More About the Author
Kandy Shepherd is an award-winning author of contemporary romance. She lives on a small farm in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia with her husband, daughter, and a menagerie of four-legged friends. Kandy believes in love-at-first-sight and real-life romance--they worked for her!
Kandy's newest heart-warming book for Harlequin Romance is A DIAMOND IN HER STOCKING with a December 1, 2014 release date. It is the third of her Harlequin Romances to be set in the idyllic coastal town of Dolphin Bay. THE TYCOON AND THE WEDDING PLANNER was published in July 2014 and THE SUMMER THEY NEVER FORGOT in February 2014.
As well as her titles published by both Harlequin and Berkley Sensation, Kandy is the author of the e-book romances THE CASTAWAY BRIDE (an Amazon best-seller) and SOMETHING ABOUT JOE; and the contemporary women's fiction title, REINVENTING ROSE.
REINVENTING ROSE, was inspired by her Kandy's years working as an editor in women's magazines, in particular the reader makeovers she enjoyed so much. Dumped, duped and divorced, 28-year-old Californian schoolteacher Rose Butler finds herself stranded in Sydney, Australia and decides she needs a "me makeover". Lucky for Rose, she makes three new friends who draw her into their circle of friendship and support and help her reinvent herself. She finds a new life--and a new man--but what happens when her old life beckons? REINVENTING ROSE is about love, friendship and the magic of a makeover.
SOMETHING ABOUT JOE is a heartwarming love story. The hero is hot, smart, great with kids, and he can cook--what's not to love about Joe Martin? But stressed-out executive and single mom, Allison Bradley, fights it all the way when she finds herself falling in love with her little boy's new nanny. Joe is one of Kandy's favorite heroes--he actually came to her in a dream!
Kandy's Amazon bestseller, THE CASTAWAY BRIDE, is an unashamedly escapist romance about a runaway bride who is shipwrecked on a tropical island with a sexy stranger. This story is a tad steamier than Kandy's charming dog-themed stories. There is a dog, the hero's black labrador--but he gets seasick and can't be on board the hero's yacht, so he never actually appears on the pages.
LOVE IS A FOUR-LEGGED WORD, Kandy's debut novel, is a romantic comedy set in San Francisco about a little dog who inherits a big fortune and the people he brings together.
Kandy's second book for Berkley Sensation, HOME IS WHERE THE BARK IS, is a tale of romance, mystery and dogs. It's a follow-on book from LOVE IS A FOUR-LEGGED WORD, and tells the story of Serena, the heroine's best friend in the first book. Brutus, the millionaire mutt, and Coco his beloved poodle mate, guest star. But Mack, a big sad-eyed mutt who is abandoned at Serena's doggy daycare Paws-A-While, is the doggy hero of the story. HOME IS WHERE THE BARK IS is a stand-alone story that can be enjoyed without reading the first book.
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