Herries, Anne [A pseudonym] (Lynn Granville, Juliana Linden, Emma Quincey, Linda Sole)

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Herries, Anne [A pseudonym] (Lynn Granville, Juliana Linden, Emma Quincey, Linda Sole)

PERSONAL:

Born in Swindon, England; married. Hobbies and other interests: Films, reading, walking in the sun, swimming, animals, and birds.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, England. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Novelist. Worked previously as a hairdresser and as an assistant in her husband's antique shop; writer, 1976—.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Romance Award, Romance Novelists' Association, 2004, for A Damnable Rogue; Betty Neels Trophy.

WRITINGS:

Devil's Kin, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 1981.

Wolf of Alvar, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 1983.

Beware the Conqueror, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 1985.

Demon's Woman, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 1985.

Raphael, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 1986.

Wild Heart, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 1986.

Spanish Witch, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 1987.

The Flame and the Sword, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 1987.

The Devil's Mercenary, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 1988.

For Love and Liberty, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 1988.

Rosanna and the Rake, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 1988.

The Marriage Chests, Harper Collins (London, England), 1993.

Way of Alvar, Ulverscroft Large Print Books (London, England), 1998.

An Ideal Match, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 1998.

Satan's Mark, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2000, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2003.

A Matter of Honour (also see below), Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2000.

The Most Precious Gift, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2000.

Racing Hearts, Ulverscroft Large Print Books (London, England), 2000.

The Abducted Bride, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2001.

Rosalyn and the Scoundrel (also see below), Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2001.

Sara's Secret, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2001.

The Spanish Practice, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2001.

Captive of the Harem (also see below), Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2002.

The Sheikh, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2002.

A Damnable Rogue (also see below), Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2003.

Lady in Waiting, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2004.

The Adventurer's Wife, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2004.

A Wicked Wench, Severn House (London, England), 2004.

Milady's Revenge, Severn House (London, England), 2004.

Her Knight Protector (also see below), Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2005.

A Perfect Knight (also see below), Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2005.

My Lady, My Love, Severn House (London, England), 2005.

A Knight of Honour (also see below), Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2005.

Ransom Bride (also see below), Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2005.

Lovers and Enemies, Severn House (London, England), 2005.

Love Lies Weeping, Severn House (London, England), 2006.

An Improper Companion, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2006.

A Wealthy Widow, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2006.

The Seeds of Sin, Severn House (London, England), 2006.

Forbidden Lady, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2007.

A Worthy Gentleman, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2007.

Marianne and the Marquis, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2007.

Married by Christmas, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2007.

Marrying Captain Jack, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2007.

OMNIBUS EDITIONS, AS ANNE HERRIES

(With Elizabeth Bailey) The Regency Rakes, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2003.

(With Margaret Way) A Very Special Mother's Day, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2005.

Wicked Lady, Perfect Knight, [and] A Knight of Honour, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2005.

Rosalyn and the Scoundrel (bound with Lady Knightley's Secret, by Anne Ashley) Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2006.

Damnable Rogue, Her Knight Protector, [and] Ransom Bride, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2006.

(With Sharon Kendrick) Escape to Spanish Seduction, Silhouette Books (London, England), 2006.

(With Elizabeth Bailey) Lord Ravensden's Marriage [and] Innocent Miss, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2006.

(With Claire Delacroix) Counterfeit Earl [and] Captain's Return, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England) 2007.

(With Claire Delacroix) Exotic Past, Captive of the Harem, [and] Pearl beyond Price, Harlequin Mills & Boon (London, England), 2007.

AS LINDA SOLE

Lovers and Sinners, Century/Arrow (London, England), 1990.

The Last Summer of Innocence, Century/Arrow (London, England), 1991.

The Shadow Players, Century/Arrow (London, England), 1992.

All Their Days, Piatkus (London, England), 1995.

This Land This Love, Piatkus (London, England), 1997.

Spring Will Come, Piatkus (London, England), 1997.

Flame Child, Severn House (London, England), 1999.

Song for Athena, Severn House (London, England), 2003.

Give Me Tomorrow, Severn House (London, England), 2004.

A Bright New Day, Severn House (London, England), 2005.

Wish Down the Moon, Severn House (London, England), 2006.

Justice Is Served (a "Sarah Beaufort Mystery"), Severn House (London, England), 2007.

Miscarriage of Justice (a "Sarah Beaufort Mystery"), Severn House (London, England), 2007.

"EMMA REESE" TRILOGY; AS LINDA SOLE

The Bonds That Break (book one of the "Emma Reece" trilogy), Severn House (London, England), 2000.

The Ties That Bind (book two of the "Emma Reece" trilogy), Severn House (London, England), 2000.

The Hearts That Hold (book three of the "Emma Reece" trilogy), Severn House (London, England), 2001.

