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About Suzie Hindmarsh-Knights
I was born in the United Kingdom and emigrated to Australia in my teens.
I worked on a racehorse property below the Great Dividing Range in Victoria. I was living the dream, while reading books by Wilbur Smith and Dick Francis. My love of writing emerged early in my life.
While living in Hong Kong in the nineties, I attended creative writing courses and became involved in writing for club magazines including The Belgian Hong Kong Society and the South China Diving Club’s ”Buddyline”
On returning to Australia life once again carried me away from writing and it wasn’t until a move to a rural property in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia, with my husband Peter, whose photographs appear on my website, and our Bearded Collies, Elsa and Kuura, that my passion for writing was reborn.
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To start her new job, she is forced to stay with notorious ladies’ man Lachlan McDonald. They were an item years ago until Penelope learned he was nothing but a depraved, self-opinionated, womanizer. Pitting her wits against Lachlan, the incidents back home and with her deceased father, are forgotten.
Lachlan isn’t happy about sharing his house with Penelope. She has a chip on her shoulder bigger than Ayres Rock. He might not be able to control strong-willed Penelope, but while she resides under his roof, she will abide by his rules.
Just as Penelope finds something like happiness, an old enemy appears, threatening everything the Martin family holds dear. What does he have planned? And will the family be ready? Penelope and Lachlan must set aside their grievances if they are to save the lives of those they love.
Ellen Williams needs to disappear. Her bright career as an international jockey is washed away as she’s implicated in a horse doping scam—one of the worst crimes in the racing world. Humiliated, alone, and on the run, she answers a job advertisement in a place that’s far from her working life. The job, however, is everything that Ellen isn’t—cook and housekeeper on one of the largest Cattle Stations in Australia.
Alexander McKenzie is a desperate man. His top hand will quit if he doesn’t find a suitable housekeeper and cook. However, Alexander knows he’s made a mistake hiring Ellen—she’s going to be like the last four young women he fired—suffering through the trials of the Outback to hunt a wealthy husband and the last thing Alexander needs is a wife.
Ellen knows from experience that men are nothing but liars, and trouble—they destroy careers—and hearts. She’ll not let the likes of Alexander McKenzie beat her, after all how hard can managing a house and kitchen be?
Amid the lies and secrets that come with cattle rustlers and racehorses, Ellen must find her place in a new world. But when Ellen’s past catches up with her, Alexander’s intervention will either bring their lives together or explode them apart!
Annabel Martin dreams of winning a Melbourne Cup—the highest honor for any jockey in Australia. When a top trainer offers her a ride on the stallion, Reckless Night, Annabel hesitates only because her friend, James McKenzie is the usual jockey. But not only is James’s leg broken, but the trainer offers her a sweetener: if she wins the race, she can ride the horse through the Spring Campaign and on to the Melbourne Cup. Chasing her dreams earns Annabel an enemy in Damon Black—the man second to James, and the jockey who should have been in line to ride Reckless Night.
As Annabel begins her new job, a shady trainer drags Annabel’s father into the middle of a horse swapping scam. Because of her connection to both horses, Annabel is implicated—just as Damon Black begins to become dangerous, and just as she and James become more than friends. A fire at the stables sends James to the hospital, where Annabel’s possible involvement in the scheme is laid out in front of him. Not only was his dream of the Melbourne Cup snatched from him, but the woman he loves may not be who she says she is.
As Annabel’s world implodes, she faces her father’s shady connections, a possible riding ban, and losing the man she loves. But Annabel’s a woman who has survived as a top jockey in a man’s world, and she has no intention of letting her dreams be lost—no matter how high the bets are against her.
Be transported to the past in the war-torn Three Months of Summer and back to the present in the gentle modern everyday situation of The Pool Doctor. Feel your heart racing through the ethical dilemmas in Would you Shoot Me? and the danger and drama of Run From the Sun.
These stories will transport you to a world of love and romance and leave you breathless. In far-away locations or in everyday situations there really is someone for everyone.
Stories included are: And the organ played on – Fay Wentworth, Egg and Chips – Bernadette James, Yablonski’s Two-Step – Peter Lingard, Run from the Sun – Suzie Hindmarsh-Knights, Missing Piece of the Jigsaw – Samantha Tonge, Would You Shoot Me? – Peter Youell, Lakeland Romantics – Rebecca Holmes, Ad Lib – Patsy Collins, Three Months of Summer – Svetlana Kortchik, The Old Lamp – Linda Lewis, Star Bright – Alan C. Williams, Buried Treasure – Theresa Van Meter, Signwriting – Angela K. Blackburn, Talking to Tarzan – Ginny Swart, The Marvellous Miss Shaw – Lydia Jones, Costa Magica – Roger Noons, Beeched – Perry McDaid, The Pool Doctor – Michelle Martin Dobbins, Tale of a Dog – Karenne Griffin, Following Dreams – Lilliana Rose
‘Came as ‘Me’, Left as ‘We’’ contains a mixture of women’s fiction, feel good stories and romance, while ‘This Land is My Land’ is more action and adventure driven and both contain stories to leave the reader thinking. Alfie Dog Fiction’s managing director, Rosemary Kind, says “We know from our readers that they like to stock up on reading matter for their holidays and these collections offer the perfect way to do just that.”
Both collections have a truly international feel, not only through the spread of the writers but the fascinating backdrops to the stories. Within the pages the reader will travel from diamond mining in Australia to a lone tree in an African desert, from the quintessential English seaside Pier to the jungles of Malaysia and coast to coast across America.