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Following the death of her cheating fiance, journalist Greta Mountford moves to a New Zealand sheep and deer farm, while the owner is in Europe. The return of farm owner Caleb Armstrong heralds the end of her new found peace of mind. For his presence, and her attraction to him, is far too disturbing for comfort.
Design for Life
Successful New Zealander thriller writer Dane Inglethorpe is visiting Britain on an exhausting signing tour. His publisher has arranged yet another signing, this time at a famous antiques shop, Leonora's, in Surrey. Leonora is currently displaying New Zealand artifacts and has become enamoured by Dane's most recent books. Unwillingly, Dane goes to see her and is pleasantly surprised by the display, which features some excellent murals. He discovers that the artist is Leonora's granddaughter, Chloe. At lunch with Leonora, he overhears a red-headed girl reject a proposal and she storms out of the restaurant. Always the alert writer, Dane feels that this is good subject matter and notes everything down. But when he returns to the shop he is intrigued to find that the artist granddaughter is also the red-head at the restaurant. Dane asks Chloe to return to New Zealand with him to restore his pioneer home and covert his sister's house on the property into the restaurant she has dreamed of. But though he and Chloe are initially drawn to each other, Chloe is incensed when she discovers his notes on the quarrel in the restaurant back in England. Is she just being used as material for Dane's next book or does he really love her?
MacBride of Tordarroch
Veronica Blakeley's job was antiques, and when she received a letter from two old ladies somewhere up in the hills of New Zealand's South island, saying they had some for sale, she felt there might be some treasure trove, and off she went. But they had warned her that there was a dragon nephew there too, who wouldn't take kindly to the idea. And then somehow it all went wrong - and instead of doing business Veronica found herself, for the best of reasons, masquerading as the fiancee of said nephew, Dermid MacBride. And as time went by, it became more and more difficult to tell him the truth....
So Comes Tomorrow
Children's writer Brodie Nicol returns to her native New Zealand to visit her old friend Una Isbister. While driving out to Una's home Brodie finds herself in the middle of a snowstorm and seeks refuge at a nearby farmhouse - only to discover that the farm and its owner's children are being looked after by Guthrie Chisholm - her ex-fiance. Furthermore, Brodie discovers that she will not be able to leave immediately the snowstorm abates - because the farm is in quarantine. Clearly Una had known that Guthrie was staying nearby, and had planned a little matchmaking in inviting Brodie to
When they invite Georgina to return with them to their remote sheep station to write up their family history. she jumps at the chance.and the man -. Would she win? And would Sarah have to leave the sun-kissed. meet Georgina Innes.and especially to Seth Oliphant. However.and what no one except Brodie knows .is the true reason she had suddenly ended her engagement to Guthrie two years ago. It was uphill work. two sisters from New Zealand. a MacDonald. Brodie had overheard the conversation which took place in a pretty little English church.stay. so when Lorette got engaged to a young farmer . Too late then to wish they'd started out differently . and Grant Alexander. even Guthrie does not know that two years ago. between himself and a woman called Anne. love a Campbell? Edward Campbell had a totally unjustified reason for despising Fiona MacDonald. prosperous farm -. South Horizon Man Whilst in London. . In New Zealand.that she had learned to love? No Roses in June by Essie Summers She. Sarah met Grant's unconcealed dislike and distrust with defiant independence and a stubborn resolve to prove to him that he was wrong about her. but he was beginning to recognize her good qualities when a mischief-making woman came on to the scene. who works in the genealogical section of a tourist firm. the sisters' handsome nephew. but she was certainly not going to explain her actions to a "stuffy colonial" she'd never see again! Unfortunately. And it seemed the ancient feud between the clans was being revived. a New Zealand sheep farmer who found that he had. determined on nothing less than establishing herself for ever and driving Sarah out. In fact. House of the Shining Tide by Essie Summers CC You and your sister are two of a kind! " Judith had always had trouble with her stepsister. But what Una doesn't know . Eleanor Seaton and Sarah Raeburn. she is reluctant to reveal this information -. . The Lark in the Meadow / Nurse Abroad by Essie Summers This is the story of Sarah Isbister. Georgina sifts through the family's papers and is amazed to discover that she is related to them. And it would appear that nature had helped her endeavours along immeasurably. a young nurse from England. . to accept her as a partner in his estate. Fiona did meet him again--as the uncle of her four young charges on a remote New Zealand sheep station. most unwillingly.
