Jeanette Hornby


I have lived in a small, south-western town of Western Australia all of my life, 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.

I like to vary my genres and have released a Sexy Romance novel - Candy's Man.

My fourth novel - Grapevines and Gum Trees - is out now.

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Grapevines And Gum Trees
By Jeanette Hornby
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,900. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Category: Fiction
A story of love, change, and acceptance. Isabella Di Rossi's idyllic life on the family vineyard is about to change. Sabotage of the grapes, the appearance of a handsome stranger and a mysterious neighbour, and unravelling secrets, all add to the unfolding drama.
Candy's Man - A Short Prelude
By Jeanette Hornby
Price: Free! Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Recently divorced, Candace (Candy) Walker, leaves the security of her home in Sydney and sets off on a cruise to the Caribbean. The last thing she expects is to fall into bed with a sexy, American stranger. Cleve Hammond is the epitome of masculinity and is about to turn her world upside down.
Candy's Man
By Jeanette Hornby
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,590. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A passionate holiday encounter with a handsome stranger turns chaotic when Candace (Candy) Walker meets her new boss. Cleve Hammond is seriously miffed that Candy ran out on him but that is just the beginning of his problems. Cleve has a secret and he is determined to keep their relationship strictly professional, but the chemistry between him and Candy is hard to ignore.
Where The Heart Is
By Jeanette Hornby
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,200. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011. Category: Fiction
Set in the early 1980’s, in a small town of Western Australia, ‘Where The Heart Is’ is a story of family, acceptance, loss and love.
Heart's Promise
By Jeanette Hornby
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,900. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
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.

Jeanette Hornby’s tag cloud

acceptance    adolescence    american    australian    australian fiction    betrayal    change    country    cruise    family    fling    friendship    grapevines    holiday    loss    love    lovestory    mystery    novel    relationships    romance    secrets    sexy    social issues    society    twins   

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Smashwords book reviews by Jeanette Hornby

  • Broken City on Nov. 08, 2011
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    An interesting tale of a new world order. Believable characters that enhance the story.
  • Catchee Monkey on Dec. 03, 2011
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    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
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    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
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    Spicy read.
  • Houseguest on Dec. 20, 2012
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    A short, creepy and enthralling story. The development of the main character and situation was strangely enjoyable. A good read.
  • Life After Hell: Surviving Sexual Abuse on Oct. 29, 2013
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    An horrific true account of abuse told simply yet cuts right to the core. The lack of care given to innocent children resonates deep within. Gladys Quintal is to be commended for her courage and dignity in telling her story.