Barbara Hannay earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Queensland University and became an English teacher in country Queensland. After completing a creative writing course, she began to have short stories published in the Australian Women's Weekly and Woman's Day.
Hannay has used her local knowledge of Townsville, North Queensland, in the settings for the romance novels she has written for Mills and Boon. Her novels have been published in Australia, the UK, New Zealand and the USA.
'For three generations of Australian women, becoming a grazier's wife has meant very different things.
'For Stella in 1946, it was a compromise in the aftermath of a terrible war.
'For Jackie in the 1970s, it was a Cinderella fairytale with an outback prince.
'While for Alice in 2015, it is the promise of a bright new future.
'Decades earlier, Stella was desperate to right a huge injustice, but now a long-held family secret threatens to tear the Drummond family of Ruthven Downs apart. On the eve of a special birthday reunion, with half the district invited, the past and the present collide, passions are unleashed and the shocking truth comes spilling out.
'From glamorous pre-war Singapore to a vast cattle property in Queensland's Far North, this sweeping, emotional saga tests the beliefs and hopes of three strong women as they learn how to hold on to loved ones and when to let go.' (Publication summary)
'When Lucy Hunter stumbles upon her grandfather Harry's World War II memorabilia, she finds a faded photograph of a stunning young woman known simply as 'George' and a series of heartfelt letters. They are clues about the secret years, a period of Lucy's family history that has been kept a mystery . . . until now.
'How did a cattleman from north Queensland find forbidden love with the Honourable Georgina Lenton of London and persuade her to move to his isolated outback property? And why are the effects of this encounter still reverberating in the lives of Lucy and her mother, Rose, now?
'As the passions of the past trickle down the years, three generations of one family pull together. Each must learn in their own way how true love can conquer the greatest challenges of all.
'From the wild beauty of the Australian bush to England's rugged south coast, this is a deeply moving story of heartbreak, heroism and homecoming by a beloved, multi-award-winning author.' (Publication summary)
'Whoever said a broken heart was the end of the world had never met Milla Brady! In desperate need of a distraction, she sets her sights on reviving her parents' bakery. But when a tall, handsome blast from the past turns up, Milla's calm feathers are distinctly ruffled!
'One big miracle!
'Ed Cavanaugh could only watch when his brother walked all over Milla's dreams – he always knew she deserved better. So, seeing her looking beautiful and content, he promises not to leave Bellaroo Creek until he tells her what he wanted to say all those years ago….' (Publisher's blurb)