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Penny Jordan


(Penelope Jones Halsall)
UK flag (1946 - 2011)

aka Caroline Courtney, Annie Groves, Lydia Hitchcock, Melinda Wright

Penelope Jones Halsall
aka Caroline Courtney, Annie Groves, Lydia Hitchcock, Melinda Wright

Penelope "Penny" Jones was born on November 24, 1946 at about seven pounds in a nursing home in Preston, Lancashire, England. She was the first child of Anthony Winn Jones, an engineer, who died at 85, and his wife Margaret Louise Groves Jones. She has a brother, Anthony, and a sister, Prudence "Pru".

She had been a keen reader from the childhood - her mother used to leave her in the children's section of their local library whilst she changed her father's library books. She was a storyteller long before she began to write romantic fiction. At the age of eight, she was creating serialized bedtime stories, featuring make-believe adventures, for her younger sister Prue, who was always the heroine. At eleven, she fell in love with Mills & Boon, and with their heroes. In those days the books could only be obtained via private lending libraries, and she quickly became a devoted fan; she was thrilled to bits when the books went on full sale in shops and she could have them for keeps.

Penny Halsall lived in a neo-Georgian house in Nantwich, Cheshire, with her Alsatian Sheba and cat Posh. She worked from home, in her kitchen, surrounded by her pets, and welcomed interruptions from her friends and family.
 

