Alicia Hope


Alicia Hope lives in Australia with her author husband, Frank H Jordan. A multi-published author, human resources professional, bass player and bird lover with a finely-honed appreciation for good espresso coffee, Alicia lives in one of the most beautiful parts of the country surrounded by rainforest, rare birds and butterflies - and coffee plantations! :)

Alicia writes contemporary, historical, and romantic fiction, stories featuring credible characters in realistic situations and (mostly) Australian settings. Hers are feel-good books that readers of any age can curl up with on a rainy afternoon - or any time! - and enjoy. She suggests accompanying them with a barista-quality espresso and a generous slab of fine chocolate, and wishes her readers, 'Bon app├ętit!'

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Where to buy in print


Cafe Birds: the Magpie's Secret
Series: The Cafe Birds, Book 3. Pre-release—available November 7, 2015. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: Australian English. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Book 3 in the series (books best read in sequence). Paige and the others are gobsmacked by news of Nita’s friend, ‘Dump Man’, Brad the baker uncovers one of Megan’s biggest secrets, Grace hides a nasty bruise under her leather jacket, and previously timid Caitlin has taken up cycling, wearing G-strings, and even ‘driving like she stole’ her ex’s flash car! ‘Phew, bring on the long blacks, STAT!
Cafe Birds: Hard to Budgie
Series: The Cafe Birds, Book 2. Pre-release—available October 17, 2015. Price: $1.99 USD. Language: Australian English. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Book 2 in the series (these books are best read in sequence). At this, their second gathering, there are surprises in store for the café birds. A not-so-mousey Caitlin's dramatic entrance leaves them stunned, while Megan teases Grace about someone named Carey - what's happened to Jake? - and Paige admits that the rift in her marriage is growing wider. Better bring on the flat whites, STAT!
Cafe Birds: Sparrowsong
Series: The Cafe Birds, Book 1. Pre-release—available October 3, 2015. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: Australian English. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Book one in the series. Five women calling themselves the Café Birds meet regularly in pretty cafés to share the ups and downs of life, love, and bird ownership over skinny - and not-so-skinny - cappuccinos and cake. Each of them has a goal, be it absolution, reinvention, a second chance to make things right, or finding real love. And each has obstacles to overcome. So bring on the coffee, STAT!
Sisters of War
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,790. Language: Australian English. Published: April 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A tale set in wartime Austria, of five women living under the ever-watchful eye of the Third Reich. To Australian Elise, world war two felt surreal, like a vague childhood memory. But sitting at the bedside of her critically ill mother-in-law, she was about to learn the harsh reality of what had happened during those dark times, from the lips of someone born in one of the darkest of dark places...
The Brande Legacy: Whispers at the Wall
Series: The Brande Legacy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,660. Language: Australian English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Book two in the Brande Legacy series, where mysteries lurk in the shadows and a legacy can be a gift, or a curse. Claire-Rose’s visit to Lorienne Castle and a reforged link with her family history has opened the floodgates — mysteries are coming at her from all quarters of the castle’s ‘spirited’ past. In Byron’s absence, who can she call upon to help her solve the mysteries ... and survive them?
The Brande Legacy
Series: The Brande Legacy, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,740. Language: Australian English. Published: March 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Book one in the Brande Legacy series, where a legacy can be a gift ... or a curse. While holidaying at Lorienne Castle, Claire-Rose Brande becomes embroiled in an age-old mystery that touches her life, and her heart, in more ways than one.... Mysteries swirl wraith-like within the castle's walls. Are they trapped there, or will love triumph over the darkness, the deceit, and the bitterness?
A Heart's Glass Ceiling
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,980. Language: Australian English. Published: October 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
(Previously titled GLASS CEILINGS) When career woman Verity smashes the glass ceiling of a multi-national mining company, snatching the top job from the waiting hands of corporate nemesis Royce, she finds her love-scarred heart and even her life at risk. But corporate glass ceilings aren't the only things meant to be broken ... and when someone determined enough breaks the glass, watch out below!
Her Fortescue Diamond
Price: Free! Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A short story with a modern take on an age-old dilemma. Why does writing about impossibly handsome, heroic types stop Alicia from finding one in real life? Is it because real-life heroes don't exist, or just that they're as rare as ... the Fortescue Diamond? Rare, maybe, but just how perfect must the right man be?
The Long Road to Loving Grayson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,990. Language: Australian English. Published: February 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
What happens when two hearts, one badly bruised and the other trapped in an unhappy marriage, meet at the junction of long, dusty outback roads? Well, buckle up, ’cos there are plenty of roadblocks and obstacles ahead!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: Australian English. Published: January 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
'A symbol of love and compassion,’ he whispered, pressing the cool stone into her hot hand—a hand wet with tears brushed from her face. She blinked and stared through the watery haze across her eyes at the dark object resting in her palm. It was a garnet, her garnet, Mal's parting gift. The gift she’d lost, but which had somehow found its way back to her, the way Mal never had...

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Smashwords book reviews by Alicia Hope

  • Death by Chocolate on March 29, 2012

    This is a great book. Well written and easy to read, it features likeable, realistic characters, and two of my favourite things - chocolate and a friendly puddy tat!