Fran Shaff

Biography

Just about all of us want to get away from the demands of everyday life from time to time. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the luxury of being able to take off to some new, exciting place whenever we feel the urge--unless we like to read.

A book can take us anywhere we’d like to go. For readers who enjoy living vicariously in pastimes or in modern times Fran Shaff provides a great escape in the more than twenty novels she’s published over the years. Fran’s fictional books have won awards from readers, reviewers and fellow authors, and her non-fiction has been acknowledged in this way too.

Love is the main focus of all of Fran’s books, whether they’re contemporary or historical, serious or humorous, written for adults or teens. Love between men and women and among friends and families is featured in her books because there is nothing most of us want more than to love and be loved. Happy endings abound, but the journey to reaching that joyful final moment is always a rocky struggle, just the way we want our fiction (even though we could do without the drama in our real lives).

Look for new, full-length historical romance novels from Fran Shaff in the ten-book “Tender Mysteries Series,” available now and debuting throughout 2013 and 2014. The first novel in the series “Resurrected” is available as a free download at most Internet bookstores. The series is available in single e-book and two-pack paperback formats.

Reviewers say:

“Ms. Shaff is a gifted writer that always delivers in her stories.” (The Romance Studio)

“I have discovered a great new author in Fran Shaff. She writes with depth and understanding and digs deep into the emotional lives of her characters bringing the reader with her all the way.” (A Romance Review)

“Fran Shaff is a wonderful writer whose prose speak with passion from her heart.” (Fallen Angel Reviews)

“Ms. Shaff writes about characters that warm your heart and give you a good chuckle as well.” (Coffee Time Romance)

