Shirley Wine

Biography

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.

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Books

Kayla's Christmas
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,360. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
Kayla Anders, betrayed, broke and unemployed, heads into the mountains to regroup… involvement with a man is not on her radar, but to her dismay she discovers she’s sharing the secluded lodge with a sexy Scotsman… She vows she’ll never walk blindly into another relationship, especially with a man carrying the personal baggage that Jamie so obviously does…
The Farmer Takes A Wife - Book III - The Mulleins - Heath
Series: The Mulleins of Katherine Bay, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,830. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Pregnant, betrayed and on the run from a man who is threatening to destroy her family and take her unborn child, Sarah Kreagan has nowhere to go and turns to her teenage sweetheart, Heath Mullein. Will Heath take her in and protect her? Is he someone she can really trust?
One Hour To Midnight
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,990. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Ten years ago Veronica gave away her baby. Was this the right choice or was this the worst mistake of her life?
Return to Totara Park
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,120. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Winsome Grainger left Totara Park vowing never to return. A vow broken when she and her estranged husband, each inherit a half share in the estate. She has had time to regret not telling Jared why she walked out on him, and their marriage... Too late Winsome learns she’s a pawn in a dark and deadly game. A game whose rules she doesn’t know
Ashlyn's Bodyguard - Book II - The Mulleins - Jace
Series: The Mulleins of Katherine Bay, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,130. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jace Mullein left Katherine Bay with a chip on his shoulder...now to save an innocent woman's life he is forced to return and face the ghosts of his past, and the family he betrayed...Ashlyn Pritchard breaks through the barriers around his wary heart, will she still love him when she knows the truth about his past...
Yesterday's Sins
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,600. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Yesterday’s Sins is the captivating story of a woman’s attempt to resist the man she loves to hate and his equally determined commitment that she won’t succeed. On her eighteenth birthday a freak accident that killed his nephew, brought Alexandros Korda into Catriona’s life. Seven years later, she is trying to forget the horror that followed and the daughter they has together. Can she succeed?
Seven For A Secret
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,630. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When a posthumous letter from her father destroys Anna Belmonte’s sense of Identity . . . she goes in search of her birth mother . . . and the truth. Accosted by Slade Haultain, her birth-mother’s step-son, Anna visits Puriri Downs, Slade’s sheep and cattle station high in the Kaimai Ranges...where an attraction swiftly blooms ...
Shadow Dance - The Mulleins - Jenna
Series: The Mulleins of Katherine Bay, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,880. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Katherine Bay has not been kind to the Mulleins…and with the death of their mother, annoying harassment turns deadly… Jenna tries to unravel the truth behind her mother's dying words—promise me, Jenna, promise you won't sell him the land—she discovers too many people have a vested interest in muddying the truth.

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