Darcy’s Cottage ~ Waitapu Bay

I’m working on the first book of a new series (Waitapu Bay) set in New Zealand. The first book is the story of Darcy and Oliver. Darcy has returned to NZ from Australia, and is flat broke as the result of a betrayal by her now ex-boyfriend. She’s arrived in Waitapu Bay to earn some money and clear her debt before her family discovers she’s returned to New Zealand.
She’s been offered a cottage for the summer, rent-free…


At the moment, I’m living in the area that is the inspiration for the Waitapu Bay setting. It’s a 30-minute drive to the nearest town and occasionally, I have to make the trip to stock up on food. I was in town yesterday and came across Darcy’s cottage.