Juanita Kees Juanita Kees i(6697199 works by)
Also writes as: Seanna Smythe ; Juanita Chavez
Born: Established:
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South Africa,
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Southern Africa, Africa,
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Gender: Female
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South African-born, Australian-based romance novelist.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

Whispers at Wongan Creek 2016 single work novel romance

'Wongan Creek has a second chance at life, but new possibilities unearth long-buried secrets...

'Travis Bailey may as well be Wongan Creek. His family has farmed canola for generations, and he sometimes feels like he holds the community together with his bare, dirt-stained hands. Between caring for the farm, his orphaned niece and his elderly, ailing neighbour, he doesn't have time for himself. He doesn’t have time to fall in love.

'Social worker Heather Penney is living on borrowed time. When her mother died of Motor Neurone Disease, she took the initial blood tests and now nothing is guaranteed, let alone a future with a family and a home and a child. Wongan Creek, and its resident protector, might be getting under her skin, but she can't afford to get attached.

'But even as a new mine revitalises the small town, old secrets threaten resurface, and Travis and Heather find themselves fighting to save the farms and the futures of Wongan Creek's long-time residents — and possibly their own lives.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2016 finalist Australian Romance Readers Awards Favourite Contemporary Romance
Home to Bindarra Creek 2015 single work novel romance

'When fate brings together two lost souls, it's time to leave the shadows behind and come home to Bindarra Creek

'Alice Pritchard has learned to live with her haunted past. She's comfortable in her cocoon in sleepy Bindarra Creek, but with rejuvenation of the town, she has let go of the memories. Dan Molyneaux roars into her life in his high-powered V8 and reopens the Riverside Pub forcing her to face her ghosts. Slowly he melts the ice around her heart, but love always comes at a cost.' (Publication summary)

2016 finalist Romance Writers of Australia, Romantic Book of the Year Award Ruby Short Sweet Finalists
Under Cover of Dark 2014 single work novel romance thriller

'When Mark Johnson delves deeper into his investigation into the murder of Tiny Watts, and the involvement of a teenage gang with sleazy lawyer Gino Bennetti and his drug world ties, the last thing he expects is to be interviewing Gino’s widow, a woman in a world of trouble.

'When her husband is shot and killed, it is both a relief and a disaster. Lily has her son to protect and secrets that run deeper than the scars she bears. Mark Johnson is the last person she wants uncovering those secrets, especially the truth about her son Luke’s involvement in Tiny Watts’s murder.

'As the investigation continues and Lily’s wounds begin to heal, she finds the detective easy to trust and the friendship between them blossoms into more. But the secret Lily holds places everyone in very real danger. When it is finally revealed, Lily will lose everything: her son, the man she’s grown to love, her freedom and her life.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2014 shortlisted Australian Romance Readers Awards Favourite Romantic Suspense
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