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Country at heart / Mandy Magro.

By: Magro, Mandy [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: First Australian paperback edition.Description: vii, 295 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781743568651 (paperback).Subject(s): Soldiers -- Australia -- Fiction | Dogs -- War use -- Fiction | Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Soldiers -- FictionGenre/Form: Australian fiction. | Australian fiction. | Love stories. | Love stories.DDC classification: A823.4 Summary: The Army and his dearly beloved explosive detection dog Indy are Dean's life - he can't imagine doing anything else. Although physically and emotionally tested by the death of his mother in a recent accident, and by his father's wish to have him home, he is still determined to fulfil his lifelong dream of protecting the country he loves. But life has other plans for Dean when he and Indy are wounded in action in Afghanistan and sent home to heal. Free-spirited Summer has never wanted for anything, with her successful father aiming high for her future at any cost. Much to her father's dismay, instead of pursuing the career he's planned for her she intends to open her own yoga school and meditation centre. But she has agreed to spend one last summer with her parents, at their luxurious beachfront holiday home. It's here that life takes an unexpected turn when Summer and Dean meet, and discover that love at first sight truly exists. But can they overcome the very real challenges of coming from very different sides of the tracks? And when Summer has to face the unpleasant truth about an old friend, as well as come to terms with the after-effects of a bewildering assault, she has to make a heartbreaking decision about their relationship. But Dean refuses to let go of Summer, fighting with everything he has to win her back. With a little help from his wounded war dog, he finally proves to Summer that she should give him a second chance.
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<p>A wounded soldier and a free spirit, both determined to follow their dreams - can their love survive?</p> <p>The Army, protecting the country he loves, and his dearly beloved explosive detection dog Indy are Dean's life - he can't imagine doing anything else. But life has other plans for Dean when he and Indy are wounded in action in Afghanistan and sent home to his family's seaside horse property, Whispering Meadows, to heal.</p> <p>Free-spirited Summer has agreed to spend one last holiday with her parents at their luxurious vacation home, despite her father's resistance to her plans for her career. But events take an unexpected turn when Summer and Dean meet and discover that love at first sight truly exists.</p> <p>But can they overcome the very real challenges of coming from different sides of the tracks? And when Summer has to face the unpleasant truth about an old friend, as well as come to terms with the after-effects of a bewildering assault, she has to make a heartbreaking decision about their relationship. Can Dean's love ultimately sway her?</p> <p>'A timeless tale of love and war brought to vivid life from war-torn Afghanistan to country Australia' - TONY PARK, author of The Delta and Ivory</p>

The Army and his dearly beloved explosive detection dog Indy are Dean's life - he can't imagine doing anything else. Although physically and emotionally tested by the death of his mother in a recent accident, and by his father's wish to have him home, he is still determined to fulfil his lifelong dream of protecting the country he loves. But life has other plans for Dean when he and Indy are wounded in action in Afghanistan and sent home to heal. Free-spirited Summer has never wanted for anything, with her successful father aiming high for her future at any cost. Much to her father's dismay, instead of pursuing the career he's planned for her she intends to open her own yoga school and meditation centre. But she has agreed to spend one last summer with her parents, at their luxurious beachfront holiday home. It's here that life takes an unexpected turn when Summer and Dean meet, and discover that love at first sight truly exists. But can they overcome the very real challenges of coming from very different sides of the tracks? And when Summer has to face the unpleasant truth about an old friend, as well as come to terms with the after-effects of a bewildering assault, she has to make a heartbreaking decision about their relationship. But Dean refuses to let go of Summer, fighting with everything he has to win her back. With a little help from his wounded war dog, he finally proves to Summer that she should give him a second chance.

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