Coorah Creek as much as I do; a small towne where hearts and lives are healed!

You see, Jack was Ellen’s hero in the story – a woman who never fancied she’d have a good turning of tides nor a well-rounded honest gentleman take a keen interest in her or her children. She’d turnt to Coorah Creek as a means to an end and a place to hide whilst putting the pieces of her life back together. The interesting bit is how much Jack changed himself because of her and the kids, whilst acting as a protector on her behalf – going as far as visiting her whilst she worked under the guise of having a healthy appetite for her homecooked meals! She took a job at a less-than-ideal Pub on the outskirts of towne, hoping it would be a good foot towards a new beginning – only the irony is that cooking was not something she was especially well-known for previously! Laughs. It’s how Gover gave you characters to rally behind – characters who were in the process of sorting out their lives bit by bit and how sometimes you end up in a place you never knew would become your ‘home’.

Re-acquainting myself with the internal struggles towards acceptance of their past, Adam and Jess once again warm my heart for their honesty in how their personal insecurities were forestalling a relationship they each wanted to seek out from the other. They had gone through things that were not easily acceptable nor explainable – difficulties where they had been tested and had worked hard to move past. They each had emotional baggage and a strong fear of how the other would perceive them and the choices they had made. It’s how they drew close together despite all of this playing on their minds that gave me such a hearty read the first time around!

My Review of The Wild One:

Your breath catches in your chest as you begin reading The Wild One, as Gover introduces you to the hard choices her character Dan has had to make in two different careers. One during wartime and one now in his civilian life where his morality and ethical instincts are colliding head to toe with bureaucracy. Her strong depiction of the fine balance between survival and extinction on behalf of the Brumbies is remarkably insightful – from the horse’s perspective especially, as she’s found a way to translate their fight for freedom and sanctum of security inasmuch as the counter-balancing choices of those who are being forced to do things against their beliefs in order to answer to the duties of their job.

As Quinn manoeuvred her way into Coorah Creek, my heart fluttered – my return to this towne has been one I’ve patiently awaited and as she drove into the heart of the towne, I felt as if I were with her in spirit. Eager to see the changes in my absence and happily awaiting what I would find as I took a walkabout it’s inner core of buildings and finding long lost friends or new acquaintances to become familiar with now. I have such a strong familiarity of this setting and place, as Gover weaves us through Coorah Creek, I felt as if my memory and it’s reality were truly of one vision.

I could personally relate to Quinn, on the level she was an adventurer and appreciated taking the paths not known or regularly taken in order to find her true blissitude when it comes to exploration! This is akin to my own wanderers heart because sometimes the routes you take on a journey are most remembered by how incredibly unique the moments were as you lived to greet them. One of my fondest memories of a road trip were digging out the ‘Healthy Eats’ road guide, flipping to the current state I was passing through and sorting out how close I was to ‘something’ whilst changing my trajectory a bit to arrive at a single stop-light towne wherein a lovely Victorian old home had been turnt into a properly brilliant vegetarian restaurant! Quinn has it right – in order to see best, is to firmly keep your eyes open for the unexpected! Both for the natural world and for civilisation – go where no one else thinks to go!

Gover is bringing to light the plight of the Brumbies, of whom similar to their American counterparts (i.e. the wild Mustangs) are in danger of being shot rather than allowed to live in freedom. It is one of the more tragic realities where wild animals who should have a sanctuary to live and thrive; are instead finding themselves being killed. There are more than one species being hunted for the sake of population control and it grieves me dearly, we have yet to find a more humane way to protect wildlife whilst conserving our natural resources and lands. There has to be a better solution somewhere than this as it’s too disheartening to think we’ve reached the 21st Century with the inability to think outside the box on preserving the lives of those we’re meant to guard. The irony for me with herds of wild horses is the fact that many of the herds are descendants of settlers or the military – horses who ran away or took loose from their masters and forged a new identity in the wild. They were once cared for and loved; now they are under scrutiny and a death warrant. Something isn’t quite right with that if you ask me!

