Jayne Davis

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in Shrewsbury, The United Kingdom


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I was born in England, near the Welsh border, and lived in several places while I was growing up, including a spell in Singapore and in Malta. Malta was where I got hooked on historical romances - my parents rented a furnished house, and the owners had left most of their books there, including a whole set of Georgette Heyer novels.

Loving Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer, I longed to write similar novels myself. I toyed with the idea several times over the years, but real life intervened and I've had several careers, including as a non-fiction author under another name. That wasn’t quite the writing career I had in mind…

So here I am, finally publishing my stories. I hope you enjoy them!

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Jayne Davis I'm currently working on the first book in The Marstone Series. Readers of The Mrs MacKinnons might recognise the name as one of the minor characters…moreI'm currently working on the first book in The Marstone Series. Readers of The Mrs MacKinnons might recognise the name as one of the minor characters who had a small part to play in the overall plot, and he will be the linking character in the books.

My intention is that each book can be read as a standalone story. There will be no cliffhangers. The romance in each book will be complete by the end of the book, although there may be some minor plot threads left unanswered in one story that will form part of a later novel.

The first book in the series will be Sauce for the Gander, and I'm hoping to be able to publish it by the end of the year - that's not a promise, though, as things often take longer than I think they will!

You can join my newsletter mailing list at http://www.jaynedavisromance.co.uk/co... for occasional updates, and news of any new books or special offers (there will be freebies related to the stories - when I've written them!)(less)
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Belton House

Afficionados of the 1995 BBC TV version of Pride and Prejudice might recognise Belton House as Rosings Park, Lady Catherine’s home. This is the drive that Lizzie walked along with […]

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