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Flight to Coorah Creek

Published Date: March 7, 2014


Available in all formats


2015 Winner - Aspen Gold Award


aspen gold badgeWhat happens when you can fly, but you just can’t hide?

Only Jessica Pearson knows the truth when the press portray her as the woman who betrayed her lover to escape prosecution. But will her new job flying an outback air ambulance help her sleep at night or atone for a lost life?RWA Ruby Award

Doctor Adam Gilmore touches the lives of his patients, but his own scars mean he can never let a woman touch his heart.

Runaway Ellen Park

es wants to build a safe future for her two children. Without a man – not even one as gentle as Jack North.

In Coorah Creek, a town on the edge of nowhere, you’re judged by what you do, not what people say about you. But when the harshest judge is the one you see in the mirror, there’s nowhere left to hide.

RWA Ruby Award

Book 1 in the Coorah Creek series, followed by The Wild One.

Available in paperback, large print, audio CD and audio download in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Dubai and most English speaking countries plus online bookstores. Ebooks available on all the major platforms.

Janet Gover

Janet Gover

Janet lives in Surrey with her English husband but grew up in the Australian outback surrounded by books. She solved mysteries with Sherlock Holmes, explored jungles with Edgar Rice Burroughs and shot to the stars with Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury. After studying journalism at Queensland University she became a television journalist, first in Australia, then in Asia and Europe. During her career Janet saw and did a lot of unusual things. She met one Pope, at least three Prime Ministers, a few movie stars and a dolphin. Janet now works in television production and travels extensively with her job.

Janet’s first short story, The Last Dragon, was published in 2002. Since then she has published numerous short stories, one of which won the Elizabeth Goudge Award from the Romantic Novelists’ Association. She has previously published three novels with Little Black Dress, Flight to Coorah Creek was Janet’s debut with Choc Lit.

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Customer Reviews


  1. My Written Romance
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    …As there is in many an Outback town, there are some wonderfully colourful and vibrant characters in Flight to Coorah Creek – in particular, the incredible Sister Luke. Adam’s confidante and right hand, she is just the sort of person you want going into bat for you. I loved the look at Outback medicine, and the great job these people do with limited resources.

    There are some truly emotional moments, in particular during the latter part of the book. However, you don’t feel as if you will lose faith that things will be OK – Janet Gover has imbued their stories with a real sense of positivity and hope.

    I am very much looking forward now to continuing my journey in Coorah Creek with The Wild One.
    Reviewed by Roz, My Written Romance
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  2. RT Book Reviews
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    RT Book Reviews

    This is a sweet story of making mistakes and the redeeming power of love. Three characters are brought together by their horrifying pasts in the lonely Outback, which makes for a tale that keeps readers on the edge of their seats and delivers a satisfying ending.

    Reviewed by Susan for RT Book Reviews.

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  3. Long & Short Reviews
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    Long & Short Reviews…Although the story holds a strong message of how we all deserve to be forgiven, mostly by ourselves, but by others, too, it’s the strong characters that will stay with me. The selflessness of Jack and Adam, the courage and fighting spirit of Ellen, the essential goodness of Jess. They made this story strong and unputdownable.

    Reviewed by Hawthorn for Long & Short Reviews

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  4. Coffee Time Romance & More
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    Coffee Time Romance & More

    What a great bunch of characters! They are people I would love to meet up with. All coming from different parts of their lives to heal and grow, to forge friendships and even a bit of romance. Put all that in a beautiful place like Australia, and you have a perfect blend of fun and entertainment in this book.

    Matilda, Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More

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  5. Jude
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    This story was like revisiting my favourite Aussie medical soap. I used to love Flying Doctors and enjoyed this book just as much. Ms Gover’s descriptions of the outback landscape and the realities of carving out a living in the harsh surroundings, draw you in to the story straight away. Add a mixture of interesting and engaging characters and you have an enjoyable read that will keep you turning the pages.

    I warmed to Jess, the heroine, straight away. The story opens with her at Sydney airport, terrified of anyone noticing her – which makes you have to read on to find out why. She is running as far away from her past as she can get and ends up in Coorah Creek working alongside the equally troubled Dr Adam Gilmore.

    It made a refreshing change to have a heroine who is self-sufficient and exceptionally good at her job.

