Bittersweet shortlisted for the RUBY Award

I am thrilled to announce that BITTERSWEET, book # 1 in my emotive Brothers of the Vine series, has been shortlisted for another award--the 2019 Romance Writers of Australia RUBY Award in the contemporary romance category.

I am beyond excited and honoured that readers are loving this heartfelt book.

I will have my fingers crossed until the winner is announced next month in August at the annual Romance Writers of Australia conference.

Congrats to all the other authors shortlisted for this award!

If you want to read this book, links to major e-tailers can be found on my Bittersweet page.

A vineyard, a family in pain, and the healing magic of cupcakes...

Amy Jenkins, a talented and ambitious chef, is left humiliated and debt–ridden, after her city restaurant fails. When her best friend calls asking for help in her small town cupcake shop, Amy jumps at the chance to hide out in the small town of Alpine Ridge while her shattered ego mends.

The youngest Mathews brother, Tom feels over–looked and under–appreciated. His brothers remember every mistake, but never give him the responsibility or opportunity to take his place in the family business. So, he spends three weeks out of every month working at a mine in the back–end of nowhere. But then Amy moves to town to help run his pregnant sister–in–law's bakery, and suddenly home seems to be where his heart is.

Amy's move was only ever meant to be temporary, but when tragedy strikes the Mathews family, Amy finds herself unable to move on. As she and Tom get closer, Amy finds every excuse to stay: first, she claims it's for the family, then she claims it's for the shop. But maybe, it's for her own heart...

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