Tricia McGill


Award winning author Tricia McGill was born in London, England, and moved to Australia many years ago, settling near Melbourne. The youngest in a large, loving family she was never lonely or alone. Surrounded by avid readers, who encouraged her to read from an early age, is it any wonder she became a writer? Her published works cross sub-genres, but romance is always at their heart.


Settlers Series (Historical Romance)

Book 1 Mystic Mountains.

In the1800s the penal colony of Botany Bay was an unforgiving and harsh place. Isabella is transported for wounding a member of the British aristocracy. She loathes the system that sentenced her to seven years transportation, and is determined to hate her new master. Mystic Mountains is a story of courage and persistence-essential traits for the settlers who carved out a new life in a raw land where suffering and heartbreak were commonplace.

5 stars Best convict book ever written May 23, 2014

“I have read many, many books but this one would to be one of the ones at the top of my list. The descriptions not only had me visually transported to the past, I could also feel and smell the surroundings and the people. Extremely well written. Congratulations Tricia, keep them coming as I will be looking for your efforts.”  Sandra


Book 2 Distant Mountains.

In the prospering colony of New South Wales, could a convicted man consider marrying the daughter of a wealthy property owner? Forced to leave the woman he loves, Remy faces overwhelming odds and an ordeal that threatens to strip him of everything; his pride, strength, health—even his life.

5 stars By KC book lover on Amazon 25 April 2016

“This is the follow up to Mystic Mountains, following the story of the early settlers in Australia in the 1800s…I loved this book just as much as I did the first. I couldn’t guess how the book was going to end there were that many twists and turns on Rem’s journey…I can only hope this means there will be a third book in the series. Highly recommended.”


Wild Heather Series (Time-Travel):

Book 1 The Laird.

Australian Andrew reluctantly answers a plea to visit his ailing uncle in Scotland. His PA, Liz, persuades him to take her along. In the dilapidated castle, while exploring an attic, they set off a course of events that propel them back in time to 1050 where they meet The Laird.

5 stars By S.A. Martin on November 29, 2014

“The Laird” is a wonderful time travel romance that draws the reader in…Exceptionally researched and well written, the story centers around Andrew and Elizabeth, who travel to Scotland to visit his uncle before the man dies….they find themselves flung back to the 11th century.”


Book 2 Travis

While visiting Scotland to help her friends renovate their dilapidated castle, Beth’s friend Liz tells her how she and Andrew were swept back in time, where Andrew saved the life of his ancestor, a lovable rogue. Beth discovers their method of time-travel, but the Travis she meets is now driven by revenge, and has too much violence to contend with. He has no time in his life for another woman from the future.

5 stars By Violet on 7 December 2016

“Another great time-travel by one of my favorite authors. Tricia McGill takes you back convincingly to a past age where times were hard and there were no amenities to make life easier. The handsome Laird Travis made me wish I was back there with Beth.”


Beneath Southern Skies Series (Contemporary Romance)

Book 1 Lonely Pride

Sam fell in love with Mac at first sight when she was still a child and he a teenage boy. By the time Sam reached her 17th birthday she was in love with her hero. But one awful night Mac betrayed that love and Sam was unable to find it in her heart to forgive him. Sam’s pride prevented her from forgiving Mac; threatened to ensure her a lonely future.

“I was supposed to take the book on vacation with me, but I made the mistake of starting it and couldn’t stop until I finished–but then Tricia McGill is one of my favorite authors. She grabbed me from the beginning… Tricia McGill has an astounding way with words. Once you read her books, you’ll become an avid fan.” Brett Scott TRS (When previously published as Tarnished Dreams)


Book 2 A Dream For Lani

Cosseted all her life, Lani Moore inherits a fortune, but yearns for a loving family. The chance to grab that arrives when two youngsters talk her into taking a flat in their house. Their father, Ryan, is enchanted by the air of intriguing melancholy about his new tenant. Will Lani’s lonely heart find the love she wants?

“I believe this is the best book I have ever read! I probably think something similar when I finish a book, but I have never before printed the words…Ms. Tricia McGill keeps enticing us into the story with her wit and charming manner of writing…The love ebbs and flows and the “near hits and misses” just tug at the heartstrings…I urge you to read this winner!” 5 Hearts Brenda Talley TRS (When previously published as A Lonely Heart)


Book 3 Leah in Love (and Trouble)

When Leah, a landscape designer, is contracted to work on the garden of PI Sean Russel, she becomes embroiled in the handsome PI’s cases. Leah becomes a party to such mayhem she is forced to wonder how she ever got mixed up in this mess. Her indomitable spirit, and incurable sense of humor enable her to override all obstacles. And there is her overwhelming attraction for the PI that started it all.

5 stars By Violet on 7 December 2016

“If you want a fun read with a feisty female lead and sensual love scenes then don’t miss this one. There is certainly plenty of love and trouble between Leah and her handsome PI. She gets herself into so much hot water and all because she happened to be working in his garden.”


