Jeanette Hornby

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I live in a small country town in the south west of Western Australia. I am an avid reader, and have been writing from a young age.
My debut novel 'Heart's Promise' and my second novel 'Where The Heart Is' are works of fiction set in my hometown and the stories are woven from my experiences and those of others I have known.
I like variety and have released a sexy romance novel - Candy's Man.
My fourth novel - Grapevines and Gum Trees - is set in country Western Australia.
My latest release - Escape Down Under - is set in Perth/Port Hedland Western Australia.

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Jeanette Hornby I don't dwell on the writing and I read instead. So many great authors out there to give me inspiration.
Jeanette Hornby Be true to yourself. Write for 'you'. Your writing will be more authentic that way.
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Candy's Man

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Heart's Promise

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Candy's Man - A Short Prelude

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Where The Heart Is

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Escape Down Under (Romance)
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Description: Susan Reynolds escapes a miserable existence in London and is determined to start her life over again. After moving halfway across the world, Susan is ready to enjoy her new-found freedom in Australia. One embarrassing incident is all fate needs to change her plans – and businessman, Ryan McAllister, is at the centre of them. A man with a few skeletons in his own closet, Ryan is as reluctant to deal with the whims of fate as Susan is, but his desire for Susan is not something he can ignore. When emotions intensify, both Ryan and Susan must choose whether to stay chained to the past or look to a new future. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22673121-escape-down-under
Grapevines And Gum Trees (Romance)
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Description: Isabella Di Rossi's idyllic life on the family vineyard, in the town of Yarloop, is about to change. With sabotage of the grapes, and the unravelling of her parents' secret past, Isabella is also confronted with a handsome stranger. In possession of an old photograph, Louie McGregor is searching for a father he has never known. Added to that, is the reappearance of the Di Rossi's mysterious neighbour, Jack Cesario. As the secrets begin to unfold, and Louie returns to his home, Isabella finds comfort with another. But events are heating up at the Di Rossi vineyard, and Louie's search is far from over. Will the past be forgiven? Will Isabella make the right choice? And will Louie be accepted for who he is?
Candy's Man - A Short Prelude (Romance)
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Description: Recently divorced, Candace (Candy) Walker, leaves the security of her home in Sydney and sets off on a cruise to the Caribbean. The last thing she expects is to fall into bed with a sexy, American stranger. Cleve Hammond is the epitome of masculinity and is about to turn her world upside down.
Candy's Man (Romance)
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Description: The moment Candace (Candy) Walker steps foot on a cruise ship, she begins a journey that will turn her world upside down. Recently divorced, the last thing Candy seeks is a serious relationship. She meets a sexy American stranger, throws all propriety out the window, and then relegates their passionate encounter to a holiday ‘fling’. On arrival back in Sydney, Australia, Candy doesn’t know all hell is about to break loose until she meets her new ‘boss’, but that is the least of her problems. Cleve Hammond is a man with a secret, and Candy is a complication he does not expect nor want. Or so he tells himself. When his twin brother, Nash, becomes embroiled in the situation, Cleve begins to question his feelings. The emotions stirring within him may jeopardise everything he has worked so hard to conceal. He can't afford to let down his guard after what happened in his past but Candy seems to be getting under his skin. As for Candy, she must begin to wade through the ensuing chaos of Nash's affections and her twin sister’s unexpected arrival on her doorstep. But perhaps her biggest challenge is letting go of her past once and for all, and learning to trust again. http://www.jeanettehornby.com.au/
Heart's Promise (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: This book is a work of fiction set in the small, rural town of Waroona in the 1970’s. The story follows the experiences of the main character, Emilia (Milly) Garcia, and her best friend, Patricia (Patty) Brennan. Milly is trying to come to terms with her Italian heritage, the unfamiliar emotions of adolescence, and her attraction to Patty’s brother, Flynn. Should she let her feelings for Flynn be known and risk rejection? Or should she keep the attraction a secret and suffer in silence? Meanwhile, Milly discovers some of the secrets hidden behind closed doors, and realises that not all families are happy ones. With a succession of worrying events, she struggles to find answers. It doesn’t help when she receives messages from the ‘other-side’ but can’t stop the bad things happening. Whilst coming to terms with loss and attempting to release the past, Milly finds she is bound by promises of the heart.
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Jeanette Hornby Glad for the friendship :)


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Mary McCoy-Dressel Hi, Jeanette, Thank you for friending here on Goodreads!

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Graham Parke Good to have you aboard ;)


Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, Jeanette.


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


Jeanette Hornby Malla wrote: "Thanks so much for your support and fellowship on Goodreads and FB. I've so enjoyed reading about you and your books. 2012 is my year for getting down to reading fellow indie writers!
Best, Malla"


Malla wrote: "Thanks so much for your support and fellowship on Goodreads and FB. I've so enjoyed reading about you and your books. 2012 is my year for getting down to reading fellow indie writers!
Best, Malla"


No problem, Malla. I know how hard it is to become recognised. Still working at it :)


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Malla Thanks so much for your support and fellowship on Goodreads and FB. I've so enjoyed reading about you and your books. 2012 is my year for getting down to reading fellow indie writers!
Best, Malla


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