Nora Fountain

Biography

I was born in Derby but after a few years we moved to Bristol. My five children were all born there but by the time they reached their teens we had settled in darkest Dorset. What an inspiration the county is and what wonderful characters live there. As a setting it can hardly be bettered for romantic novels, contemporary or historical.

I fitted in various kinds of work while the children were growing up. I've been an Avon lady, done market research, taught English to foreign students and coached English students in French and Spanish. Once it was possible I resumed my education and eventually became a freelance legal translator. I still enjoy learning languages. I have a smattering of German and Russian as well as the languages I translate. Currently I am listening to Italian CDs in the car in an attempt to catch up with my six-year-old granddaughter who is effortlessly fluent.

I love to travel. Italy is a frequent destination as that's where my youngest son and his two gorgeous children live. My favourite city is probably Paris, though, closely followed by Venice. At seventeen I went on a study course in Paris and fell in love with the place. Several of my short romances begin, quite unintentionally, in that beautiful city.

Every new place sparks ideas for writing. I haven't written my Venice novel yet, nor my Prague one. The mind teems with ideas. If only there were twice the hours in the day. I still wear my translator's hat some of the time and I like to paint in oils but writing is what I enjoy doing the most.

Books

Tropical Madness
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,400. Language: British English. Published: September 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Serena agrees to meet her brother, for a drink so why is Jake, journalist and adventurer, there in the bar with him? Still grieving for Tim, Serena’s not looking for romance. It gets worse when Chris explains that Jake is about to leave for a mission in Africa but needs a doctor, preferably a paediatrician, to accompany him. She is exactly that and she realises she’s being lured into a trap ...
Cupcakes and Candlesticks
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,310. Language: British English. Published: October 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Maddy is shocked when husband Rob announces he’s leaving. Why? She’d always thought they were a normal happy family. She and the children move to a rambling farmhouse in the country. But why does she feel such an exquisite frisson every time she meets local landowner, Guy Deverill? Fate conspires to throw every obstacle in her path from planning laws to sick children but she won’t give up.
Harriet's Castle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,220. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Harriet’s future is precarious. She looks after brother Jamie, who was injured in an accident that killed their parents. Their cottage was tied to her father’s job at the nearby castle? Her job, too, is under threat with possible closure of the school where she teaches. Jamie is making a good recovery and wants to resume his law studies. Whatever will become of Harriet?
Jilted
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,650. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jilted by Tim, while dressing for her wedding, Sam’s first instinct is to escape. Tim has rushed off to Paris and into the arms of a former girlfriend. Where better for Sam to go than the empty villa in Lanzarote where she and Tim were to have spent their honeymoon? But why does Tim’s odious stepbrother, Adam, turn up? It would be all too easy to fall for someone so handsome on the rebound ...
Chain of Evil
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,640. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Adam and Rosie’s happiness is almost tangible, a fact which is very much resented by Rosie’s stepbrother, Greg Phillips. He envies them to the point of madness and schemes to get his hands on their money. Fuelled by drug addiction, he is prepared to kill to get what he wants, and he does.
Blackthorn Child
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,710. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Fate brings together Henry Lord Downham and the lovely Marie-Isabel in Paris at the height of the 1848 revolution. The idyll that follows is cut short when Fate again intervenes, leaving Marie vulnerable to the machinations of a spiteful maid. She swaps Marie’s healthy newborn son, the Blackthorn Child, for her own dead child. Who will now inherit? Will the truth come out? Will it be too late?

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Latest book: Tropical Madness. Published September 27, 2015.