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Joyce Dingwell Down Under Romances

Updated on June 24, 2012

PROLIFIC ROMANCE AUTHOR

Joyce Dingwell wrote dozens of romances, most of which were set in her native Australia. The first titles were classic Medical romances, but she soon gave her characters other occupations and started writing books set in other locations, but most were set in her native country. She also wrote a few titles under the pseudonym of Kate Starr.

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476 NURSE JESS

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE

Margaret South was the most efficient, most dedicated nurse at the Lady Belinda Hospital for Specialized Nursing of Premature Babies. Professor Gink was the most dedicated, most celebrated authority on baby-care in Australia. To Jess they seemed an ideally suited couple, and she began to plot accordingly. And then, far too late it seemed, she discovered that she had fallen in love with the professor herself!

512 AUSTRALIAN HOSPITAL

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE

She had never expected adventure. Yet to Candace Jamieson, sailing to Australia to nurse at Manathunka Hospital turned out to be much more than an adventure. Manathunka was place where she could put down roots -- a place she could at last call home. Stephen Halliday was a man she could easily have loved, too, if he had not been engaged to Eve Trisby. But then, Candace had never expected life to be perfect!

607 DOCTOR'S PREJUDICE

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626 NURSE TRENT'S CHILDREN

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE

When a tragic accident put an end to Catherine Trent's training as a nurse, she decided to go out to Australia as "house mother" to a number of orphaned English children who were being a new start in the Dominion. In that capacity she very soon found herself at loggerheads with Dr. Jeremy Malcolm, who seemed to have taken a dislike to her organization in general and Cathy Trent in particular. And yet it was he who was always at hand to help; he who encouraged Cathy to try once more for the nursing diploma of which events had cheated her; he who gradually become more and more important in her life.

691 DOCTOR BENEDICT

To look at, Lennie was the two-feet-firmly-on-the-ground type. But her head was mostly in the clouds; so much so that she didn't always know what was happening to the people around her, or even to herself. She was convinced, for instance, that she adored Ashton Roderich and had good grounds for disliking and despising Doctor Benedict; but was she right?

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732 RIVER NURSE

OUTBACK ROMANCE

"Helping Hands," in its quiet riverside backwater, must be the most unorthodox hospital in Australia, thought Maggie when she arrived there fresh from the clinical efficiency of SOUTHERN CROSS HOSPITAL. But she soon found its methods -- and its doctor -- were none the less effective for all that.

761 HOUSE IN THE TIMBERWOODS

OUTBACK ROMANCE

Dinah had urgent reasons for wanting to go to Australia, and she jumped at the chance of a job in New South Wales, even if it meant supervising three unruly "brats" in the back of beyond. Despite their antagonism, she felt fairly confident of holding her own with the children. At least they were less of a problem than her employer, Timber Marlow, whose scathing manner revealed only too clearly his contempt for all women

808 THE GIRL AT SNOWY RIVER

OUTBACK ROMANCE

"There will never be women in my camp!" After hearing the camp boss make his declaration, Prudence Brierly wasn't at all pleased to be the test case to prove him wrong. most women would like to be a minority compared to men, but being the only girl among 400 men was too much of a good thing! Especially when the boss was Smoke Lawless--and he was as dedicated to the mining project as he was to hating women. The man infuriated Prue. She hated him with her mind, but in her heart.

Prudence moved to Australia from England at impulse and she is hired by the head office and send to Smoke's remote work site. He tries to get rid of her but the head office insists she stay.

854 TENDER CONQUEST

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE

Love made even the sighted blind. Market research wasn't a dull job to Bridget -- she found it fascinating. She loved getting out and meeting new people. Unfortunately, Mitchell Grantham, the new market research manager, was one too many. He constantly reprimanded Bridget for being the most inefficient member of his staff. She forgave his outbursts, knowing he was under pressure, as she was, in his personal life. but she couldn't regard him indifferently. She needed his counsel; she wanted his love.

Set in Australia. Bridget is caring for her step father ( Stepy) who had suddenly gone blind. She devotes her life to him. Their doctor had insisted she get a part time job, just to get out of the house. She uses the money she makes for Stepy, for example she buys him a Braille watch. She also tells him embellished stories about the people she interviews, just to entertain him and his friend.

