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Sutherlands of Granite Gully
The Sutherland Family-Romantic Suspense
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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.
Very much enjoyed this book evolving around Australian Outback and it’s wonders, great characters,wonderful families, true love finds a way.
Good job Peter, another interesting story from you. Being an old bushie I love the authenticity of your descriptions. Guess there is a bushie in your background!
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!
Loved this book +++++++ Highly Recommend this amazing author.
Please keep writing your fabulous books.
Cannot wait for next book
Loved this book, a real page turner, I just couldn't put it down. Loved the descriptions of the Aussie landscape and the realities of farm life. The emotions of love, grief, anger, fear, depression, were so accurately described.
I have really relished reading such a wonderful story. The characters and the countryside are so true to life in an Australian culture. More please! I'm looking forward to reading more of your stories in the future. Thanks Peter.
Again a really good read,love the way the story goes,so much heartache along the way,awesome family, loved the ending,Will look forward to authors other books.
Red Ember Storm
Another excellent book of the Sutherland Family saga. Good story lines and so realistic, a real binge read once started unable to stop!
As a farmers wife for 20 years in a small WA country wheat belt town before moving to the city, this book brought back so many accurate memories of farm life! Both books were a very enjoyable read, thank you.
I found Peter McKelvie's books by accident and am so happy that I did; his books are so enjoyable. Before I open the first page, I know I will engage with the plot and characters of Peter McKelvie's books. Red Ember Storm did not disappoint, and it did continue my love affair with his books. I love Peter McKelvie's portrayal of his characters and how they interact with each other throughout this book. Red Ember Storm is well written and researched by Peter McKelvie. I like Peter McKelvie's description of the settings of Red Ember Storm allows me to imagine being part of the book's plot..
I have enjoyed a story of life in my country... to hear the language of the characters... to picture the landscape... and remember my childhood in the bush. The story kept me glued to the pages as it enfolded. Sadly not unfamiliar to life anywhere. A bloody good read.
The Tree Change Cop
It's a long time since I've laughed out loud at the description of a scene in a book.
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Love the characters. Will be reading more of your books.
Great book. So often when you buy a book the blurbs say "laugh out loud story" and I am lucky to get a slight smile out of it. This really is a laugh out loud book.
Not often you get to read a book which makes you laugh out loud as you’re reading it, but this one had me doing it many times.
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.
Gripping read with enthralling characters and a beautifully crafted setting. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and will be looking for more books by this author
Good read ,enjoyed the Scottish setting.The farm setting is interesting and realistic. I would recommend it to other reader ,enjoy!
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 each of my stories.
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, making them fun and funny, and entertaining my family. I write in the Romantic Suspense and Romantic Comedy genres. 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.
Since then, I have written several more in the Sutherland Family series. I also released my first Romantic Comedy, a genre I love. I really enjoy writing my books and I hope you'll love reading them too.