Judith felt a great relief. as against her better judgement she couldn't stop herself falling in love with him. "Another woman with an eye to the main chance! " he said. who knew all about Jeannie’s past and was quite prepared to use it as a threat to win Fergus for herself … Heatherleigh / New Zealand Inheritance by Essie Summers Heatherleigh. and Jeannie even found her initial dislike for the manager. Fergus MacGregor. and Judith responded to her stepsister's selfish demands for help one last time. her grandfather's neighbour and right-hand man. so when her parents died it was natural that she should return there to live. at their first brief meeting. Which was a pity. Now they were free! Or were they? Would their stepfather let the children go? Jeanie took no chances and virtually kidnapped them. The inheritance of a successful fruit farm gave them their freedom--a farm managed by one Fergus MacGregor. it was only too clear what his real motives were. Jeannie prayed for a miracle to help them escape their tyrannical stepfather. Unfortunately. beginning to turn to the very opposite. it appeared that Muir Buchanan. who didn't like Judith at all. a man of supposed integrity. her grandfather's New Zealand farm. Yet it was not their stepfather who found them. But Jeannie had reason to doubt him. an escape for her young brother and sister and herself from dependence on their mean and cruel stepfather. My Love Jeannie Fraser was really quite desperate! With a salary inadequate to care for her younger brother and sister. After all. she'd seen him in the arms of her former boss's wife! Mills & Boon The inheritance of the fruit farm in Central Ortego meant a way out for Jeannie Fraser. . also hoped to inherit Heatherleigh. She had formidable opposition from the autocratic Craig Argyll. But it soon appeared that Lorette's fiance's family wanted to prevent the marriage. unscrupulous Cecily Chalmers. and when he began to show interest in Roberta. Come Blossom-Time. to try to keep the engagement together. was to belong to Roberta O'More one day. but the beautiful. Soon they were all happily settled at Strathlachan. But always there was the fear that their stepfather would track them down.
mysterious blonde who was more than willing to devote herself to him. for it was clear that he still loved his former fiancee.Where No Roads Go Had she destroyed all hope for happiness? The whole situation weighed heavily on Prudence's conscience. very much in the picture. who had also recently been jilted. And there was no chance that Ninian would turn it into reality. and as for loved ones. From their first odd meeting Catherine and Hugh had a strangely unsettling relationship. and looking forward to an early and blissful marriage." Was not only her cousin by marriage. yet it was destined to develop into one of lasting happiness. whose secretary she was about to become. but co-inheritor with her of a guesthouse in New Zealand's beautiful Fiordland. bedevilled with misunderstandings. The Time and the Place "Never the time and the place. it seemed the answer to her problems as well as his own. even though she had done the right thing. Now she wanted only to get away from everything. asked her to travel to his New Zealand home with him and pose as his fiancee. Mary had to remind herself that it was all based on a lie. But "Oh. But the worst was yet to come--when she fell in love with Hugo! South to Forget/Nurse Mary's Engagement Mary Rose would have loved her job nursing in the large military hospital in Singapore if she had not been so heartsick at suddenly learning her fiance was in love with another girl. if any. were uncommonly ill-chosen (if you could call it choosing). but it seemed that there was a lovely. and his bother's wife. And Hugo had completely misinterpreted what he'd overheard. The part. when first we practise to decieve!" Warmly welcomed into Ninian's home by his kindly parents. If only that Australian hadn't been listening! Prudence was shocked when she discovered that "that Australian. and the loved one all together" said Browning. who was still. The Smoke and the Fire Why must love be so complicated? . Catherine was engaged to a handsome young sports master. that love played in Hugh's life was obscure. The time and the place of Catherine Gordon's first meeting with Hugh Alexander Murdoch. and many a lover has since sighed over the accuracy of his remark. so when Ninian Macandrew. what a tangled web we weave. treated as a loved daughter.
