Books

The writing accomplishment I’m most proud of has to be my novel. When I wrote that first draft, I knew I could express myself, but I was unaware that novel writing is a craft that I still needed to learn.

Bitter-Sweet Harvest

They were not supposed to fall in love. It was tempting fate. As their encounters become increasingly passionate, love is inevitable. Is their love strong enough to overcome the gulf between them?

Plot
They were not supposed to fall in love. It was tempting fate.
Ambitious photo-journalist, April Lennox, is excited to be in Tuscany on her first major assignment for “Wine and Travel” magazine. This is her chance to make a name for herself. She is photographing workers harvesting grapes when she trips and falls into the arms of Rico Falcone. There is an instant spark of attraction between them. April is wary of any relationship which might affect her career, but desire overcomes her caution. They embark on what is intended to be a brief affair, which must end on her return to London. As their encounters become increasingly passionate, love is inevitable. But Rico is living a lie, and April is devastated when she finds out. Rico believes that April is beyond his reach. Driven by a strong sense of duty he becomes engaged to a bride chosen for him by his family. After a chance meeting with April, he knows that his engagement was a tragic mistake; but he is honour bound not to break it. Is their love strong enough to overcome the gulf between them?
Romantic Books by Author Andie Patrick
Romantic Books by Author Andie Patrick

Deck the Halls

A Christmas Wedding in Summer. Friendly twenty-seven-year old Juliet Smythe is striving to make a success of her business as a wedding planner in Durban. The wedding of Claudine, sister of wealthy sugarcane farmer Jonas Warwick; a wedding which will establish the reputation of her business. Each tries to deny their attraction towards the other. Will it be a Happy Christmas for the Bride and for the Wedding Planner?

Plot
A Christmas Wedding in Summer.

Friendly twenty-seven-year old Juliet Smythe is striving to make a success of her business as a wedding planner in Durban. She wins a contract to arrange the wedding of Claudine, sister of wealthy sugarcane farmer Jonas Warwick; a wedding which will establish the reputation of her business.
There are just two problems. First, she has insufficient time to organise an event on Christmas Day, when everything in this holiday city is fully booked. Second is the surly Jonas Warwick. Despite his undeniable good looks, she dislikes him on sight; and he writes her off as incompetent.
Juliet throws herself into the arrangements. She visits the Warwick estate frequently, and cannot avoid meeting Jonas. Each develops feelings towards the other; but he is deeply bitter and distrustful, battling demons from his past; and she cannot forget his initial hostility. Each tries to deny their attraction towards the other.
Torn by her conflicting emotions, Juliet drives her staff to meet their deadline; but time is passing, and she still has no caterer.
Will it be a Happy Christmas for the Bride and for the Wedding Planner?