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The Currency Lass

Sometimes running away leads you right back where you started …

As her father’s only heir, Catherine Cottingham expects to inherit their sprawling property in the Hunter Valley. What she doesn’t understand is why her father is trying to push her into a marriage to the pompous and repulsive Sydney businessman Henry W. Bartholomew.

When the will is read it becomes clear money, or the lack of it, lay behind her father’s plans. Catherine is mortified — as a married woman all her possessions will pass to her husband, the overbearing Bartholomew. Her only alternative is to wait until her twenty-first birthday and inherit the property in her own right, but can she elude such a determined man until then?

A chance encounter with a travelling circus and its fiery lead performer, Sergey Petrov, offers the perfect solution and Catherine escapes to the goldfields. But there is more to the circus than spangles and sawdust and she finds herself drawn into a far-reaching web of fraud and forgery…


“A tale of the thirst for revenge but also of betrayal, forgery and greed…a deep sense of love, loyalty and sacrifice for the greater good….” – Beauty and Lace

“Highly recommend taking this journey back to a time…. Tea Cooper has presented a memorable tale of a bygone era.” – Great Reads and Tea Leaves

“A magical story that had me turning the pages smiling and sighing. Thank you Ms Cooper for a keeper.” – Historical Romance Reviews

“Inhale the sawdust of the circus and the beauty of the bush by reading this enchanting story.”  – Read Around Oz

Koru-Award of Excellence. Long Romance Book of the Year 2018
Koru-Award of Excellence. Overall Best Book 2018

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