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Peter McKelvie

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Latest Release 
Red Ember Storm
April 28, 2022



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Snowy Ridge

The Sutherland Family

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Sutherland Downs

The Sutherland Family

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MacLeod's Manor

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Red Ember Storm

The Sutherland Family

Short Stories

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The Curse of

Macleod's Manor

What readers say

Snowy Ridge

Loved this book +++++++ Highly Recommend this amazing author.
Please keep writing your fabulous books.
Cannot wait for next book 

This is a very enjoyable book. The story line is compelling and covers a range of human emotions from great love and joy to immense sadness and guilt. The characters are exposed to happiness and disappointments, unexpected twists and turns with just enough hints of what may happen to keep the reader engaged. The story does not sugar-coat the frailties and weaknesses of human nature nor make excuses for these character imperfections, it presents them to the reader to form their own views. The depiction of the characters and their responses and reactions provides a level of complexity and depth that replicates real life and makes the book a really good read.

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Sutherland Downs

I enjoyed this sweet, gentle read and well done on your debut novel.

The tragic mysteries were resolved but with my tears of delight at a very satisfactory resolution.

Flying quickly over the pages, wanting all the details. Great story line. True to life characters portrayed. Could not stop reading to put book down, had to continue to final word. 

I enjoyed this book immensely! Just a real ‘feel good’ story of love, acceptance and family.....right from the very beginning! A good old Aussie yarn!

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MacLeod's Manor

Loved reading this book.....it had me hooked straight away.

This is the second book that I have read by Peter McKelvie. A very enjoyable book and hard to put down as you want to keep reading to find out what happens. I would highly recommend this book.

Wow, so please, I have found Peter McKelvie books. I hope Peter continues to write books for this fantastic series. I love Peter McKelvie portrayal of his characters and their interaction with each other throughout this book.

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Hi, I’m from Melbourne, Australia.  

In the 1970s, when I was around eleven years old, my parents moved our family from Melbourne onto a farm on the edge of the Snowy Mountains in NSW. It was one of the most exciting times of my life as the new sheep, cattle and farm machinery arrived, and I learned to ride a horse. After returning from Agricultural college, I learned to shear and travelled as a wool presser with a shearing team to Northern New South Wales. As a jackeroo, I spent a few years in NSW working with cattle and goats, and six months on a cattle stud in Western Australia. There are hints of some of the many colourful characters I have met along the way in Sutherland Downs and my new novel Snowy Ridge.

Over the last 30 years, I've worked in corporate roles in the construction industry and met many fascinating people during this time.

When I was young, I loved to write stories and speeches, trying to make them fun and funny. Although I am writing in the Romantic Suspense genre, I love to weave humour into my stories, making my characters real, heroic, vulnerable and silly - in other words, human.

I started writing my first book, Sutherland Downs, many years ago, often on the train after work during an hour-long commute. I published my second book, MacLeod's Manor, in July 2021, preceded by a short story about the same family, The Curse of MacLeod’s Manor. MacLeod’s Manor is set in both Melbourne and the Scottish Highlands. My wife and I travelled through the Scottish Highlands several years ago, and I can’t wait until I can go back again.

My latest book, Snowy Ridge is a nod to my home in the South West Slopes of the Snowy Mountains in NSW and the wonderful old characters I had the privilege of working with as a young man.

Hope you enjoy my books.




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