Koru Award 2017 – Maddie Jane


Koru Award 2017 – Maddie Jane

We are so thrilled to announce that Maddie Jane was awarded not one, but two Koru awards at last weekend’s Romance Writers of New Zealand conference.

Maddie’s book, Backpack and a Red Dresswon not only the Best Short, Sweet Romance Koru, but was also the Overall Winner of the night.

The Koru Awards are a readers’ choice award, presented by the Romance Writers of New Zealand, honouring excellence in romance writing.

Congratulations, Maddie! We’re so proud to be publishing your charming, beautiful novels!


A fresh contemporary romance about a lonely girl looking for love, family and the perfect dress.

Managing a flailing second-hand clothes shop in an English village is not part of Cally Kirkwood’s life plan. But she’s travelled across the world to meet her birth father and she won’t leave until he acknowledges her.

But life happens when you’re busy making plans, and Cally soon finds herself completely invested in converting the grungy shop into a beautiful vintage clothing store, despite the opposition of her new employer’s son, Sam Hunter.

Sam is instantly attracted to Cally but can’t figure her out. There’s something she isn’t telling him and he doesn’t know whether to trust her—yet he can’t stay away.

An unexpected discovery means Cally must decide whether her true loyalty lies with her father or Sam. She thought she’d do anything to find love; but choosing between her past and her future may leave her with no love at all.

“the perfect blend of sweet, cute, and heartwarming” – Bette, Goodreads

“an easy-to-read book full of romance, personal development and a touch of vintage style” – Lilly, Goodreads

“a fresh, light well-written read” – J, Goodreads

Available now!

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