In the small Tasmanian town where they grew up, Sally fell in love with Mac at first sight. She was still a child and he a teenage boy, almost but not quite a man. But a special bond of deep friendship formed between them, fuelled by their mutual love of animals—especially horses. As each matured, that special bond threatened to move beyond the limits of friendship. By the time Sally reached her 17th birthday she was desperately in love with him, the shining hero of her girlhood.
One terrible night Mac betrayed that love and Sally could not find it in her heart to forgive him until the truth was revealed years later. But by then they had both moved on with their lives, and the heartbreaks of the past seem destined to remain only tarnished memories.
A Lonely Heart
Lani Morgan has led a sheltered life, cared for by her strict elderly aunt and uncle. On their death Lani inherits a considerable fortune. To get away from the man she finds is after that fortune; Lani flees Sydney for Victoria, where she opens a boutique in a suburban shopping mall. When she seeks a property on which to keep her beloved horse, she enlists the help of local property agent Ryan Bayliss. Entranced by his two children, hoodwinked into taking a small flat in his house, she revels in the charm of sharing life with a close-knit family, something her lonely heart has never known. But lies and deceit interfere and her new found happiness is shattered.
Amy Morgan is content in the country town where she was born. Everyone expects her to marry Tony Bowen. Seven years earlier, teenager Amy declared her love for Tony’s older brother, Andrew. Only Amy knows the love he spurned still smolders inside her. Andrew left town to make his fortune in Melbourne. Now a wealthy man he is sick of the grind of long hours, and the country town beckons. Amy is convinced Andrew will soon tire of the slower pace. Amy's insecurities and mistrust threaten to split her world apart.
Leah, a landscape designer, inherited her love of gardening from the eccentric aunt she lives with. When contracted to work on private investigator Sean Russel's garden, Leah unwittingly becomes involved in the handsome PI's cases, which lead her off on a series of unpleasant experiences. She is kidnapped, bashed, bound and carried off on a boat. Although her life hasn't been exactly boring till now she soon begins to wonder how she happened to become enmeshed in such mayhem. Her indomitable-or perhaps obstinate-spirit helps her over-ride all obstacles.
Look Into Your Heart
Kate Emmanuel is terrified of getting hurt, so steers clear of emotional involvements: until she goes to stay in Liam Austin's house. Liam, an architect, designed and built the house that Kate falls in love with on first sight. She is also immediately drawn to the house’s owner. The attraction between Kate and Liam reaches boiling point and she agrees to an affair; with no emotional entanglements, thinking there is no logical reason why two mature people can't enjoy a casual relationship. But her attraction to Liam changes the course of her life, forcing her to toss away her convictions and follow the dictates of her heart.
Recently widowed Tess Barrett is relishing her new state of independence, not dreaming her world is about to be rocked on its axis by Jack Donovan, the man she spent many hours fantasizing about when he worked for her bully of a husband. Trapped in a marriage with a tyrant who eroded her confidence and humiliated her, Tess sees herself as plain and dowdy; what would a rich, successful, handsome, younger man see in her?
Stefan Soultanakis is head of a successful fashion house in Melbourne. He wants to find an uncomplicated wife; one who will fit comfortably into his highly organized lifestyle. His new assistant designer is flamboyant and vivacious. All too soon his structured life is turned upside-down by Georgie McNamara, a whirlwind, fun-loving female with a zest for life and much, much more.