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Publication Order of Bachelor Bake-Off Books

with Kate Hardy
A Teaspoon of Trouble (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Spoonful of Sugar (By: Kate Hardy) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Barlow Brothers Books

The Homecoming Queen Gets Her Man (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Instant Family Man (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tycoon's Proposal (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Firefighter's Family Secret (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winning the Nanny's Heart (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fortune's Island Books

And Then Forever (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Can't Get Over You (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Harbor Cove Books

The Marvelous Monroe Girls (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Makeover Books

Married by Morning (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The McKenna Brothers Books

One Day to Find a Husband (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How the Playboy Got Serious (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return of the Last McKenna (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mercy, Indiana Books

Kissing Mr. Wrong (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beauty and the Bachelor (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Single Dad's Second Chance (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Falling for the Marine (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of O'Bannon Sisters Books

The Perfect Recipe for Love and Friendship (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Ingredient for a Happy Marriage (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Recipes With Romance Books

The Devil Served Tortellini (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Angel Craved Lobster (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bachelor Preferred Pastry (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rescue Bay Books

From There to Back Again (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Summer Long (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It's About Time (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Southern Belle Book Club Books

When Somebody Loves You (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Stone Gap Inn Books

The Family He Didn't Expect (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Their Last Second Chance (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Their Unexpected Christmas Gift (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Marriage Rescue (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sweet and Savory Books

The Bride Wore Chocolate (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Groom Wanted Seconds (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil Served Desire (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Angel Tasted Temptation (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beauty Charmed Santa (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Playboy Savored Seduction (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boss Courted Trouble (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Millionaire Tempted Fate (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Sweet and Savory Books

The Groom Wanted Seconds(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bride Wore Chocolate(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil Served Desire(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Angel Tasted Temptation(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Millionaire Tempted Fate(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Playboy Savored Seduction(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beauty Charmed Santa(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boss Courted Trouble(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sweetheart Sisters Books

The Sweetheart Bargain (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sweetheart Rules (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sweetheart Secret (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Virgin's Proposal (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bachelor's Dare (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Daddy's Promise (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Marine's Kiss (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dating Game (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miracle on Christmas Eve (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rescued by Mr. Right (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Other Wife (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pretty Bad (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Back to Mr & Mrs (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Really Something (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Simply The Best (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Around the Bend (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Kiss, New Year Wish (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Love Lottery (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Family Christmas in Riverbend (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Mistletoe Kiss with the Boss (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Other Words, Love (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After She Vanished (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Refuge Up in Flames (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Forever Family (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Fools Rush In (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Driving Mr. Wrong Home (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

My Calendar Is Written in Crayon (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Finding Level Ground: The Story of Matthew DeRemer (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Baby On Board Books

The Husband (By: Melissa McClone) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rescued: Mother-to-be (By: Trish Wylie) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inherited: Baby (By: Nicola Marsh) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Pregnancy Surprise (By: Susan Meier) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baby Twins (By: Teresa Carpenter) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Duke's Baby (By: Rebecca Winters) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Executive Mother-To-Be (By: Nicola Marsh) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pregnant: Father Wanted (By: Claire Baxter) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boss's Little Miracle (By: Barbara McMahon) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Expecting a Miracle (By: Jackie Braun) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Baby, His Proposal (By: Teresa Carpenter) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Adopted: Outback Baby (By: Barbara Hannay) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Millionaire's Nanny Arrangement (By: Linda Goodnight) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Little Miracles (By: Caroline Anderson) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boardroom Baby Surprise (By: Jackie Braun) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Italian Tycoon, Secret Son (By: Lucy Gordon) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Keeping Her Baby's Secret (By: Raye Morgan) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Adopted: Family in a Million (By: Barbara McMahon) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Baby, Surprise Parents (By: Liz Fielding) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Confidential: Expecting! (By: Jackie Braun) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Billionaire's Baby (By: Nicola Marsh) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doorstep Daddy (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hired: Nanny Bride (By: Cara Colter) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Baby Wish (By: Patricia Thayer) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cowboy's Baby (By: Patricia Thayer) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Italian's Forgotten Baby (By: Raye Morgan) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sheriff Needs a Nanny (By: Teresa Carpenter) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Their Miracle Twins (By: Nikki Logan) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bride for All Seasons Books

