The Girl in Steel Capped Boots

A story of red dust and romance, of strength and dreams, discovered in the unlikeliest of places--the great Australian outback.

Author: Loretta Hill

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9781742758053

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A story of red dust and romance, of strength and dreams, discovered in the unlikeliest of places--the great Australian outback. Lena Todd is a city girl who thrives on cocktails and cappuccinos so when her boss announces he's sending her to the outback to join a construction team, her world is turned upside down. Lena's new accommodation: an aluminium box called a dongar. Her new social network: 350 men. Her daily foot attire: steel-capped boots. Unfortunately, Lena can't refuse. Mistakes from the past are choking her confidence and she needs to do something to right those wrongs and prove herself. Going to a remote community might just be the place to do that, if only tall, dark, and obnoxious Dan didn't seem so determined to stand in her way.
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The Girl in the Hard Hat

From the author of The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots comes another funny and delightfully romantic story of a woman in a man's world Wendy Hopkins arrives in the small Western Australia town of Pilbara to search for the father who abandoned ...

Author: Loretta Hill

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9781742756806

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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From the author of the bestselling The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots comes another romance novel set in the Australian outback. Perfect for rom com fans! Wendy Hopkins arrives in the Pilbara to search for the father who abandoned her at birth. Getting mixed up in construction site politics at the Iron Ore wharf just out of town was not high on her 'to do' list. But when she takes a job as their new Safety Manager she becomes the most hated person in the area. Nicknamed 'The Sergeant', she is the butt of every joke and the prime target of notorious womanizer, Gavin Jones. Giving up is not an option, though. For, as it turns out, only Wendy can save these workers from the impending cyclone, find a man who wants to stay buried and ... put a bad boy firmly in his place. The Girl in the Hard Hat is a deliciously romantic and funny love story, and set to be the perfect summer read!
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One Little White Lie

I would say that this is the best novella I’ve read. I can confidently say that I’ll read anything Loretta Hill writes from now on.

Author: Loretta Hill

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9781742759982

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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A hilarious rom com novella from Loretta Hill (author of bestselling The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots). When one little white lie turns into a red-blooded reality! What do you do when your best friend is the serial match-maker from Hell? Single girl Kate Dreson knows that her friend, Lisa, is not going to leave her alone unless she tells her that she is happily dating someone. Who knew that one little white lie could so blatantly backfire? The imaginary boyfriend she described to her friend so lovingly suddenly walks into her life and starts making himself comfortable in it. Trapped by her lie, poor Kate is powerless to stop him. But the real question is, does she really want to? NOVELLA
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The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction

“Red dirt romances” such as Loretta Hill's The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots and
The Girl in the Hard Hat depict inexperienced heroines inserted into remote work
locations, usually in male dominated industries such as building, mining and ...

Author: Jayashree Kamblé

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317041948

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 566

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Popular romance fiction constitutes the largest segment of the global book market. Bringing together an international group of scholars, The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction offers a ground-breaking exploration of this global genre and its remarkable readership. In recognition of the diversity of the form, the Companion provides a history of the genre, an overview of disciplinary approaches to studying romance fiction, and critical analyses of important subgenres, themes, and topics. It also highlights new and understudied avenues of inquiry for future research in this vibrant and still-emerging field. The first systematic, comprehensive resource on romance fiction, this Companion will be invaluable to students and scholars, and accessible to romance readers.
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The Girl in the Yellow Vest

A real page-turner... Be careful though – this book is addictive and you may lose a day or two of your life.

Author: Loretta Hill

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9781742757384

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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From the author of the bestselling The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots and The Girl in the Hard Hat, comes another scintillating romantic comedy, this time set on the beautiful Queensland coast. The perfect summer read! ‘We can’t choose who we fall in love with. It could be our best friend ... or our worst enemy.’ Emily Woods counts cracks for a living. Concrete cracks. So when her long-term boyfriend dumps her, she decides it’s time for a change of scenery. Her best friend, Will, suggests joining his construction team in Queensland. Working next door to the Great Barrier Reef seems like just the sort of adventure she needs to reboot her life...until she realises that Will is not the person she thought he was. Charlotte Templeton is frustrated with the lack of respect FIFO workers have for her seaside resort. But picking a fight with their tyrannical project manager, Mark Crawford, seems to lead to more complications than resolutions. The man is too pompous, too rude, and too damned good looking. As both women strive to protect their dreams and achieve their goals, they discover that secrets will come out, loyalty often hurts, and sometimes the perfect man is the wrong one.
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The Secret Vineyard

Single mum Grace has no plans - and no spare time - to fall in love again. Until she moves to her ex-husband's secret vineyard . . . Grace Middleton knew that her ex-husband Jake was a lying, cheating, wife-abandoning bastard.

