Zanna Mackenzie

Contemporary escapist romance novels designed to make you smile!

So far I have written three novels and a novella, all a mixture of romance, drama and laughter. They have been set in fictitious towns and villages that I have located in some of my favourite destinations in the UK - the Scottish Highlands, the Lake District, North Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

Below you can discover more about each novel and, if you fancy, read the first chapter of each one of them... I hope you enjoy them!

If you only KnewIf You Only Knew

Published by Crooked Cat Publishing on Feb 7th 2014.
Available as ebook and paperback on Amazon.

Would you have the courage to feel the fear and fall in love anyway?

Faith owns The Coffee Pot in the outdoor adventure sports mecca of Derbyshire’s Peak District. She hasn’t had a man in her life for a while, as she has been too busy serving cakes to weary rock climbers and mountain bikers to find time for the complications of a relationship with the male of the species.

Then Zane and Matt arrive on the scene as the new owners of the Carrdale Adventure Sports Centre.

Dating Zane, she soon discovers he’s not the Mr Perfect she thought he was; and why is he so reluctant to talk about his past?

As for Matt – well, to Faith he isn’t Matt at all because he was a completely different person when he broke her heart all those years ago.

With her new boyfriend and her first love running Carrdale as business partners – Matt out to cause trouble and Zane keeping secrets – Faith struggles to keep the peace between them whilst trying to figure out how she feels about the two men in her life…

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Hoe do you spell LoveHow Do You Spell Love?

Available as ebook and paperback on Amazon.

Make A Wish

Kat can’t help wishing there was more to life than this. What happened to her dream job? What happened with Nathan?

Summer is wondering where her life is going too… battling the developers of a controversial housing estate and working out why boyfriend Rob is increasingly distant.

When the developers win the battle and move into town everyone’s life is turned upside down.

Kat meets building site project manager Alex. She enjoys his company far too much, even though he’s on the town’s most hated list.

Summer meets Tom who has plenty of relationship troubles of his own, so things could get really complicated.

Soon everyone is keeping secrets, lives change and hearts are broken. Is everything falling apart, or does life just work in mysterious ways…

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The Love ProgrammeThe Love Programme

Available as ebook and paperback on Amazon.

Winner of Carole Matthews Romantic Reads competiton

Thanks to an embarrassing incident Lucy has to leave her home town in a hurry and needs a place to escape to for a while.

Best friend Fiona is convinced now would be a good time for Lucy to get herself a new life with some potential for romance thrown in. Fate seems to agree when Lucy is given the once-in-a-lifetime chance to star in a TV show and be a contestant on The Love Programme - two weeks of luxury living on a grand Highland estate coupled with, she hopes, fun and romance in wildest Scotland. But before any romance can even start she has to take the Love Questionnaire and the Love Programme psychologist Zelda is intrigued by Lucy’s complicated love life and her knack for getting involved with the wrong men.

Then Lucy meets Paul, the young, handsome owner of the Highland estate- she thinks he’s great but then so, it seems, does every other woman he meets. Is Lucy about to make the same mistakes again or has she finally found her Mr Right?

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Back to Square One

Back To Square One

The novella Back To Square One is a prequel to The Love Programme published by Astraea Press

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Lucy thought she was finally going to be free of her ex-boyfriend Marcus. He had other ideas. They’d grown up together, been childhood sweethearts, but in the past few years Lucy had felt as though she was starting to grow apart from Marcus. Trying to make a new life for herself when they both live in the same small town proves tricky. Beginning to date other people seems to be impossible. Lucy finds Marcus isn’t at all keen to let go of their past, making her wonder where her future really lies and who with…

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