Tell Me No Lies
A brand new rural romance trilogy from a brand new voice: Shirley Wine introduces you to the secrets and scandals of Darkhaven…
For single mum Victoria Scanlan, a visit to the luxurious country house of Darkhaven is a rare chance to combine work with pleasure. Securing the commission for The Wedding Of The Year will guarantee the ongoing success of her floral boutique and secure her the stability she needs for both herself and her son.
But Darkhaven comes with a shocking guest – the groom, Keir Donovan, is the man she once knew as Seth Donahue. Her young son’s father. The man who has no idea he has a child. The man she can’t forget.
After a lifetime of betrayal by every woman in his life, Keir has settled on a calm future with the glamorous heiress Davina Strathmore. She is everything Keir needs in a life partner: confident, poised, elegant, attractive and aware that this marriage isn’t about love. But when Victoria walks back into Keir’s life, his future suddenly doesn’t seem quite so well defined.
Keir’s passion for Victoria still burns as strongly as ever, but it’s clear she’s keeping secrets: and after a lifetime of deception, Keir has no tolerance for lies.
Ask Me No Questions
Shirley Wine takes us back to Darkhaven, where secrets and scandals can’t stay hidden for long…
Ten years ago Logan Sinclair vanished, abandoning his home, his family and the prosperous racing stud of Darkhaven — and Piper Daintry, whose love he once shared.
Now that he’s returned, Logan is greeted with suspicion and distrust — the good people of Cambridge have long memories and he quickly discovers he can’t escape the ghosts of his past, the woman he left behind, or the grief that threatens to bring him to his knees…
He’s heard it said often enough that you can never return home…and Logan quickly comes to realise that he may have compounded his mistakes by doing exactly that. Will learning his secrets push Piper further away, or will he get a second chance at love?
Give Me Some Answers
The final book in the stunning Darkhaven trilogy about secrets, lies, and love conquering all.
When his father’s gambling debts forced the sale of Whitby Downs station, Matt Daintry vowed he would do whatever it took to reclaim his family’s heritage. But his heart and his head were at war when he met, seduced, and eloped with Charlotte Buchanan, the beautiful daughter of the new owner.
The last person Charlotte Buchanan expected to turn up for the reading of her father’s will was Matt Daintry, her estranged husband and father of her four-year-old son, Noah. Even more unexpected, is the shock discovery that Lachlan Buchanan has bequeathed the once prosperous station of Whitby Downs in trust to Noah and appointed Matt as the child’s sole trustee, thwarting Matt’s stated ambition of regaining ownership of Whitby Downs and throwing Charlotte back in the path of the one man who can steal her equilibrium.
Very soon, Charlotte and Matt find themselves locked in a battle of wills over the land each rightfully regards as their own. Forced to work together for the benefit of their son, they need to confront the issues of their past to have any chance at a new future.
Long before Escape Publishing picked up Shirley Wine I was a fan of her writing. I enjoyed her Dark Romances. Now that she is writing for Escape I enjoy more the polished versions of these books. I can tell you that all the characters are well written, the challenges each couple faces to find each other again and live happily ever after realistic. I want to add that I really want Luke’s story and I want to read the Next Generation and how the deal with the secrets, lies, betrayals and Sins of their Fathers.
Shirley Wine is from a family of seven where oral storytelling was a regular practise, a throwback to her family’s Irish Roots.Born into a farming family, she has lived and worked on the land alongside her husband for many years. No stranger to personal tragedy, these experiences are reflected in her often gritty stories of triumph over adversity.
For many years, Shirley was a free lance writer with a regular “Country Comment” column in a national daily newspaper and other local and regional newspapers. Now retired, Shirley and her husband live in a quiet rural Waikato town.