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Barbara Hannay Barbara Hannay i(A73731 works by) (birth name: Barbara Gweneth Dow)
Born: Established: 1950 Kogarah, Arncliffe - Bexley - Rockdale area, Rockdale - Kogarah area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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1 y separately published work icon The Garden of Hopes and Dreams Barbara Hannay , Melbourne : Michael Joseph , 2021 21543135 2021 single work novel

'From award-winning novelist Barbara Hannay comes a timely and uplifting story about the importance of community and connection.

'Can love and friendship blossom on a rooftop?

'The residents in Brisbane's Riverview apartment block barely know each other. They have no idea of the loneliness, the lost hopes and dreams, being experienced behind their neighbours' closed doors.

'Vera, now widowed, is trying her hardest to create a new life for herself in an unfamiliar city environment. Unlucky-in-love Maddie has been hurt too many times by untrustworthy men, yet refuses to give up on romance. Ned, a reclusive scientist, has an unusual interest in bees and worm farms. Meanwhile, the building's caretaker Jock has all but given up hope of achieving his secret dream.

'When a couple of gardening enthusiasts from one of the apartments suggest they all create a communal garden on their rooftop, no one is interested. Not at first, anyway. But as the residents come together over their budding plants and produce, their lives become interconnected in ways they could never have imagined.

'From award-winning novelist Barbara Hannay, The Garden of Hopes and Dreams is a timely and uplifting story about the importance of community and the healing power of connection.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Under the Southern Cross Barbara Hannay , Sydney : Mills and Boon , 2020 20076975 2020 selected work novel romance
1 y separately published work icon A Nanny Called Alice Barbara Hannay , California : Tule Publishing , 2020 19941673 2020 single work novel romance

'She’s thousands of miles from home and intent on proving her independence…

'When Alice Trembath is mugged in the stark Australian outback, she has two choices: return to the US with an “I told you so” from her conservative parents and join the family business, or take a job as a nanny on a nearby cattle station. Despite being wildly unqualified, she accepts the position. She’s a fast learner and besides, she needs the money.

'Hotshot businessman Tom Braydon is juggling huge responsibilities. After the death of his brother, Tom took in his orphaned nieces and managed his brother’s cattle station, while simultaneously running his own thriving business in Sydney. Tom desperately needs Alice’s help, even though she has zero experience looking after children or living in the outback. He has plenty on his plate, he doesn’t need the distraction of a romance.

'But while Alice and Tom strive to ignore the chemistry sizzling between them and focus on their separate goals, love clearly has other plans.'

(Source: publisher's blurb)

1 y separately published work icon The Sister's Gift Barbara Hannay , Melbourne : Michael Joseph , 2020 19547239 2020 single work novel

'Two sisters, one baby and the best of intentions...

'As a vibrant, young woman with a lifetime of possibilities ahead of her, Freya grants her sister, Pearl, the ultimate gift of motherhood. However, this comes at a hefty price - an unexpected rift in her family and the loss of the man she loves.

'Decades later, Freya is divorced, childless and homeless, at rock bottom after losing everything she's worked for. When her estranged niece, Billie, offers sanctuary, managing the family restaurant on beautiful Magnetic Island, Freya can hardly refuse.

'Billie has never understood the tension between her mother and her aunt and now, with a newly broken heart, she is nursing a family secret of her own. All three women come together under the tropical Queensland skies, but can they let go of past regrets, or will old tensions tear them further apart?

'By the bestselling author of Meet Me in Venice, this is a moving and inspiring novel in a stunning setting about choices and consequences and the redemptive power of love.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Red Dust Secrets Barbara Hannay , Chatswood : Mira Books , 2020 19533650 2020 selected work novel romance
1 y separately published work icon One Winter Wedding Barbara Hannay , Anne Oliver , Sydney : Mills and Boon , 2020 19533449 2020 selected work novel
1 y separately published work icon Aussie Heroes : Family Secrets Barbara Hannay , Marion Lennox , Nikki Logan , Sydney : Mills and Boon , 2020 18571923 2020 selected work novel
1 y separately published work icon A Royal Proposal Barbara Hannay , Richmond : Mills and Boon , 2019 19942671 2019 selected work novel
1 y separately published work icon Jenna Barbara Hannay , California : Tule Publishing , 2019 16938155 2019 single work novel romance

'Can she keep a safe distance?

