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PROMISING PENNY

A follow up to DATING DAISY will be released as a standalone mid-January. Here’s what some of the reviews said:Woman relaxing in Nature

“This one works because of the strong sub-plot. I found myself cheering for Penny’s success, and since I’m a foodie, too (except not as good a cook), I felt like she was someone that I could really like.”

“Another winner. This book runs the gamut of emotions and has realistic relationships.”

“A sad story… It takes the help of two families and some wonderful friends to help them get together. This is a sweet story with a lot of emotional depth to it and I enjoyed it.”

“Good characters, easy to read and hits the nail on the head – Romantic, great read for your lunch hour.”

Here’s a very brief outline of what it’s about:

Penny Portman works in her parents’ Auckland cafe and dreams of running her own cakery one day. When old friend Michael – her late brother’s best friend – shows up out of the blue, her old feelings for him resurface, and she wonders if he will ever think of her as more than  plain Penny – his honorary sister.

Michael has just had the year from hell – losing his best friend and riddled with guilt over the way he’s neglected Penny, he’s come out of that wilderness to get his life back on track – and most of all, to make it up to Penny for not being around. But he quickly discovers there’s more to Pen than he ever realised. 

NEW SERIES …
The first title in a new series, Clearlake County, IS OUT – Charlotte’s Wish. Here’s the plot:
When Dr Adam Grainger takes a new job in Clearlake County’s biggest hospital, he opts to live in the countryside and commute. The small, rural town of Riverdale is the perfect place to bring up his daughter, Charlotte. But weeks into this new, ‘easy’ lifestyle, he’s beginning to wonder if he’s just made a big mistake because the commuting takes longer and he’s seeing less of Charlotte. Has he made a mistake, dragging Charlotte away from the life she knew? His new neighbor, Bridget, is at her own cross roads. Her teenage sons have left home, and she’s a textbook case of Empty Nest Syndrome. Her job teaching marketing is less than exciting and her casual boyfriend of two years – landscape gardener, Phillip Craig – has asked her to marry him. But her new neighbours are about to set Bridget on a path she never anticipated taking. And in doing so, will stretch her emotions to the core.

The second in the series, Finding Farrell, is due late January. Check out the books page for more info on all the books.

Charlotte's Wish

Finding Farrell

COMING MID-JANUARY