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The Resilience of Beauty: Escapism at its best

Date: 8th August 2020, Posted by mollie

Dear readers,

If you’ve read my art-inspired romances you’ll know that it’s so important to use our heart as a compass and follow the invisible trail of what lights us up.

Along with writing love stories. I love to paint. This a new work I completed yesterday. It is called “Te Ataroa” and named after the beautiful baby born three months ago to a very proud Maori couple. They had lost a little girl earlier who passed before she could be held in their arms. Te Ataroa is an added blessing. Translated her name means “the long morning”. Spring is nearly here in the Bay of Islands and the mornings are getting longer and they are nearly as beautiful as that wee baby

900 mm x 1200mm Acrylic on canvas

My ideas, whether a painting or a story start with a character or an event, either a theme that intrigues me or sometimes a news event that captures me. Claimed by The Sheikh, was inspired by the tragedy that took the lives of former New Zealand All Black Legend Jerry Collins and his Canadian partner Alana Madill in France. The crash happened at 3:10am along the highway near Béziers on the way to the city of Montpellier. They died instantly, and their baby daughter was taken to Montpellier hospital in a critical condition.

I cried such tears thinking of that baby being left an orphan. It really worried me that she would be left in the world with no parents to love and care for her. So I wondered—what if her parents weren’t really dead. What if the two people that died were the baby’s adoptive parents, and what if her biological parents were very much alive.

And then, as writers are want to do, I thought what if the biological father was an extraordinarily wealthy sheikh who was unaware that he had fathered a child.


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I’ve always believed in magic. So, it seemed natural, after the still-birth of my sister Sophie’s and her husband’s first son, and as Sophie continued the struggle to conceive naturally, IVF having failed, that I wrote a prayer. I buried my wish beneath the ancient walnut tree in the middle of a beautiful vineyard, in Marlborough, New Zealand—tucked inside a walnut.

As I wrote in Love Me Forever, “As she gazed down at the note she thought with satisfaction that the wish looked like twins lying nestled in their crib.”

And that’s virtually what happened. Several years later, Freya, appropriately named after the Norse goddess of love, was born. Quickly followed by her brother Finlay, meaning ‘fair hero.’ A better name couldn’t be had!

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The other books in this series are part of a special two-book bundle that I have narrated as an audiobook, Passion Down Under Sassy Short Stories 2 Book-Bundle Box Set: Love Me Forever and Twist of Fate

Here’s the blurb

“You’re the one” —honest love in exotic locations.

Grab these sweet and sensual escapist reads today. Lose yourself in these beautiful stories of broken hearts and second chances.

Passion Down Under Sassy Short Stories contains the first two books of AMAZON BEST-SELLING author Mollie Mathew’s romantic series set in the captivatingly beautiful landscape of New Zealand. If you adore beautifully written stories and true heart-warming sweet romances which sparkle with humour you’ll love travelling along the road to love with these changing and evolving men and women as they open their heart’s again and find true love.
The first two Sassy Short Story books (over 500 pages) included in this bundle are: Love Me Forever and Twist of Fate

Love me Forever

What if the end was just the beginning?

Viticulturist Joey Harper’s organic vineyard is under siege from neighbouring landowners with chemical sprays, wanting to turn a fast profit, and someone purchasing large tracts of land under incredible secrecy.

But Joey’s not someone who dwells on her own troubles. She has only one wish—following the still-birth of her sister’s first child, she prays her much loved younger sister may conceive again.

Using her inherited gift for magic, she enlists the aid of the ancient walnut tree which towers majestically over her organic vineyard. What she doesn’t realise is that her one wish, begets another, and her unselfish desire for her sister’s happiness send’s love to her—in the form of a most unsuitable and irresistible admirer.

Venetian winemaking tycoon Tomasso Rivetti has it all: a loving family, good looks, and a considerable fortune. When he ventures Down Under to New Zealand, underneath his apparently perfect world, cracks begin to appear…and no one is more surprised than Tomasso when the billionaire lifestyle he takes for granted is turned upside down by a chance encounter.

But despite Tomasso’s determined pursuit of Joey’s affection, her broken heart remains closed—to protect herself and her vineyard from a terrible threat.

Distance keeps her safe. But as a final battle draws close, Joey and Tomasso are drawn irresistibly together. And while they succumb to the heat between them, they both know there can be no tomorrow…

If you enjoy stories with a touch of magic and fantasy and with that so important happy ending, you’ll love this powerful new love story.

‘Tugs at the heartstrings’

‘I love Mollie Mathews’

‘Heart-warming and beautiful with passion’

‘Love Me Forever has a lovely mystical feel about it, with deep longings being experienced by the characters.’

Twist of Fate

What if a twist of fate could change your life? What if a twist of fate could change your life?

Still reeling following his unexpected divorce, billionaire Tech guru Jonathan James has returned home feeling disillusioned and low in spirits. The last thing he needs when he flies home from London to New Zealand is complications.

When a baggage mix up leaves him with nothing but a suitcase full of stilettos, lush lashes, and Dolly Parton-like wigs, he goes in search of the owner. He quickly discovers that all is not as it seems as his life takes off in a hilarious and unexpected direction.

A Twist of Fate is a short story, clean romance, full of quirky humour and the promise of romance. A fun, quick read!

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