In Katherine Bay most people regard Cassie Piper as a witch—a label that’s brought her more grief than happiness. Born with a dubious gift of “the sight”, hard, bitter experience has taught Cassie to avoid anyone asking for her help. Beneath a veneer of cultivated eccentricity, she's a loner until Grayson Pritchard erupts into her life.
The high powered attorney and tireless child advocate is the quintessential sceptic—anything he can’t see or touch doesn’t exist—but he will do anything to find his missing sister, even if it means seeking help from a so-called psychic.
Despite Cassie’s refusal to help, Grayson drops an envelope of photos on her table and, against her will; she’s inexorably drawn into his search … for with the photos come the visions, whether she wants them or not.
So why doesn’t Cassie “see” the attraction flaring between them … or that through her frightening visions she and Grayson will forge an unexpected connection?
Cassie is a woman hiding secrets, big secrets that have the power to destroy their fragile relationship before it starts. Can either of them live with the secrets they do uncover?
About the Author
I have lived in New Zealand’s beautiful farming country all my life. After growing up in rural South Auckland I married Martin, and together we’ve farmed sheep, cattle, dairy cows and run a kiwifruit orchard. This rural lifestyle provides a rich source of settings and inspiration for my stories.
For many years we’ve been based in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty region – an area famed for productive land, generous rainfall, beautiful beaches, abundant seafood and lush verdant growth.
The Bay, stretching from East Cape to the tip of the Coromandel Peninsular, was named by Captain James Cook in the 1700′s when local Maori tribes provided his crew with food and hospitality, a trait that persists among its inhabitants to this day.
An ardent fan of romance, I love exploring human hopes and frailties, aspirations, love and laughter. Why Romance? To me, first and last, family matters. And Romance is all about reaffirming and celebrating family values.
I enjoy reading and writing about people who overcome adversity and commit to a relationship. I firmly believe there are romance heroes because I have one at home.
As a mother of five, sister to six siblings, and aunt to twenty (and that’s only on my side of the family) I know that the best things in life never come easy. Intimate experience of grief and anguish of life’s trials and the joy of overcoming tragedy shine through in my emotionally gripping novels.
Writing has always been a major part of my life. For years I wrote a Country Comment column for The New Zealand Herald and freelanced on local and regional newspapers in the Bay. Years living in small towns with all their joys, trials and tribulations add an extra dimension to stories.