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Blackpeak Station
Blackpeak Station

Blackpeak Station


352 Pages, 5 x 8

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: April 2016

ISBN 9781775532842

Rights: US & CA

Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited (Apr 2016)
Bantam NZ

Available from local and national retailers throughout the US.


A compelling rural romance set in the rugged high country of New Zealand's South Island

Four generations of the Black family have farmed Blackpeak Station. Next in line, or so she believes, is Charlotte Black, stubborn as rock and unbiddable as the weather. But standing in her way are 150 years of tradition, an older brother, and a father who believes that daughters run families, not farms. To make her childhood dream of owning the family property come true, she'll have to be as tough as the mountains themselves. There can be no room for romance in Charlotte's life. Or so she thinks, until it arrives at her door.


Blackpeak Station is a celebration, in a sense, of high country life, and all its beauty and splendour. It has been sympathetically written to convey authentically the setting, the characters and relationships, and the challenges of living in this remote part of New Zealand. The story is engaging, the characters true, and the setting beautifully realized. If you think this is just another romance, think again as there are plenty of twists and turns to keep you hooked. It is, as they say, a really good yarn."  —Daily News

Author Biography

Holly Ford was raised in southern sheep country, spending her childhood and early adult years among hill properties of varying sizes.