Elisabeth Rose i(18 works by)
Born: Established: 1951 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, ;
Gender: Female
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Awards for Works

Empty Heart 2015 single work novel romance thriller

'One honeymoon, one vanished husband, one desperate wife—and the cop who is tasked to help her, but can’t seem to keep his thoughts on the job.

'Honeymooner Nikki Spenser emerges from the surf at Surfers Paradise and can’t find her husband, her towel, or her clothes on the beach. Carlos has disappeared from her life as suddenly as he entered it.

'In despair, Nikki returns to Sydney where she is contacted by Detective Luke Emerson, a reminder from her past she thought never to see again. Luke informs her that the man she married so recklessly in Las Vegas three weeks prior doesn’t exist. Everything she knew about Carlos is a lie, and Nikki realises she knows nothing about her husband—not where he is, not even who he is.

'As Nikki and Luke chase down tenuous leads, they soon find themselves plunged into an ever-widening sea of international crime and violence, and Nikki is faced with the hard questions—how much of her love is based on lies, and how much is true?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2016 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
Evidence of Love 2014 single work novel crime romance

'She survived years as a gangland wife, sacrificing everything to the family. But now they’re threatening the one thing that she will never, ever give up — her child.

'When Maja's abusive gang boss husband Tony is murdered, she takes the opportunity to flee, change her name, and leave her criminal family and her past behind. As Lara Moore, she and her toddler son Petey live quietly in suburban Sydney. Then, one act of kindness threatens to reveal her secrets and unravel the threads of her new life. But Detective Nick is dedicated and determined, the antithesis of everything she was brought up to believe about the police. Slowly, Maja finds herself drawn out of her shell and into his protective embrace.

'Investigating Detective Nick Lawson doesn’t know what it is about the prickly, reclusive young mother that attracts and intrigues him, but as the facts about her crime-steeped family emerge, Nick doubts whether his career would survive this relationship, even if she were interested.

'Then, to Lara’s horror, her past meets her present, and thoughts of love and a future are lost as the fight for her child begins.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2015 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
Instant Family 2010 single work novel romance 'At twenty one Chloe Gardiner put life on hold to raise her three orphaned stepsiblings. When teenage Sebastian gets into police trouble Chloe is shocked. When Seb befriends the man whose property he vandalised, she is horrified, convinced the friendship will be short-lived. Initially reluctant to involve himself with Seb's rehabilitation, divorced architect Alex Bergmann is surprised by his unexpected friendship with the boy and realises Seb and his twin brother crave adult male company. Pretty Chloe has not only neglected her own life but begun to smother theirs. Chloe is determined not to be distracted by an attractive man whose longterm motives she can't trust. She daydreams of a life free from children when she can finish her music degree. Can Alex convince her their dreams can co-exist?' (Author's website)
2011 shortlisted Romance Writers of Australia, Romantic Book of the Year Award Long Romance
Last amended 17 May 2011
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