.and who took for granted that she must be one of them! Bride in Flight Kirsten MacPherson was dressed and ready for her wedding to Gilbert when the phone call arrived . There was only one thing to do . here in his own environment.. lacking something more glamorous?" Anger and humiliation and a desire to hit back washed over Penny as she heard Charles's words. Dinah shrugged it off.Dinah Pritchard had been looking forward to life in New Zealand. It proved a far more difficult task when she discovered herself living next door to him! The Master of Tawhai Rowena had the rich girl's problem -. wasn't quite the same somehow. And marriage. Cinderella had runaway from the ball. She did not sail from England to New Zealand only in search of a prosperous farmer for a husband but she was attractive and a good cook to boot so she wasn't likely to remain unattached for long. her fiance. The only question was .which prosperous farmer would it be? It never entered her head that anyone would take her seriously. they hadn't seen each other for months. How ironic it was... Penny hoped that in the silence and vastness of the mountains she would find healing and forget the memory of Charles. She had believed that Charles's friendship for her was something deeper than a mere holiday romance. But unfortunately for Penny's plans. but someone had: Philip Griffiths. then. a New Zealand bachelor and sheep farmer! At the time. don't you think? And not too bad for holiday jaunting. Bachelors Galore "Eligible bachelors in New Zealand" Marty Reddington felt such an outlandish claim deserved the joke she made about landing a rich sheep farmer. Taking a job on a remote back-country sheep station in the New Zealand Alps. that when she went to New Zealand to earn her living like any other girl.to find a man who would love her for herself and not for her fortune. Marty had simply dismissed the grazier as having no sense of humor. she told herself. she should fall for a rich man who had a horror of gold-diggers -. she chose the one place in the world where this task would prove most difficult. hadn't she? Then so would Penny Smith. Anthony began to figure prominently in her life--and not just as her employer! Moon Over the Alps "She's Penny Plain! But has rather good lines about her. But neither Dinah nor Russell had anticipated the effect Anthony Bryn-Morgan would have on their relationship.. it held the promise of love. But now. Russell.
but he didn't know of the scandal that lay like a shadow over her past. they should have to see so much of each other! No Orchids by Request After Stephen had let her down. however. But even there her troubles followed her. And then she was caught up in another charade--a fake engagement to Morgan himself. Heir to Windrush Hill It was affection for the orphaned triplets that led Janet MacGregor to deceive the wealthy old Mr. Kirsty's immediate instinct was to run blindly away -. MacNee and Morgan Mackay and took her across the world from Scotland to New Zealand. No Legacy for Lindsay Euan Hazeldean was convinced that Lindsay had come out to New Zealand to get what pickings she could from her stepfather's estate. the land of her childhood.the call from the woman to whom Gilbert was already married. His Serene Miss Smith Glamorous Serena Smith vowed to never again become personally involved with a male employer her blonde good looks had brought her more trouble than success .back to New Zealand. Then William Durbridge came thundering into her life and Serena was trapped in her new role! She promptly fell in love with him who appeared to be interested only in glamour-girls! Postscript to Yesterday Nicola Trenton was thrilled when her distant cousin George Westerfield invited her out to New . was convinced she would never make a suitable wife for a minister. Was he any more trustworthy than Stephen had been? Sweet Are the Ways It was love at first sight for Reverend Dougal MacNab when he met Elspeth Cameron and he lost no time in trying to persuade her to marry him. Elspeth.so she dyed her hair mouse-colour to make herself appear less glamorous. and led to even more complications. it was certainly a fillip to Elizabeth Stirling's ego to have the attractive Jeremy Ffoulkes paying court to her. as co-guardians of Lindsay's young half-brother and sister. Lindsay believed that Euan was himself trying to get complete control of his ex-boss's property.that was to shatter her life -. But Jeremy had a wild past and a background of a broken marriage. Dougal didn't agree -. So it was a pity that.