And, click! Took me a bit longer to have the lighbulb flash in my mind about ‘who’ Dan Mitchell is in regards to Coorah Creek – if I had re-read the cave rescue I might have remembered sooner! Laughs. I skipped over that section in order to re-visit the most gutting scene inside Flight to Coorah Creek. I am so blessed Jack and Ellen were mentioned but it was such a clever way to introduce Quinn to the towne through the hotel! Seems fitting really – as this was how Jess became familiar with the towne’s heartbeat, too! Originally, when I had read how Mitchell had saved the teenager, I had wondered if his entrance there towards the ending of the story was in-part a segue of sorts for where the story could lead next; a small breadcrumb left behind by Gover. The only reason I hadn’t placed him as readily now is the fact wild horses stir my own heart as much as Katy in Flicka and I was momentarily distracted by the shift in focus inside this installment of the series. In other words, I was not warming to Mitchell in this one as despite his internal conflict, he still is attempting to follow orders that are bunk and should be ignored.

I was chuffed to find Quinn was a knitter, as it isn’t often you find a character inside a novel who knits for the pure joy of watching stitches alight through a pattern whilst enjoying the tactile bliss of the yarn itself. Seeing Jack stumble to find his words around Quinn spread a smile on my face; he was the same ole Jack I knew so very well! There were scenes like these that reminded me why I love Coorah Creek as much as I do; where the people are approachable and where life doesn’t move at rocket speed. I also knew a woman IRL who knitted baby clothes but instead of giving them to expectant mothers as random acts of kindness, she stock piled them. I oft sent a silent prayer of hope she might one day reconcile those knitted clothes and find a way to release her hold on them, whilst giving her spirit the chance to grieve. I thought about this as I read about Quinn; who took one half step forward but still had not healed from what had gutted her heart beyond repair.

The fact that the key focus inside this story is on behalf of thoroughbreds is one reason my heart was so moved by the narrative’s scope, as I fell for thoroughbreds as an eleven year old rider. To this day, they remain my favourite horse breed, second only to Arabians and Paso Fino. I was charmed by how Gover moved the scope of the story away from the crazy notion that the only solution is a terminal one, whilst showing how a community of kind-hearted souls can rally together to do better by the horses than those who are in charge of their care! I loved how the injured jockey had more of a substantial role in this sequel, as jockeys have a hard path – whilst their riding and winning all is well, but if something such as an injury sets them off their mark, they can have trouble putting the pieces of their lives back together. Such is the case for Carrie – of whom has lost the heart and will to be with horses, after her near-fatal accident at the races.

A generational lineage is revealled within the Brumby herd with ties to a local horse trainer – a fitting connection because oft-times wild horses were once tame (as I had foresaid) until their path diverted to the bush. The story interweaves the family of the Brumbies with the family-oriented bond of Coorah Creek; where no one is every quite a stranger, where lives are closely connected and everyone fits a way to reach for a second chance or a healing heart. It’s the type of place where the possible is always found inside the impossible – if only this could translate in reality, too!

PTSD is affecting two of the residents in Coorah Creek, as each of them are trying to find a way to let the past release them inasmuch as resolve what is becoming a slow moving nightmare for them to heal themselves of as it relates to their experiences; memories have a way of being cruel at times. Gover shows how PTSD can affect you – how suddenly the symptoms can arise, how difficult it is to shift back to the present and how emotionally your simply not ready ‘to move on’ when everyone else already has. It’s psychological jarring and a living condition that you cannot easily circumvent because it’s brought on by different ‘triggers’ which plague you with a re-living of trauma and/or an event that was difficult to survive.

I did not directly connect to Mitchell throughout the story because his path was such a difficult one to resolve in my own mind and heart. He had a lot to work through and as a character, I took him at a bit of a distance. My favourite new characters to Coorah Creek were actually Carrie (the retired jokey) and Justin (the horse trainer) as their stories merged together to paint such a beautiful portrait of horsemen where the love of horses and the courage to overcome adversity blended beautifully. I appreciated both their back-stories but also, the present timeline of how their paths crossed and why.

Getting properly caught up inside Coorah Creek was a gift for a girl who loves horse dramas and the stories of a community where every life inside the towne helps to stitch the tapestry of their lives. Coorah Creek is a place you recognise long before you visit [the towne] inside the stories writ by Ms Gover because it’s the type of towne you wish you could relocate too yourself. I loved my extended stay and can only hope there will be more chances to curl inside a Coorah Creek novel – finding hearts on the road towards healing and lives in need of a second chance.

A note about Wild Mustangs (USA) and the Brumbies of the Outback:

As I read the Acknowledgements section on behalf of this novel, I was struck by such a steep and insightful parallel between Australia and the Western mountain range of the United States – each country has their wild horses and the dedicated people who love and protect them! I grew up learning about the wild mustangs in the horse dramas I was reading and/or the Westerns I either read in books or watched in motion pictures! I have mentioned this previously but two of my favourite horse dramas (in films) since I was a young girl were The Man from Snowy River and Return to Snowy River due to how emotionally driven the stories were and centred on the horses, the culture of the setting and the character’s lives. What I hadn’t realised as a child is that this series of films were the quintessential representation on behalf of Brumbies! Imagine?!