    In this story, you get not one romance but two. As well as Jess and Adam’s growing relationship, there is the ‘will they, won’t they’ question about whether Ellen and Jack, two of the secondary characters, will get together.

    All in all, an excellent holiday read.

  6. Charlene H
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    From the first chapter I knew I was going to love this book. It transported me back to a time in my life when I lived in a town just like this. We had a Trish and Syd from the local pub, the local cop who was more of a friend than a policeman, also a Jack, the gentle giant with a heart of gold and the energy of the other residents who are always there to help, no matter what you need. I could see the landscape, the town, the people and I could feel the emotion in all the characters. I felt the betrayal, the heartache, the hurt and the feeling of true friendship throughout the whole book. I loved how the story just flowed and felt so real that you could visualise everything, like you are one of the characters standing there watching these people’s lives unfold. A truly wonderful experience.

  7. Jo C
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    I found this novel a great read from the start. The heroine had a story, a past and intrigued me on the first page (always a good start).

    Janet Glover has written a clever, moving tale that takes the reader through the Australian outback and leaves you wanting to move and make a life there. It has romance, humour and drama packaged into a neat eand pleasurable read.

    I recommend this to anyone who wants to lose themsleves into a lovely story and come away with a smile on their face

  8. Robyn
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    The first thing I said when I finished Chapter One was Wow!. From the first line you were transported right into the middle of the action. Within a few pages, you felt like you knew these characters and were revisiting old friends.

    Queensland is described in such vivid details that you can almost feel the heat of the sun and the outback dust in your throat. The Outback is like a character in its own right because it is depicted with it is own personality and vibrancy.

    I felt immersed into Coorah Creek’s world. It is a world where life has a slower pace, neighbours care about each other and good old fashion country charm- that never goes out of style.

    The main characters are all impossible to believe that they are fictional. I identified and bonded with Jess immediately, because we all know what it is like to be in love and blind. Dr. Adam, all I’m going to say is I wish he was my doctor. Watching Jack and Ellen’s romance unfold was breath taking. I don’t believe in spoilers, but there were a few times I cried.

    Janet Gover’s writing is phenomenal, she can make something as complicated as flying a plane easy to understand and visualize.I didn’t even feel like I was reading a book because a film played in my head. It was a perfect book from the start to the last line “…broken only by the distant laugh of the kookaburra.”

    I fell in love with Coorah Creek and it’s in habitants and so will you. This book has the Wow factor.
    I highly recommend to anyone who loves reading.

  9. Heather
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    This is my first book from this author and honestly one of the best books i have read in a while. I read it overnight and could hardly put it down to sleep, I wept for these characters, my heart ached and i wanted to crawl in the book and hug them for hours. I know all about both mental and physical scars and never have i read a story that could make you FEEL the reality of them so much, it was heart breaking but beautiful to read. I realised half way into the book that i NEEDED these characters to heal – i had to read on to ensure they made it, that they found what they were searching for – Thats how real the story was. The flow of the book wraps around you and pulls you in and the characters voices were in my mind – like i was right there alongside them.. I couldn’t even pick a favourite character – i loved them all, they were perfectly formed and i felt like i knew them, like i could feel their pain too. Jess and ellen were like my friends, i silently willed them to gain confidence and have a little faith to get were they needed to be. I wanted to give hope to jack – the most patient and surprising man – the perfect man to make ellen and the kids safe. I think i connected with adam the most, his pain, his fear, his scars are all to familiar and i wept for him so much that i was glad my husband wasn’t home to worry. The patience, care and support he showed each of his patients was incredible, to be that person who everyone needs – yet hiding himself from them at the same time was heart breaking to read.
    I loved the setting too – i want to live somewhere like that. If i close my eyes i can see it, just enough description to let me imagination take over. The community was lovely – i would have loved to read more of the others – especially trish at the pub and i loved the flying – what an amazing job.
    I honestly cant praise this book enough, its wonderful and comforting and just what a lonely soul needs on a wintery day. It’s not a story full of surprises or twists – its a story full of hope, a beautiful story of the pain/hurt that real life can bring and of the journey to live through it and come out the other side saying ‘it made me who i am now’ – a story to inspire..
    I love books – i read ALOT but still i can name every book and author that has touched my heart – this will be added to that list – thank you for touching my heart… xx
    I’m off to buy a plane ticket 😉

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