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Tug Of Love

Had He Returned for Her…Or Their Son?Life wasn't easy as a single mom, but somehow Win had managed to raise a son that any mother could be proud of. Now Charlie's father was back on the scene and demanding as share in his child. But was a share all James wanted? Could it be that her seductive ex-husband meant to take Charlie away from her?All Win knew was that in the space of a few days James had managed to turn her calm, self-assured world upside down. But was her concern more about Charlie's future or her own?

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ISBN: 9781408998533

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Penny Jordan

Penelope Jones Halsall
Born Penelope Jones
24 November 1946 (1946-11-24) (age 64)
Preston, Lancashire, England
Pen name Caroline Courtney
Melinda Wright
Lydia Hitchcock
Penny Jordan
Annie Groves[1]
Occupation Novelist
Nationality British
Period 1979-present
Genres Contemporary romance, historical romance
Spouse(s) Steve Halsall (died)


Penny Halsall, née Penelope Jones (b. 24 November 1946 in Preston, Lancashire, England) better known by her pen name of Penny Jordan, is a best-selling and prolific English writer of over 200 romance novels. She started writing regency romances as Caroline Courtney, and now writes contemporary romances as Penny Jordan and historical romances as Annie Groves (her mother's maiden name). She has also signed novels as Melinda Wright and Lydia Hitchcock. Her books have sold over 70 million copies worldwide[2] and has been translated into many languages.

Widowed, she lives in Nantwich, Cheshire, England, surrounded by her pets.[3]



Personal life

Penelope "Penny" Jones was born on 24 November 1946 in Preston, Lancashire, England, and weighed about eight pounds. She was the first child of Anthony Winn Jones, who died aged 85, and his wife, Margaret Louise Groves Jones, 86,[1] who passed to Jones her Scots Celtic heritage.[3] She has a brother, Anthony Jones, and a sister, Prudence "Pru" Jones.

She has been a keen reader from childhood. Her mother would leave her in the children's section of the local library while she changed her father's library books.[3] Her story-telling career began at the age of eight when she began telling original bedtime stories to her younger sister.[4]

Her all-time favourite books are those of Jane Austen, Dorothy Dunnett, Catherine Cookson, Georgette Heyer, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare's plays and poetry and the Bible.[5] After reading a serialised Mills & Boon book in a woman's magazine, she fell in love with the hero. Jones was eleven and she quickly became an avid fan.[4]

Jones left grammar school in Rochdale with O-Levels in English Language, English Literature and Geography.[1] In her early days, she spent fourteen years working as a shorthand typist in Manchester.

Jones married Steve Halsall, an accountant and "lovely man", who smoked and drank too heavily, and suffered oral cancer with bravery and dignity.[1] They did not have children, but she has a bakers dozen of assorted godchildren nieces and nephews.[3]

Widowed, Jordan writes from an office in her beautiful mock Tudor house in Nantwich, Cheshire, a home that she shares with her dog, Sheba, and cat, Posh.

Jordan runs a writing group where she helps other aspiring writers to develop their craft, pointing them to agents and publishers who might be interested in their work. She is also active in women's charities in her native England.

Writing career

By her early twenties, Jordan was writing for herself, but her writing career began in earnest when she was 30, encouraged and supported by her husband. He bought her, at a time when he could ill afford it, the small electric typewriter on which she typed her first books.[3]

She entered a competition run by the Romantic Novelists' Association. Although she did not win, an agent, who was looking for a new-style Georgette Heyer, contacted the R.N.A.[1]

In March 1979, she published her first novel under the pseudonym Caroline Courtney, Duchess in Disguise, the same year she published other 4 books. Under this penname she published 25 regency romances until 1986. Her novels was published by different editorials: Arlington Books, Warner Books, G.K. Hall, Corgi Books, Prior...

From 1981 to 1983, she signed 3 air-hostess romps as Melinda Wright and 2 thrillers as Lydia Hitchcock, published by Columbine House.[1]

In 1981, Mills & Boon accepted her first novel for them, Falcon's Prey signed as Penny Jordan. Since then, almost 70 million copies of her 167 Mills & Boon (or Harlequin) novels have been sold worldwide.[1]

Some of Penny Jordan's novels are part of series, created by her or in collaboration with other authors. Her favourite Penny Jordan's Series is The Perfect Crightons.[5] The surname for Crighton family came from her late mother in law as it was her family name prior to her marriage. The Crighton live in the fictional town Haslewich, inspired in Nantwich, the Hasle is a play on her own married surname.[6]

Ellie Price as Annie Groves, 2003/08

Since 2003, she returned to writing historical novels as Annie Groves (she has adopted her mother's maiden-name[1]). Jordan gains much of her inspiration from human interest stories in the news as well as her own family history. She adapted a story told by her grandmother Elsie Jones in Ellie Pride.[2] This novel also begins a family saga.