Where to find Fran Shaff online


Where to buy in print


Books

Little Greek Gods
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,190. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Monsters, thieves, birds who shoot deadly feathers like arrows at their victims… These are the some of the hazards seven little children must face if they want to become the great Greek gods they were before their father Zeus turned them into human children. Apollo, Aphrodite, Hermes, Ares, Hephaestus, Athena and Artemis will do whatever is necessary to return to Olympus as great gods again.
Ricochet
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Series: Tender Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,210. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Was that a woman lying by the river? Or just her clothes? August, 1896. Emile has a great lead on his father's murder. He can't let himself be distracted by anything. Yet, if he is to be the good man he wants to be, how can he ignore a woman in need? Emile decides to help the injured lady he finds by the river and, in the process, loses his heart. Ricochet, Tender Mysteries Series, Book 5
Recruited
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Series: Tender Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,390. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Recruited, Book Four of the Inspirational Tender Mysteries Series of Historical Romance June, 1896, Hope, Nebraska: Liza Green pleads not guilty to the robbery charges filed against her, but Antonio Black, the handsome private investigator she hires to help her, believes the passionate Miss Liza is anything but innocent.
Retribution
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Series: Tender Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,710. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Book Three, Tender Mysteries Series. April, 1896: Susan Willet vows to capture and boil in oil the man who’s kidnapped her sister Bonnie. Susan’s tremendous passion is one of the things Sheriff Sam Feist finds most attractive about her, but, no matter how worked up she is about her sister’s abduction, he’s not going to let her go after a dangerous kidnapper. As if he could stop her…
Restitution
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Series: Tender Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,170. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Restitution, Book Two of the historical romance Tender Mysteries Series. 1895. Hope Nebraska Running off with a handsome stranger is hardly something Amy McKittrick would do under ordinary circumstances. Diego Consillo is hunting down a man who’s stolen over five thousand dollars, and beautiful Amy seems to be the key to finding him.
Resurrected
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Series: Tender Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 54,170. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Resurrected, Book One, Tender Mysteries Series of Inspirational Historical Romance July, 1895: An investigation into a series of thefts leads Deborah Willet to an irresistible man and a shocking discovery about another love in her life. The Romance Studio says: “Ms. Shaff is a gifted writer that always delivers in her stories.”
Heart Junction Series, 100 Year Special Edition
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Series: Heart Junction. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 213,310. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
The Heart Junction Series 100 Year Special Edition includes all three beloved full-length novels of Fran Shaff's Heart Junction Series, Laura's Lost Love, Stephanie's Surprise and Mari's Miracle. Special historical information about the time period in which these books are set, 1912, 1913, 1914 is also included.
Montana's Magic
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Series: Montana, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,620. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Deanna traveled from Peoria to Montana for two reasons: one, she wanted to help her sister Catherine with her new baby, and, two, she wanted to finish writing her Master’s thesis. Her plans for the summer had seemed simple enough--until she met Cade Robert Whitmore… Cade thinks Deanna is absolutely lovely, but he's got a secret mission on the Ruskin ranch and nothing can distract him from it.
Montana Matched
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Series: Montana, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,060. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Attracting a woman has never been a problem for wealthy, handsome Montana rancher Jake Ruskin, but finding a woman to marry…that’s quite a different dilemma. Fortunately, Chicago matchmaker Becky Montoya has promised Jake she can find him precisely the kind of woman he’d like to marry. But, when the two of them meet, Jake discovers he's more interested in the matchmaker than anyone else.
Male Fraud
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,590. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Terry Fiscus wants to be a trainer for Coach Dan Baringer’s pro football team, but he doesn't believe a woman belongs in a men's locker room. Terry disguises herself as a man, and Dan hires her. When Dan meets Terry outside of work and gets to know her as the lovely "Teresa" he falls in love, and so does she. As Terry tries to manage her double life things get extremely complicated and very funny.
Married While Intoxicated
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Price: Free! Words: 11,160. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ever do anything ill-advised while under the influence? Melinda and Matthew did. Stranded in a snowstorm, drowning their sorrows these two strangers got "Married While Intoxicated." See how they handle their sticky situation in this hilarious romantic comedy from Award-Winning Author Fran Shaff.
The Trading Game
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,380. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
1898 New York and Wisconsin. Meet Lacey and Salina, young lady look-alikes, one orphaned and homeless, one wealthy and bored, who switch identities and have amazing adventures. Deception, street fights, bank robbers, stowaways...these little ladies aren't afraid of anything. Coffee Time Reviews calls The Trading Game, "Extraordinary!"
A Partner's Promise
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,030. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Recommended Read Award. EPPIE nomination for excellence in young peoples' literature. 1880's. Caught stealing! Eleven-year-old Axel O'Grady faces a choice--go to jail or leave New York on the orphan train bound for Iowa. Axel chooses Iowa, but he promises his best friend Nate he will return. Keeping his word won't be easy, but A PARTNER'S PROMISE can never be broken.
For Love of Maggie
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,890. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Kayla Franklin, mother of a little girl with Down Syndrome, is instantly attracted to handsome Roth Simons, the contractor she's hired to make improvements to her home. He feels the same way about her, but, when he makes a major blunder, he must do everything he can to win back her heart. Write Touch Readers Award, More than Magic Award, CataRomance Reviewer's Choice Award
Crossed Wires
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Price: Free! Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Classic Romantic Comedy from Award-Winning Author Fran Shaff....Hank Garcia, thinking he's been summoned to Melanie Baker's house to fix an electrical problem, gets the shock of his life! Short Story.
Stolen Son
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,170. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Ella Mason knows Rafe Wallace is keeping a secret, but she doesn't care. For the first time since her son was stolen five years before she's happy, thanks to the new man in her life. Rafe hates lying to Ella, but what choice does he have? His agenda has everything to do with taking care of his son, and nothing can stop him from meeting it--even loving Ella. TOP PICK AWARD Winner from RRAH
Mari's Miracle
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Series: Heart Junction, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,550. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Heart Junction, South Dakota, 1914. Mari's father has forced her to leave her palatial home in Minneapolis to teach in dusty Heart Junction, and he's hired Girt to be her driver. Temperaments clash from the moment Grit and Mari meet. The more they are together, the more often they collide--until they run into each others' arms, which is exactly where they don't belong.
Change of Heart
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Price: Free! Words: 33,990. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
(4.86 from 14 reviews)
1850s Nebraska: Marietta Randolf travels from Chicago to Nebraska to collect her orphaned nephew Zack. When a snow storm delays her return trip, she finds herself stranded in an unappealing land with a very appealing rancher, Jase Kent--A favorite sweet romance among adults and teens. 5 Stars from Simegen, 5 Hearts from the Romance Studio, 5 Stars from CataRomance, 5 Cups from Coffee Time Romance
Stephanie's Surprise
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Series: Heart Junction, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,270. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Heart Junction, South Dakota, 1913 Stephanie wants to be the new school principal. Dr. Wesley, whose romantic attentions Stephanie has repeatedly rebuffed, has been placed in charge of finding the new principal for the school. Reaching her goal is a titanic challenge, but Stephanie thinks she knows just how to handle Aaron and win the job she wants. Aaron couldn't disagree more.
Laura's Lost Love
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Series: Heart Junction, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,100. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Shortly after Laura happily meets the orphan she intends to take into her home, she learns she may have a difficult time keeping the child. Gavin hates shattering lovely Laura’s dreams of motherhood, but he's duty bound to see to it orphans are placed with married couples only. Undaunted by the handsome man's threats, Laura pushes on with her plans. Golden Rose Award, Recommended Read Award

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