Author: Loretta Hill

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9780143781431

Category: Margaret River Region (W.A.)

Page: 352

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Single mum Grace has no plans - and no spare time - to fall in love again. Until she moves to her ex-husband's secret vineyard . . . Grace Middleton knew that her ex-husband Jake was a lying, cheating, wife-abandoning bastard. What she didn't know - until his untimely death - was that he was also the owner of a secret vineyard in the heart of the Margaret River wine region. And, much to the chagrin of his new wife, he's left the property to Grace's three young sons. With the intention of putting it up for sale, Grace takes the boys to view Gum Leaf Grove. And immediately finds herself embroiled in mysteries from Jake's past and the accidental target of the resident 'ghost'. Nowadays Grace believes in love even less than she believes in ghosts. So no one is more surprised than her when she finds herself caught between two very different men - with secrets of their own . . .
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Pretty in Punk

In these cases , the girls responded in ways that did not escalate the situation ,
yet effectively communicated that such attentions were unwanted . " I Bet a Steel -
Capped Boot Could Shut You Up " : Humor Finally , some punk girls resorted to ...

Author: Lauraine Leblanc

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813526515

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 286

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Discusses how young women use the punk subculture for empowerment and self-identification, constructing their own version of femininity from the ingredients of the style. The book is based in part on the author's own reminiscence of a punk girlhood, as well as interviews with 40 punk girls and women between the ages of 14 and 37 in a handful of cities throughout North America. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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All My Love

Fall head over heels for five hilarious and heart-warming tales of love and other misadventures.

Author: Loretta Hill

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9780857982933

Category: Love stories

Page: 672

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Fall head over heels for five hilarious and heart-warming tales of love and other misadventures . . . One Little White Lie by Loretta Hill Single girl Kate Dreson knows that her serial match-maker friend is not going to leave her alone unless she tells her that she is happily dating someone. Who knew that one little lie could so blatantly backfire? A hilarious rom-com about a white lie that turns into a red-blooded reality! Eliza's Home by Rachael Herron It's 1945 and Eliza Masterson is on the run from her unhappy marriage. At least she would be if her truck hadn't broken down in the middle of nowhere. So when Joshua Carpenter, a cowboy with the bluest eyes she has ever seen, offers her help, Eliza can't afford to say no . . . An enchanting wartime love story set a sleepy Californian town. Dr No Commitment by Virginia Taylor Ally was warned about Rohan Sinclair - and she is determined she won't let this gorgeous, model-dating doctor distract her. After all it's a terrible idea to fall for a man who will never commit, but what if in every other way he's her perfect guy? A mischievous romance about a man who's always run from love and the girl who just might catch him. Anybody But Him by Claire Baxter After twelve years away Nicola Doyle returns home to Redgum Valley - and immediately comes face to face with the very reason she left: Blair Morrissey. He's charming, infuriatingly helpful and extremely attractive. If only Nicola could forgive and forget . . . What happens when you fall in love with the man you hate? Captivation by Nicola Moriarty After Juliette lost her beloved husband Danny she was tormented by her grief. But now, just as she is finally preparing to move on, she senses he has returned. How can Juliette say no to the man she loves more than life itself? An intoxicating paranormal romance in which true love never dies . . .
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Sexuality Rurality and Geography

... the victim's safety equipment, and regularly displaying their penises and
openly masturbating in front of their workmates. ... perpetrator—are reproduced in
a recent Australian novel The Girl in the SteelCapped Boots by Loretta Hill (
2012).

