Sous chef Kirsty Lawrence's problems begin
when the new hotel manager arrives.
Has she really become so inept
or is someone sabotaging her work?

Reeve initialy believes Kirsty is incompetent,
but feels drawn to her. He puts his feelings
aside to concentrate on why the
hotel restaurant is losing money.

Could Kirsty be the reason?
Instinct tells him no, but his feelings for
her might be influencing his decision.

Travis Denton's arrival in New Zealand throws
Darcy Farrell's life into turmoil. He
states he is the father of her eight year
old niece Brooke and has come to claim
custody of her. Darcy worries Travis
might disappear overseas with the child.
She decides to do what's best for Brooke.
Her choice brings her into close contact
with Travis, which creates a problem when
she becomes attracted to him!

Velma’s large family refuse to accept she is now a
young woman. She falls in love with Jack and her
family discuss whether he is a suitable husband.

The declaration of World War II forces the engaged
couple to cancel their white wedding only days
before the service, putting a strain on
Jack and Velma's relationship.
He gives her the choice to let him go to war as
a single man, or to marry him in a registry office without
the support of family and friends.

Can Velma survive the worry of Jack being
at the front? Will it be easier to cope if they are married?

Miri inherits a cottage from the grandmother
she's never met. Gavin, the solicitor's clerk,
helps her settle in and sign all the necessary documents.
The isolated village has several cottages, but the none
of the neighbours are friendly, except for one unknown
person who repeatedly breaks in and searches
Miri's new home.
Who is this strange person and what does he want?
Will Gavin protect her now his official duties are over?

Life is hard when Jayden is released from prison.

No one wants to employ him and his family want nothing to do with an ex-con. He retreats to a quiet village with no amenities to hide from the world.

Jayden decides the only option is to clear his name. He did not embezzle the money from his employers but knows all prisoners swear they are innocent.

Will anyone believe him?

Sophie lives in the same village and is willing to help him prove his innocence plus she has the skills to do the investigation.

Their quest draws them closer but danger follows every move they make.

Will their search make things worse for Jayden or will they clear his name?

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Darcy's older sister has returned home from America. Kelly seems happy and carefree but Darcy is positive her sister is hiding a secret and this is making her unhappy.
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Magic, Mystery and Mayhem
for the young and not so young
Sue Perkins