By the time Flicka released in 2006, I was searching for my next favourite horse drama film as I have kept a keen eye on new releases (including direct to dvd) which champion horses and their riders. It stems from an Equestrian past and a future where I hope to resume my life in the saddle. In the film Flicka there is a beautiful essay by the lead character Katy who evokes the emotional keeling of how much the legacy of the West and that of the wild mustangs is such a critical one to protect.

Why I continue to love this series by Janet Gover:

Early-on inside The Wild One there is a nature and wildlife photographer mentioned a ‘Steve Parrish’ but when I went a googling I came up with a ‘Steve Parish’ of whom I felt might be the inspiration of the character named. I could be wrong, but take a ganderment on this lovely wicked site! For a photographer of the same subjects such as I (previously disclosed on my review of a Digital Nature Photography book) I was properly in awe just browsing the galleries! Let me just say this particular bloke is now on my mental wish list for photographic books! Then, I found his main website and this particular gallery which dearly reminded me of Coorah Creek’s red cliffs! There is a reference to ‘billabongs’ in this story which I took for as being a body of water, but this Wikipedia page happily had photographs you can view!

The symmetry of connections inside this second novel are incredible – Gover has granted us a portal back inside Coorah Creek which not only continues from her first novel (whilst bridging in the novella too), but it extends out the secondary character’s roles whilst giving us new reasons to appreciate getting to know more about them! She has cleverly found a way to thread everything together as if the first book and the second were written in one sitting without any time between either of them being created. This is a gift on her part, because her continuity is bang-on brilliant and it’s something I champion when I find it – especially in serial fiction, as oft-times writers have trouble giving us the impression no time has elapsed when in fact, serial fiction has a lot of gaps between installments. This is a book series to cherish and savour as you read it!

In classic Gover style, the author has found a way to take characters who have serious faults and quirks stitched into their personalities to challenge your perspective on why they are choosing to do what they doing. She creates characters who have a lot of depth built into their beings, where the whole of who they are is not readily understandable without giving full measure to their past, before taking into consideration their present. She underscores the benefit of taking the journey with them – seeing how they grow and emerge through everything that happens. It’s her classic style in etching out a reading you will never soon forget because of the importance of the subjects she fuses into the story but also, the way in which even a character your not warming too has something to tell you in the end.

Dearly hopeful this is not the end of #CoorahCreek! I would very much like to continue reading installments on behalf of this small Outback towne, whose heart is as endearing as it’s residents! An unputdownable read which grants you such a blessed experience to return to a place you felt as comfortable in visiting as your own hometown! The wait was definitely worth it!

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In case you’ve missed my ChocLit readings:

Please follow the threads through #ChocLitSaturdays!

I disclosed my next ChocLit reads on #BookishNotBookish No.6

And, visit my ChocLit Next Reads List on Riffle

to see which stories I fancy to devour next!

I celebrated my 3rd Blogovesrary on 31st of March, 2016 wherein I revealled my Best of the Best Reads for 2015 via my End of the Year Survey. More than one ChocLit novel made the cut and received a special Award from me to acknowledge how lovely it was written!

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My ChocLit readings this Spring 2016:

The Silver Locket | Book No.1 of Charton Minster series by Margaret James (review)

Evie Undercover | by Liz Harris (review)

The Wedding Cake Tree | by Melanie Hudson (review)

The Scarlet Kimono | by Christina Courtenay (review)

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*IMPORTANT NOTICE*

Our beautifully lovely chats via Nurph are gone but our chat is resilient! When I went to host our lovely chat this Saturday (9th of April) I noticed Nurph was simply *gone!* without forewarning – therefore, our past year’s chats are not yet blogged about nor archived on my blog as I was working towards that goal. Some are but most of our lovelies will remain in memory only. As we move forward, I’ve decided to start using a new app for chats, which is TweetChat as it allows you to buffer and not buffer the incoming tweets, thus, I created a small tutorial which is sticky on @ChocLitSaturday as a short guide to help you use this new platform as we resume our conversations! Remember too, @TweetChat can assist with tech problems, too! *I later changed my mind about using this platform!

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