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Award winning author Tricia McGill was born in London, England, and moved to Australia many years ago, settling near Melbourne. The youngest in a large, loving family she was never lonely or alone. Surrounded by avid readers, who encouraged her to read from an early age, is it any wonder she became a writer? The local library was a treasure trove and magical world of discovery through her childhood and growing years. Tricia is a dreamer who still dreams every night; snippets from those dreams have translated into ideas for her books.
Although her published works cross sub-genres, romance is always at their heart. Tricia loves reading and writing historicals and her other great passion, time-travels.
on Feb. 25, 2018 :
Reviewed by Elf2060
“A Heart in Conflict” by Tricia McGill follows Georgette (Georgie) McNamara, who navigates the challenges of pursuing her dream of becoming a big name in high fashion while dealing with the responsibility of caring for her younger sister and resisting the allure of her boss, Steve Tanakis. Steve has his own challenges, including a young son who looks up to him and parents who are less than supportive, and he is unwilling to risk his heart ever again, no matter how intrigued he is by the petite whirlwind known as Georgie.
This contemporary romance with an Australian flair is a quick read that evokes the feel of traditional series romances with exotic locales, a somewhat naïve but plucky heroine, and a brooding older hero. I enjoyed the brief glimpse into the world of fashion and wish there was a little more development of some of the secondary characters such as Georgie’s housemates but understand that the brevity of the story undoubtedly limited what could be described. Those who are concerned with such things should be forewarned that there are frequent shifts in points of view but I think this was still a fun beach read for those who want a light romance set in foreign climes. I particularly enjoyed the younger characters and hope they eventually get to star in their own stories.”
(reviewed 83 days after purchase)
on Feb. 19, 2018 :
Reviewed by Veronica Slavinsky
It’s a sweet romance, short, easy but very pleasant, ideal beach reading. Steve needs a wife, especially a mother for his child Jimmy but wants an uncomplicated marriage, so no love. He already had enough disappointments but it's hard for him to resist the charm and sweetness of his new dependent Georgie. But Jimmy like her very much and she is very good with him. And if she was the right one? Steve is a successful man, charming, loves his son and tries to dedicate to him all his free time. Georgie is a shy girl, naive but very strong, she had to grow up fast: when her parents died she had to take care of her little sister of 11 years old with little money and a mortgage on the house. Jimmy is an adorable little boy, cute, smart. Together they form a beautiful family. The author keeps you enthralled and engrossed throughout the book, a lovable, fast-paced story. If you enjoy reading sweet romance, then definitely pick this up!
(reviewed 77 days after purchase)
on Feb. 19, 2018 :
Reviewed by Anne Carter Beacon Street Books
"This is a fast read, and the plot is easy and not overly complicated, for those times when you're looking for nothing more than a highly entertaining, non-challenging story with a satisfying ending. Aussie McGill adds a decidedly "down-under" flavor to the story, which absolutely delights this reader, and it's clear she knows the fashion industry well. Can't wait to read more from this talented romance author."
(reviewed 77 days after purchase)
on Jan. 06, 2018 :
Reviewed by Liz Gavin
This is the first book by Tricia McGill that I’ve read but it surely won’t be the last one. She delivers a fun and truly romantic story in this A Heart in Conflict.
Personally, I’m a huge fan of third person omniscient POV, so the shifts didn’t bother me as they were quite easy to follow. My editor might not agree with that as she never lets me do it though. LOL Moreover, I fell in love with Georgie and Steve’s story right from the start. I loved her youthful spirit so in contrast to his somber one and it was delightful to see her gradually winning him over to the bright side of life, so to speak. Every new exchange between this two creates a new crack in his defense walls until he has no way of denying the obvious: Georgie has shown him how joyful life can be when one allows it. There’s also an undeniable chemistry between them that leaves the reader breathless in the best sense possible. Plus, the build-up of their relationship is believable yet steamy. Kudos to the author! Well, as I’m not one to give away spoilers this is as much of the plot as I will discuss here so I won’t ruin anyone’s reading experience.
Besides the engaging storyline, Tricia McGill also fleshed out her characters brilliantly. They’re realistic and likable. The main couple is fun and hot to watch/read as I mentioned above; but the secondary characters are just as delightful. Jimmy, Steve’s son, stole my heart since his first scene. I personally know a couple of twelve-year-old kids who are just as bright and endearing as he is so I could totally relate. Lucy, Georgie’s sister, is just as intelligent and quick, and such a sweetheart. I loved her as well. Georgie and Lucy’s housemates are colorful characters who add to the fun of reading this story.
I recommend this fast-paced, quick read for all readers looking for some romantic fun.
(reviewed 33 days after purchase)