Books

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Portrait of a Man

Will the secrets from the past destroy the artist’s legacy? 

Desolate and alone, Matteo opens Borgoni Picture Framers in Dunedin in 1863. Thirty years on, will his hopes that his legacy continues be fulfilled?
In 1913, Tommaso Borgoni befriends Luciano, a rakish Italian portrait artist running from his past. What will the descendants of the mysterious artist discover as they untangle a century of deception? 


Following characters from the ‘The Cornish Knot, Portrait of a Man is a soul-searching and heart-warming journey into times past, and forward to present day generations.

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The Costumier’s Gift

Unravelling the past is never easy – especially when it’s not yours and the risk of betraying those you love is strong.

This dual-timeline exposé continues the family sagas of ‘Brigid The Girl from County Clare’ and ‘Gwenna the Welsh Confectioner’

In 1903, Jane thrives in the one place where she can hide from her pain, and keep her skeletons to herself. As principal costumier at Auckland’s Opera House in its Edwardian heyday, she is content – until the past comes back to haunt her.

Generations later, Katie seeks refuge from her crumbling personal life with her grandmother, who lives in the past with the people in her cherished photographs. Katie must identify the people behind the gentle smiles to reveal generations of secrets before she can claim her inheritance. She is shocked to learn who holds the key to discovering her past.

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Gwenna The Welsh Confectioner 

Her Pa is dead and Gwenna has no idea how to bring his dreams  to life – not while her stepbrother is in charge of the family business. Love offers her a way out, but when disasters strike Gwenna is left to pick up the pieces.

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Brigid The Girl From County Clare

18-year-old Brigid is a lacemaker who flees poverty and starvation in Ireland and goes to Australia in search of a better life. But life is not always kind, until Brigid finds support from an unusual source. She moves to New Zealand and her new life offers hope – until she encounters the man who seeks her downfall.

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 The Cornish Knot

Recently widowed, Megan must travel across the world in the footsteps of a journal’s author to find her way forward, and gets lost in the secret world of art.

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The Disenchanted Soldier

The Disenchanted Soldier(retitled from Daniel) follows the life of a New Zealand soldier, pioneer, patriarch and pacifist during New Zealand’s turbulent past. Libby wanted to know more about the man who looked down at her from the photograph on the wall. His story was more than she bargained for.

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The Art of Secrets

Emma Wade, a young journalist and Charlotte Day, an ageing and reclusive author are thrown together against their will. Can each help the other to heal the wounds of the past and learn to trust again?

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Thanks to my editor AM Publishing New Zealand My thanks also to Kura Carpenter Design and AM Publishing NZ for my new look covers.