As Caroline Courtney


Single novels

  • Duchess in Disguise (1979)
  • A Wager for Love (1979)
  • Love Unmasked (1979)
  • Guardian of the Heart (1979)
  • Dangerous Engagement (1979)
  • Love's Masquerade (1980)
  • The Fortunes of Love (1980)
  • The Romantic Rivals (1980)
  • Heart of Honour (1981)
  • Destiny's Duchess (1981)
  • The Masquerading Heart (1981)
  • Abandoned for Love (1981)
  • The Tempestuous Affair (1981)
  • Love of My Life (1981)
  • Love Triumphant (1981)
  • Lover's Victory (1981)
  • The Courier of Love (1982)
  • Love in Waiting (1982)
  • Libertine in Love (1982)
  • The Daring Heart (1982)
  • Forbidden Love (1982)
  • Hearts or Diamonds (1985)
  • Prisoner of Passion (1985)
  • Dual Enchantment (1985)
  • Conspiracy of Kisses (1986)

As Melinda Wright


Single novels

  • The Concorde Affair (1981)
  • Love at 30,000 Feet (1982)
  • Flight into Ecstasy (1983)

As Lydia Hitchcock


Single novels

  • The Ducetti Lair (1981)
  • The Geneva Touch (1982)

As Penny Jordan


Single Novels

  • Falcon's Prey (1981)
  • Tiger Man (1981)
  • Marriage without Love (1981)
  • Blackmail (1982)
  • Long Cold Winter (1982)
  • Caged Tiger (1982)
  • Daughter of Hassan (1982)
  • Northern Sunset (1982)
  • Island of the Dawn (1982)
  • An Unbroken Marriage (1982)
  • Bought with His Name (1982)
  • Escape from Desire (1982)
  • Desire's Captive (1983)
  • Forgotten Passion (1983)
  • Man Hater (1983)
  • Rescue Operation (1983)
  • Flawed Marriage (1983)
  • Phantom Marriage (1983)
  • Sudden Engagement (1983)
  • Passionate Protection (1983)
  • Savage Atonement (1983)
  • The Inward Storm (1984)
  • Love's Choices (1984)
  • Response (1984)
  • Shadow Marriage (1984)
  • Wanting (1984)
  • Darker Side of Desire (1984)
  • Rules of the Game (1984)
  • Campaign for Loving (1985)
  • Permission to Love (1985)
  • Taken Over (1985)
  • Time Fuse (1985)
  • You Owe Me (1985)
  • What You Made Me (1985)
  • The Friendship Barrier (1985)
  • Only One (1985)
  • The Six-Month Marriage (1985)
  • Exorcism (1985)
  • Fire With Fire (1985)
  • Injured Innocent (1985)
  • The Hard Man (1985)
  • Desire for Revenge (1985)
  • Capable of Feeling (1986)
  • A Man Possessed (1986)
  • Return Match (1986)
  • Desire Never Changes (1986)
  • Research into Marriage (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)
  • Without Trust (1988)
  • Potential Danger (1988)
  • Lover's Touch (1988)
  • Power Play (1988)
  • A Reason for Being (1989)
  • Beyond Compare (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)
  • Rival Attractions (1990)
  • Time for Trust (1990)
  • Unspoken Desire (1990)
  • Breaking Away (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 Form the Past (1991)
  • Past Passion (1991)
  • Law of Attraction (1992)
  • Lesson to Learn (1992)
  • Mistaken Adversary (1992)
  • Lingering Shadows (1992)
  • Past Loving (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)
  • Cruel Legacy (1994)
  • Power Games (1995)
  • Unwanted Wedding (1995)
  • The Trusting Game (1995)
  • Her Christmas Fantasy (1996)
  • Stranger From The Past (1997)
  • 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)
  • Sweet Revenge (2005)
  • The Christmas Bride (2006)
  • Her Lover Her Husband (2006)
  • The Italian Duke's Wife (2006)
  • The Sheikh's Blackmailed Mistress (2008)
  • The Boss's Marriage Arrangement (2008)

The Bride's Bouquet Series

  1. Woman to Wed? (1996)
  2. Best Man to Wed? (1996)
  3. Too Wise to Wed? (1996)
  • The Bride's Bouquet (Omnibus) (2000)
  • Duet: Woman to Wed? / Best Man to Wed? (2005)

