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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Belle's Secret (Outback Brides Book 2) by Victoria Purman - Book Review & Giveaway

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Review by Suze

For Isabella weddings are her life. Marrying happy couples at Willa Station is a dream come true. What nobody knows though, is that Isabella is married herself. She fell for an American man in Las Vegas and after a wedding on the same day and a fantastic wedding night, she left him and never saw him again. Until an Australian-American wedding at Willa Station. The best friend of the groom, Harry, is Isabella’s husband. She thought their wedding was a mistake that belonged in her past, but can she turn her back on Harry a second time now that they've found each other again?

Harry was devastated when he discovered his Belle left him without telling him where she went. He searched for her for almost a year and just when he decided to stop and enjoy some time away from home, she’s back in his life all of a sudden. Why did Isabella run away and how come she left him behind? Will spending time with her make it easier for Harry to make their separation permanent once his stay in Australia is over? Or will he be able to have a second chance at true love with the woman of his dreams? 

Belle’s Secret is a delightful romantic story. I was immediately intrigued by the way Isabella and Harry’s relationship evolves. They had a fiery beginning and sparks keep flying when they meet. It’s clear from the start they belong together, but Isabella doesn’t easily trust someone with her heart and she’s broken Harry’s in the process. They have a lot of emotions to sort through and they only have a short time to do it, which made incredibly fascinating reading. I couldn’t put Belle’s Secret away and absolutely adored this wonderful story from beginning to end. 

Victoria Purman has a lovely captivating writing style, which perfectly suits the beautiful love she writes about. Her gorgeous descriptions of personalities, surroundings and food and drinks are making her story come to life in a terrific way. I really enjoyed reading Belle’s Secret, it’s an endearing, cute, sexy and fun story. I’m a big fan of stories about weddings and this one definitely made me smile and lifted my spirits.


If you love rural romance and weddings you don't want to miss Belle's Secret. It's the second book in the Outback Brides series, but can be read as a standalone.

About Victoria Purman

Victoria Purman is a multi-published, award-nominated, Kindle bestselling Australian author. She a Vice President of Romance Writers’ of Australia, and a long-standing member of Writers SA. She is a regular guest at writers festivals and has been nominated for a number of readers’ choice awards.



One very lucky reader of With Love for Books will receive a digital copy of Belle's Secret (Outback Brides Book 2) by Victoria Purman.

The winner will be notified by email and has 3 days to respond. All of our giveaways are international.


  1. Belle's Secret sounds like a sweet, second chance romance and a great addition to the Outback Brides series.

  2. I love the covers, they are very pretty.

  3. This looks like a sweet, romantic read xx

  4. This is a great book series by four great authors, Victoria is a fantastic writer 💝

  5. Thank you very much for getting involved with three other authors and writing this series which looks so amazing!!

  6. Thank you so much for this chance. I like your page and I hope I'll like your books too :)

  7. They do say 'what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas' but I don't think that means your marriage!