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Hello there, welcome to my world full of books. I’ve always loved reading and then discovered romance novels. Who doesn’t love a happy ending? So I hope you will stay a while, check out my books and if you’d like updates of my upcoming books and news, please join my newsletter or blog. Am thrilled to announce two sales to Entangled Publishing. Coming releases: November – The Bachelor Prince – Entangled Publishing - contemporary and December – The Highwayman’s Bride – Entangled Publishing – historical.Learn More »
He's the One
Taylor Sullivan doesn’t trust Cupid, but she plays one for a living. As a successful wedding consultant, she creates a couple’s ultimate fantasy—even though she’s never managed to create her own. And when her clients start asking her for wedding night advice, she’s sensible enough to know when to enlist help.Learn More »
Secrets & Seduction
The only emotion Leah Grainger can muster when thinking of her dead husband is relief. Until she learns his gambling debt threatens her beloved farm and the child she wanted to protect from the rootless existence she grew up with.Learn More »
Hi, welcome to my world of romance writing. I’m Jane Beckenham, a writer ‘down-under’ in New Zealand, a beautiful land also known as Aotearoa. I hope you’ll stay and browse a while.
It’s one thing to lose your heart. Quite another to have it stolen.
Steel Hawk, Book 1
Years ago, notorious jewel thief “The Raven” vanished into the shadows. In 1851, Nathan Hawk emerges into a life of respectability, determined to make up for past sins.
He and his business partner are introducing a lock they’re so sure can’t be broken, they’re displaying a priceless diamond, the Pasha Star, at the Great Exhibition. It’s bad enough catching a light-fingered young man trying to steal the stone. Worse when he realizes it’s the daughter of his old mentor.
Rose Valetta’s father has been kidnapped, and she needs the Star to buy his freedom. She never expected to come nose-to-nose with Nathan. Their reunion is fraught with tension, especially when they discover the diamond in Nathan’s impregnable case is not the Pasha Star.
With Nathan’s reputation in tatters, they race to find the real stone before it’s too late for Rose’s father. Too late to save the empire from a usurper. And too late to keep from losing their hearts.
The Palmera Royals, Book 2
BOOK REVIEW – 4 1/2 STARS
Every little girl loves a fairytale. From a young age we associate love with a handsome prince sweeping his unsuspecting princess off her feet. Well let me tell you The Royal Affair is not one of those tales. Marina is not afraid to speak her mind. She can take care of herself. A little heartbreak will not slow her down. Jonas is the type of person who takes responsibility for things that are not his fault and cannot be changed. Carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders.
Jane Beckenham drew me in to her modern tale of love and royalty with a twist. The idea that whether royal or common, life is never easy is the point I took away from this story. We all have different obstacles we have to conquer. The Royal Affair is the turning of a fairytale into a wishful dream. Worthy effort.
All her life, Princess Marina Palmera toed the family line—until she fell for Jonas Wilder. Their whirlwind affair broke her heart when he left without a word.
Devastated, Marina defied convention to build her love of horses into a thriving international business. But now the bloodstock auction has brought her to New Zealand. The turf of the one man she doesn’t want to see.
Jonas was once under Marina’s exquisite spell, until a single phone call brought him back to brutal reality. While he dallied with the princess, a car crash killed his ex-wife and robbed his little daughter of her voice. Blaming himself, he has vowed that nothing will ever again distract him from caring for his child.
But when a chance meeting and the child’s love of all things “princess” draws her from her silence, Jonas will make any sacrifice to keep her words flowing. Question is, can he keep Marina in his life for his daughter’s sake—and keep his heart from tearing down the walls between them?
REVIEW – THE BACHELOR PRINCE
The Bachelor Prince gives readers an unadulterated look at love in all its beauty and heartache. The story is a breathtaking journey into emotions. Friendship, love, heartache, discovery all play a pivotal role in Lucas’ and Cassie’s relationship. Through heartache and pain comes happiness and joy. I would describe The Bachelor Prince as a pure and simple romance.
Don’t miss this one.
5 Stars!!! Night Owl Reviews
Of the many thrills Lucas Palmera has pursued, marriage isn’t one of them. Having witnessed how the death of his mother destroyed his father, Lucas considers love and matrimony too great an emotional risk. But Torrevna’s crown prince must marry—and soon—if he is to ascend the throne.
That doesn’t mean he’s not determined to put it off as long as possible. For that, he needs the cooperation of his indispensable personal assistant, Cassie Masters.
Cassie learned how to handle high-powered men by watching her social-climbing mother parade a string of them through her life—and vowing never to follow those footsteps. But when Lucas proposes Cassie act as his “fiancée” to fend off his meddling sisters, she’s in no position to refuse. After all, cleaning up Lucas’s messes is in her job description.
Trouble is, Cassie’s traitorous heart has always belonged to Lucas. And by the time she realizes she’s in too deep, her heart is pulling her headlong down a path she swore she’d never follow.
Contains a prince whose playboy ways conceal a tender heart and a long-suffering PA who’s determined to keep love off the schedule—especially her own. Toe-curling kisses and royal gossip included at no extra charge.
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TO KISS AN ANGEL
Angel has a job to do—leave heaven and fix Clark Lannigan’s life, teaching him to live again, and to love. But how can she succeed when Clark is living a life surrounded by so much guilt that he’s too afraid to let go. Then there’s Angel Rule 750.2, paragraph A, no canoodling with the client. Oops she’s broken that, and now she’s fallen in love with him. So what does an angel do? She sets him ten tasks, but neither of them want to obey rule number ten….NO KISSING
And also just released
more Christmas fun, love and laughter
DESPERATELY SEEKING SANTA
The old Santa’s drunk and Mandy Brooks, assistant manager of Wentworth’s, an upmarket department store, doesn’t do Christmas. Then she’s forced to play the part of Mrs. Santa in the store’s grotto. Trouble is Santa’s replacement is a blast from her past – one she ran away from at the altar five years ago.
Ditched on his wedding day, Tate Sullivan left town. Now he’s back and he’s got unfinished business with Mandy Brooks. He wants her back in his bed on his terms, his way. But nothing is going according to plan.
Ex pro league baseball player Tanner Coleridge abhors publicity, he had enough when his wife left him for his best friend, but somehow without him realizing it he’s been dragged into reality TV by Candy Jones. One part of him wants to run for the hills…the other, well that wants a whole lot more of Ms Candy Cake Maker.
He’s the One
Virginity is overrated. Taylor Sullivan doesn’t trust Cupid, but she plays one for a living.
Romeo for HireWorkaholic Carly Mason is caught between a rock and a hard place.
Secrets and Seduction
The only emotion Leah Grainger can muster when thinking of her dead husband is relief.