Bridget keeps making a poor impression on Mitchell. She dresses incorrectly, talks back and is late. But he keeps her on the job.. She later finds out that his fiancée has suddenly gone blind. The fiancee is training at the same place as Stepy. Mitchell doesn't know about her stepfather, he just thinks she flighty.

894 THE THIRD IN THE HOUSE

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE

Her cousins' invitation to Australia offered Meg hard work, little reward . . . but a smiling corner of the world to live in. She soon found that they had a husband up their sleeves too; but what about the shadow of his former marriage?

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917 THE TIMBER MAN

It was bad enough to have to leave Big Timbers, but even worse that Blaze Barlow shoud think Mim was leaving for the wrong reasons.

964 PROJECT SWEETHEART

OUTBACK ROMANCE

Alice liked being treated as though she were something special-she privately believed she was. Then Bark Walsh, the project boss, suddenly ended her reign

999 GREENFINGERS FARM

It never occurred to Susan that circumstances were not as they seemed, and that her well intentioned efforts as companion were producing the wrong results!

1069 THE MAN FROM THE VALLEY

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE

When her boyfriend heartlessly let her down, Terese decided to go out to Australia and start afresh. She found a life and a job that were utterly different from anything she had known before--but she discovered that she had by no means left emotional troubles behind her.

1124 THE NEW ZEALANDER

NEW ZEALAND ROMANCE

It was a rash impulse that made Abigail accept Titus Brown's offer of a job at his ramshackle family inn--and even to enter into a mock "engagement" with him. But she found herself in one of New Zealand's loveliest spots--and with an attractive neighbour nearby, too.

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1160 THE BOOMERANG GIRL

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE

The first time she emigrated to Australia, Clancy Clyde had not managed to stay the course -- but she had second thoughts and, like a boomerang, returned to try again. Her second venture was far more successful -- but how could she convince her fault-finding attractive boss that this time she was her to stay?

Clancy had come from England to try again to settle in Australia. To build up their population, the Australian government will help people emigrate from England. The government will pay for ship passage, room and board at a hostel and help finding a job. In return you just need to stay for 2 years. Now, Clancy did this once. But after 2 years she was so homesick for England she returned home. While back in her home town, she was interviewed for the paper and the reporter put words in her mouth denigrating Australia.

Clancy soon decided to give it another try. Generally, Australia will only pay for one trip, but for sweet, pretty Clancy they make an exception. they dub her the Boomerang Girl and give her a lot of publicity. She meets Guy Osman on the ship and he is pretty rude to her. Which is too bad since he ends up being a neighbor and her boss. Guy owns a publishing company and he employees Clancy as a secretary. Guy just can't stop bringing up that she left once before. He seems to take it as a personal insult that she once left the country.

1179 WILL YOU SURRENDER?

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE

At Galdang Academy for boys "the College by the Sea" perched on the cliff edge of an Australian headland, young Gerry Prosset faces grave disappointment when her father is passed over and young Damien Manning becomes the new Headmaster. Here we learn of her bitter resentment toward this young man-and toward the woman who comes to visit him.

1229 A TASTE FOR LOVE

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE

Here we joining Gina Lake at Bancroft Bequest, a remote children's home at Orange Hills, Australia, just as she is nearing the end of what has been a very long engagemet to Tony Mallory, who seems in no hurry to marry. The new superintendent, Miles Fairland, however feels quite differently as Gina is about to discover.

1251 VENICE AFFAIRS

ITALIAN ROMANCE

A beautiful city to work in, an attractive man to work for-but Hope knew she must control her feelings where Pietro Moreno was concerned, for all his love was obviously lavished on this beautiful Benita

1296 THE WIND AND THE SPRAY

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE

Laurel realised that her new job--on a remote whaling station in the Pacific Ocean--would not be an easy one, but she badly needed the money. However, she made a bigger success of it than she had ever anticipated -- and surprised no one more than the overbearing, irritating boss of the whalemen, Nor Larsen. .

Laurel is from England, went to Australia for work. She has a little brother in a sanitarium. He is very ill and she works to send money to him for extras. She was paid to come out and be secretary but now she wants a job with more money. Laurel hopes for a job where she will feel the wind and the spray. She gets a job because she has red hair. Nor and his sister own the island but he is the trustee. Nathalie hates the island and leaves to become an actress. Her husband and kids stay. Nor controls the purse strings and makes them stay. His sister had red hair and Luarel is to care for the kids..

