The Wishes Series
iBooks Best Of 2013 Breakout Book Of The Year (Au & NZ)
For Charli Blake, being seventeen is a tough gig.
She's been branded a troublemaker, her reputation is in tatters and she's stuck in Pipers Cove, a speck of a town on the coast of Tasmania.
Thankfully, it's temporary. Her lifelong dream of travelling the world is just months away from becoming reality. All she has to do is ride out the last few months of high school, which is easier said than done thanks to a trio of mean girls known as The Beautifuls.
When Adam Décarie arrives in town, all the way from New York, life takes an unexpected turn. His arrival sets off a chain of events that alters her life forever, convincing her of one thing. Fate brought him to her.
Saving Wishes is the story of a girl who doesn't quite fit the life she's living, and the boy who helps her realise why.
Charli Blake's high tolerance for risk doesn't always work in her favour.
After a year of living out her dream of travelling the world, the sunny West African village of Kaimte would be her last stop.
She's bound for New York, in search of the boy she'd let go of long ago.
For Charli, nothing has changed. She's travelled thousands of miles but hasn't moved an inch. Adam Décarie still means everything to her.
But reality soon hits hard.
For Adam, everything has changed.
Memories of the best love she's ever known is all she has left, until Charli makes a shocking discovery. None of it had ever been real in the first place.
Gabrielle Décarie was over arrogant men – but that didn’t mean she couldn’t have a little fun with one.
When she took a chance on Alex Blake, it was supposed to be a one-night deal.
He was too cocky, too flirty and too complicated.
Sand Jewels is the story of why she fell madly in love with him anyway.
The only way to move forward was to go back to the very beginning….
After three miserable weeks without Charli, Adam makes the decision to follow her, desperately hoping to find a way of following through on his promise of a happy ending.
He finds her back in Pipers Cove, healing her broken heart by spending time with the one person who never lets her down.
Both know nothing has changed. They're desperately in love, hopelessly stuck in limbo, and unable to find common ground.
When fate offers them a chance at a different kind of ending, it’s a one-shot deal. Running with it means changing their plans – something neither of them has ever been willing to do before, even for each other.
Just as one begins to find their way, the other completely loses direction – and neither of them realise that time is running out.
After five long years of waiting, Gabrielle and Alex’s most longed-for wish is about to come true. Their baby son is due any day, and Gabi has everything planned down the last detail.
Alex has never been one for making plans. He’s a firm believer in fate, trusting that on any given day, things are exactly how they’re supposed to be.
When Gabrielle’s plans go awry at the last minute, both are thrown for a loop.
Trying to hold his family together soon takes a toll on Alex. When his once unbreakable connection to Gabrielle begins to slip, his faith in fate is stretched to the limit.
Charli has been waiting to meet her baby brother for months. When the call finally comes, she jumps on the first flight out of New York and heads home for a surprise visit.
Little does she know, her treasured family is at breaking point.
Bonding with her brother comes easily. Maintaining the tight bond she’s always shared with her father is harder to do.
iBooks Best Of 2014
Ryan Décarie could literally charm the pants off anyone. It was his biggest talent and his biggest downfall.
When he crosses paths with Bente Denison five long years after breaking her heart, sparks fly.
Trying to convince her that he’s finally ready for something more serious isn’t easy – and the reason why is simple.
He’s never had anything serious.
Totally clueless when it comes to meaningful relationships, Ryan’s in dire need of guidance, and it comes from the most unlikely source imaginable – his four-year-old niece, Bridget.
After three blissful years of living in Pipers Cove, Adam and Charli head back to the bright lights of New York.
Taking on a position at a Manhattan gallery turns out to be Charli’s dream job, but just a few weeks after starting at his father’s firm, Adam realises that practising law is his worst nightmare.
Biding his time is the plan. Charli has wanderlust in her soul and he’s hopeful that sooner or later, she’ll want to go home.
Riding it out isn’t hard. They’re as close as they’ve ever been and every spare minute is spent hanging out with their precious little girl.
Life is good – until it’s not.
When fate throws them one nasty curveball after another, Charli’s confidence is shattered and her heart is broken. After weeks of trying to make sense of the grief she’s feeling, both realise she’s out of her depth.
Getting out of Dodge is Charli’s preferred MO and she doesn’t disappoint, finally deciding that it’s time to leave New York.
Returning to Pipers Cove is not the quick fix they were hoping for.
Some things just can’t be mended, and the way she deals with that is going to change everything.
Here’s what I know about Shiloh Jenson:
She is up to no good.
Every word out of her mouth is a lie.
And I'm madly in love with her.
The call of the sea had always been deafening for Mitchell Tate, which is why Kaimte, a small coastal town in West Africa, was the perfect place for him.
Brilliant surf conditions conjured up by the South Atlantic Ocean was the drawcard, and the laid-back lifestyle suited him to a tee.
But even paradise has a dark side.
When fellow Australian Shiloh Jenson arrives in town, his eyes are opened to a much seedier side of village life.
Shiloh has a hidden agenda, and whether he likes it or not, Mitchell is along for the ride.
* Can be read as a stand-alone novel*
'If you spend too long in a small town, you’ll eventually fade away. And on the eve of my twenty-fifth birthday, I realised that I was practically invisible.'
After spending a lifetime following her domineering sister’s glitzy ways, Lily Tate is finally ready to step out on her own.
Breaking away from Jasmine is difficult, but ditching the ugly reputation she’s gained after years of sketchy behaviour is even harder.
Thankfully, she’s not going it alone.
After turning her back on her old life, Lily gains a brand new support system – namely a reluctant new best friend and a boy who might be important.
With their encouragement, there’s every chance that the real Lily Tate might step forward.
SILK QUEEN - BOOK ONE
In 1983, life for Fiona Black was simple.
She loved fashion, nights out at Bingo, and Duran Duran.
She was also planning her wedding.
When things don't go according to plan, a better fairy-tale lands in her lap - and it would be more epic than the twenty-five foot train on Princess Di's wedding dress.
SILK QUEEN - BOOK TWO
To a wannabe princess like Fiona Black, Jean-Luc Décarie is storybook perfect.
He's incredibly handsome, worldly and wealthy beyond measure.
Best of all, he loves her.
At first, her dreams of a fairy-tale ending with her Prince Charming seem to be back in her grasp, but she soon realises that all that glitters is not gold.
The Décarie name is mud... and through no fault of his own, Jean-Luc's crown is rusty.
'True love is still true, even if you can’t live it the way you want to.'
No one ever looks for cracks in perfection, and Adam Décarie is no exception.
He loves his wife and he loves his children. As far as he’s concerned, he doesn’t have a problem in the world.
After a difficult stint in New York, Adam, Charli and Bridget settled back into their free-range life on the beaches of Pipers Cove with ease.
Every day is a joy, and when their precious new baby arrives, everything is perfect.
Adam feels content, blessed and happy.
But Charli feels nothing at all.
And that’s a problem.