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Penny Jordan


(Penelope Jones Halsall)
UK (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.
 
Series

 




 
Fantasy in the Night
1. Fantasy for Two (1998)
2. One Night in His Arms (1998)
 


 
 

 
Silk
1. Silk (2008)
2. Sins (2009)
3. Scandals (2010)
 
 
 
 
 
Novels
Falcon's Prey (1981)
Ducetti Lair (1981) (as by Lydia Hitchcock)
The Concorde Affair (1981) (as by Melinda Wright)
Tiger Man (1981)
Marriage without Love (1981)
Long Cold Winter (1982)
Blackmail (1982)
The Caged Tiger (1982)
Daughter of Hassan (1982)
Northern Sunset (1982)
Island of the Dawn (1982)
An Unbroken Marriage (1982)
Bought with His Name (1982)
Love at 30,000 Feet (1982) (as by Melinda Wright)
Escape from Desire (1982)
The Geneva Touch (1982) (as by Lydia Hitchcock)
The Flawed Marriage (1983)
Man Hater (1983)
Phantom Marriage (1983)
Desire's Captive (1983)
Rescue Operation (1983)
A Sudden Engagement (1983)
Passionate Protection (1983)
Savage Atonement (1983)
Flight into Ecstasy (1983) (as by Melinda Wright)
Forgotten Passion (1983)
Love's Choices (1984)
Response (1984)
Shadow Marriage (1984)
The Inward Storm (1984)
Wanting (1984)
Darker Side of Desire (1984)
Rules of the Game (1984)
Campaign for Loving (1984)
What You Made Me (1985)
The Friendship Barrier (1985)
The Only One (1985)
The Six-Month Marriage (1985)
Taken Over (1985)
Time Fuse (1985)
You Owe Me (1985)
Exorcism (1985)
Permission to Love (1985)
Fire With Fire (1985)
Injured Innocent (1985)
The Hard Man (1985)
Desire for Revenge (1985)
A Man Possessed (1986)
Research into Marriage (1986)
Capable of Feeling (1986)
Desire Never Changes (1986)
Return Match (1986)
A Reason for Marriage (1986)
Loving (1986)
Stronger Than Yearning (1986)
Too Short a Blessing (1987)
Passionate Relationship (1987)
A Savage Adoration (1987)
For One Night (1987)
An Expert Teacher (1987)
Substitute Lover (1987)
Levelling the Score (1987)
Fight for Love (1987)
Payment in Love (1988)
Special Treatment (1988)
Force of Feeling (1988)
Power Play (1988)
Without Trust (1988)
Potential Danger (1988)
Lover's Touch (1988)
Beyond Compare (1989)
A Reason for Being (1989)
Equal Opportunities (1989)
Valentine's Night (1989)
So Close and No Closer (1989)
Free Spirit (1989)
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)
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)
Law of Attraction (1992)
Passionate Possession (1992)
A Matter of Trust (1992)
Tug of Love (1992)
For Better for Worse (1993)
Yesterday's Echoes (1993)
French Leave (1994)
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 Italian Duke's Virgin Mistress (2010)
The Dutiful Wife (2010)
A Stormy Spanish Summer (2011)
Pride (2011)
Passion and the Prince (2011)
A Secret Disgrace (2012)
 