But soon the brother in law and kids go to the mainland to be with Nathalie. Nor proposes a marriage of convenience. She marries him for her brother's sake. He promises to bring her brother out to be with her.

1320 SPANISH LACE

SPANISH ROMANCE

Zoe had not been in Spain long, but already she loved it dearly. She loved Don Ramon Raphaelina too- but what would her chances with him be worth when he learned how she had been deceiving him?

1342 THE FEEL OF SILK

ASIAN ROMANCE

Faith Blake, a young Australian nurse, becomes stranded in the Orient and is very kindly offered the position of nursing the young niece of the Marques Jacinto de Velira. But, as Faith and a young doctor come closer together, the Marques (a Portuguese noble) begins to take an unusual interest in Faith's private life.

Faith is stranded because she came to the aid of a sick girl in Jacinto's household, and the ship leaves while she is still with her patients. She is only on vacation so Jacinto insists she stays and nurses the girl who came out to Hong Kong to marry him. Jacinto had seen Faith, he calls her Fidelia, in Australia in the park with a man and later they were on the same ship and he was always watching her.

1365 HOTEL SOUTHERLY

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE

Lucia was immensely proud and flattered to be appointed manageress of Sydney's newest, most luxurious hotel -- but she wasn't nearly so happy about the numerous emotional problems that came with the job!

1378 NURSE SMITH,COOK

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE

(No Females Wanted) Nurse Fiona Smith was determined to go on looking after her young nephew when he went to Australia to join his father, even though that gentleman had stipulated "no females!" So she pretended to be the new cook instead. Hoping that everything would sort itself out in time.

1401 ONE STRING FOR NURSE BOW

OUTBACK ROMANCE

The twelve young graduate nurses were waiting eagerly to see what glamorous jobs were to be allotted to them, and none was more eager than Charlotte Bow. And to say that she was appalled at the prospect of being sent to Binkabunkacarrawirrawarrawillapillimundi, in the heart of the Australian Northern Territory, was putting it mildly!

All the new nurses are so excited about their new jobs, they all just have one wish; don't send them to the dinky Outback town with the funny name. Everyone's wish comes true but poor Charlotte. Charlotte is met at Binkabunka ...by Brother Seb, she assumes he is a monk. But Sebastopol is a rancher and he put up the hospital on his land.

1426 GUARDIAN NURSE

Burn West had engaged Frances to look after seven-year-old Jason West in the joint capacity of nurse, governess--and guard. But why should the child need to be guarded? Just what was going on?

1452 I AND MY HEART

ASIAN ROMANCE

"I have left nothing behind. I and my heart are travelling together," Jane assured her neighbour on the plane that was flying them both to Ceylon. But she was soon to lose her heart - and not only to that beautiful island, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.

1492 THE DRUMMER AND THE SONG

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE

After a series of unhappy setbacks, Peta found herself trying to cope, singlehandedly, with a stud farm in Tasmania -- the "Apple Isle".Her neighbour, Nat Trentham, could have been such a help -- if only he hadn't been so infuriating!

1517 CROWN OF FLOWERS

SOUTH PACIFIC ROMANCE

Fiji-- lush, lovely, flamboyant islands They had beckoned her artist-brother and, seeking a haven from a broken romance, Lin followed. En route, she met Lewin Brent and wonderfully her heart began to heal. But happiness, it seemed, wasn't to be hers for the taking. Fate, she discovered at their destination, had a way of confusing and complicating the simplest plans. Eventually there was only pride to fall back on. And that, Lin found, was not a satisfactory way to fulfill dreams!

1541 CLOVE ORANGE

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE

Libby couldn’t decide whether Pierce Hardway was genuinely interested in BWC (Because We Care), or whether he saw in its orphaned or deprived boys a source of cheap labor for his herb farm, Clove Orange. And even when she went to Clove Orange herself, she couldn’t make up her mind about him.

1566 SEPTEMBER STREET

The impressive Portuguese Senor Enrico Montales had engaged Clair as nanny to his two young nieces - which would had been all very well, thought Clair, if he had made it rather clearer which of the three of them he regarded as a child!

1589 NICKEL WIFE

OUTBACK ROMANCE

“Wanted”, the Australian Miner had advertised, a “female who can take it,” after adding that what would have to be taken was roughness, toughness, remote locality, no entertainment, it had given a number to ring. Alexandra got the job—she had been the only applicant to Stone (because he’s hard) Wetherill’s advertisement. Life in the gibber was bound to be tough, she guessed, but she could handle it—and that Stone into the bargain!

