We are sad to announce that author Penny Jordan has passed away. The author lost her battle with cancer early Sunday morning. 

Jordan has been publishing romances since 1981’s Falcon’s Prey, when she was discovered by the Harlequin team (then Mills & Boon). Since that time, the prolific author wrote nearly 200 books across a variety of genres, from historical romance to contemporary tales. In addition to writing under the name Penny Jordan, she also used several pseudonyms including Caroline Courtney and Annie Groves.

But the author is undoubtedly best known for her series romances published as Penny Jordan, particularly her Harlequin Presents stories. In 2003, RT BOOK REVIEWS magazine recognized Jordan’s work with Career Achievement Award. From her own popular series, such as Sheikh’s Arabian Nights, to contributing to over twenty collections of series romances, Jordan has been a fixture in the genre — and a fan favorite — since she began writing. And the author has continued to wow readers, this month’s Passion and the Prince, was rated an RT Top Pick! Readers can also expect two more Harlequin Presents titles from the author, this spring’s The Price of Royal Duty and this summer’s A Secret Disgrace.

The reading community mourns the loss of this talented author, and our thoughts are with her family and friends as they say goodbye to this amazing woman.

Tags: Romance
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