Copyright 2006-2013 Noelene Jenkinson. All rights reserved.
A GENTLEMAN'S BRIDE, my colonial Australian historical romance, is out now in paperback from Amazon and The Book Depository. It is still available as BARRATT'S RUN in Ebook also from Amazon.
"Anne Gray is forced to marry for the chance of a better life. Until she learns the truth about her husband and her life is in jeopardy. She flees Devon and escapes to Australia.
James Barratt emigrated from Sussex to Australia to make his fortune. After his fiance jilts him, he vows never to fall in love again and takes a mistress who convinces him to try again.
In Australia, Anne changes her name and answers James' advertisement for a wife. But her blossoming romance and future is threatened when her past returns to haunt her and, once again, she is forced to flee. Homeless, Anne struggles to resolve her future until the real truth is uncovered."
GRACE'S COTTAGE, my new romance is out now in ebook and paperback from Smashwords and Amazon
"A cottage, a secret and a betrayal.
For Jennifer Hale, with a rebel sister and ailing mother, a cottage in the small Australian country town of Bundilla holds the key to a dream. Or more correctly, her mother's wish - as the wife of an itinerant minister - for a home of her own.
For city architect, Sam Keats, the cottage with its treasure of old letters and diaries unlocks a mystery stretching back to the Vietnam war, exposing long held family secrets and a betrayal of promises made.
From Australia to America and Malaysia, Jennifer and Sam must each confront their own ideals and personal restrictions to find the courage to open their hearts enough to build a possible future together."
PEACOCKS ON THE LAWN, my new Australian saga is out now in ebook and paperback from Smashwords and Amazon.
"Young Scotsman, Duncan Penross, lands on the pioneering shores of the colony of Port Phillip in 1838. It is the dawn of the pastoral era in colonial Australia. Driven by a lust for women and fierce ambition in this rough man's world, he is determined to succeed, make a fortune and build an empire.
To this fledgling colony Isabelle Waring courageously emigrates from northern England to also forge a new life and is employed by Duncan Penross as his housekeeper.
With an eye to securing his dynasty, Duncan marries Isabelle to bear his sons. But his expectations do not develop as he planned. As his family grows, their lives and fates unfold with tragedy, struggles and always the hope of love.
As secrets and lies emerge, will Isabelle stay loyal or can she find happiness elsewhere?
From cottage to bluestone mansion with its flamboyant peacocks on the lawn, this engrossing new Australian saga is filled with the lives and passions of a pioneering pastoral family in the nineteenth century."
LOVING LUCYis now available in paperback as a Montlake Romance. Buy.
"When Lucy McCarthy, a welfare worker in Indonesia with UNICEF, returns to Mundarra, Australia, for her father's funeral, she discovers he was not in fact her father and that she is disinherited in favor of an illegitimate brother. When her old high school boyfriend, Flynn Pedersen, supports her as she awaits the results of DNA tests and seeks the identity of her real father, their renewed friendship rekindles a former attraction. Knowing Lucy's commitment to her work with children because of her own unloved childhood, Flynn cannot ask her to stay with him in Mundarra and to not return to Indonesia. Can each set their pasts aside and learn to love again?"