Publisher: Michael Joseph
Beth Paterson never expected to see Charlie Campbell again after their teenage romance ended abruptly. In the ensuing decade, she has become a respected doctor in her hometown, and he has made a name for himself in the alternative rock scene. Now, they are thrown together in a fight to save a beloved remote community from a powerful mining company. Can the two put aside their differences, or will the hurt and misunderstanding of the past have devastating consequences for the future?
Numerous twists and turns will have the reader questioning whether Charlie and Beth – or their community – will be granted the happy ending usually afforded this genre. Wasley undertook extensive research and consultation during her writing process, which is evident in the nuanced and respectful way she tackles sensitive issues such as land rights and Indigenous health. The third and final instalment in the series about the Paterson sisters, Love Song is heart-warming rural fiction at its best.