The Bride's Baby (By: Liz Fielding) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saying Yes To The Millionaire (By: Fiona Harper) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Millionaire's Proposal (By: Trish Wylie) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marry-Me Christmas (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Christmas Treats Books

Cowboy Daddy, Jingle-Bell Baby (By: Linda Goodnight) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Princess For Christmas (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under the Boss's Mistletoe (By: Jessica Hart) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magic of a Family Christmas (By: Susan Meier) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Diamond Brides Books

The Australian's Society Bride (By: Margaret Way) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Valentine Blind Date (By: Raye Morgan) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bridesmaid and the Billionaire (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Manhattan Boss, Diamond Proposal (By: Trish Wylie) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fun Factor Books

Mistletoe and the Lost Stiletto (By: Liz Fielding) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deserted Island, Dreamy Ex! (By: Nicola Marsh) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winning a Groom in 10 Dates (By: Cara Colter) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oh-So-Sensible Secretary (By: Jessica Hart) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Molly Cooper's Dream Date (By: Barbara Hannay) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Girl in a Vintage Dress (By: Nicola Marsh) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kisses on Her Christmas List (By: Susan Meier) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swept Off Her Stilettos (By: Fiona Harper) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Lasso a Cowboy (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Right There All Along. Jackie Braun (By: Jackie Braun) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tipping the Waitress with Diamonds (By: Nina Harrington) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Gingerbread Girls Books

with Cara Colter
Snowflakes and Silver Linings (By: Cara Colter) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marry Me Under the Mistletoe (By: Rebecca Winters) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Baby Surprise (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Girls' Weekend in Vegas Books

Vegas Pregnancy Surprise (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saving Cinderella! (By: Myrna Mackenzie) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inconveniently Wed! (By: Jackie Braun) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wedding Date with the Best Man (By: Melissa McClone) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Holiday Miracles Books

Snowbound in the Earl's Castle (By: Fiona Harper) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sleigh Ride with the Rancher (By: Donna Alward) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistletoe Kisses with the Billionaire (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hotel Marchand Books

In the Dark (By: Judith Arnold) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Setup (By: Marie Ferrarella) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Unknown Woman (By: Laurie Paige) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Damage Control (By: Kristi Gold) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bourbon Street Blues (By: Maureen Child) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some Like It Hot (By: Lori Wilde) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Is Lovelier (By: Jean Brashear) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unmasked (By: Ingrid Weaver) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Summer Lover (By: Marisa Carroll) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Secret Life (By: Barbara Dunlop) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Second Chance (By: Kara Lennox) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Legacy (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Summer Lover (By: Marisa Carroll) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of In a Fairy Tale World... Books

Their Little Cowgirl (By: Myrna Mackenzie) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rich Man, Poor Bride (By: Linda Goodnight) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Frog Prince (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Engaged to the Sheik (By: Sue Swift) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nighttime Sweethearts (By: Cara Colter) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twice A Princess (By: Susan Meier) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of In Her Shoes... Books

Nanny to the Billionaire's Son (By: Barbara McMahon) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cinderella's Wedding Wish (By: Jessica Hart) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maid in Montana (By: Susan Meier) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invitation to the Boss's Ball (By: Fiona Harper) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl from Honeysuckle Farm (By: Jessica Steele) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hired: Cinderella Chef (By: Myrna Mackenzie) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Frenchman's Plain-Jane Project (By: Myrna Mackenzie) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invitation to the Boss's Ball (By: Fiona Harper) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His L.A. Cinderella (By: Trish Wylie) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cinderella: Hired by the Prince (By: Marion Lennox) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Housekeeper's Happy-Ever-After (By: Fiona Harper) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Times a Bridesmaid... (By: Nicola Marsh) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Housekeeper's Happy-Ever-After (By: Fiona Harper) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What's a Housekeeper to Do? (By: Jennie Adams) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
If the Red Slipper Fits... (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once Upon a Time in Tarrula (By: Jennie Adams) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rancher's Housekeeper (By: Rebecca Winters) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Plain-Jane Cinderella (By: Jennie Adams) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Dance with a Prince (By: Cara Colter) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Montana Mavericks: The Baby Bonanza Books