'Jenna Matthews is a city girl, no question. Despite a childhood spent in the Outback, she's committed to her fast-paced life and the competitive world of corporate law. When her best friend asks her to be bridesmaid, Jenna finds herself in Wirralong and wildly attracted to the best man. A fling? Why not?

'Dangerously sexy Sam Twist runs his vast family sheep property and is as keen as Jenna to keep their relationship at fling status. Then the authorities turn up on his door step and Jenna jumps in to help despite Sam’s protests.

'She soon learns that after years of drought, there are others in the district who need her skills. Her dilemma? Spending too much time around Sam is perilous. He could rob a girl of her heart.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Meet Me in Venice Barbara Hannay , North Sydney : Penguin Random House Australia , 2019 16886995 2019 single work novel

'The new romantic drama by multi-award-winning author Barbara Hannay. 
'A year after her husband Leo's death, widow Daisy invites her three adult children to join her for a holiday in beautiful Venice. It will be wonderful, her chicks under one roof again in their father's birthplace. But is it possible to recapture the past?

'Marc's marriage is in jeopardy, but for his mother's sake, he convinces his wife to keep up appearances. Anna's trying to hide the truth about the dismal state of her London acting career; and Ellie, enjoying a gap year and uncertain about her future choices, wants to avoid family pressure to conform.

'Despite the magic of Venice, family ties are tested to the limit, especially when a shocking secret from Leo's past is revealed. Now everything they value about love, family, commitment and trust must be re-examined.

'How can one family holiday require so much courage? Will Daisy's sentimental journey make or break them?

'From multi-award-winning author Barbara Hannay comes a moving and heartfelt family drama about difficult choices and finding happiness in the most unexpected places.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Once More with Feeling Barbara Hannay , Sydney : Harlequin Mills and Boon , 2018 14770616 2018 selected work novel
1 y separately published work icon The Summer of Secrets Barbara Hannay , Melbourne : Michael Joseph , 2018 14175895 2018 single work novel

'Sydney journalist Chloe Brown is painfully aware that her biological clock isn't just ticking, it's booming. When her long term boyfriend finally admits he never wants children, Chloe is devastated. Impulsively, she moves as far from disappointment as she can – to a job on a small country newspaper in Queensland's far north.

'The little town seems idyllic, a cosy nest, and Chloe plans to regroup and, possibly, to embark on single motherhood via IVF. But she soon realises that no place is free from trouble or heartache. The grouchy news editor, Finn Latimer, is a former foreign correspondent who has retreated after a family tragedy. Emily, the paper's elegant, sixty-something owner, is battling with her husband's desertion. Meanwhile, the whole town is worried when their popular young baker disappears.

'As lives across generations become more deeply entwined, the lessons are clear. Secrets and silence harbour pain, while honesty and openness bring healing and hope. And love. All that's needed now is courage...'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Mills & Boon Loves ... Xxo Barbara Hannay , Sydney : Mills and Boon , 2018 14008941 2018 selected work novel romance
1 y separately published work icon The Prince's Convenient Proposal Barbara Hannay , Chatswood : Harlequin Mills and Boon , 2017 19942393 2017 single work novel romance

'To secure his country's future, reformed playboy Prince Rafael of Montaigne needs a wife. A convenient marriage seems the ideal solution…until his fiancée disappears and Rafe must ask her identical twin sister, Charlie Morisset, to become his stand–in bride–to–be.