Omnibus
Penny Jordan Collection (1984)
Sunsational (1991) (with Emma Darcy, Emma Goldrick and Carole Mortimer)
Nine Months (1993) (with Stella Cameron and Janice Kaiser)
Game of Love / Time for Trust (1995)
Matched By Mistake (1996) (with Carole Mortimer and Gina Wilkins)
Mistletoe Magic (1996) (with Jeanne Allan, Jessica Hart and Sally Wentworth)
Yours, Mine and Ours (1997) (with Marisa Carroll and Cathy Gillen Thacker)
Christmas Treats (1997) (with Lindsay Armstrong and Day Leclaire)
Wedded Bliss (1999) (with Carole Mortimer)
A Man for Mum! (1999) (with Leigh Michaels and Vicki Lewis Thompson)
Nearly Weds! (1999) (with Carole Mortimer and Betty Neels)
Christmas Presents (1999) (with Anne McAllister and Sally Wentworth)
A Perfect Family / To Love, Honor and Betray / The Perfect Sinner (2000)
Latin Lovers (2000) (with Lucy Gordon and Lynne Graham)
Marriage of Convenience (2000)
Wed Again! (2001) (with Anne Mather and Carole Mortimer)
City Girls (2002) (with Liz Fielding and Jessica Hart)
Winter Weddings (2002) (with Judy Christenberry and Gail Whitiker)
A Collection (2002)
Greek Millionaires (2004) (with Sara Craven and Anne McAllister)
Strictly Business (2004) (with Hannah Bernard and Liz Fielding)
Boardroom to Bedroom (2005) (with Carole Mortimer)
Plain Jane Makeover (2005) (with Miranda Lee and Barbara McMahon)
The Tycoon's Virgin / The English Bride / Rescuing Dr Ryan (2006) (with Caroline Anderson and Margaret Way)
Marco's Convenient Wife / The Mistress's Secret (2006) (with Julia James)
Her Lover Her Husband (2006)
Perfect Family / Fantasy for Two (2006)
The Innocence Collection (2007) (with Carole Mortimer and Kay Thorpe)
At His Convenience... (2007) (with Maggie Cox and Kim Lawrence)
It Happened At Christmas (2007) (with Helen Brooks and Carol Wood)
Winter Waifs (2007) (with Helen Brooks and Carol Wood)
One-Click Buy: February 2008 Harlequin Presents (2008) (with Lynne Graham, Miranda Lee, Carol Marinelli, Sarah Morgan and Susan Stephens)
Brides By Blackmail (2008) (with Melanie Milburne and Sarah Morgan)
At His Convenience Bundle (2008) (with Maggie Cox and Kim Lawrence)
One-Click Buy: July 2008 Harlequin Presents (2008) (with Helen Brooks, Robyn Grady, Sharon Kendrick, Kim Lawrence and Lucy Monroe)
Bride at Bellfield Mill / Family for Hawthorn Farm / Tilly of Tap House (2008) (with Helen Brooks and Carol Wood)
One-Click Buy: April 2009 Harlequin Blaze (2009) (with Abby Green, Carrie Hudson, Kimberly Lang, Anne McAllister, Jule McBride, Sarah Mayberry, Julie Miller, Trish Morey, Carole Mortimer, Anne Oliver, Tawny Weber and Lori Wilde)
OneClick Buy: April 2009 Harlequin Presents (2009) (with Abby Green, Kimberly Lang, Anne McAllister, Trish Morey, Carole Mortimer and Anne Oliver)
Housekeeper in His Bed (2009) (with Maggie Cox and Diana Hamilton)
One-Click Buy: May 2009 Harlequin Presents (2009) (with Robyn Donald, India Grey, Lucy Monroe, Catherine Spencer and Susan Stephens)
Her Playboy Boss (2009) (with Jennie Adams and Chantelle Shaw)
One-Click Buy: June 2009 Harlequin Presents (2009) (with Catherine George, Jennie Lucas, Sarah Morgan, Annie West and Cathy Williams)
Jet-Set Summer Affairs (2009) (with Sandra Field and Sarah Morgan)
Passionate Brides (2009)
Merry Christmas Love Mills and Boons (2009) (with Diana Hamilton, Sandra Marton, Jane Porter and Margaret Way)
One-Click Buy: December 2009 Harlequin Presents (2009) (with Anna Cleary, Emma Darcy, Robyn Grady, Carol Marinelli, Sandra Marton, Melanie Milburne and Jane Porter)
Chosen by the Sheikh (2010) (with Alexandra Sellers and Laura Wright)
One-Click Buy: July 2010 (2010) (with Abby Green, Julia James, Melanie Milburne, Lucy Monroe and Annie West)
One-Click Buy: August 2010 Harlequin Presents (2010) (with Kate Hewitt, Julia James, Lucy Monroe, Michelle Reid and Susan Stephens)
One-Click Buy: September 2010 (2010) (with Helen Bianchin, Emma Darcy, Sharon Kendrick, Anne McAllister and Sarah Morgan)
Her Christmas Fantasy / Winter Bride (2010) (with Lynne Graham)
Mistletoe Brides (2011)
Secrets (2012) (with India Grey)
Desert Nights (2012)
Wedding Nights (2012)
Conveniently His (2012)
High Society (2012)
Just One Night (2012)
Mediterranean Nights (2012)
Christmas Nights (2012)
Duty & Desire (2012)
Unexpected Pleasures (2012)
Passionate Nights (2012)
Sinful Nights (2013)
Legally His (2013)
Pride & Consequence (2013)
Sicilian Nights (2013)
The Scandalous Warehams (2013)
Parenti Marriage (2014)
Orphans from the Storm (2014) (with Helen Brooks and Carol Wood)
Dangerous Passions (2015) (with Caroline Anderson, Lynne Graham and Anne Mather)
Virgins at Their Command Box Set (2015) (with Carole Mortimer)


















 
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