1615 A THOUSAND CANDLES

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE

Pippa and her cousin Rena had never been particularly close, and it was mainly for the sake of her beloved little brother Davy that Pippa had accepted Rena’s invitation to visit her in Australia. But why should Rena be interested in Davy? And what was the explanation for all the rest of her odd behavior?

1633 RED GINGER BLOSSOM

OUTBACK ROMANCE

The inheritance in Queensland, the lawyer told Rowan, was hers provided that she maintained it to the satisfaction of the trustee, Jonatthan Saxby. The inheritance actually turned out to be a galvanized iron caff miles from anywhere—and the trustee was the owner of Narganoo, where they made ginger from the red ginger blossom. The red ginger blossom was an interesting plant, Jonathan soon told Rowan. It needed control, like all things—particularly women. She expected a nice tea room , what she got was a nasty truck stop.

1657 WIFE TO SIM

Miranda was in the unhappy position of being married to one man while loving another. But Sim was such a kind and affectionate husband that the marriage might yet have worked out had Jeff not come back into their lives again.

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1688 THE POOL OF PINK LILIES

INDIAN ROMANCE

There were many secrets to unfold Greer and her frail sister, Holly, found their trip to beautiful Bombay in India to be more fascinating than they had thought possible.For Greer, there was the lure of an ancient Hindu shrine with its dark secrets. And the suave Senhor Vasco Martinez seemed to preoccupy her even more.Yet no sooner did Greer learn the secret of her heart than she realized the senhor preferred her lovely sister!

1738 MUTUAL LOOK

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE

Jane adored her horses -- so much so that when the stud had to be broken up she had been willing to go out with them to Australia and a new life, although she realized it would mean once again running into the man who had jilted her.But Rodden Gair was to prove less of a problem than Jane's new boss, the disapproving William Bower.

1772 SISTER PUSSYCAT

Bitterly hurt at being deprived of her two beloved little nieces, Catriona Quentin had vowed never again to let her feelings get involved in love for anyone else.

1808 THERE WERE THREE PRINCES

When Mrs. Prince told her about her three sons, Verity was reminded of the fairytale of the three princes -- a gracious prince, a charming prince, and a prince who was in-between. Verity soon realized where her heart lay -- but did her chosen prince feel the same way?

1826 THE HABIT OF LOVE

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE

Brit had always spoiled and indulged her young sister Cara, so perhaps she deserved it when Cara rewarded her by leaving her without a penny in the world. Link Wayland came to the rescue with the suggestion that she marry him -- but was that the answer to Brit's problem?

Brit inherits some money from her aunt. Cara is a complete brat who wants to be a ballerina. Their mom had been a ballerina also, and everything in the family revolves around Cara being a ballerina. She wants to go to Europe and train. Brit is an idiot, she gives Cara the money and Britt is supposed to go to with Cara and Britt's boyfriend. Instead Cara steals the money and the boyfriend. Cara leaves her sister destitute and she has given up her teaching job.

It turns out that Link, who she has known for years, got her that job and was paying her salary. Link was also the real source of the inheritance and he had paid her father's debts in the past. Link had decided years ago to marry her. Brit doesn't want to marry him, but Link says he will ruin Cara, so she does.

Britt later befriends a dress designer who dies and leaves her his boutique. Cara comes back, saying she never really wanted to be a ballerina, and Britt forgives her!!! I am all for forgiveness, but Britt is an idiot. Her sister is a selfish brat who soon takes over the boutique and talks Britt into getting more money from Link, who she has left. I did not think much of this story, Britt is very nice but a complete idiot, her sister is trouble and she keeps defending her.

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1856 THE CATTLEMAN

OUTBACK ROMANCE

Robin was the only member of her family who had inherited her grandfather's love of the land. When her brother sold out to Tamar Warren, she couldn't bear the thought of leaving the sheep station. But , for reasons of his own, Tamar would only allow Robin to stay if she agreed to pose as his fiancée. Well, there was no harm in that, she supposed. It wasn't as if she was in danger of falling in love with the man!

Robin and Tamar's family have been involved in a feud for years over various things. Tamar's family stopped running sheep and started raising cattle but Robin's family stuck with sheep and the station, that her brother owns, is going broke. Robin knows that her brother and his wife are desperate to leave so she gives her blessing to the sale, implying that she made a deal with Tamar so she could stay.