'Down–to–earth Charlie accepts Rafe's convenient proposal – in exchange for the funds to save her baby's sister's life. Being swept in to a crazy Royal whirlwind seems a small price to pay…until she's finds herself falling for Rafe. A prince she knows she will have to walk away from…'

(Source: publisher's blurb)

1 y separately published work icon The Cattleman's Journey Barbara Hannay , Chatswood : Mira Books , 2017 11937480 2017 selected work novel romance


Cattleman Reece Weston had never held a baby until the night he saved pregnant Jess Cassidy during a raging storm and delivered her tiny daughter. Now alone, with crippling debts to her name, Jess has never forgotten her rescuer. So she seizes the chance to repay the favour.

Reece is usually content with the silence of the outback – no emotions, no distractions. But, with the woman who's been haunting his dreams in his homestead with her adorable baby uttering ‘da' as her first word, his resolve starts to crumble…'


Isabella Martineau is tired of being a princess – it's time she broke free and lived by her own rules, not by royal decree. Freedom beckons in the Australian outback, where Isabella meets rugged stranger Jack Kingsley–Laird, who quickly discovers that her cool, regal exterior hides a wild and adventurous woman!

But will their mutual attraction be enough to bridge the gap between their two different worlds?'


Camille Devereaux: sexy, successful and single.

Jonno Rivers: ruggedly handsome outback landowner, rated one of Australia's most desirable bachelors.

When Camille meets Jonno, sparks fly! Their very different lifestyles can't change the fact that they find each other irresistible. In fact, the powerful chemistry between them is proof that opposites really do attract. But Camille soon finds there is nothing more terrifying than  the uncertainty of a new relationship. Will she give up her independence in exchange for a future with Jonno? He's going to do everything it takes to convince her.' (Publication Summary)

2 y separately published work icon The Country Wedding Barbara Hannay , North Sydney : Michael Joseph , 2017 11570936 2017 single work novel romance historical fiction

'Two country weddings, fifty years apart … and the miracle of second chances In the tiny Tablelands township of Burralea, Flora Drummond is preparing to play in a string quartet for the wedding of a very close friend. The trouble is, she can't quite forget the embarrassing teenage crush she once had on the handsome groom.

'All is as it should be on the big day. The little church is filled with flowers, the expectant guests are arriving, and Mitch is nervously waiting – but his bride has had a sudden change of heart.

'Decades earlier, another wedding in the same church led to a similar story of betrayal and devastation. Hattie missed out on marrying her childhood sweetheart the first time around, but now she has returned to the scene of her greatest heartache.

'As Flora is drawn into both romantic dramas, she must also confront a relationship crisis of her own. But the past and the present offer promise for the future and there's a chance for friends, old and new, to help each other to heal.

'From the rolling green hills of Far North Queensland to the crowded streets of Shanghai on the eve of the Second World War, this is a beautiful romantic saga that tells of two loves lost and found and asks the questions – do we ever get over our first love, and is it ever too late to make amends?' (Synopsis)

1 y separately published work icon Second Chance With Her Soldier [and] The Outback Nurse Barbara Hannay , Carol Marinelli , Chatswood : Harlequin Mills and Boon , 2017 11567000 2017 selected work novel
1 y separately published work icon Mother's Day Collection : 2017 Barbara Hannay , Chatswood : Mills and Boon , 2017 11077328 2017 selected work novel
1 y separately published work icon Reunited by a Baby Bombshell [and] The Spanish Tycoon's Takeover Barbara Hannay , Michelle Douglas , Chatswood : Harlequin Mills and Boon , 2017 11031655 2017 selected work novel
1 y separately published work icon Reunited by a Baby Bombshell Barbara Hannay , Chatswood : Harlequin Mills and Boon , 2017 11031315 2017 single work novel romance

'A secret he never knew about...

'Prima ballerina Eva Hennessey has made her life in Paris—far away from her childhood sweetheart, Griffen Fletcher. But when an invitation arrives for her school reunion, she nervously accepts!

'Griff never imagined he would see Eva again, and now he wants some answers. She may be more beautiful than he remembers, but she also masks a pain only he can see. It’s a secret she’s kept far too long. And when she finally tells him, their worlds change forever…' (Publication Summary)