My Novels

Where the Moths Dance

Where the Moths Dance

Sixteen-year-old Jessie Hale lives in the caretaker’s cottage at the bottom of Gum Tree Hill Cemetery. She feels more comfortable surrounded by the dead than the living, and the graveyard is her sanctuary, a place to escape from her troubled home life and from her mother’s despicable boyfriend, Conrad.

Elliott Rossi has found a way to come back from the dead. He needs to warn Jessie about a demon who can also access the living world and has his new prey firmly in his grasp. When Jessie learns who has become the demon’s latest victim, she must enlist the help of her friends to battle the evil that has invaded her sanctuary, turning her life upside down and threatening to destroy everything she cares about.

Then there is the small matter of falling in love with a dead boy…

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 Scrappy Cupcake Angels 

A Wattle Lane Novel (Book 1)

Scrappy Cupcake Angels

 

When Angeline opens the door to her scrapbooking shop for the first time, she hopes to encourage the residents of her small New Zealand town to explore their creativity and capture memories.

As Grace works on a scrapbook for her mother who has dementia, she wonders if it will help her mother cling to her last memories. Tegan scraps her travel photos with an insatiable wanderlust while contemplating where her heart truly belongs. As Jodi creates beautiful layouts of her daughter, she questions whether any of her efforts will help mend her broken family. Kayla finds it easiest to express herself through her art, but secretly speculates whether she will ever gain the confidence to realise her dreams.

As Angeline opens her home and her heart to her new friends, only time will tell if the Scrappy Cupcake Angels can help her overcome her own greatest fear and fulfil a lifelong dream.

Scrappy Cupcake Angels is available as a paperback, hardback, and ebook from:

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The House in Wattle Lane

A Wattle Lane Novel (Book 2)

The House in Wattle Lane

When 29-year-old Neave Hamlin is made redundant from her job in the city, she decides to return to the small town of Kerrigan to consider her future and to reconnect with her estranged father and half-siblings. However, she soon learns that being part of a family is not always easy as she struggles to cope with the emotional dramas of her 14-year-old, half-sister, Lily, who insists that the old family home is haunted, and a less than welcoming stepmother.

After attending a heritage scrapbooking class, Neave is inspired to learn more about the lives of her ancestors. While searching for the truth behind a dark family secret, she discovers that sometimes unearthing the past can shine a light on the future.

The House in Wattle Lane includes recipes.

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Christmas in Wattle Lane

A Wattle Lane Novel (Book 3)

Christmas in Wattle Lane

Christmas is coming to Wattle Lane.

Angeline is making a very special scrapbook album for her daughter. But as she pieces together the past, will some memories be too painful to relive?

Neave is preparing for her first Christmas in Wattle Lane. As she makes decorations and bakes pies, she wonders if her greatest wish, a future with Ethan, will ever come true.

Lily is staying with Neave at the Wattle Lane Guest House while her parents are overseas. When she notices strange lights in the vacant house next door, what starts out as a quiet holiday turns into a quest to solve the mystery of the night-time intruder.

Pippa arrives at the Wattle Lane Guest House with two intentions – to escape Christmas, and to mend a broken heart. But is the small town of Kerrigan far enough away to leave her past behind?

As the festive season approaches, the residents of Wattle Lane are drawn together in joy, heartache, love , and the magic of Christmas.

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Hidden Dreams

Hidden Dreams

Available as an ebook from Amazon

Cassie Turner is the manager of a bookstore, who loves all things Victorian. She knows absolutely nothing about gardening, but when she sees a sign outside her great-aunt’s old house, advertising for a gardener, she applies for the job, seeing it as the perfect opportunity to search for a missing family heirloom, which she believes lies hidden somewhere within the house. However, she doesn’t count on falling for the property’s current owner, Wyatt Chase, who is renovating the house to sell.

Wyatt hires Cassie to tame his overgrown garden and return it to its former splendour. Then, when he learns of Cassie’s passion for Victoriana, he enlists her help in restoring the house to its original Victorian style. But Cassie must resist his charms, knowing that once the project is complete, Wyatt will be gone. Faced with the formidable task of taming the wild garden, Cassie launches herself into the project. But can she find the missing heirloom before the house and garden restoration are complete and the property is sold?

Hidden Dreams was originally published as a People’s Friend Pocket Novel.

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Return to Serenity

Return to Serenity

Available as an ebook from Amazon

When Samantha Kells moves to the tiny village of Serenity to take care of her grandmother, she looks forward to having more time to devote to establishing her children’s clothing business. She also hopes the distance will help to ease the painful memory of her husband’s death. The last thing she plans on doing is losing her heart to another man. Then she meets Jake Giddeon, a face from the past, who stirs within her childhood memories of nostalgia, and of loss.

As Samantha struggles to build a new life for herself, and for her daughter, Hannah, she must learn to live alongside Jake, the man her grandmother has come to rely on, while denying her own growing desires. For Jake leads a nomadic lifestyle, and Samantha knows that what her daughter needs right now is stability. For Hannah’s sake, she mustn’t allow into their lives a man who will not be there for them one hundred percent. The only trouble is, Jake has other ideas.

Return to Serenity was originally published as a People’s Friend Pocket Novel.

11 thoughts on “My Novels

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  2. I think I’m going to love your book. I’m going to try to buy this one for my kindle from Amazon, i have never done that so I don’t know how it works but let’s try!

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  3. Just finished reading Scrappy Cupcake Angels, loved the book, will you be having a second in the series? So looking forward to it
    Marcia

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    • Hi Marcia,
      So glad you liked it! Yes, there will be another in the series. It should be out later this year. Titled, The House in Wattle Lane, it includes a new character, some of the old characters, and heritage scrapbooking.

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  4. i can get avor it beutifill i wish i could find a group of friends like those ill be aking the cupcakes great i want to read more about the characters…

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    • Hi Nydia. I’m glad you enjoyed the book. I am currently working on a second Wattle Lane Keepsakes novel, which is centred around a new main character, but includes some of the same characters from Scrappy Cupcake Angels.

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