But was he. it seemed. But was it such a good idea after all? Nicholas and Penny had fallen in love when she was still a teenager and he was almost thirty .Zealand to share in the local Centennial celebrations. to give Penny a chance to spread her wings before settling down. Meet on My Ground Sarah Macdonald and Alastair Campbell would seem to be ideally matched--but they were boss and secretary.but what had happened to Nicholas? . the most wonderful man in the world. but met Gideon Darroch. They led her to the most beautiful place in the world .? It was Angeline Dare who met her. and Sarah had a mental block where Alistair's money and position were concerned. and at last she decided to follow the few slender clues she had to her real identity. after four years.so much so that she suddenly decided to run away. but not so thrilled when Forbes Westerfield indicated that he would rather she didn't come. found her own happy ending. it was possible that Penny’s would. . Penny’s feelings had not changed ..where Annabel not only found what she was seeking. So he suggested that they part for a year or two. Now. But she went.. and really be sure of her feelings for him. Would he ever be able to persuade her that that kind of thing just didn't matter? Revolt--And Virginia Virginia Fergusson's love life was becoming more than a little chaotic-. she had left home. had Rowland's .and although Nicholas knew that his feelings would not change. A Place Called Paradise Annabel Lee had been brought up in an orphanage. too! How would he feel if he knew the reason she had come? Rosalind Comes Home Rosalind loved her stepbrother Rowland so much that. back again in New Zealand where Nicholas was waiting to greet her. but had always longed to be able to trace her father. maybe meet other men. Her feelings hadn't changed--but neither. All that had been three years ago. .and in exploring a long-ago romance. she was back. And that was before she met Nicholas Muir! The Kindled Fire Nicholas was a lot older than Penny. when he had indicated that she was wasting her time. nevertheless . to give Penny a chance to spread her wings. to a new city and a new life of her own. and now here was Penny. and before he asked her to marry him he had decided it would be a good idea if they separated for a year or two. Angeline who made the excuses that all added up to the fact that Nicholas was not particulary eager for the reunion.
though anyone less like the traditional "Farmer Giles" was difficult to imagine! And indeed she soon learned that Giles had a reputation as the local gay Lothario. but directly and indirectly the meeting had changed her whole life. Now at last they were to meet again -. mockingly on the occasion of their first stormy meeting -. Julia felt it was her duty to repair the damage .but Pierre Laveroux persisted in believing that her motive was a more sinister one. and wrecked his engagement as a result. or would she decide anyway that half a loaf was better than no bread? The House on Gregor's Brae Jennifer McGrouther had met the famous author Gregor MacGregor just once.but was Jennifer wise to hope that those childhood dreams could ever turn into reality? South Island Stowaway It was sheer accident . and she had never stopped dreaming about him. in the depths of winter. and Johnny had come back into her life. when he got engaged to another woman. when she had been a small child.that had brought Julia to Adam Dare's sheep farm in New Zealand's South Island.but was that what she really wanted? A Touch of Magic / Lodestar in the South "Farmer Giles". Matthew Greenwood's New Zealand sheep station. and she soon knew that she would give anything to be there in summer as well. as Margot would so much have preferred him to have a good opinion of her! Return to Dragonshill Johnny Carruthers had broken Henrietta's heart once. Would Henrietta have the courage to refuse. How could she ever have managed to find herself pretending to be "engaged" to him? .she'd stowed away in the wrong car . offering her a second-best love. But chance would be a fine thing … The Bay of the Nightingales Margot Chesterton had traveled to New Zealand to look for her long-lost father -. Which was a pity. Now that engagement was over. Lucinda had called Giles Logie.Summer in December / Long White Cloud It was a series of mishaps that had brought Joanna to Heronscrag.
