Shirley Wine


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.

Where to find Shirley Wine online


A Katherine Bay Romance
Katherine Bay, a coastal town on New Zealand's Coromandel Peninsula, where friendships a formed and family means everything.


Echoes From The Heart - A Katherine Bay Romance
Series: A Katherine Bay Romance. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,730. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
My wife Sophia did not Give birth to you ... her father's posthumous letter ripped Anna's life apart and pulled her sense of identity from beneath her feet ... her search for answers leads her to Katherine Bay where Slade offers to help her connect with her birth-mother ... is their love strong enough or are conflicting family ties destined to tear them apart ...
A Christmas Proposal
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,030. 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's vowed to never walk blindly into another relationship, and never with a man carrying personal baggage ... and Jamie Barron has baggage by the ton ...
A Place Called Home - A Katherine Bay Romance
Series: A Katherine Bay Romance, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,000. 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 turns to her teenage sweetheart, Heath Mullein for help. Heath is now a man and barely resembles the boy Sarah fell so desperately in love with, will take her in and help protect her and her unborn baby...Is he someone she can really trust?
One Hour to Midnight
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,400. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Ten years ago Veronica thought to give away her baby was the hardest choice she would ever have to make. Turns out she was wrong - her child is dying and to save his life she is forced to face her painful past and the man she has never stopped loving ...
Return to Totara Park
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,510. 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
A Perfect Lie - A Katherine Bay Romance
Series: A Katherine Bay Romance, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,700. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Western
Risk his mission or save an innocent woman’s life? In a split second Jace Mullein makes a choice that will change his life forever… To save Ashlyn from falling foul of a thug, Jace is forced to return home and face his bad-boy past, and the family he betrayed... Ashlyn quickly trusts Jace. In a split second, she discovers his past and is forced to questions everything
Yesterday's Sins
Series: A Katherine Bay Romance. Price: Free! Words: 81,400. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Some sins are unforgivable, and Catriona has vowed never to forgive Alex Kreagan His mistake was grievous and tarnished his honor ... When she fled Australia, the indelible memories of the passion they shared and daughter they had together came with her. Now Alex has found her ... can these wounded lovers overcome the sins of yesterday when life offers them a second chance ...

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