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

— Shortlisted! —

Waves of Temptation, my 100th Harlequin Romance Novel, has been short listed for the Australian Romantic Book of the Year. Waves of Temptation is a book of the heart. I loved writing it and I am truly joyful that it’s received this wonderful accolade.

By the way, there’s a rather special treasure hunt happening in the Australian Romance Readers Community right now. If you’re searching here, it might help to know that 1995 seems to have been busier for me than I remember :-)

— Christmas Books —

Christmas is my favourite time of year - what's not to love? - so this Christmas I'm presenting two Marion Lennox stories for you to have fun with. Christmas at Waratah Bay is part of Tule's Christmas Around the World series and it's been a joy to write. Christmas Where They Belong is a Harlequin Romance, and it, too, is a book of the heart. They're both unashamedly Aussie, full of heat and drama and Christmas joy. Oh, and dogs. There always seem to be dogs in my stories - they sneak in when I'm not looking.

I wish you joy as you read, and joy as you celebrate your own personal holiday season.

— Travel —

To celebrate the publication of my 100th novel, my husband and I headed to the other side of the world. We've spent two months pottering along the backroads of Ireland and Scotland, steeping ourselves in history, being stunned by the scenery, being welcomed by the locals and being scratched by the hedgerow. We had a truly memorable time, and I've taken so many notes my dropbox is groaning.

Highlights? Drifting among the puffins off the Blasket Islands. Jumping up and down (I know, I'm a kid at heart) on a quaking bog in Conneamarra. Sitting on the harbour wall in Tobermorey, eating seafood just off the boat. Sheltering from the rain in a chlochan, a stone beehive hut over a thousand years old, on Inis Meáin, the middle Aran Island. So much more...

My first book based on this travel is The Earl’s Convenient Wife, set on a fictitious version of The Isle of Mull. I adored being there and I adored finding my story. There are more to come. Watch this space.

— One Hundred and Counting —

Waves of Temptation has been released, the hundredth romance I've written for Harlequin. People ask me when I'll stop. That won't happen until stories stop streaming into my head, demanding I put them down to 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

— The Earl's Convenient Wife —

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From housekeeper…to lady of the manor!

The terms of the will are simple: to keep his family's Scottish castle, Alasdair McBride, Earl of Duncairn, must marry his housekeeper, Jeanie Lochlan. Given their difficult past, there's no love lost between these two…but their chemistry is undeniable!

Now, vows exchanged and living together in their sumptuous Scottish castle, they start to uncover closely held secrets. And as their carefully erected barriers start to crumble, suddenly they're wondering, will one year be enough…?

— Meant to Be Family —

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Meant-to-be a daddy?

When obstetrician Oliver Evans walked away from his wife, Emily, he hoped it would allow her the chance to be a mum — something he just couldn’t give her. But when Emily crashes back into his life, Oliver knows that this time he can never let her go!

Midwife Emily has pieced together her own little family, now Oliver’s return changes everything. It’s clear what they once had isn’t over but if Oliver wants her back, he’ll have to believe that being a dad can finally heal his heart…

— Christmas Where They Belong —

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A love worth fighting for…

Julie and Rob McDowell couldn't imagine life without each other. Until a tragic accident tore their family—and their marriage—apart.

For four years they've been living separate empty lives. Yet when news breaks of a bushfire heading straight for the Blue Mountains both are compelled to return and protect their past.

But now they're stranded together for Christmas! And suddenly Rob is determined to prove to Julie that there's something else worth fighting for: their future…