Challenge the Heart Series (Contemporary Romance)

Book 1 When Fate Decides

For too long Tessa has seen herself as just an ordinary suburban housewife. With her confidence eroded after being married to a bully, why wouldn’t she presume she was someone no man would bother with? Now a widow, her world is turned upside down by a man she spent hours fantasizing over when he worked for her husband. When Jack re-enters her life, professing he finds her attractive, why would she believe him? Especially as he is now wealthy, successful, still extremely handsome, and to add to that, years younger than her.

“Tessa was just beginning to realize the freedom she’d inherited upon her husband’s death. No more bullying. No more being a possession. Then Jack, 15 years younger than Tessa, knocked on her door, talking business. This is a fast-paced story of slow decisions after instant attraction. Many women dream of a man like Jack but never meet one, much less get to love and be loved by him.” Chas Ridley TRS (When previously published as Autumn Fire)


Book 2 A Heart in Conflict

Opposites attract, it is a well-known fact. At times this leads to insurmountable conflict, when at other times, sit back and watch the fireworks. Calmly confident Steve Tanakis, head of a fashion empire, needs to be in control of his life and his business decisions. He decides it is time to find a mother for his son. What he wants is an unemotional wife, one who will fit well into his way of life. Vivacious Georgie McNamara, assistant designer, is the antitheses to his idea of the perfect choice. The tiny whirlwind turns Steve’s organized lifestyle upside down, foiling all his plans to find that uncomplicated wife. There is a lot more to this bundle of feminine trouble than Steve first thought. Is she more trouble than he can handle?

5 stars By Liz Gavin on August 9, 2016

“This is the first book by Tricia McGill that I’ve read but it surely won’t be the last one. She delivers a fun and truly romantic story in this A Heart in Conflict…I fell in love with Georgie and Steve’s story right from the start. I loved her youthful spirit so in contrast to his somber one and it was delightful to see her gradually winning him over to the bright side of life, so to speak… There’s also an undeniable chemistry between them that leaves the reader breathless in the best sense possible. Plus, the build-up of their relationship is believable yet steamy. Kudos to the author! I recommend this fast-paced, quick read for all readers looking for some romantic fun.”


Book 3 Kate’s Dilemma

What happens when two people who are both of the same mind—this being to steer well clear of emotional entanglements—are struck down by instant attraction. Kate last met Liam when she was bridesmaid at her sister’s wedding. A gangly, uncertain fourteen year old, going through the painful problems associated with growing up, she took an instant dislike to Liam, who made fun of her. Kate’s recently widowed sister talks her into accompanying her to her brother-in-law Liam’s home, which was built by its owner, architect Liam.

Liam cannot believe that the tall, insecure teenager he met at his brother’s wedding years ago has blossomed into this beautiful, talented woman. His inbuilt antennae that had served him well, stood every chance of being annihilated if he didn’t watch out.

“Tricia has provided a wonderful cat and mouse relationship, with plenty of sensual overtones.  Liam and Kate are an entertaining pair, and I found this a delightful read.” ROSE at Romance at Heart (When previously published as Look Into Your Heart)


Single Titles:

Remnants of Dreams (Family Saga/Mainstream)

Remnants of Dreams begins in North London with Alicia’s story. It is 1914, just at the beginning of WW1. This is the story of a changing world, and takes us through two world wars, following the loves and heartaches of a large family battling extreme poverty. But despite this they are rich in the things that matter–love and pride.

Part two is the story of Sara, Alicia’s headstrong daughter. Sara marries the wrong man. But following her mother’s example finds the strength and courage to face many trials and setbacks before building a new life for her and her daughters, and in due course finding true love.

5 stars By Jean on 28 Mar. 2015  A Fantastic heart-warming story.

“Another great book. She certainly knows how to write a page turner. This is the 3rd book of hers I’ve read, and they just keep getting better. Keep them coming, they’re brilliant.”


Maddie and the Norseman (Time-Travel)

Maddie is in England visiting her archaeologist friend. They are about to take part in a re-enactment at the Viking village in York when they are swept back in time to Jorvik, a thriving trading town, as York was in the year 879 AD. Here Maddie meets her dream Viking.

5 stars By Rosemary Morris on October 18, 2016

“Maddie and the Norseman begins in modern day York. I really enjoyed the description which takes place in Maddie’s dream. “Light and slender, the body of the ship gave way with the movement of the sea…When I reached the last pages with a satisfying ending, I wanted to read more. I hope McGill will write another novel set in the Viking era.”


Amid the Stars (Fantasy/Sci-Fi)

Melanie escorts an alien’s craft to a far planet. Passion flares amid the stars, but can love with an alien flourish?

“This is a strong outer space romance starring two delightful star-crossed lovers (literal & figurative). The story line is loaded with earthly and solar action. Harriet Klausner The Best Reviews (When published as Amaryllis)


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