Outback Promise - what people think

While I’ve been busily working on new projects, many lovely readers have left more reviews of Outback Promise on Amazon and GoodReads:

Engy Neville Loved Every Beautiful Word:

I was hooked from the first few lines. Ms Bolitho has crafted a touching story that tugs at every single emotion from the best to the absolute heartbreaking. It's been an amazing adventure reading this book and somehow I feel like I too have traveled through the outback. I loved this week.

L. Jenkins said: […] The writer’s lyrical descriptions of the landscape were haunting and beautiful. This read kept me solidly in its grip as I turned each page in anticipation of unraveling the underlying causes of the friction within Ros and Grady’s soured relationship.

From Irene A: With crystalline prose and the sure hand of a novelist, Maggie Bolitho sculpts a story of loss, grief, forgiveness, and love. The territory travelled by the characters is as suffocating as their pain yet as expansive as the Australian outback. And we feel it all. This is a beautiful, harsh, and ultimately redemptive story from a talented writer.

Read it! It’s a real winner said Mary Ann R. […] this book is a very well written, emotional and psychological adventure of a long married couple who have descended into the pits of distrust and denial; drawn apart mainly by circumstances beyond their control. […] Tender, emotional and sensual.

Rowena Holloway gave it 4/5 stars on GoodReads. […]This is a story that tackles a married relationship in a mature and realistic way. Ros’s predicament will speak to many of us and though Outback Promise is told only through her eyes and Grady’s motives and emotions stay somewhat opaque for much of their trip, he does get to say his piece. And it is here that we see his true vulnerability.

If you enjoy realistic characters dealing with real problems set against what for some will be an exotic background, Outback Promise is definitely for you.

Judith Hornby said This compelling story is a MUST READ.

I was really drawn into this well written and moving story. Maggie has developed her characters well, capturing the grief, pain and confusion that Ros and Grady had to endure when they lost their only child. I felt I was right there with them as they travelled the Australian Outback in the hopes of finding peace and happiness with each other again. This book is an emotional, sad and happy read and I found it very hard to put down.

Sheri A Wilkinson found it to be A dramatic, emotionally charged read.

A well written intense original story. Ros and Grady lose their only son, in a devastating car accident. It is traumatic for both and they each handle their grief in their own ways. The plot is rich with intense moments, fantastic dialog, and alternating chapters from the past to present. I really got a feel of what Ros was going through losing her son and her marital problems.

How does she do it?

I'm thrilled that Outback Promise is featured on Tess Woods' recommended reading list:


Besides being an amazing author, Tess is a human dynamo who works tirelessly to help other writers and the wider community. In fact I suspect she may have an identical twin because it seems impossible that one woman could do all that she does!

Check out Tess’s book Love at First Flight here:  


Hello from Australia - via Europe

Today I have a guest spot on the lovely Suze Lavender’s blog. It features many photos from my 2015 trek around Australia as well as my thoughts about returning to the country that I love dearly.


Suze also read my book, Outback Promise, and posted a review of it here:



One more spin around the dance floor?

This week I’m doing a guest blog on the Romance University site. You can find me here, talking about my writing process when it comes time to edit and revise.


Photo from Wikimedia Commons: Royal Typewriter by Britt Reints

November 2-13, 2015 Virtual Book Tour!

The fine folks at HarperCollins and Goddess Fish Promotions have joined forces to send me on a virtual book tour. This is where to find me:

November 2: Louise Lyndon Romance Author Hear Me Roar!

November 3: Jbiggarblog

November 4: BooksChatter - Books Chatter have also done an excellent compilation of the Outback Promise playlist.

November 5: Queen of the Night Reviews

November 6: Welcome to my World of Dreams

November 9: Rogue’s Angels

November 10: Room With Books:

November 10: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews

November 11: Where the Story Comes First

November 12: Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews

November 13: Long and Short Reviews