A workplace romance leads to a sweet second chance ...

Dean Foster needs Alice Jaye. Hiring her to manage all things administration and customer service at Foster’s Garage is giving him back something he’s been lacking for years: time. Time to focus on his business, time to be with his family. Time, even, to learn how to be something more than the town’s favourite widow.

Alice Jaye needs Dean Foster. A single mother struggling to make ends meet, Alice relies on the second income from Foster’s Garage to help make ends meet. But by taking a second job, Alice is losing the very thing she needs most: time. Time with her son. Time to rest. Time to be more than a money-chasing zombie who hasn’t had a grown-up dinner conversation in years.

Both Dean and Alice feel like they’ve left romance behind, but as they start spending their days together, and as their kids start to bond, it becomes clear that what begins in winter could grow into a very sweet spring.

"The romance is sweet and the pages just fly by – a lovely contemporary romance made all the better from the hero’s point of view. I strongly recommend you try this series!" Sam Still Reading - review for Ask Me for Tomorrow

"Another great story, I only wish they were longer, but I'd probably still read them in a day or two anyway!" Emma, Goodreads - review of Ask Me for Tomorrow




Originally published as Ask Me for Tomorrow. Expanded and revised edition.


Winter Beginnings is based loosely on the Upper Hunter Valley town of Denman in New South Wales Australia. I visited there a number of times when my parents lived there, and I was inspired by the landscape, the wonderful feeling of the community, and oddly enough, the pressed tin metal ceilings of the old pub. For more information on the town visit here.