Genres: Romance, Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense
 
Series
Bride's Bouquet
   1. Woman to Wed? (1996)
   2. Best Man to Wed? (1996)
   3. Too Wise to Wed? (1996)
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Perfect Crightons
   1. A Perfect Family (1997)
   2. The Perfect Seduction (1997)
   3. Perfect Marriage Material (1997)
   4. The Perfect Match? (1997)
   5. The Perfect Lover (1998)
   6. The Perfect Sinner (1999)
   7. The Ultimate Surrender (2000)
   8. The Perfect Father (2000)
   9. A Perfect Night (2000)
   10. Coming Home (2000)
   11. Starting Over (2001)
   Christmas with Her Billionaire Boss (2019)
     aka Figgy Pudding
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Silk
   1. Silk (2008)
   2. Sins (2009)
   3. Scandals (2010)
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Novels
   Duchess in Disguise (1979) (as by Caroline Courtney)
   A Wager for Love (1979) (as by Caroline Courtney)
   Guardian of the Heart (1979) (as by Caroline Courtney)
   Love Unmasked (1979) (as by Caroline Courtney)
   Dangerous Engagement (1979) (as by Caroline Courtney)
   Love's Masquerade (1980) (as by Caroline Courtney)
   Love Triumphant (1980) (as by Caroline Courtney)
   Heart of Honour (1980) (as by Caroline Courtney)
     aka Heart of honor
   Libertine in Love (1980) (as by Caroline Courtney)
   The Fortunes of Love (1980) (as by Caroline Courtney)
   The Romantic Rivals (1980) (as by Caroline Courtney)
   Abandoned for Love (1981) (as by Caroline Courtney)
   Ducetti Lair (1981) (as by Lydia Hitchcock)
   The Tempestuous Affair (1981) (as by Caroline Courtney)
   Love of My Life (1981) (as by Caroline Courtney)
   The Concorde Affair (1981) (as by Melinda Wright)
   Falcon's Prey (1981)
   A Lover's Victory (1981) (as by Caroline Courtney)
   Tiger Man (1981)
     aka Craving Her Boss's Touch
   Marriage without Love (1981)
   Destiny's Duchess (1981) (as by Caroline Courtney)
   The Masquerading Heart (1981) (as by Caroline Courtney)
   Long Cold Winter (1982)
     aka His Blackmail Marriage Bargain
   Blackmail (1982)
   The Caged Tiger (1982)
   The Daring Heart (1982) (as by Caroline Courtney)
   Daughter of Hassan (1982)
   Northern Sunset (1982)
   Island of the Dawn (1982)
     aka The Greek's Runaway Bride
   An Unbroken Marriage (1982)
   Forbidden Love (1982) (as by Caroline Courtney)
   Bought with His Name (1982)
   Love at 30,000 Feet (1982) (as by Melinda Wright)
   Escape from Desire (1982)
   The Courier of Love (1982) (as by Caroline Courtney)
   Love in Waiting (1982) (as by Caroline Courtney)
   The Flawed Marriage (1983)
   Rescue Operation (1983)
     aka The Tycoon's Forbidden Temptation
   Phantom Marriage (1983)
   Desire's Captive (1983)
   The Geneva Touch (1983) (as by Lydia Hitchcock)
   A Sudden Engagement (1983)
   Passionate Protection (1983)
   Savage Atonement (1983)
   Flight into Ecstasy (1983) (as by Melinda Wright)
   Forgotten Passion (1983)
   Man Hater (1983)
   Love's Choices (1984)
   Response (1984)
     aka The Innocent Stefanides Bride
   The Inward Storm (1984)
     aka Reclaimed by the Ruthless Tycoon
   When the Magnate Meets His Match (1984)
     aka Wanting
   Darker Side of Desire (1984)
   Rules of the Game (1984)
   Shadow Marriage (1984)
   What You Made Me (1985)
     aka Claiming His Shock Heir
   Campaign for Loving (1985)
   The Only One (1985)
   The Six-Month Marriage (1985)
   Taken Over (1985)
   Hearts or Diamonds (1985) (as by Caroline Courtney)
   The Friendship Barrier (1985)
   Time Fuse (1985)
   You Owe Me (1985)
     aka The Tycoon She Shouldn't Crave
   Exorcism (1985)
     aka Propositioned in Paradise
   Permission to Love (1985)
   Fire With Fire (1985)
     aka Blackmailed by the Vengeful Tycoon
   Injured Innocent (1985)
   The Hard Man (1985)
   Prisoner of Passion (1985) (as by Caroline Courtney)
   Dual Enchantment (1985) (as by Caroline Courtney)
   Desire for Revenge (1985)
   Capable of Feeling (1986)
     aka His Untouched Bride
   Conspiracy of Kisses (1986) (as by Caroline Courtney)
   Desire Never Changes (1986)
     aka The Convenient Lorimer Wife
   A Man Possessed (1986)
     aka Return of the Forbidden Tycoon
   Research into Marriage (1986)
     aka The Garnett Marriage Pact
   Return Match (1986)
     aka Second Chance with the Millionaire
   A Reason for Marriage (1986)
   Loving (1986)
     aka Bride in Name Only
   Stronger Than Yearning (1986)
   Too Short a Blessing (1987)
     aka Reawakened by His Touch
   Passionate Relationship (1987)
     aka In Her Enemy's Bed
   A Savage Adoration (1987)
     aka An Innocent's Surrender
   For One Night (1987)
   An Expert Teacher (1987)
     aka Hired by the Playboy
   Substitute Lover (1987)
     aka The Seduction Charade
   Levelling the Score (1987)
   Fight for Love (1987)
     aka A Scandalous Inheritance
   Payment in Love (1988)
   Special Treatment (1988)
     aka Seduced by the Powerful Boss
   Force of Feeling (1988)
     aka A Passionate Awakening
   Power Play (1988)
   Without Trust (1988)
     aka A Scandalous Innocent
   Potential Danger (1988)
     aka Her Shock Pregnancy Secret
   Lover's Touch (1988)
   Beyond Compare (1989)
   Equal Opportunities (1989)
     aka Bound Together by a Baby
   A Reason for Being (1989)
   Valentine's Night (1989)
   So Close and No Closer (1989)
   Free Spirit (1989)
     aka Forbidden Kisses with the Boss
   Bitter Betrayal (1989)
   Silver (1989)
   A Rekindled Passion (1989)
   Time for Trust (1990)
   Unspoken Desire (1990)
   Breaking Away (1990)
   Rival Attractions (1990)
   Out of the Night (1990)
   Game of Love (1990)
   The Hidden Years (1990)
   A Kind of Madness (1990)
   Second Time Loving (1990)
   Payment Due (1991)
   A Forbidden Loving (1991)
   A Time to Dream (1991)
   Dangerous Interloper (1991)
     aka The Innocent's Secret Temptation
   Second-Best Husband (1991)
   A Cure for Love (1991)
   Stranger From The Past (1991)
   Past Passion (1991)
   Mistaken Adversary (1992)
   Lesson to Learn (1992)
   Lingering Shadows (1992)
     aka Ruthless Passion
   Law of Attraction (1992)
   Passionate Possession (1992)
   A Matter of Trust (1992)
   Tug of Love (1992)
   Yesterday's Echoes (1993)
   For Better for Worse (1993)
   French Leave (1994)
     aka Vacation with a Commanding Stranger
   Cruel Legacy (1994)
   Unwanted Wedding (1995)
   The Trusting Game (1995)
   Power Games (1995)
   Her Christmas Fantasy (1996)
   Mission: Make-Over (1997)
   To Love, Honour and Betray (1998)
   Wanting His Child (1999)
   One Intimate Night (1999)
   The City-Girl Bride (2001)
   Christmas Eve Wedding (2002)
   Now or Never (2003)
   The Italian Duke's Mistress (2006)
   The Boss's Marriage Arrangement (2008)
   A Bride for His Majesty's Pleasure (2009)
   The Dutiful Wife (2010)
   A Stormy Spanish Summer (2011)
   Passion and the Prince (2011)
   A Secret Disgrace (2012)
   Her Passionate Awakening (2019)
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