Shirley Jump

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Shirley Jump

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirley Jump spends her days writing romance and women’s fiction to feed her shoe addiction and avoid cleaning the toilets. She cleverly finds writing time by feeding her kids junk food, allowing them to dress in the clothes they find on the floor and encouraging the dogs to double as vacuum cleaners.

Look for her Sweet and Savory Romance series, including the USA Today bestselling book, THE BRIDE WORE CHOCOLATE, on Amazon and Nook, and the debut of her Sweetheart Sisters series for Berkley, starting with THE SWEETHEART BARGAIN and continuing with THE SWEETHEART RULES (out in April 2014).

Visit her website at or read recipes and life adventures at

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Published on October 16, 2015 04:38
Average rating: 3.72 · 10,197 ratings · 1,212 reviews · 225 distinct worksSimilar authors
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When Somebody Loves You by Shirley Jump
"WHEN SOMEBODY LOVES YOU: A Southern Belle Book Club Novel by Shirley Jump:

Elizabeth Palmer the city girl from Jersey just uprooted herself, and heads out to Chatham Ridge, Georgia to write a story about a cowboy and his ranch,...the only thing is..." Read more of this review »
And Then Forever by Shirley Jump
" Thank you so much, Isha! I'm thrilled you enjoyed the book!

And Then Forever by Shirley Jump
Release Date:  July 28, 2015
Welcome to Fortune’s Island, where the only rule is to follow your heart. Love is an extravagance Darcy Williams can’t affor..." Read more of this review »
The Homecoming Queen Gets Her Man by Shirley Jump
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The Homecoming Queen Gets Her Man by Shirley Jump
"Shirley Jump does it again! She gives us characters we quickly learn to care about, and keeps us reading breathlessly until we get to the satisfying end. In this novel, she takes on PTSD, a brave choice, and a timely one.

Tortured Jack Barlow trie..." Read more of this review »
The Sweetheart Secret by Shirley Jump
" :-) I'm so glad! :-) "
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“You stole my heart the day we met, and I've never asked for it back.”
Shirley Jump, The Christmas Baby Surprise

“God grant me the serenity to accept my goal weight, the courage to resist anything with more than three hundred calories, and the wisdom to check the fat grams before I open my mouth and insert a fork.”
Shirley Jump, The Groom Wanted Seconds

“God didn't make Eve from Adam's rib. He took out half of Adam's brain by accident.”
Shirley Jump, Kissed By Cat

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Sophia Thanks for accepting my friend request, Shirley!

I love your Sweetheart Sisters series and look forward to reading more from your backlist.

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