Jeanette Hornby


I live in a small, south-western town of Western Australia, and have been writing for many years.

My first two novels are set in my home town, and portray small town life in the 70's and 80's.

My third novel - Candy's Man - is a Sexy Romance novel set in Sydney, Australia.

My fourth novel - Grapevines and Gum Trees - is set in a small country town in Western Australia near my home town.

Novel number five is set in Perth/Port Hedland in Western Australia and is titled - Escape Down Under.

When I'm not writing, I'm reading, gardening, or creating pretty things with beads.

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Heart's Promise
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,900. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Set in the 1970’s, in a small town of Western Australia, ‘Heart’s Promise’ is centred around the life of a young girl, her neighbours, and those living in the community. It is a story of friendship, loss, acceptance, and love.

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  • Broken City on Nov. 08, 2011

    An interesting tale of a new world order. Believable characters that enhance the story.
  • Catchee Monkey on Dec. 03, 2011

    Beautifully crafted. Malla Duncan has a poetic voice that captures you from the beginning. A story of intrigue and suspense with unique and colourful characters that keep you interested right to the very end. I highly recommend this novel.
  • Fat Chance on May 11, 2012

    4 and a half Stars. This is the second novel by Malla Duncan that I've read, and it didn't disappoint. A tale of suspense, intrigue and murder, the novel is also outrageously funny. Malla's genius use of description and wit makes the story flow effortlessly. There is also an underlining theme of food and body-image that Malla explores to perfection. Her portrayal of characters, setting and events cannot be faulted. I look forward to reading more work by this author.
  • Taste on Dec. 01, 2012

    Spicy read.
  • Houseguest on Dec. 20, 2012

    A short, creepy and enthralling story. The development of the main character and situation was strangely enjoyable. A good read.
  • Bloodtrail on Dec. 28, 2012

    An intricately woven vampire tale that keeps you wanting more. The historical and scientific content was unique and engrossing. I particularly liked the way the author separated each character's story in the beginning and then tied them all together. An enjoyable read.