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.

Where to find Jeanette Hornby online


Escape Down Under
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,740. Language: Australian English. Published: May 8, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Susan Reynolds escapes a miserable existence in London and is determined to start her life over again. After moving halfway across the world, Susan is ready to enjoy her new-found freedom in Australia. One embarrassing incident is all fate needs to change her plans – and businessman, Ryan McAllister, is at the centre of them.
Grapevines And Gum Trees
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,900. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » General
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
Price: Free! Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,590. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,180. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,900. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
(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.

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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.
  • 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.