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Kelly Rimmer is an Australian New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and international bestselling author of contemporary romance and historical fiction novels.

Born in Sydney, her books have been translated into more than twenty languages, selling over a million copies around the world.

Kelly currently lives in rural Australia with her family and a host of very stubborn animals.

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Genres: Contemporary , Historical Fiction, Romance



Non Series

  • Me Without You (2014)
  • The Secret Daughter (2015)
  • When I Lost You (2016)
  • A Mother's Confession (2016)
  • Before I Let You Go (2018)
  • The Things We Cannot Say (2019)
  • Truths I Never Told You (2020)
  • The Warsaw Orphan (2021)
  • The German Wife (2022)
  • The Paris Agent (2023)

Start Up in the City Series

  1. Unexpected (2019)
  2. Unspoken (2019)
  3. Undone (2020)
Start Up in the City Series

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Me Without You

 “Love can create wounds and heal them.”

Around a year ago, my path entwined with that of Callum.

And despite the fact that we thought that love at first sight was an absurdity, we both fell victim.

She was gorgeous, dogmatic, obstinate and lovely in ways that no words could ever adequately express.

Through her, I got to discover what it means to be alive again.

Although my dearest Lilah gave me much, she also hid something from me that she knew very well would shatter my heart.

Hello, my name is Callum Roberts, and this is the story of Lilah and me.

Author: Kelly Rimmer
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1909490390
Publisher: Bookouture
The Secret Daughter

 ‘You were adopted.’

When those three tiny words were revealed to Sabina nearly four decades later, her whole world turned upside down.

Nothing will ever be the same again for her.

Life before those three words was quite different to her life after she heard those three devastating words.

Carrying her own child, Sabina has a hard time understanding how a mother could ever let go of their young daughter.

What is even more troubling is the fact that her parents have hidden this from her for such a long time.

Launching a truth-finding quest, what Sabina uncovers will forever change her life.

Author: Kelly Rimmer
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1910751084
Publisher: Bookouture
When I Lost You

When Leo and Molly crossed paths, they fell in love and tied the knot.

The only problem was that Leo worked as a war correspondent, and there was no telling when he would return home.

So when disaster strikes and Leo becomes amnesiac, Molly returns to help him fill the missing pieces of his memory.

As they spend more time together, they fall in love again.

Molly however hides a terrible secret.

Leo’s committed wife is a fraud.

Their marriage was in turmoil way before his accident.

As Leo gradually regains his memory, will Molly lose the love of her life for a second time?

Author: Kelly Rimmer
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1910751909
Publisher: Bookouture
A Mother's Confession

 “Secrets tear families apart.”

Olivia and David were the dream couple with many years to enjoy together.

When their lovely daughter Zoe was born, their dream life seemed complete—until David died, leaving Olivia heartbroken and alone.

Overcome by sorrow, Olivia’s mother in law, Ivy, is also grieving over the death of her son.

However, both women are hiding secrets about the man who was so dear to them.

The marriage between Olivia and David’s was far from perfect.

Will the two women be brave enough to reveal the truth?

Would you reveal that your husband committed suicide?

Author: Kelly Rimmer
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1786810656
Publisher: Bookouture
Before I Let You Go

When Lexie Vidler receives a phone call in the dead of night from her sister whom she hasn’t spoken to in years, she knows that Annie is in trouble.

A perennial liar, addict and swindler, there is nothing that Lexie hasn’t done for her stubborn sister Annie: be it giving her money, bailing her out, or taking her to rehab.

But unlike those other times, Annie is in premature labor. And she can’t go to the hospital because she may lose custody of her child, and even end up behind bars.

As Lexie takes care of the child, she too faces problems of her own.

Could facing dark secrets from their pasts help heal the two sisters?

Author: Kelly Rimmer
First Release: 2018
Ebook: B072FTCPPW
Publisher: Review
The Things We Cannot Say

The year is 1942. Europe is ravaged by war.

Next to a Russian refugee, a young woman gets married. It’s a lie that will be hidden for a century.

Alina Dziak always knew that she would get married to her best friend, Tomasz.

Now teenagers and engaged, Alina isn’t bothered that the Nazis are at the Polish border.

All she cares about is Tomasz’s return from his college in Warsaw so that they can get married.

But as the Nazi occupation solidifies and everyone is struck by fear and hate, Tomasz mysteriously vanishes.

In a land treaded by the Nazi, absolute silence is better than sorrow.

Author: Kelly Rimmer
First Release: 2019
Ebook: B07JFJ152G
Publisher: Review
Truths I Never Told You

When her father is transferred to a care facility for his aggravated dementia, Beth Walsh offers to clear out their family home.

Upon making her way to her childhood playroom, she finds a terrible mess of her dad’s paintings amongst other things.

As she goes through the jumble, Beth finds a journal seemingly belonging to her deceased mother.

Although Beth and her siblings were raised knowing that they lost their mom in a tragic car crash when they were young, the journal alludes to something more sinister.