Along with working on the station, Robin supervises the children with their correspondence lessons. She meets Tamar when he bring his step brother to her for supervision. Tamar's father is in England and he is dying, so Tamar wants the child with him so his new stepmom can care for his father without distractions. When the father dies , Lilith , his step-mom comes to stay and ends up living with Robin

1867 FLAMINGO FLYING SOUTH

EUROPEAN ROMANCE

Georgia felt sorry for the two children in the care of the unfeeling Agrippa Smith. He was such an unreasonable man and obviously had no idea how to deal with two such highly-strung youngsters. So she agreed to stay in Cyprus and look after them and their pet flamingo. Perhaps she could reform Mr. Smith too?

Georgia was on vacation with her sister and Agrippa and his 2 nephews were staying in the hotel. She had been in Cyprus before and had an unhappy love affair. the 2 little boys are very jaded world travelers. The only thing she tells them that interests them is about flamingos. They end up finding a runt flamingo and caring for it. She meets up with her former boyfriend who no longer interests her.

1887 LOVE AND LUCY BROWN

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE

Lucy was delighted when a kindly lady arranged a job for her in a hospital-cum-children's home in Australia, and could hardly wait to get to Sydney and start her fascinating new job. But she arrived to find herself rather less than welcome to the doctor in charge, Tavis Walsh -- and still less to the glamorous Sister Ursula!

Lucy is an English orphan. She visits Miss Ramsey in a community center to provide occupational therapy. (just a volunteer, not being paid) They get close and Miss Ramsey tells her about her home in Australia. Her brother made it into a children’s home and an arthritic clinic. Her brother dies and his will says there will be no more children after the ones there leave and it will all be a clinic.

Miss Ramsey wants Lucy to go to Australia to take care of the kids and provide therapy for the patients. Her brother puts this in his will, Lucy cannot be fired and she will be paid a generous salary. Miss Ramsey dies and Lucy is given her fare out and the job. She meets Tavis on ship, Ursuls is also there. She doesn’t tell him that she is going to Amour, the Ramsey house that is now a clinic.

Tavis doesn’t like occupational therapists because when he was a kid with a broken arm, a therapist over exposed him to a healing ray. So now his hand is not good enough for him to be a surgeon. He doesn’t like Lucy because the money being spent on her salary could buy needed equipment for the clinic.

1910 CANE MUSIC

ITALIAN ROMANCE

Roslyn had always adored baby Belinda, and had always cared for her and about her -- which was more than the child's relatives had ever done! Now, belatedly, they wanted to claim her, but Roslyn had no intention of parting with her. How should she set about fighting these masterful Morenos?

1932 THE KISSING GATE

'See me when you grow up.' In the patronizing way adults often use, Clem made this comment to Silver when she was little more than a child. Now she was a woman and had returned to the place where she had spent her childhood. Would Clem remember those happy times? Did Silver really care whether he did or didn't?

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1952 CORPORATION BOSS

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE

When they had first met, Constance knew Anthony Vine had been interested in her.But now that she had come to work with him at Corporation City in the Northern Territory, he was cold and distant. What had gone wrong between them, and was there anything she could do about it?

1961 DEEP IN THE FOREST

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE

Selina was going to marry Roger Peters -- but unless they waited another three years, Selina would forfeit a large legacy and lose her beloved Tall Tops. She was prepared to wait; so was Roger. That maddening Joel Grant had no right to be so sarcasiic about it all.

Joel "Iron" Grant owns a neighboring timber company. Selina's uncle Claud owns Tall Tops and Roger is his manager. Roger is not a bad guy but Claud doesn't think he is right for Selina. So he writes a will that Selina can't inherit Tall Tops until she is 25 and she has to remain unmarried. Claud names Joel as his executor. If she does marry, the land goes to charity.

1981 THE NEW BROOM

Sophie felt strongly that her father should have been appointed headmaster of the Apa School for Girls, and she was furious when Grant Saxby not only got the job instead, but proceeded to turn the school coed. But what did Grant Saxby care about Sophie's feelings?

1998 THE ROAD BOSS

Gemma was on her way to the outback to marry Bruce Mannering. Before she had even arrived there; she met Tim Torrance, who promptly informed her that she was making a great mistake. How dared he interfere?But when Gemma actually met Bruce's family, she began to have the uneasy feeling that Tim might possibly have been right.