But how was she to cope with the suspicion and hostility of Calum Doig? And how. without letting Edmund realize who she was.. was ruthless and usually got what he wanted. The Gold of Noon "The Gunns never did bring the Keiths anything but sorrow. as time went on." Theresa Keith acknowledged after she had left her home in New Zealand for Austria in the hope that fresh scenes and new faces would take her mind off Murdoch Gunn. John decided to retreat . like all the Gunn clan. But Murdoch. Perhaps it would compensate for the family life that now would never be hers.although Phyl's rather forbidding brother-in-law Edmund Leigh was only too ready to believe the worst of her. Marilla St. Through All the Years When Thomasina heard that she had won a competition and would be able to take her young half-brother and sister on the holiday of a lifetime. But then her peace of mind was shattered once again by the malice of a jealous woman. But the annoying Luke Richmond made it clear that he suspected her motives for the visit. the man she was to have married. Not only would she be able to travel to New Zealand. she was thrilled. So Charlotte set about solving the mystery.The Forbidden Valley Charlotte was worried to death about her cousin Phyl. Uncle Eb. who seemed to have run away from home and left her children.. Jocelyn was thankful for the job of looking after two orphaned children and housekeeping for their uncle. It just didn't seem possible -. but once there she would see her father's friend. was she to fight her growing love for him? Not by Appointment Running away from a love that could not be. Did he still want Theresa? Anna of Strathallan Anna Drummond was delighted to be reunited with her long-lost grandparents in New Zealand. Beyond the Foothills After the unwelcome publicity aroused by a television interview.
not in trying to win Susannah. What's more.to the country for a while until the fuss had died down. A rainstorm. a fall in the lake. Was it jealousy that made him so sarcastic whenever she went to see John? If it was. wasn't she? . the station manager. Ruthless and ambitious. Adair? she asked icily. You're not even a relative! Spring in September Contempt flashed from Morgan's eyes And his attitude puzzled Susannah. But Jane had a problem that Esmeralda could help solve: and she wasn't about to let Broderic's antagonism drive her away. Mr. Instead. Yet in her heart she knew it wasn't true! The Lake of the Kingfisher Elissa could not believe things could go so wrong Elissa jumped at her uncle's request to go to New Zealand and redo his home while he was away She expected to relive her happy childhood memories. How could love last? Jane Grey was aware that Broderic Adair resented her intrusion into her grandmother. She was not prepared for the encounter with Rufus Sinclair. Morgan had made it plain that his heart's desire lay only in taking over the estate owned by her family -. was her father's grim stepson Gareth Morgan. Home. a confirmed bachelor who had heard that Marilla St. she'd come between Logan and his fiancee. John was a determined husband-hunter. How could she convince him he was wrong? Goblin Hill Only after the tragic deaths of her adoptive parents.or forgive Faith for it! Adair of Starlight Peaks There was no trust. she could see no reason for it. she'd complete her work and go home. What does it have to do with you. She was home. she thought sadly. She knew he regarded her and her family as spongers on the bounty of an old lady. who could not forget the family scandal -. she soon realized. She could not rest until she had gone to New Zealand in search of him. did Faith learn the whereabouts of her real father. But the real problem. Esmeralda's life. her return to Airlie House was a fiasco. Well. Susannah had labeled him. a locked door combined to make her appear a fool to Logan MacCorquodale.
Lockhart? One More River to Cross Rebecca had landed herself in a jam! It had been her own impulsive decision to help her look-alike cousin. But even as she hoped and dreamed. Rebecca had fallen in love with Darroch Fordyce. Jensen to New Zealand as her nursing companion. Then the river had flooded. She stopped unexpectedly to come to the aid of the elderly Rosina Claremont at her country estate. would say. And it seemed the perfect opportunity to trace the father she'd never known. Lockhart. Rosina was preparing to look after three children in spite of what her domineering nephew. Daughter of the Misty Gorges Why was Conrad so hostile toward her? Once Christabel had thought he was the man with whom she'd spend her life--he had been far from indifferent to her on that brief holiday in England.." Maria's home was at Heronshaw with Struan Mandeville. P. . she knew there was one reason why it would never work .B.. Becky had promptly vanished. she knew she'd found her home. cutting off access to the remote sheep station. the autocratic owner of Craigievar. After a few glorious months there. For if "home is where the heart is. Who could have foreseen that the formidable Barnabas was P.My Lady of the Fuchsias Her retreat led her back to square one! Priscilla loved her boss. running away seemed a good idea. Yet he had made their parting final. So Rebecca was forced to continue the deception. She didn't run far enough. by taking her place at Craigievar.and engaged to his cousin Lennox? The Tender Leaves Would fate again deny her a chance at love? Maria was delighted to accompany Mrs.. Becky. But what use was that when he thought she was Becky -. Since he was engaged to someone else. Barnabas.B. if not her father. To make matters worse.
