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Publication Order of Bachelor Bake-Off Books

with Kate Hardy
A Teaspoon of Trouble (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Spoonful of Sugar (By: Kate Hardy) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Barlow Brothers Books

The Homecoming Queen Gets Her Man (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Instant Family Man (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tycoon's Proposal (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Firefighter's Family Secret (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winning the Nanny's Heart (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Fortune's Island Books

And Then Forever (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Can't Get Over You (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Harbor Cove Books

The Marvelous Monroe Girls (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forever Family (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Something Borrowed Sisters (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Makeover Books

Married by Morning (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The McKenna Brothers Books

One Day to Find a Husband (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
How the Playboy Got Serious (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return of the Last McKenna (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mercy, Indiana Books

Kissing Mr. Wrong (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beauty and the Bachelor (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Single Dad's Second Chance (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Falling for the Marine (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of O'Bannon Sisters Books

The Perfect Recipe for Love and Friendship (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Ingredient for a Happy Marriage (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Recipes With Romance Books

The Devil Served Tortellini (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Angel Craved Lobster (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bachelor Preferred Pastry (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rescue Bay Books

From There to Back Again (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
All Summer Long (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's About Time (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Southern Belle Book Club Books

When Somebody Loves You (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Stone Gap Inn Books

The Family He Didn't Expect (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Their Last Second Chance (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Their Unexpected Christmas Gift (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Marriage Rescue (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sweet and Savory Books

The Bride Wore Chocolate (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Groom Wanted Seconds (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil Served Desire (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Angel Tasted Temptation (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beauty Charmed Santa (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Playboy Savored Seduction (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boss Courted Trouble (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Millionaire Tempted Fate (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Sweet and Savory Books

The Groom Wanted Seconds(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bride Wore Chocolate(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil Served Desire(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Angel Tasted Temptation(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Millionaire Tempted Fate(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Playboy Savored Seduction(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beauty Charmed Santa(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boss Courted Trouble(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sweetheart Sisters Books

The Sweetheart Bargain (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sweetheart Rules (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sweetheart Secret (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Fools Rush In (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Driving Mr. Wrong Home (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

My Calendar Is Written in Crayon (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finding Level Ground: The Story of Matthew DeRemer (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Baby On Board Books

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

Publication Order of Bride for All Seasons Books

The Bride's Baby (By: Liz Fielding) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saying Yes To The Millionaire (By: Fiona Harper) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Millionaire's Proposal (By: Trish Wylie) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marry-Me Christmas (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Christmas Treats Books

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

Publication Order of Diamond Brides Books

The Australian's Society Bride (By: Margaret Way) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Valentine Blind Date (By: Raye Morgan) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bridesmaid and the Billionaire (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Manhattan Boss, Diamond Proposal (By: Trish Wylie) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Fun Factor Books

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

Publication Order of The Gingerbread Girls Books

with Cara Colter
Snowflakes and Silver Linings (By: Cara Colter) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marry Me Under the Mistletoe (By: Rebecca Winters) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Baby Surprise (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Girls' Weekend in Vegas Books

Vegas Pregnancy Surprise (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saving Cinderella! (By: Myrna Mackenzie) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inconveniently Wed! (By: Jackie Braun) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wedding Date with the Best Man (By: Melissa McClone) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Holiday Miracles Books

Snowbound in the Earl's Castle (By: Fiona Harper) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleigh Ride with the Rancher (By: Donna Alward) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mistletoe Kisses with the Billionaire (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hotel Marchand Books

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

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

Their Little Cowgirl (By: Myrna Mackenzie) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Frog Prince (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Engaged to the Sheik (By: Sue Swift) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nighttime Sweethearts (By: Cara Colter) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twice A Princess (By: Susan Meier) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rich Man, Poor Bride (By: Linda Goodnight) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of In Her Shoes... Books

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

Publication Order of Montana Mavericks: The Baby Bonanza Books

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

Publication Order of Mothers In A Million Books

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

Publication Order of Nine to Five Books

Two's Company (By: Carole Mortimer) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond All Reason (By: Cathy Williams) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reckless Conduct (By: Susan Napier) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Tame a Proud Heart (By: Cathy Williams) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mistletoe Man (By: Kathleen O'Brien) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleeping With The Boss (By: Cathy Williams) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Irresistible Tycoon (By: Helen Brooks) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boss's Proposal (By: Cathy Williams) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boss's Virgin (By: Charlotte Lamb) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secretary on Demand (By: Cathy Williams) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Merger by Matrimony (By: Cathy Williams) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tycoon's Proposition (By: Rebecca Winters) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Very Personal Assistant (By: Carole Mortimer) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Contracted: Corporate Wife (By: Jessica Hart) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Contract To Marry (By: Nicola Marsh) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Business Arrangement Bride (By: Jessica Hart) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lazaridis Marriage (By: Rebecca Winters) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boss's Unconventional Assistant (By: Jennie Adams) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boardroom Bride and Groom (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hired: The Boss's Bride (By: Ally Blake) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Assignment: Seduction (By: Cathy Williams) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tycoon's Reluctant Cinderella (By: Therese Beharrie) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Prim and the Maverick Millionaire (By: NinaSingh) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Once Upon a Kiss Books

The Prince, The Lady & The Tower (By: Muriel Jensen) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eight Men and a Lady (By: Elizabeth Sinclair) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wake Me With a Kiss (By: Emily Dalton) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Princess and the Frog (By: Lisa Bingham) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Papa Bear'S Bed (By: Judy Christenberry) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catching a Daddy (By: Charlotte Maclay) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Desert Prince (By: Rebecca Winters) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beauty and the Brooding Boss (By: Barbara Wallace) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Not-So-Perfect Princess (By: Melissa McClone) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Princess Test (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ballerina Bride (By: Fiona Harper) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Season Of Change (By: Barbara Wallace) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Paradise Key Books

Summer Love (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love at the Beach Shop (By: Kyra Jacobs) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Resort to Love (By: Priscilla Oliveras) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Small Town Love (By: Susan Meier) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Soulmates Books

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

Publication Order of The Wedding Planners Books

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

Chronological Order of The Wedding Planners Books

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

Publication Order of Anthologies

Sugar and Spice(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wedding Vows(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ask Me Why(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery with a Splash of Bourbon(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Actually(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something Blue(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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