2047 INLAND PARADISE

OUTBACK ROMANCE

Georgina wanted to work in the Australian outback rather than the city, but the only suitable job called for a man. So she called herself George Brown --and got the job. Then she discovered the difficulties of trying to cope with the disturbing Larry Roper.

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2123 A DRIFT OF JASMINE

OUTBACK ROMANCE

She longed for love,but he doubted her Junia didn't answer Karl Kemble. How could she explain her woman's point of view to this man? She was pursuing Colin, she supposed, but six months apart was a long time. Oh, there had been letters but never once had Colin asked her to come, or suggested coming to her. Now, in spite of Karl's disapproval, she was here in Far-off, the site of his mining project Colin would certainly be surprised to see her, but would he be glad?

Junia used to work with Colin and then he came out to mining area. They are engaged and she wants to see him .He doesn’t work for Karl, he writes for a mining journal. Karl is the boss and he was driving a supply truck when she catches a lift with him at Far Flung. To be more accurate, she stows away and he doesn’t catch on immediately. So he is stuck with her. His fiancé/secretary is the only other woman at the mining project.

2164 YEAR OF THE DRAGON

ASIAN ROMANCE

Clo was prepared to hate him...Clo knew before she went to Hong Kong airport she would hate Harry Ferrier, the replacement for her beloved father at the college. And she did. She had, however, made a mistake and was embarrassed to find that the arrogant, condescending man she met was the Marques Vincente de Velira, a Portuguese aristocrat. Harry, when he arrived, was no problem. But Clo, who didn't see herself among the aristocracy, couldn't keep the Marques out of her life!

Clo is an Australian who had lived all her life in Hong Kong with her widowed dad. She helps out at the college and is sent to the hotel to get Harry. But she accidently grabs Harry's friend, the Marques from Portugal. China is going through the year of the Dragon. Vincente wants Clo to be a companion to his young widowed cousin. Her father dies in the course of the story and she is left penniless. So she definitely needs a job.

2189 REMEMBER SEPTEMBER

Nothing was the same, not even the man! And Paddy, remembering the happy, friendly time she'd had with him last year, grieved over Jerry's death. Now there was just Magnus--Jerry's hard and unfeeling older brother who refused to believe anything good about her. Why had he brought her to the ranch- when he seemed to hate her? If only it didn't matter so much. But even the web of lies and deception between them couldn't hide the fact that Magnus was the man she loved!

2216 ALL THE DAYS OF SUMMER

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE

"One day soon, you're going to be my wife! "Oh, no I'm not," Clemmie muttered under her breath. She felt that Rickaby must be completely mad. She had known him less than a week. He was almost a total stranger. Besides she was in love with Bruce Malling, the man who was going to marry her sister. But Rickaby Roen didn't give up that easily. He hadn't become a millionaire by giving up in the face of obstacles - no matter how formidable. And now he wanted Clementine!

Rickaby has just broken up with Clemmie's sister Amber. He meets Clemmie when they try to help a koala on the side of the road. The koala bites him and Clemmie gets him to the hospital and takes him to their home to recover because there are no hotels available. Rickaby ends up buying nearby horse farm just to try to get Clemmie to work for him, she a veterinary assistant. Clemmie has a matchmaking mother who had a eye on Rickaby for her other daughter, Amber. But Rickaby was never really interested in her. Clemmie is interested in Bruce, but her mom now wants him for Amber.

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ALL THE DAYS OF SUMMER

"My name's Roen," he stated. "not Malling."

"I know that," Clemmie said quietly, pressing close to him.

"Your tongue knows it, but not your heart." he replied. "One day you're going to be my wife. I told you that. But it will only be when Malling's ghost has been laid, when not even a shadow or an echo or a memory remains!"

Deliberately he stepped away from her. "I've never been a woman's comforter, and I don't intend to begin now. Also I don't plan to play second fiddle. When it comes to my woman, I have to be first, last and in between. It's best that you realize that at once.....