Marriage, Maverick Style! (By: Christine Rimmer) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Maverick M.D. (By: Teresa Southwick) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Maverick and a Half (By: Marie Ferrarella) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maverick vs. Maverick (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Maverick's Holiday Surprise (By: Karen Rose Smith) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The More Mavericks, the Merrier! (By: Brenda Harlen) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The More Mavericks, the Merrier! (By: Brenda Harlen) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mothers In A Million Books

with Michelle Douglas, Cara Colter, Susan Meier
First Comes Baby (By: Michelle Douglas) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Matchmaker's Happy Ending / Boardroom Bride and Groom (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Second Chance with the Rebel (By: Cara Colter) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Father for Her Triplets (By: Susan Meier) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nine to Five Books

Beyond All Reason (By: Cathy Williams) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Tame A Proud Heart (By: Cathy Williams) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sleeping with the Boss (By: Cathy Williams) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boss's Proposal (By: Cathy Williams) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Merger By Matrimony (By: Cathy Williams) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secretary on Demand (By: Cathy Williams) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Assignment: Seduction (By: Cathy Williams) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Once Upon a Kiss Books

The Prince, The Lady & The Tower (By: Muriel Jensen) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Papa Bear'S Bed (By: Judy Christenberry) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beauty and the Brooding Boss (By: Barbara Wallace) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Desert Prince (By: Rebecca Winters) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Not-So-Perfect Princess (By: Melissa McClone) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Princess Test (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ballerina Bride (By: Fiona Harper) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Paradise Key Books

Summer Love (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love at the Beach Shop (By: Kyra Jacobs) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Resort to Love (By: Priscilla Oliveras) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Small Town Love (By: Susan Meier) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Soulmates Books

Cassie's Cowboy (By: Diane Pershing) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Husband in Her Eyes (By: Karen Rose Smith) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Because Of The Ring (By: Stella Bagwell) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With One Touch (By: Karen Rose Smith) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wish (By: Diane Pershing) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Gift from the Past (By: Carla Cassidy) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kissedby Cat (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Wedding Planners Books

The Best Man's Baby (By: Darcy Maguire) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Convenient Groom (By: Darcy Maguire) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Professional Engagement (By: Darcy Maguire) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
SOS Marry Me! (By: Melissa McClone) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Millionaire Dad, Nanny Needed! (By: Susan Meier) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweetheart Lost and Found (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winning the Single Mom's Heart (By: Linda Goodnight) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bridegroom's Secret (By: Melissa James) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Heir's Convenient Wife (By: Myrna Mackenzie) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of The Wedding Planners Books

A Professional Engagement (By: Darcy Maguire)(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Man's Baby (By: Darcy Maguire)(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Convenient Groom (By: Darcy Maguire)(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweetheart Lost and Found(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Heir's Convenient Wife (By: Myrna Mackenzie)(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
SOS Marry Me! (By: Melissa McClone)(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winning the Single Mom's Heart (By: Linda Goodnight)(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Millionaire Dad, Nanny Needed! (By: Susan Meier)(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bridegroom's Secret (By: Melissa James)(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Sugar and Spice(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wedding Vows(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ask Me Why(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Actually(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Something Blue(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Born and raised in Indiana, author Shirley Jump started out writing articles from the early age of 11 years old. Admittedly, her first foray into writing came as both a surprise and an accident. Inspired by the experience of a family from Laos, who were being hosted at her family home, a young Shirley penned an article on the real and humorous trials that can occur when families from two vastly different cultures have to share the same space. Finding that she had ‘hit the nail on the head’ her father had the article typed up and he submitted it to their local newspaper. Suffice it to say that that article was published and this signalled the beginning of Shirley’s long fascination with writing and publication. The desire to write, both for others and because she had the need to do so herself, led a young Shirley to eventually submit an application to work as a freelance kid reporter at the local newspaper. Seeing her name in print at 11 was the start of her career in writing, indeed writing is no longer her career, it has become her real and true passion. Despite having tried teaching, and a brief foray into television journalism where she hosted her own cable shows and co-hosted a late-night comedy show, Shirley made the decision that a life in television was not for her. So she quite famously packed up her eyeliner and concealer and traded life on the screen for life before the screen as a writer.

