Welcome!

Thanks for coming by to read about my books and about me.

It's hard to believe my books have the capacity to reach so many. I sit in my home on Australia's South Coast, and I feel like my world expands about as far as the black swans I watch feeding on the sea grasses in the bay beneath my window. But just like the wading birds who spend summer here and then take off to the Northern Hemisphere during winter, my words also take off on a life of their own. They find their way to Cambridge, Kansas, Prague, Denpasar, Calcutta... all over the world. You write to me and I gain as much pleasure as when a migrating bird returns to our wetlands. Maybe even more.

Your generosity in sharing your enjoyment of my books keeps my butt in this chair, watching the waders rather than out disturbing them in my kayak. I suspect our local sea birds thank you, and so do I.

News

— Lifetime Career Awards —

Romance Writers of America Rita award - Best Traditional Romance - short listed 12 times, 2 wins.
Romance Writers of Australian - Romantic Book of the Year award - short listed 23 times, 3 wins.
U.S. Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, for `A body of work which makes us laugh and teaches us about love'.

— One Hundred and Counting —

Waves of Temptation, the hundredth romance I've written for Harlequin, won Romance Writers' of Australia's 2015 award for Australian Romantic Book of the Year. For a brief moment I thought that might be a good time to stop, but stories keep streaming into my head, demanding I share. I love my life and I love that the stories I create head out into the world to be shared by my fabulous readers. Thank you all for your support and encouragement. Long live romance!

Latest Releases

— Stepping into the Prince's World —

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Falling for the secret prince

Claire Tremaine accepted the post as sole caretaker of a gorgeous island after a professional betrayal left her life in tatters. It's the perfect place to heal, until her solitude is interrupted by a gorgeous solider who's shipwrecked on her shores!

Raoul breaks down Claire's barriers with his kindness and kisses, but she's stunned when he's revealed as Prince of Marétal. She believes they can't be together…until Raoul whisks Claire to his palace! She's stepped into the prince's world—but can Claire capture this prince's heart?

— A Child to Open Their Hearts —

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A child in need…

When Nurse Hettie de Lacey saves orphaned Joni from drowning, she sets her heart on adopting him. This is her last chance to be a mom… But to keep him she needs Dr. Max Lockhart by her side.

Max has returned to Wildfire Island with a heavy heart, and he's completely unprepared for the powerful desire he feels for Hettie. His life is already in turmoil, but how can he walk away when everything about Hettie and Joni compels him to stay?

— Saving Maddie's Baby —

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Dr. Maddie Haddon doesn't think twice before running into Wildfire Island's gold mine to save a life. But another rockfall leaves Maddie trapped inside—and this time it's her turn to be saved…

Emergency medic Josh Campbell is used to working under pressure, but when he discovers that his latest call is to rescue his ex-wife, who is on the brink of labor, the stakes are higher than ever! Can Josh save Maddie and her baby…and heal their broken marriage, too?