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 or having quality time with her family.
You can find Shirley’s books on
My novel, Autumn Shadows, won the Koru Award of Excellence, Book of the Year 2022, in the long romance category.
The Koru Awards are judged by readers and run in conjunction with the Romance Writers of New Zealand.
I was humbled and thrilled to win this prestigious award.
Book 3 … Deep South Series
He saves her from freezing to death … can
Discovering the existence of an adult half- she save him from the demons that haunt him…sister throws Laura Langdon’s entire existence into a spin, but her determination to meet with this newfound relative ends in near disaster.
Trapped in her car on a mountain road in a once-in-a-hundred-year snowstorm, Laura thinks she’s going to die when out of the storm, a mountain man as big as the machine he’s driving comes to her rescue.
Derek Halliday is no hero. Suffering from PTSD, he’s retreated to his mountain chalet and shut out the world. Faced with offering shelter to an unwelcome guest, and a female at that, chills him, but something about Laura sparks feelings he thought were long dead.
Dumped by her uptight fiancé, Laura is not looking for love, but she can’t deny the sparks that flare between her and her rescuer. In the midst of the worst snowstorm in a century, can love help these two wounded souls find peace and acceptance?
Autumn Shadows – winner of the Koru Award of Excellence, Book of the year 2022.
Book Two – Deep South Romance Series is available for Pre-order.
Publication date November 20th, 2021
One night of blistering passion … six years of total silence …
The last person Gemma Halliday expects to arrive on her doorstep in the middle of a family crisis is Ben Mc Glade, the SAS soldier with whom she shared one stolen night of passion.
Honouring a promise he made to Gemma’s brother, a fellow SAS soldier, to watch out for his sister in his absence, Ben bears news of a threat against her and her child.
Determined to protect the woman he can’t forget, Ben vows to keep her and her infant son safe despite the memories of their night together that simmer beneath the surface. Giving way to these emotions is a sure way to endanger all their lives, a risk he dare not take.
While the threat to her and her infant son is real and horrifying, Gemma worries about protecting her vulnerable heart from Ben McGlade?