But Gwillym Vaughan owned the other half. he had a different name. that money didn't mean everything to Jonathan--that she could trust the only man she could ever love! Season of Forgetfulness Hired by telegram -. and this time he was her enemy. Winter in July Hers was a small secret mission . And he wasn't an easy man to resist! A Lamp for Jonathan He was too near -. though she'd kept her knowledge of his dishonesty a secret. Adam-Smith" was female both startled and intrigued her. and with three children to support. No matter how appealing Jonathan was now. she could never forget what he had done. no matter how he tried to weaken her resistance.and that's just what a friend's will provided. Now. she seemed to need a miracle -. should it matter to her that Godfrey's former fiancee had returned to New Zealand. A Mountain for Luenda She would never marry without love! When her stepfather's death left Luenda in debt. Who were the women who had so bitterly disillusioned him? And why. Yet Camilla was swept with a longing for things to be different.and marriage to Luenda would secure it.and not to be trusted Having Jonathan back in New Zealand was torture for Camilla. Five years had passed since she'd painfully broken their engagement. obviously hoping for a reconciliation. She had traveled around the world to comfort the children her flighty selfish sister had left behind.and by mistake Valancy Adam-Smith had never even heard of novelist Godfrey Carmichael when she applied by wire for the job as his secretary. So his fury when he discovered "V. Valancy wondered. and he was obsessed with gaining complete control -.But it seemed their destinies were entwined. however. only to face him again unexpectedly. A year free of expense on an isolated farm with the possibility of inheriting half the property. But Luenda refused to marry for his profit.
but what? And would its shadow always fall between herself and station manager Tulloch MacNair. Letitia Greenaway knew he would never willingly have hired her--the head beautician in his father's store. as private-duty nurse at Thor's Hill. the home her grandfather had left in disgrace years ago.Juliana's father had been born and raised on the alpine sheep station of Thor's Hill. Juliana was determined to discover the reason. but now her heart sank. Gaspard. out to capture his grandfather's money. that sort of woman could only prove to be "artificial. and who'd offered Rosamond the job here in New Zealand. She was undecided--until an outrageous encounter with Edward Fergusson. Something had driven her father away from this beautiful country. totally unsuitable and probably a mischief maker. who had loved and lost her grandmother years ago. For Matthieu was convinced that Rosamond was a gold digger. Autumn in April They stared at each other in dismay Rosamond recalled seeing this unknown man's disgusted face over Gaspard MacQueen's shoulder when she'd kissed him good-bye in England. destroying any chance of their happiness? To Bring You Joy It was the chance of a lifetime "Take this money and spread your wings." . to take a cruise to the other side of the world. But Monique had other dreams. find adventure. High Country Governess She was known as "Letitia for Loveliness" If Nathaniel Pengelly had not so desperately needed a governess for his isolated sheep station. Rosamond had arrived with such high hopes. Her heart was set on tracing her roots in Port Beauchamp. a chivalrous stranger gave her the push she needed. In Nathaniel's own words. Now. the grandson Gaspard had assured her would welcome and look after her until his return. So this was Matthieu. It's meant to bring you joy:" Aunt Amabel wanted Monique Belfield to take a break from shouldering the family burdens. freedom and possibly romance. but he had left it under mysterious circumstances and never returned to New Zealand.
Letty was determined to prove herself. and she accepted the last-minute offer. he'd learn a lesson he'd never forget! . As for the high and mighty Nathaniel Pengelly. Letty vowed.Nevertheless.
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