"ROSE SAGE" SERIES; AS LINDA SOLE

The Rose Arch (book one of the "Rose Saga"), Severn House (London, England), 2001.

A Cornish Rose (book two of the "Rose Saga"), Severn House (London, England), 2001.

A Rose in Winter (book three of the "Rose Saga"), Severn House (London, England), 2002.

"LONDON DOCKLANDS" SERIES; AS LINDA SOLE

Bridget (book one of the "London Docklands" series), Severn House (London, England), 2003.

Amy (book two of the "London Docklands" series), Severn House (London, England), 2004.

Kathy (book three of the "London Docklands" series), Severn House (London, England), 2004.

AS EMMA QUINCEY

Her Mother's Sins, Piatkus (London, England), 1997.

Forgotten Sins, Piatkus (London, England), 1998.

AS LYNN GRANVILLE

The Witch Child, Robert Hale (London, England), 1980.

Bitter Sweet, Robert Hale (London, England), 1981.

Dark Blows the Wind, Robert Hale (London, England), 1984.

Pagan Fires, Robert Hale (London, England), 1984.

AS JULIANA LINDEN

In the Name of Honour, Severn House (London, England), 1998.

SIDELIGHTS:

Anne Herries, a pseudonym for Linda Sole, is a prolific writer of romance novels. She began writing fiction in 1976, publishing her first novel in 1980 and writing steadily since. On her home page, Sole remarks that "she writes for her own enjoyment and to give pleasure to her readers." She has also written as Emma Quincey, Lynn Granville, and Juliana Linden.

Herries, who has more than forty original titles under that pseudonym alone, has been commended by critics for her dramatic plotting and multifaceted characters. In a review of Lovers and Enemies, Booklist critic Maria Hatton noted Herries's ability to instill "the chaos of turbulent times into the lives of her characters to create a gripping historical tale." In other Booklist reviews, Hatton went on to describe Milady's Revenge as "colorful and wonderfully dramatic" and My Lady, My Love as "perfect material for lovers of historical romance." Writing of Herries's protagonist in A Wicked Wench, Hatton described the book as perfect "for fans of tales with saucy, tempestuous heroines and the arrogant men who tame them." Reviewing The Seeds of Sin, Hatton noted that Herries can "grab the reader's attention, … intertwining history into her tale, making it all the more powerful."

United by common settings or characters, many of Herries's novels written under her birth name, Linda Sole, form part of a series. One trilogy, the "Rose Saga," begins in nineteenth-century France and follows the character of Julia, who in book one is a young woman sent by her mother to a Parisian boarding school. Julia experiences tragedy and romance in The Rose Arch, the unraveling of family secrets in A Cornish Rose, and a threat against her grown daughter's life in A Rose in Winter. Reviewing The Rose Arch, the first book in the series, a Publishers Weekly critic remarked upon the "beautiful descriptions of the respective landscapes and cultures." Writing for Booklist, Diana Tixier Herald declared A Cornish Rose "a delectable old-fashioned tale of romantic suspense" and commended the author's "excellent flair for the gothic."

Another series by Sole introduces several characters with ties to the docklands at the east end of London. At the center of Bridget is a sixteen-year-old caught between her dysfunctional family and romances with a childhood boyfriend and a man with criminal connections. Booklist reviewer Herald felt that the novel is one that "fans of melodramatic soap-opera romances will gobble … up." The daughter of Bridget's first love, Ernie, is the title character in Kathy. Posted as a World War I nurse, Kathy meets a handsome doctor who turns out to be Bridget's older brother, and is forced to choose between her wartime romance and the man waiting for her at home. Again writing in Booklist, Herald pointed to Kathy as a book "Sole's fans will not want to miss." The series closes with Amy, a novel featuring Bridget's grown daughter who is undergoing her own love travails.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, February 15, 2002, Diana Tixier Herald, review of A Cornish Rose, p. 998; September 15, 2002, Diana Tixier Herald, review of A Rose in Winter, p. 218; March 1, 2003, Diana Tixier Herald, review of Bridget, p. 1152; February 1, 2004, Diana Tixier Herald, review of Kathy, p. 955; June 1, 2004, Maria Hatton, review of A Wicked Wench, p. 1710; November 1, 2004, Maria Hatton, review of Milady's Revenge, p. 470; April 1, 2005, Maria Hatton, review of My Lady, My Love, p. 1349; October 1, 2005, Maria Hatton, review of Lovers and Enemies, p. 41; October 1, 2006, Maria Hatton, review of The Seeds of Sin, p. 43.

Publishers Weekly, August 27, 2001, review of The Rose Arch, p. 56.

ONLINE

Linda Sole Home Page,http://www.lindasole.co.uk (August 26, 2007).

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