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Set in the exotic outback of New South Wales, Australia, teenagers Abbey and Cooper are in their final year at high school. With problems they’re both trying to escape from, they make the monumental decision to run away together. But instead of finding peace, answers and salvation, they’re faced instead with bushfire, criminals on the run and possible murder charges–if they can survive long enough to face them!
A clump of grass began to smoke. The grass on the roadside was tinder dry; the temperature hovered over thirty degrees Celsius and a hot breeze blew. A puff of wind caught the clump and white smoke floated away. In its place a circle of orange flames began to expand outwards and grow.
The grass fire moved slowly forward in an ellipse until it reached the trees. The head reached the unburned fuel beneath the trees and within moments, high flames with thick black smoke bellowed up. To the sides there was less smoke but the heat was more intense. The wind rose and the flames moved forward, more undergrowth was ignited and bombardments of sparks moved ahead to land and ignite another section of the forest floor. Another New South Wales bushfire had begun.
How can Abbey and Cooper survive when a notorious Australian bush fire surrounds them?
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When the remote settlement of East Ridge in the South Island of New Zealand is isolated during a snowstorm, Renee and Tyler take in three travellers. .
Tyler rescues Aza and Sofia after their car slides off the road in a heavy snowstorm. As well, Ian, a lawyer is found in a separate accident where his motorbike skidded off the road. Without electricity or mobile phone contact and with all the roads around closed, the five are completely cut off from the world. There, they begin to bond and help one another with problems in their lives. More Information here.
Behind the Fire
In Sydney, Australia, teenagers Abbey and Cooper are in their final year at high school. With problems they’re both trying to escape from, they make the monumental decision to run away together. But instead of finding peace, answers and salvation, they’re faced instead with a bushfire, criminals on the run and possible murder charges–if they can survive long enough to face them! More Information here.
The Other Mrs Hayes
School principal, Stacey Hayes follows the advice of private detective Doug McCann and flies from Wellington to Auckland airport on an early morning flight. Remaining unseen, she watches her husband’s arrival on a later flight and receives an unpleasant surprise.
Her husband is greeted passionately by a pregnant woman. Jessica is the other Mrs Hayes. It was Jessica’s mother Chelsea who hired Doug to investigate her son-in-law. He discovers that Brendon Hayes is a bigamist with two homes and wives living in the two New Zealand cities, 650 kilometres apart.More Information here.
In England, when headteacher, Bree Ashworth goes to help teacher Jenny in her classroom she is attacked by an intruder and taken to hospital. Her husband Colin arrives and tells her he is leaving to move in with his mistress Linda Rouke.
Bree has bookings to attend a reading conference in New Zealand over that country’s summer vacation. With tickets bought and Colin gone, she invites Jenny to go with her.
In New Zealand the small commuter aeroplane they fly in crashes in thick bush country. The pilot is killed and Jenny and Bree try to survive. However, a tramper, Ray Barnett and his dog, Pattie find them. Colin abandons his partner and flies out to New Zealand but his intentions are not those one would expect from a worried husband.
When her mother dies after an accident, Astrid Stowell moves to the small New Zealand Coromandel Peninsular village of Hook Bay to live with her grandfather, Steve Barton. She has to cope with life in a new environment and a new school to attend for her final high school year.
Steve’s love and guidance, as well as Astrid’s ability as an artist, helps her through difficult times. New friends enter her life, old ones return and her talent is encouraged by the local school principal. Her life now has a future.
That is until the tsunami builds up in the Pacific Ocean and heads south… directly towards Hook Bay.More Information here.
Blossoms in the Wind
Blossoms in the Wind is centred around two families, the Suttons and the Knights who are linked when two senior high school students, Jeff Sutton and Ava Knight meet and are attracted to each other after Jeff transfers to a liberal co-educational high school rather than having his final year back at a conservative single sex school. Through them, their parents, Chloe Sutton and Adrian Knight meet.
Chloe is a victim of a dominating husband with the ongoing violence finally stopped when Jeff steps in after years of seeing his mother suffer. He retaliates rather than continuing to ignore the latest outburst by his father when his fear of the older man turns to anger. David Sutton suddenly finds he is the victim rather than the perpetrator of a thrashing and is thrown out of the family home. More Information here.