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Rachael Johns Rachael Johns i(A151179 works by)
Gender: Female
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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 Flying the Nest Sydney : HQ Fiction , 2020 19883192 2020 single work novel

'They say a change is as good as a holiday...but what if you don't want either?

'Is her family's happiness more important than her own?

'The first time Ashling Wood realises her marriage is on the rocks is when her husband, Adrian, suggests they try nest parenting. Heartbroken, Ash suddenly finds herself living a double life - one week with her children, the next cohabiting with her happily single sister-in-law. Her friends think the modern custody solution is an exciting opportunity for her to spread her wings, but all Ash wants is her family back together.

'An offer to renovate a seaside cottage seems like the perfect distraction for Ash while waiting for Adrian to come to his senses. She's determined to fix her marriage as well as the cottage, but life gets even more complicated when she meets local fisherman Dan Emerson.

'Soon, each home-stay becomes more dysfunctional, while for the other week Ash enjoys the peaceful life of the beachside community. The more time Ash spends in Ragged Point, the more she questions what she really wants. Is a sea-change the fresh start she needs to move on?

'When tragedy calls Ash back to the city, she's torn between the needs of her family and her future. Can her family life fit in with a permanent move to the beach or could Ash's new-found independence attract Adrian back to the nest?' (Publication summary)

2020 finalist Australian Romance Readers Awards Favourite Contemporary Romance
y separately published work icon Just One Wish Sydney : HQ Fiction , 2019 16576881 2019 single work novel

'Three women, three secrets, one life-changing journey.

'Alice has always been a trailblazer as a scientist, activist, and mother. She knew her choices would involve sacrifices, but now, on the eve of her eightieth birthday, she's beginning to wonder if she's sacrificed too much.

'Alice's daughter Sappho rebelled against her unconventional upbringing, choosing to marry young and embrace life as a homemaker, but her status as a domestic goddess has recently taken a surprising turn.

'Ged, has always been the peacemaker between her grandmother and mother. A tenacious journalist she knows what she wants in life and love, yet when everything in her world starts falling apart, she begins to question whether she really knows anyone at all.

'At a crossroads in each of their lives, Alice, Sappho and Ged embark on a celebratory trip together, but instead of bringing them closer, the holiday sparks life-changing consequences and lifts the lid on a fifty-year secret.

'Can Ged rescue her family if their story is built on a betrayal?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 winner Romance Writers of Australia, Romantic Book of the Year Award Romantic Elements
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
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