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Read ´ Turtle Reef The Wild Australia Stories #4 102 ¼ Can Zoe protect the reef she loves Or will fighting to save it mean she loses everything  From the bestselling author of Billabong Bend Brumby’s Run and Currawong Creek comes a wonderful novel set against the spectacular beauty of ueensland’s far north coast Unlucky in G new role in marine science She is 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 traditionsHer work at the Reef Centre provides all the passion she needs and Zoe finds a friend in Bridget the centre’s director T. Turtle Reef is Jennifer Scoullar's fifth novel and her fourth engaging contemporary regional romanceCity girl Zoe King is thrilled when she lands her dream job at a marine park and research center in Kiawa a small town in northern ueensland looking forward to working with the Reef Center's impressively credentialed director Bridget MacalisterThough the job proves demanding than she expected Zoe uickly learns to embrace its challenges impressed by Bridget's dedication to the center and delighted by the auarium's residents including their six rescue dolphins Its the findings from Zoe's first research project monitoring the local dugong population and mapping seagrass meadows that alerts her to a problem not only with the reef but also the operation of the marine centerConservation management and environmental protection is a major theme of this novel Set in a small sugar cane community on the ueensland coast Scoullar writes of the risks outdated cane farming practices poses to the coastal environment the general threats to our fragile marine ecosystem as well as the desirability of rehabilitating wild creatures for return to their natural environmentThe intrigue in the novel is a touch slow to develop but I enjoyed the measured unraveling of secrets The suspense is fairly low key for most of the novel but the danger Zoe faces when she comes too close to working out exactly what is going on came as a surprise raising the tension considerably There is an unconventional romance for Zoe in Turtle Reef uinn Cooper is a fifth generation local cane farmer and a caring guardian of his brain injured younger brother Josh Zoe is attracted to his good looks and down to earth charm from their first meeting but as Bridget's long term boyfriend uinn is strictly off limits I have to be honest I found the relationship a little odd though the chemistry is there the circumstances are awkwardThe Reef Center is home to a half dozen rescue dolphins given delightful personalities by Scoullar I was charmed by Josh's interactions with them and saddened by the way in which they were betrayed I was surprised to learn how intelligent octopuses can be and fell in love with EinsteinScoullar's descriptions of the beauty of the reef and the ocean are highlights of the novel All around them lay a tapestryBrightly coloured parrot fish abounded and were utterly fearless Zoe could hear the soft chomping of their beaks as the grazed on the branching coral gardens Blue spotted lagoon rays scooted past and a shovelnose shark with its strange triangular snoutTurtle Reef is a lovely novel from a storyteller whose fiction evokes the romance of the Australian landscape and the heart

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Can Zoe protect the reef she loves Or will fighting to save it mean she loses everything  From the bestselling author of Billabong Bend Brumby’s Run and Currawong Creek comes a wonderful novel set against the spectacular beauty of ueensland’s far north coast Unlucky in love zoologist Zoe King has had enough of Sydney Seeking a fresh start she moves to the small sugar town of Kiawa to take up an excitin. Zoe King is thrilled to be offered a job at The Reef Centre a regional ueensland marine centre For this suburban Sydney born and raised young woman the move to KIawa near the sugar cane growing area of Bundaberg is a huge change of lifestyle uinn Cooper picks Zoe up at the railway station and she is attracted even though she has sworn off men after the last prolonged break up with Hugo But then she finds uinn is engaged to Bridget Macalister the director of the Reef Centre Zoe tries to focus on her research even while getting roped into various public shows at the centre like going in the shark tank Despite trying to maintain her research a lot of things happen that just don’t seem to make any sense to Zoe She is forced to uestion so many things and make decisions she would rather not have to make And they could prove very costlyThe setting in this novel is a character in itself It is so lovingly and vividly described Though I have never been to this area of ueensland I now feel like I have as I could see it all clearly I also learned a lot about dolphins dugongs and the life of an octopus I kept reading snippets about the various sea creatures out to my husband Zoe is an interesting character prepared to see other’s points of view but at times too outspoken for her own good I liked the way she stuck up for Josh uinn’s much young brother who has a special affinity for dolphins and horses Josh is a lovely gentle character I had a little trouble taking to uinn who was bossy and stuck in his ways This is a detailed and well reached book that only occasionally slips into being a little didactic I did enjoy the mystery as well as all the amazing descriptions and the well developed characters Anyone into Australian rural fiction with a little romance and a good plot should enjoy this one I certainly did

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Turtle Reef The Wild Australia Stories #4He last thing she expects is to fall for her boss’s boyfriend cane king uinn Cooper Zoe focuses on her research and tries to ignore the growing attraction between them But things aren’t uite 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 love. 🎁 FREE on today 742019 🎁