As it turns out, her mother had postpartum depression while her father is nothing like the loving man they knew.

Author: Kelly Rimmer
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1525804601
Publisher: Graydon House
The Warsaw Orphan

The year is 1942. Spring is here.

A young Elzbieta Rabinek can sense the tension around their home in their Polish capital.

Although she doesn’t like the Nazis she sees around, she is completely oblivious of the misery that her Jewish neighbors are forced to endure behind the high walls.

Elzbieta however knows about the ruthlessness of the Germans, which is why she can never reveal her real identity.

As she becomes friends with a local nurse named Sara who lives in her apartment floor, Elzbieta makes a startling find; one which plunges her into a deadly world of deceit and bravery.

Author: Kelly Rimmer
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-1525895999
Publisher: Graydon House
The German Wife

A gripping novel inspired by the true story of Operation Paperclip: a controversial secret US intelligence program that employed former Nazis after WWII.

Berlin, 1930—When a wave of change sweeps a radical political party to power, Sofie von Meyer Rhodes’s academic husband benefits from the ambitions of its newly elected chancellor. Although Sofie and Jürgen do not share the social views growing popular in Hitler’s Germany, Jürgen’s position with its burgeoning rocket program changes their diminishing fortunes for the better. But as Sofie watches helplessly, her beloved Berlin begins to transform, forcing her to consider what they must sacrifice morally for their young family’s security, and what the price for their neutrality will be.

Twenty years later, Jürgen is one of the many German scientists offered pardons for their part in the war, and taken to America to work for its fledgling space program. For Sofie, this is the chance to exorcise the ghosts that have followed her across the ocean, and make a fresh start in her adopted country. But her neighbors aren’t as welcoming or as understanding as she had hoped. 

When scandalous rumors about the Rhodes family’s affiliation with Hitler’s regime spreads, idle gossip turns to bitter rage, and the act of violence that results will tear apart Sofie’s community and her family before the truth is finally revealed.

Author: Kelly Rimmer
First Release: 2022
ISBN: 978-1525811432
Publisher: Graydon House
The Paris Agent

Twenty-five years after the end of the war, Noah Ainsworth is still preoccupied with those perilous, exhilarating years as a British SOE operative in France. A head injury sustained on his final operation has caused frustrating gaps in his memory—in particular about the agent who saved his life during that mission gone wrong, whose real name he never knew, nor whether she even survived the war.

Moved by her father’s frustration, Noah’s daughter Charlotte begins a search for answers that resurrects the stories of Chloe and Fleur, the code names for two otherwise ordinary women whose lives intersect in 1943 when they’re called up by the SOE for deployment in France. 

Taking enormous risks to support the allied troops with very little information or resources, the women have no idea they’re at the mercy of a double agent among them who's causing chaos within the French circuits, whose efforts will affect the outcome of their lives…and the war.

But as Charlotte’s search for answers bears fruit, overlooked clues come to light about the identity of the double agent—with unsettling hints pointing close to home—and more shocking events are unearthed from the dangerous, dramatic last days of the war that lead to Chloe and Fleur’s eventual fates.

Author: Kelly Rimmer
First Release: 2023
ISBN: 978-1525826689
Publisher: Graydon House

Start Up in the City Series


Abby Herbert already knows how she would like to spend the next three decades of her life: great career, amazing friends, and the man of her dreams, although getting the last one is easier said than done.

Her perfectly thought world however turns upside down when the doctor informs her that if she ever wants to get a baby, she should get pregnant soon.

Good thing she has someone in mind.

Although techpreneur Marcus Ross has secret feelings for Abby, he has been hiding it in an effort not to lose a good friend—until he learns the doctor’s advice.

Can best friends become co-parents?

Author: Kelly Rimmer
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1472257543
Publisher: Headline Eternal

Just a matter of days before her divorce, Isabel Winton decides to retreat to her vacation home where she intends to look back and perhaps mope.

The last thing she ever expected was to cross paths with her ex, Paul, who also had the same thing in mind.

As the two begin engaging, hoping to get some closure, Isabel is shocked to learn just how much Paul has changed over the months that they’ve been separated.

When Isabel walked out, Paul came to realize just how much he focused on his career at the expense of his marriage.

But is it too late to win her back?

Author: Kelly Rimmer
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1472257550
Publisher: Headline Eternal

Although Jess Cohen can run a crucial tech company effortlessly, nothing terrifies her more than being bridesmaid at her best friend's wedding, more so because she’ll be reunited with Jake—the brother to the groom and also the guy she broke up with after being too terrified to reveal about her past.

It’s been two years and Jake Winton hasn’t been able to forget Jess, despite the fact that they only secretly dated for four months.

How do you just forget someone you were ready to spend the rest of your life with?

Now reunited, their chemistry is indisputable.

Will she however open up to him?

Author: Kelly Rimmer
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1472257611
Publisher: Headline Eternal