Christina Courtenay

Biography

Christina Courtenay lives in Herefordshire, England and is married with two children. Although born in England she has a Swedish mother and was brought up in Sweden. In her teens, the family moved to Japan where she had the opportunity to travel extensively in the Far East.
Christina is chairman of the Romantic Novelists’ Association. In 2011, Christina’s first novel Trade Winds was short listed for The Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Award for Best Historical Fiction. Her second novel, The Scarlet Kimono, won the Big Red Reads’ Best Historical Fiction Award. In 2012, Highland Storms won the Best Historical Romantic Novel of the year award. And The Silent Touch of Shadows, Christina’s fourth novel, won the award for Best Historical Read at the Festival of Romance.
Christina's novels include: Trade Winds, The Scarlet Kimono, Highland Storms, The Silent Touch of Shadows, The Gilded Fan, New England Rocks and The Secret Kiss of Darkness (Feb 2014). She also has Regency novellas released as ebooks on Kindle - Marry in Haste, Once Bitten Twice Shy and Desperate Remedies.

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Books

The Secret Kiss of Darkness (Choc Lit)
By Christina Courtenay
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 93,710. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014 by Choc Lit. Category: Fiction
Must forbidden love end in heartbreak? Kayla Sinclair knows she’s in big trouble when she almost bankrupts herself to buy a life-size portrait of a mysterious eighteenth century man at an auction. Jago Kerswell, innkeeper and smuggler, knows there is danger in those stolen moments with Lady Eliza Marcombe, but he’ll take any risk to be with her. Over two centuries separate Kayla and Jago, but, w
New England Rocks
By Christina Courtenay
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 61,940. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013 by Choc Lit. Category: Fiction
First impressions, how wrong can you get? When Rain Mackenzie is expelled from her British boarding school, she can’t believe her bad luck. Not only is she forced to move to New England, USA, she’s also sent to the local high school, as a punishment.
The Gilded Fan
By Christina Courtenay
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 108,230. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013 by Choc Lit. Category: Fiction
How do you start a new life, leaving behind all you love? It’s 1641, and when Midori Kumashiro, the orphaned daughter of a warlord, is told she has to leave Japan or die, she has no choice but to flee to England. Midori is trained in the arts of war, but is that enough to help her survive a journey, with a lecherous crew and an attractive captain she doesn’t trust?
The Silent Touch of Shadows
By Christina Courtenay
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 101,500. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012 by Choc Lit. Category: Fiction
What will it take to put the past to rest? Professional genealogist Melissa Grantham receives an invitation to visit her family’s ancestral home, Ashleigh Manor. From the moment she arrives, life-like dreams and visions haunt her. The spiritual connection to a medieval young woman and her forbidden lover have her questioning her sanity, but Melissa is determined to solve the mystery.
Highland Storms
By Christina Courtenay
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 100,130. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011 by Choc Lit. Category: Fiction
Who can you trust? Betrayed by his brother and his childhood love, Brice Kinross needs a fresh start. So he welcomes the opportunity to leave Sweden for the Scottish Highlands to take over the family estate. But there’s trouble afoot at Rosyth in 1754 and Brice finds himself unwelcome. WINNER OF THE 2012 BEST HISTORICAL ROMANTIC NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD (RoNA).
The Scarlet Kimono
By Christina Courtenay
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 102,670. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2011 by Choc Lit. Category: Fiction
Abducted by a Samurai warlord in 17th-century Japan – what happens when fear turns to love? England, 1611, and young Hannah Marston envies her brother’s adventurous life. But when she stows away on his merchant ship, her powers of endurance are stretched to their limit. Then they reach Japan and all her suffering seems worthwhile – until she is abducted by Taro Kumashiro’s warriors.
Trade Winds
By Christina Courtenay
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 111,590. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2010 by Choc Lit. Category: Fiction
(2.00 from 2 reviews)
Marriage of convenience – or a love for life? It’s 1732 in Gothenburg, Sweden, and strong-willed Jess van Sandt knows only too well that it’s a man’s world. She believes she’s being swindled out of her inheritance by her stepfather – and she’s determined to stop it. Shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association's Pure Passion Award for Best Historical Fiction 2011.

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