Author: Andrew Gorman-Murray

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739169377

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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This edited book offers a detailed examination of the interstices of ruralities and sexualities over a number of different countries, focusing a geographical lens on the relationships between sexualities and the spaces and tropes of rural life. Collectively, the contributors reveal how sexual identities, imaginaries and experiences are understood and practiced in relation to intimacies, institutions, mobilities, communities, and economic and social modes of production and consumption.
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The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone

The dog snuffled at the steel-capped boots of one of the searchers and then he
nosed the grass for a moment. Bits of his fur were wet with sweat and they lay
slick against his hot body. “Thommo's dog,” someone commented. The dog
glanced ...

Author: Felicity McLean

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781616209667

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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“ONE PART MYSTERY, ONE MILLION PARTS AMAZING.” —Cosmopolitan A Recommended Summer Read from Entertainment Weekly * Bustle * Nylon * Cosmopolitan "How do you escape your childhood, emotionally, actually? This compelling mystery has a rare depth of psychological and emotional truth. It will engage your heart.” —Delia Ephron, New York Times bestselling author of Siracusa Tikka Malloy was eleven and one-sixth years old during the long, hot, Australian summer of 1992. The TV news in the background chattered with debate about the exoneration of Lindy (“dingo took my baby”) Chamberlain. That summer was when the Van Apfel sisters--Ruth, Hannah, and the beautiful Cordelia--mysteriously disappeared. Did they just run far away from their harsh, evangelical parents, or were they taken? While the search for the girls united the small community, the mystery of their disappearance was never solved, and Tikka and her older sister, Laura, have been haunted ever since by the loss of their friends and playmates. Now, years later, Tikka has returned home to try to make sense of that strange moment in time. Part mystery, part darkly comic coming-of-age story, The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone is a page-turning read--with a dark, shimmering absence at its heart.
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The Girls from Greenway

They'd come straight off the building sites in their dusty jeans and jumpers and
heavy steel-capped boots, and would probably leave soon to go home and
change into their sharp mod clothes. Through the arch on the other side of the
mirror ...

Author: Elizabeth Woodcraft

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.

ISBN: 9781785767845

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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A dramatic and nostalgic saga of two sisters coming of age in 1960s Essex. Angie Smith lives in Greenway, Chelmsford, with her elder sister Doreen, their struggling mother and their drunk, violent father. Bored of her job, and of her dull, ordinary boyfriend, Angie dreams of bigger and better things. But then she meets boutique owner Gene Battini. He is older, handsome, charming - and married. She is completely swept off her feet. But little does she know that Doreen is falling for Gene, too, and that their affair will have disastrous consequences. As things at home go from bad to worse, Angie and Doreen must struggle to fight for what they want. Can the girls from Greenway ever achieve their dreams? '[A] beautifully written saga which brims with the spirit of youth and is rich in period detail.' Lancashire Evening Post Praise for Elizabeth Woodcraft 'A book to read in great gulps' Sheila Newberry 'Beautifully written . . . she has a real talent' Mary Gibson
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The Maxwell Sisters

As one romance blossoms and others fall apart, it seems they are all in need of some sisterly advice. But old wounds cut deep. Somehow, the Maxwell sisters must find a way back to one another – or risk losing each other forever.

Author: Loretta Hill

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9780857984319

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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From the author of the bestselling The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots comes a heartwarming romantic comedy about three extraordinary women on a journey to find love and rediscover family. All families have their problems. No more so than the Maxwells of Tawny Brooks Winery. Situated in the heart of the Margaret River wine region, this world-renowned winery was the childhood home to three sisters, Natasha, Eve and Phoebe. Today all three women are enmeshed in their city lives and eager to forget their past - and their fractured sibling relationships. Until Phoebe decides to get married at home . . . Now the sisters must all return to face a host of family obligations, vintage in full swing and interfering in-laws who just can’t take a hint. As one romance blossoms and others fall apart, it seems they are all in need of some sisterly advice. But old wounds cut deep. Somehow, the Maxwell sisters must find a way back to one another – or risk losing each other forever.
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The Girl with Seven Names A North Korean Defector s Story

They were finishing dinner when they heard the clip of steel-capped boots
approaching the house, and a firm knock on the door. A look of alarm passed
around the table. They were not expecting anyone so late. One of my mother's
sisters ...

