Rachael Johns on love and books in The Other Bridget

Named after a famous fictional character, librarian Bridget Jones was raised on a remote cattle station, with only her mother’s romance novels for company. Now living alone in Fremantle, Bridget is a hopeless romantic. She also believes that anyone who doesn’t like reading just hasn’t met the right book yet. Her superpower is connecting books to their readers. If only her love life was that easy.

When handsome Italian barista Fabio progresses from flirting with love hearts on her coffee foam to joining the book club she runs at her library, Bridget prays her romance ‘curse’ won’t ruin things. But it’s the attention of her cranky neighbour Sully that seems to be the major obstacle in her life. Why is he going to so much effort to get under her skin? She soon discovers that not all romances start with a meet-cute, but they might just end in happily ever after…

In this episode Gregory Dobbs chats to Rachael Johns about how libraries are no longer dull places. Rachael discusses how relationships and friendships are at the heart of what she writes, and why romance fiction endures by changing with the times.

 

Rachael Johns author romanceAbout the author

Rachael Johns is an English teacher by trade. She is a mum 24/7, a Diet Coke addict, a cat lover and chronic arachnophobe. Rachael is also the bestselling, ABIA-winning author of The Patterson Girls, and many other romance novels. She is currently Australia’s leading writer of contemporary relationship stories.

Rachael has finaled in a number of competitions, including the Australian Romance Readers Awards. Jilted (her first rural romance) won Favourite Australian Contemporary Romance in 2012. The Patterson Girls won the 2016 Romance Writers of Australia RUBY Award and also the 2015 Australian Book Industry Award for General Fiction. She continually places in Booktopia’s Top 50 Aussie Authors poll. Rachael lives in the Swan Valley with her husband, three mostly-gorgeous heroes-in-training, two cats, a bird and a very badly-behaved dog.

Find out more about Rachael Johns here

Author: Rachael Johns

Category: Romance

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9781761341717

RRP: $34.99

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