2225 THE BOSS'S DAUGHTER

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE

Could she cope with the changes in her life? Zenith loved the isolated Australian mining community; it was her father's world and, therefore, hers. But now that world seemed to be in jeopardy. Try as she might, Zenith couldn't understand her father's choice when she met his fiancee, a city girl not much older than herself. Then with the arrival of a new man, Steve Forbuck, a hydrologist, came the warning of possible flood waters that could ruin the mine.But the biggest threat of all to Zenith was Steve himself! Zenith meets Steve when she rushes into the store to buy mushrooms so their temperamental chef won't leave. Steve won't let her cut into line so Pierre leaves on the same plane that brings her father's young fiancee. Zenith doesn't trust his father's new girlfriend and thinks he will be better off with one of his employees.

2318 THE ANGRY MAN

OUTBACK ROMANCE

Polly's heart was not really broken. It had been hurt, though, by her broken romance in England. Thorn Clemance's offer of a job as companion to the lovely Serena Clemance took Polly to the lush Australian valley where the Clemance brothers conducted agricultural research. But Polly couldn't make any sense of the Clemence household. What was wrong with Serena? Why was she guarded? And until she knew Thorn's relationship with Serena - Polly dared not admit she was falling in love with him!

THIS BOOK IS VIRTUALLY IDENTICAL TO THE EARLY TITLE GREENFINGERS FARM. BUT IT IS NOT A REPRINT, THE NAMES AND SMALL DETAILS WERE CHANGED, BUT BASICALLY IT IS THE SAME BOOK.

2402 COME BACK TO LOVE

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE

Manny had fallen in love with love. And in this mood she'd agreed to marry Justin Welsh. Fortunately she came to her senses before the wedding. The overbearing construction superintendent, Huw Grant, however, unaware of her change of heart, intervened on her behalf. He whisked the reluctant Manny back to Soleil Bay to finish the piece of art her late father had been commissioned to do. Manny was furious! Huw's dislike of Justin was unreasonable. Besides, it was none of Huw's business! Justin was fired by Huw, who recently took over the project. So Manny dislikes Huw, but Huw advanced her father the money for the mural and he insists she so the work. Huw has more faith in her abilities than she does, the theme of the mural is Come Back to Love.

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COME BACK TO LOVE

"It is time for that lesson now." Manny was startled by the words. "What lesson?" she asked.

With incredible quickness Huw was behind her, turning her around to face him. "I'm going to teach you not to be afraid of men, Manny." he said. "Shall we start with....this?"

At once he was kissing her, light inconsequential kisses on her brows and then on each eyelid. then she felt his warm breath close to her ear, and wondered why, when she so wholeheartedly disliked him, she was standing still like this waiting for another kiss. A kiss on her lips.

She heard him laughing softly, teasing her. "That's enough instruction for now. More lessons later." he promises. "Sleep now."

Manny watched him walk away. Sleep! How could she sleep when her mind was in such a whirl?

2432 THE ALL THE WAY MAN

AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE

"An involvement's the last thing I want." Tim Fortescue was a confirmed cynic when it came to women he wasn't going to repeat his ancestor's mistakes. And besides, his outback cattle station was strictly a man's world. But regardless, he wanted Jessica to pretend to be his fiancee until his matchmaking godmother was fooled enough to leave him alone. "I'm sick of being a hunted man," he told Jessica. "And I'm certainly never going to get caught!"

2600 BROTHER WOLF

Smitten by wanderlust and a thirst for adventure, Maggie had come to work at Phineas Acres in the heart of Australia’s harsh western badlands. She soon came to realize that something very strange was happening on the farm. Why did the mysterious Helen de Merril fly in every day, then leave without a word? Why was Tim Renwick so helpless and troubled at times? And why was Tim’s brother, the cold, wolfish Jonas Renwick, so determined that Maggie never solve the mystery of Phineas Acres? The tragedy involved 2 families killed in a car crash. 2 in the car were involved in an adulterous affair. Tim and Helen were children in the car and they caused the accident.

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BROTHER WOLF

"Jonas?" she said, trembling a little. She did not want to shiver like this but she could not control herself.

"Oh,Jonas, is it?" he teased. "Not Brother Wolf?" That at least is a little better. Yet somehow, right now, I feel more like Brother Wolf than Jonas Renwick." His wide, lawless blue eyes were riveting Maggie's own, and suddenly she felt she could meet the gaze no longer, yet she still dared not look away. If she did he might advance, and she wanted all her senses, all her saneness, to stop him. Stop him---for Helen's sake.

But in spite of Helen and all that Helen had said, Maggie knew she wanted Jonas Renwick.,...for herself.

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