Hello and welcome …

Pull up a seat, or as we say in New Zealand … take a pew … you could be here visiting for a while. The kettle’s on and there’s always a fresh coffee close to hand and if you’re lucky hot scones fresh from the oven. 

So who is Shirley Wine …

She’s a storyteller whose roots in the land run as deep as the blood in her veins. She tells tales of love, hardship and grief and often spiced with danger… she delves beneath the surface of New Zealand’s idyllic scenery and into the hearts and minds of the men and women who work the land … and what interesting and diverse characters they are. 

Human relationships, in all their diversity, are the grist to a storyteller’s heart and mind … and this is why you’ll often find Shirley in her rare idle moments people watching in a café, or a parked car, or at the beach. She finds people an endlessly fascinating species.    

When Shirley isn’t writing, she is usually reading or working in her garden. 

You can find Shirley’s books on 

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As my books come off Amazon exclusive they will be listed on the above sites … 

Latest News   …  Home To Stay  – Book 8 in The Katherine Bay series is now live for Pre-order  

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Home To Stay  

Her problems bring them together, but only a miracle can erase their differences—   

Wounded in a nasty divorce, Lark Couldray is determined to carve out a new life. Inheriting Moana Point from her grandparents—the only place where she’s ever truly felt at home—offers the new start she craves. 


Transforming the Katherine Bay homestead into a bed and breakfast comes with unforeseen problems, like falling for her much younger neighbour, Zach Callahan. It’s almost cradle snatching!

But when a series of mysterious events threatens her plans, Lark has to rely on Zach’s strength and determination as they work to uncover what and who lies behind the sabotage.

The past can cast a very long shadow, and the past here threatens their future and their very lives.

Old Secrets

Coming June – Available now for pre-order  Amazon

A missing portrait … an abandoned mansion … an unexpected inheritance
For Elise, her dying grandmother’s request to return a portrait to Drumullen, half a world away from her home, is simple.

Arriving in Katherine Bay, she visits Drumullen and is confronted by a stranger with an uncanny likeness to the man who haunts her nightmares. She flees in terror—and suffers a near-fatal fall that leaves her in a coma. When she regains consciousness she has no memory, nothing except instinct to guide her.

The discovery she has inherited a half-share in Drumullen is both mystifying and frightening.

Ethan Galloway’s return home to Katherine Bay to bury his father is bittersweet.

His beloved Drumullen is derelict. When he discovers his father has bequeathed a half share of the family mansion to a stranger, a woman no-one has ever heard of, it is one betrayal too many.

While inspecting the ruins of his home, he surprises a woman. She flees in terror and falls headlong down a flight of stairs. To his horror, he realises she is the woman who now owns a half-share of his home.

When Elise regains consciousness and it’s clear she’s lost her memory, it’s up to Ethan to help her discover her connection to the Calloway family, and her past.

As they work to solve the mystery, these two loners forge a strong bond and quickly grow close. Then in one horrifying moment, they unravel the family secret buried for close on a century—a secret that holds the power to destroy them both …



A Christmas Wish – Box set is still available for a limited time –

My novella is included in the eleven book anthology by best-selling authors from around the world.

Available exclusively on Amazon 

$US.99 cents or read free on Kindle unlimited  

Review from Book Devil Reviews: 

A Christmas Wish – Shirley Wine
Worth every heart-stopping minute!
This is not a lighthearted novella nor is it a traditional Christmas story, but is full of trust, forgiveness, understanding and love. Paige must learn from past mistakes and forgive herself before she can begin to move forward with her life. Seth is there every step of the way to support and encourage her…but is it just duty or could it be more?


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