Despite doing an array of freelance work for newspapers, magazines and other publications, she found that she had more to say. So, after her marriage Shirley decided to foray into the world of romance. This is not a quick fix story, which Shirley found out for herself. Although she had that loving feeling, it seems that that loving feeling was not immediately reciprocated and she came to realise that the world of romance novels was a tough market to break into – there were so many genres and so many people, all with their own unique story to tell. Eventually, 8 years after writing her first romance novel, that first book was eventually published and the romance has poured forth since.

Shirley is an author for both Silhouette Romance and Penguin Books.

It’s a toss up, really, as to whether Shirley is best known for her Sweet and Savoury Romance Series or for the Sweetheart Sisters Series.

The first book in the Sweet and Savoury Series was ‘The Bride Wore Chocolate.’ In it, the heroine, Candy Woodrow is faced with the prospect of juggling her extreme gift basket business ‘Gift Baskets to Die For; her ‘Mr Right’ husband to be; and a Johnny come Lately Mr Wonderful who makes her heart skip all those unexpected heart skip a beat moments.

What’s a girl to do? Well, you’d have to read the book to discover how Candy and her support team deal with this incredibly unexpected dilemma. If you find yourself rooting for ‘the wrong guy’ you can always console yourself by whipping up one of the amazing recipes in the book.

There are four books in the Sweet and Savoury Series, each featuring a heroine who finds herself faced with the most difficult questions in life but who ultimately, receives either a sweet, or savoury reward.

What can be better than romance with recipes you ask?

Admittedly it must be difficult to top the Sweet and Savoury Series (especially when one of those recipes is a hangover remedy featuring a banana, rum, milk, ice and Tylenol ) but Shirley’s store of imagination has gone on to produce the hugely successful Sweetheart Sisters Series.

Described as “A fun, heartwarming, small-town romance” by Shirley’s fellow New York Times Bestselling Author, Jill Shalvis, the Sweetheart Series is a three part series that starts with the Sweetheart Bargain. The series starts with Olivia who, to be honest, is a heroine in seriously shifting waters. Olivia is divorced, and has recently inherited a house from the mother she never knew. Spurned on to learn more about this mother who gave her up, Olivia takes up the challenge of her inheritance and leaves her life in Boston for a new beginning, and hopefully some answers in her inherited home at Rescue Bay, Florida. While there, she starts interacting with her next door neighbour Luke, a hunky, broody helicopter pilot is also struggling to come to terms with a loss of his own. And, of course, she also meets her half sister.

Shirley’s talent places each of her heroines in truly contemporary situations, these are women who have lived, loved, lost and are mostly looking to keep their bills in order and life in check. Mr Right is the myth that they bought at some point but now, having seemingly lost their Happily Ever After, life happens, and these women have to ask themselves, should they take this chance again?

Shirley Jump is the voice of the contemporary woman, seeking to find her way again. The stories that she has woven prompted this quote from the famous Jayne Ann Krentz :

“Shirley Jump’s stories sparkle with warmth and wit and glow with strong, heartfelt emotion. This is real romance.”

Of course Shirley is not only known for her female characters, she also has a trilogy from the male perspective – The Brothers McKenna. This series features three sworn bachelors, who happen to be brothers and their eventual succumbing to affairs of the heart.

Shirley has also ventured into the arena of young adult writing under the pen name AJ Whitten for the Graphia imprint. In young adult writing her preferred genre is horror.

With so many perspectives and such different genres, what is her guiding light in the exposition of her characters one may ask?

Shirley has stated that when writing, TS Eliot’s “The Love Song of J Alfred Prufock” comes to mind, namely, she believes that it is only when the real person is exposed, no more masks, no more pretensions, no more hiding, it is only then that you can find true happiness.

A lifelong reader Shirley’s reading taste encompasses classical literature, contemporary horror and, of course, romance.

So does this New York Times Bestselling Author, USA Today Bestselling Author, member of the Romance Writers Association have any words to share with any up and coming authors? Yes, she does. Just follow her lead and write, write, write!

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