Author: Hyeonseo Lee

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007554867

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world’s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships – and the story of one woman’s terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom.
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Dead Sea Fruit

... in oily jeans and steel - capped boots , who lay beside the girls with stiff
unyielding bodies and rolled gravel in their throats as the miracle of flesh
blossomed beneath their fingers . They themselves offered nothing beyond
foreign smells and ...

Author: Charlotte Randall

Publisher: Harvill Secker

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112213835

Category: Dunedin (N.Z.)

Page: 262

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Charlotte Randall's first novel, which won the Reed Fiction Award in 1994. Set in Dunedin in 1970, the novel tells of an English widow who realises that the man she loves will never leave his wife for her. Her neighbour loves a glamorous woman who may not really want him. The daughters of these two people feel contempt for the tangle of their parents' relationships and in their cynicism behave promiscuously The temptations and dilemmas facing the various characters are presented.
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The Grass is Greener

The grass always seems greener on the other side . . . until you get there. For generations Bronwyn Eddings's family has thrived in the legal profession and a position at their prestigious firm is hers by right.

Author: Loretta Hill

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9780857984340

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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From the author of The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots and The Maxwell Sisters comes a captivating novel about best friends, family and fighting for what you want, against all odds. The grass always seems greener on the other side . . . until you get there. For generations Bronwyn Eddings's family has thrived in the legal profession and a position at their prestigious firm is hers by right. Only problem is: she does not want it. Her best friend Claudia has always dreamed of being a lawyer, but tragedy struck and she took up the reins of her father’s vineyard instead. It was supposed to be temporary . . . now there’s no end in sight. Bronwyn wants Claudia’s life so badly. Claudia can’t imagine anything better than Bronwyn’s job. So the friends hatch a crazy plan to swap places. Both are determined to be the person they always thought they could never be. But achieving your dreams isn’t easy – and falling in love with the men who oppose them is not a good idea . . .
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Slime

dresses, with huge STEEL-CAPPED boots, and she wasn't afraid to use them.
The girl wore pretty little mother's much older sister, and her name was Greta
Greed. High on a hill overlooking the whole island squatted KITTY LITTER
CASTLE ...

Author: David Walliams

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008349158

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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The new children’s book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams – a fantastically funny tale illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross.
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Work Your Way Around the World

The ease with which you can find manual industrial work depends on the local
labour supply and these days a shortage is a rare thing . Anyone with some
building experience and a set of tools and some steel - capped boots stands a
good ...

Author: Susan Griffith

Publisher: Vacation Work Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015060101493

Category: Travel

Page: 572

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Provides information about jobs in Europe, South America, Africa, Israel, Asia, Australia, and the Caribbean.
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Seduced by the Rebel The Big Bad Boss Risky Business Book 1 There s Something About a Rebel Risky Business Book 2 The Socialite and the Cattle King Mills Boon By Request

She had lost the girls their promised pay-off—the Christmas party— which meant
that all their hard work was wasted. Things couldn't ... Heath in hard hat, steel-
capped boots, and a high-vis' jacket, was a fantasy yet to be explored. 'We're
here ...

Author: Susan Stephens

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781472044907

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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THE BIG BAD BOSS Heath Stamp is rich, arrogant and ready to raze his family estate to the ground – even though frosty Bronte Foster-Jenkins tries to stop him. But this irresistible bad boy will happily take her down with him.
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By Request Collection 1

She had lost the girls their promised pay-off—the Christmas party— which meant
that all their hard work was wasted. Things couldn't ... Heath in hard hat, steel-
capped boots, and a high-vis' jacket, was a fantasy yet to be explored. 'We're
here ...

Author: Susan Stephens

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781472097972

Category: Fiction

Page: 2240

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In this 12 book collection of bestselling romances back by popular demand there are scandalous office affairs, ruthless millionaires, royal secrets and seductive propositions... Seduced by the Rebel
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Womanspeak

Bitterly he lifted a steel capped boot and brought it down on the ants . The woman
at the bar smiled as he stood up to buy another beer . As the train gathered
speed she willed herself to stop shaking , she listened to the rhythm of the wheels
as ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0065024564

Category: Women

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