The Perfect Crightons Series

  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)
  • The Crightons: The Perfect Seduction / Perfect Marriage Material / The Perfect Match? (by Request 3's) (2001)
  • Women and Love: The perfect lover / The perfect father / The perfect night (2002)

Fantasy in the Night Series

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

Sweet Revenge Or Seduction Series

  1. Mistress Assignment (1999)
  2. Lover by Deception (1999)
  3. A Treacherous Seduction (1999)
  4. The Marriage Resolution (1999)

Sheikh's Arabian Nights Series

  1. The Sheikh's Virgin Bride (2003)
  2. One Night with the Sheikh (2003)
  3. Possessed by the Sheikh (2005)
  4. Taken By The Sheikh (2007)

Jet Set Wives Series

  1. Bedding His Virgin Mistress (2005)
  2. Expecting The Playboy's Heir (2005)
  3. Blackmailing the Society Bride (2005)
  • Jet Set Wives (Omnibus) (2008)

Silk Series

  1. Silk (2008)
  2. Sins (2009)
  3. Scandals (2010)

The Leopardi Brothers Saga

  1. Captive At the Sicilian Billionaire's Command (2009)
  2. The Sicilian Boss's Mistress (2009)
  3. The Sicilian's Baby Bargain (2009)

For Her Eyes Only Series Multi-Author

  • An Unforgettable Man (1995)

Dangerous Liaisons Series Multi-Author

  • An Unforgettable Man (1995)

The Big Event Series Multi-Author

  • Marriage Make Up (1998)

Amnesia Series Multi-Author

  • Back in the Marriage Bed (2000)

Greek Tycoons Series Multi-Author

  • The Demetrios Virgin (2001)
  • The Mistress Purchase (2004)

Red-Hot Revenge Series Multi-Author

  • The Marriage Demand (2001)

Wedlocked! Series Multi-Author

  • The Blackmail Baby (2002)
  • Marco's Convenient Wife (2002)
  • Mistress to Her Husband (2004)

Do Not Disturb Series Multi-Author

  • The Tycoon's Virgin (2002)

By Royal Command Series Multi-Author

  • The Blackmail Marriage (2003)
  • The Italian Duke's Mistress (2006)

Mistress to a Millionaire Series Multi-Author

  • Mistress of Convenience (2004)
  • The Mistress Purchase (2004)

Foreign Affairs Series Multi-Author

  • Mistress of Convenience (2004)

Greek Tycoons Series Multi-Author

  • The Mistress Purchase (2004)

Desert Brides Series Multi-Author

  1. Prince of the Desert (2006)

Dinner At 8 Series Multi-Author

  • The Christmas Bride (2006)

Uncut Series Multi-Author

  • Master of Pleasure (2006)

The Royal House Of Niroli Series Multi-Author

1. The Future King's Pregnant Mistress (2007)
8. A Royal Bride At the Sheikh's Command (2008)

Mistress to a Millionaire Series Multi-Author

  • Virgin For The Billionaire's Taking (2008)


  • Penny Jordan Collection (1984)
  • Best of Penny Jordan: Falcon's Prey / Tiger Man (1986)
  • Penny Jordan Omnibus: Shadow Marriage / Man-hater / Passionate Protection (1992)
  • Penny Jordan Collection: Fire with Fire / Capable of Loving / Substitute Lover (1993)
  • Two complete stories by Penny Jordan: Game of Love / Time for Trust (1995)
  • Mistletoe Magic (1996)
  • Marriage of Convenience: Loving / Injured Innocent / The Six-Month Marriage (2000)
  • Collector's edition: A Perfect Family / To Love, Honor and Betray / The Perfect Sinner (2000)
  • A Collection: Shadow Marriage / Man-Hater / Passionate Protection (2002)
  • Duet: Stronger Than Yearning / Silver (2004)
  • Sweet Seduction (2005)
  • Duet: Rules of the Game / Passionate Possession (2005)
  • Duet: Perfect Family / Fantasy for Two (2006)
  • The Sheikh's Bride (2006)

