Kate Loveday grew up in the seaside suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia with a love of books and always wanted to write.
Her career has included publication of travel articles and short stories, as well as full length novels. She previously worked in real estate and building, as an office manager, and finally as a natural beauty therapist, running her own natural therapy business with husband Peter for many years. In 1988, Kate and Peter moved to Sydney for business reasons and, after thirteen years in that city, they spent three years caravanning around Australia, spending much of that time in Far North Queensland, an area which she came to love, before settling in the mid-north coast of NSW.
However, after years of being separated from family, the pull of blood ties became too strong to resist and they returned to Adelaide. When not writing, Kate enjoys reading, listening to music, good food and wine, and ‘hanging out’ with family and friends. She takes part in writing groups, as well as being the financial manager of a Community Association.
Kate says, ‘I just want to write good stories; stories you can lose yourself in, with real characters you can love – or hate – that will keep you engrossed to the end. And if I can manage to touch your heart along the way, I’m happy.’
Full of courage and resolve, this is a story about reinventing yourself, and the intrigues of fate. A story of love, friendship, disillusion and retribution as a woman strives to change her life.
It seemed as if it would be a fairy tale existence...
Erin McDonald is young, attractive, and unworldly.
Giles Brightman is wealthy, successful, and looking for a pretty wife.
Aden Marlowe is a lawyer, hard-working, compassionate, and unhappy.
Giles charms Erin, sweeps her off her feet and makes her feel like a princess. But slowly Giles' dark side emerges. As the fairytale fades Erin knows she must get away. But he won't let her go easily.
With little money of her own, and a platinum Amex card, she develops an audacious plan to give her a second chance – at Giles’ expense!
Aden is captivated from the start, but Aden has a secret.
Can Erin forge a new life? Could a new life also lead to a new love?
An adventure set in the Australian rainforest, where the race is on to discover a precious plant ? and an even rarer kind of attraction.
Elly Cooper’s friend Jackson has gone missing ? along with a journal that contains her dead father’s lifelong work and the recipe for a product he described as the ‘fountain of youth’, potentially worth millions.
The catch is that the main ingredient is a rare plant found only in the Daintree Rainforest in Queensland. And only her father knew where to find it.
Elly enlists the aid of ex-policeman Mitchell Beaumont to help her find Jackson, the journal and the plant. But someone else is on the trail of the precious plant, and it seems they’ll stop at nothing ? even murder ? to get what they want.
It’s a race against time in the tropical heat as Elly and Mitchell battle the perils of the rainforest ? and the feelings growing between them.