Janet Gover isn't an author I had heard of, but she is certainly one I will be looking out for from now on. As I always say when I review a Choc Lit book, Choc Lit publish books which contain the best heroes and/or heroines. This book, however, is absolutely chock-a-block full of heroes and heroines.
The story itself was totally absorbing, it's packed full of adventure and as a bonus you get not just one, but two, romances. I was hooked right from the very first page, and found it very hard to put down.
Coorah Creek is a place where people go to escape. Ellen, Jessica and Adam all have their own secret to keep, and they are each their own harshest judge. However, secrets have a way of catching up with you, and as each of Ellen, Jessica and Adam's secrets begin to surface, we discover how the Coorah Creek town react. Are you really judged by what you do in Coorah Creek, and not by what people say about you?
Each of the characters are resilient and inspirational in their own way. I particularly loved Jack's relationship with Ellen's children. I also loved that they each had to go on a journey before they ended up "home".
There were parts of the book where I found it ever so slightly repetitive as the characters battled, at different stages, with their own inner demons, but I found myself thinking that, actually, that is how it is in real life. When you have the sort of secrets Jessica, Ellen and Adam have, and then you are plunged into a new world where you feel those secrets could ruin everything you've come to know and love, they become all-consuming and that was captured extremely well in this book.
For the last third of the book, the tears came steadily for me. By this stage, I felt so invested in each of the characters and every time I dried my eyes, a fresh set of tears appeared from the next chapter.
From Janet's website, it seems that Flight to Coorah Creek is the first in the series of books about Coorah Creek and the people who live there. I for one can't wait for more.