Omnibus in collaboration

  • Sunsational (1991) (Fantasy by Emma Darcy / Rent-A-Bride by Emma Goldrick / You Owe Me by Penny Jordan / Lovers in the Afternoon by Carole Mortimer)
  • Matched By Mistake (1996) (Passionate Protection by Penny Jordan / Hotline by Gina Wilkins / Forbidden Surrender by Carole Mortimer)
  • Yours, Mine And Ours (1997) (Penny Jordan with Cathy Gillen Thacker and Marisa Carroll)
  • Christmas Treats (1998) (Figgy Pudding by Penny Jordan / A man for all seasonings by Day Leclaire / All the trimmings by Lindsay Armstrong)
  • Wedded Bliss (1999) (They're Wed Again by Penny Jordan / The Man She'll Marry by Carole Mortimer)
  • A Man for Mum! (1999) (Wanting His Child by Penny Jordan / The Boss and the Baby by Leigh Michaels / One Mum Too Many by Vicki Lewis Thompson)
  • Nearly Weds! (1999) (Making Sure of Sarah by Betty Neels / The Man She'll Marry by Carole Mortimer / They're Wed Again! by Penny Jordan
  • Christmas Presents (1999) (Penny Jordan with Anne McAllister and Sally Wentworth)
  • Latin Lovers (2000) (A Spanish Christmas by Penny Jordan / The Christmas Eve Bride by Lynne Graham / Christmas in Venice by Lucy Gordon)
  • Wed Again! (2001) (They're Wed Again! by Penny Jordan / Anne Mather / The Man She'll Marry by Carole Mortimer)
  • Christmas with a Latin Lover (2001) (The Christmas Eve Bride by Lynne Graham / A Spanish Christmas by Penny Jordan / Christmas in Venice by Lucy Gordon)
  • What Women Want! (2002) (Penny Jordan with Darcy Maguire)
  • City Girls (2002) (Penny Jordan with Liz Fielding and Jessica Hart)
  • Winter Weddings (2002) (Christmas Eve Wedding by Penny Jordan / A Scandalous Courtship by Gail Whitiker / Snowbound Sweetheart by Judy Christenberry)
  • For Love Or Money (2003) (Unwanted Wedding by Penny Jordan / The Borghese Bride by Sandra Marton)
  • Greek Millionaires (2004) (Penny Jordan with Anne McAllister and Sara Craven)
  • Strictly Business (2004) (The Temp and the Tycoon / The Fiance Deal by Liz Fielding with Penny Jordan and Hannah Bernard)
  • Boardroom to Bedroom (2005) (The Boss's Marriage Arrangement by Penny Jordan / His Darling Valentine by Carole Mortimer)
  • Plain Jane Makeover (2005) (Penny Jordan with Miranda Lee and Barbara McMahon)
  • The Mills and Boon Collection: 3 Full-Length Stories (2006) (Penny Jordan with Margaret Way and Caroline Anderson)
  • Marco's Convenient Wife Penny Jordan / The Mistress's Secret by Julia James) (2006)
  • The Innocence Collection (2007) (Innocent Bride by Penny Jordan / Innocent Desires by Carole Mortimer / Innocent Seduction by Kay Thorpe)

Graphic Novels

  • Response: Graphic Novel (2005) art by Takako Hashimoto

As Annie Groves


Pride Family Series

  1. Ellie Pride, 2003
  2. Connie's Courage, 2004
  3. Hettie of Hope Street, 2005

World War II Series

  1. Goodnight Sweetheart, 2006
  2. Some Sunny Day;, 2006
  3. The Grafton Girls, 2007
  4. As Time Goes By, 2007

Campion Family Series

  • Across the Mersey, 2008
  • Daughters of Liverpool, 2008
  • The Heart of the Family, 2009
  • Where the Heart Is, 2009
  • When the Lights Go On Again, 2010

References and sources

External links

Источник: Penny Jordan

См. также в других словарях:

  • tug-of-love — tug of loveˈ noun A dispute over the guardianship of a child, eg between divorced parents, or natural and foster parents (also adjective) • • • Main Entry: ↑tug * * * tug of love UK US noun [singular] british mainly journalism a disagreement… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tug of love — ˌtug of ˈlove f6 [tug of love] noun singular (BrE, informal) a situation in which a child s parents are divorced or no longer living …   Useful english dictionary

  • tug of love — n [singular] BrE a situation in which parents who have separated from each other fight over who is going to have the children used especially in newspaper reports …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tug-of-love — noun singular BRITISH MAINLY JOURNALISM a disagreement between parents who are divorced or living separately about who their child should live with …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tug-of-love — N SING: usu N n Journalists sometimes use tug of love to refer to a situation in which the parents of a child are divorced and one of the parents tries to get the child from the other, for example by taking him or her illegally. [BRIT] A mother… …   English dictionary

  • tug of love — noun A dispute concerning which of two separated parents should have custody of one or more children …   Wiktionary

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