Phoebe Curtis is thrilled when asked to marry friends Lindy and Alex in her seaside hometown of Narooma. Lindy has arranged a pre-wedding holiday week, Phoebe included, as a reunion for Alex and his two Best Men. Phoebe loves weddings and hopes for her own happily ever after.
Brady Winters reluctantly leaves his luxury charter yacht company in the Mediterranean for a flying trip to Australia to be Best Man. A week is all he can spare and, as a confirmed and cynical bachelor, spending time with an overexcited group of women preparing for a wedding is the last thing he wants.
But as Lindy's meticulous plans go awry, Phoebe's sense of duty almost halts the wedding, and a dental crisis forces Brady to stay on long enough for him to discover a wedding of his own might not be too bad after all. But will Phoebe have him?
Tess Fuller's plan was simple -- take out a loan to buy the Mercedes convertible and find a boarder to cover the repayments. Tess' problem is: no boarder. That is, until handsome David Montgomery arrives to take up his position as Concert Master of the City symphony, of which Tess is a member. If she can convince David to rent the spare room in the house she inherited from her millionaire father, her problem is solved.
The trouble is, serious minded David hates sharing, doesn't like dogs -- of which Tess has two -- and remembers her as an attractive but wild party girl from their Music school days. Tess remembers David as the frustratingly unsociable heartthrob she adored from afar.
When Tess tries to prove to David that she has changed, her efforts create even more problems.
At twenty-one, Chloe Gardiner put life on hold to raise her three orphaned step-siblings. Five years later, Chloe is shocked when teenage Sebastian gets into trouble with the police. A victim of Seb's vandalism, and initially reluctant to involve himself with his rehabilitation, divorced architect Alex Bergman is surprised by their friendship. He realizes that all Seb and his twin brother need is a good male role model. Pretty Chloe has not only neglected her own life, but begun to smother theirs.
Determined not to be distracted by an attractive man whose motives she can't trust, Chloe daydreams of a life free from children where she can finish her music degree. Can Alex convince her that their dreams can coexist?
It’s just one of those days for concert bassoonist Dimity Farr—she’s informed she needs to find a new home to make room for her landlady’s distraught daughter; she receives an invitation for inevitable belittling at her cousin’s wedding; and to top it all off, she loses her favorite pink scarf. When Marcus steps into her life through a classified ad for the missing scarf, the two begin a journey of near-misses and odd coincidences. They encounter mishap after mishap, with a ruined dress, a car accident, and what seems like fate all conspiring to keep the two apart. Is Marcus only interested in Dimity because of her family’s business connection? Is Dimity too focused on Marcus’s profession to see the man underneath? Love on the North Shore Line is a tale about two kindred hearts, with entirely different upbringings, navigating life’s pitfalls and proving that love will always find a way.
Love On the North Shore Line
The Wedding Party
The Tangled Web
When Gina Tait and Brad Harding spend ninety minutes stuck in an elevator together, neither can deny an intense physical attraction. Neither can they deny that in the real world, their ambitions and life views are polar opposites. Despite a constant, nagging desire to stay in contact, both Brad and Gina agree nothing could ever come of a relationship between an ambitious, single, city girl and a laid-back, widowed father of two girls from a small country town. It's better not to start something that can never be. Fate, however, in the form of a raging storm and Brad's twelve-year-old daughter, has other plans.
Jonathan Knight can't believe his eyes when singer Stella Starr appears in his tiny outback town of Koologong. Stranded when her car breaks down, she is the answer to his prayers. If he can convince Stella to model the cotton clothing his company, Koolwear, produces, the struggling local industry will be saved. One problem. Stella is in disguise, calling herself Sue Starkey. After a humiliating divorce, Stella has fled the media spotlight. A celebrity since the age of fifteen, she is desperate to be liked for who she is, not what she is. Convinced no one in Koologong recognizes her, she enjoys the attention of the local hero, Jonathan. What could he want from ordinary Sue? Falling in love becomes a torment as both Stella and Jonathan find their deceptions looming like storm clouds over their future.
With her career as a cellist crippled by a repetitive stress injury, Libby is back in Sydney seeking employment and a home. When Libby meets Charles, memories stir -- of an obnoxious man in the apartment below thumping on the ceiling when she practiced cello, yelling in an English accent about 'selfish musicians' and 'cat's yowling.' But that was eight years ago, in Vienna. The son of famous musical parents, Charles had a lonely, bitter childhood, alleviated only by his great-aunt Gloria who, now in her frail old age, lives with him. He's never forgotten beautiful Libby but he could never let himself fall in love with such an obsessive musician. When Gloria hires Libby as her live-in companion, Charles is astounded. But without her cello, Libby's charms begin to beguile him, and Libby realizes that there may be more to life than music. Libby and Charles must deal with their personal struggles and resolve the discord between them if they can ever hope to live in harmony.
The Right Chord
Unceremoniously dumped by her latest boyfriend, violinist Grace Richmond is told she is too easygoing, a pushover. So she swaps her eclectic clothing for power suits, pins up her wayward curls and acts tough. But the fine line between assertive and obnoxious eludes her. Her new persona seems to be generating greater problems---particularly in her relationship with her attractive new neighbor. Can she let down her guard long enough for him to see the true Grace?
Recently divorced sci-fi writer Harry Birmingham just wants a quiet life in suburbia with his eight-year-old son, William, and their dog, Woof. He swiftly discovers two things---his new home is next door to a practicing musician, and Woof howls when he hears a violin. Intent on peaceful cohabitation, Harry is alarmed to meet a woman frighteningly reminiscent of his ex-wife. Grace is aggressive, prickly, and downright rude, even if she is gorgeous. But Harry wonders if he's missing something---William and Woof adore her. Is there more to Grace than meets the eye?