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Rachael Johns Rachael Johns i(A151179 works by)
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An English teacher by trade, Rachael Johns began writing at seventeen, without publishing any of the output. After gaining a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Writing and English, she joined the Romance Writers of Australia. Her first book was published in December 2011: she has subsequently published with Carina Press, Tule Publishing, Harlequin Australia and Harlequin MIRA.

In 2018, Johns was based in Perth.

Most Referenced Works


  • Johns was voted in the Top 10 of Booktopia’s Favourite Australian Author poll in 2013 and number 13 for 2018. 

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Greatest Gift Chatswood : HQ Fiction , 2017 11661446 2017 single work novel

'Mother: Female parent of a child

'Mum: The woman who nurtures, raises and loves a child

'Radio host Harper Drummond lives for her career. Every day she meets fascinating people doing extraordinary things, but has begun to wonder whether there could be something more for her out there. She's financially secure, happily married to Samuel and has a great group of friends – what more could she want? It's only when she interviews one special couple that she starts to think about whether she could make a different kind of contribution.

'Claire and Jasper Lombard are passionate about their thriving hot air balloon business and know they're lucky to find such joy in their work and in each other. But while Jasper has accepted that he will never be a father, Claire has found it hard to come to terms with her infertility. She doesn't want Jasper to regret choosing her over a child in the years to come. Is there a way to give themselves a real chance at being a happy family?

'Can they find someone who will give them the greatest gift? Or will it come at a greater cost?' (Synopsis)

The poignant, heartwarming story of two women: one who wants nothing else than to be a mum, and one who never wanted to be a mother, from the bestselling, ABIA award–winning author of The Patterson Girls.

2017 finalist Australian Romance Readers Awards Favourite Contemporary Romance
y separately published work icon Talk of the Town Australia : Mira Books , 2017 10892286 2017 single work novel romance

'Lawson Cooper-Jones has two priorities in life – his son, Ned, and the survival of the dairy farm that has been in his family for generations. Despite the best efforts of the town matchmakers and the determined pursuit of local girl Adeline Walsh, Lawson’s heart belongs still, and only, to his late wife.

'But when a flat tyre strands Lawson and Ned in nearby Rose Hill, he’s surprised to find a woman living alone in the old general store of the deserted town. Ned immediately forms a bond with the beautiful stranger called Meg, and Lawson is surprised to find himself captivated by her too.

'Although shy at first, Meg starts to open up to him about the haunting secrets of her new home and, with Lawson unable to get her out of his head, they agree to investigate the history of the old building together. Soon they find their friendship has bloomed into something more.

'But when meddling Adeline makes it her mission to uncover the truth about the newcomer and her real identity is revealed, Lawson and Meg’s budding romance comes crashing down. Can they both learn to forgive in order to claim a future for their damaged hearts?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2017 finalist Australian Romance Readers Awards Favourite Contemporary Romance
2017 nominated AusRom Today Book of the Year
y separately published work icon It's Not You, It's Her Chatswood : Harlequin Enterprises , 2016 9917319 2016 single work novel romance

'How to break up with someone else's fiance

by Chelsea Porter, aka The Breakup Girl

  • Tell him it's not him, it's her.
  • Try to ignore how gorgeous Callum McKinnel is. You are breaking up with him, after all.
  • Fall just a little bit when he rescues your dog.
  • Try to resist when he asks you to join his family for Thanksgiving dinner in Jewell Rock.
  • Succumb anyway.
  • Succumb to a lot more than that.
  • Remind yourself that you are The Breakup Girl. You don't do commitment.
  • Wonder what would happen if The Breakup Girl stopped following her own advice...
2016 finalist Australian Romance Readers Awards Favourite Short or Category Romance
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