Author(s): Karly Lane
When Foreign correspondent, Hadley Callahan married TV journalist Mitch Samuals two years ago, it had been declared the celebrity wedding of the year. But, now, Hadley unexpectedly returns to Stringybark Creek alone to tell her parents one major piece of news while determinedly hiding another even more explosive secret.
For Oliver Dawson, the Callahans' neighbour, Hadley's wedding had killed any hopes he'd nurtured that one day they might end up together. Hopes he'd kept alive since his teenage years when Hadley, being his best friend's little sister, was out-of-bounds.
While Hadley's back in town, news of the shocking suicide of one of their old school friends brings them together as they mourn his loss. Determined to do something, Hadley and Ollie begin a campaign to raise awareness of rural mental health, to try and bring around change.
With Mitch putting pressure on Hadley and the secret she's keeping causing her great anguish, Hadley's feelings for Ollie take her by surprise. But with her life thrown into so much chaos at the moment, what future could they possibly have together?
Return to Stringybark Creek concludes the Callahan family trilogy with a delightfully irresistible story of loyalty, hope and the importance of staying true to yourself.