Jensen, Muriel 1945-

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JENSEN, Muriel 1945-

PERSONAL: Born January 1, 1945, in New Bedford, MA; daughter of Michael and Jeannette (Bourgeois) Pacheco; married Ronald Lee Jensen, August 10, 1968; children: Michael, Patrick, Kathleen. Ethnicity: "French Canadian." Education: Graduate of public schools in Downey, CA.

ADDRESSES: Home—659 15th St., Astoria, OR 97103. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Writer.

MEMBER: Romance Writers of America.

WRITINGS:

ROMANCE NOVELS

Lovers Never Lose, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1985.

Fantasies and Memories, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1987.

Love and Lavender, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1987.

The Mallory Touch, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1987.

The Duck Shack Agreement, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1988.

Carol Christmas, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1989.

Side by Side, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1989.

A Wild Iris, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1990.

Everything, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1990.

Trust a Hero, Harlequin Superromance (Buffalo, NY), 1990.

Bridge to Yesterday, Harlequin Superromance (Buffalo, NY), 1991.

Fantasies and Memories, Silhouette (Buffalo, NY), 1991.

The Miracle, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1991.

Racing with the Moon, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1991.

In Good Time, Harlequin Superromance (Buffalo, NY), 1992.

Middle of the Rainbow, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1992.

Milky Way, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 1992.

Strings, Silhouette (Buffalo, NY), 1992.

Valentine Hearts and Flowers, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1992.

The Unexpected Groom, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1993.

Candy Kisses, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1994.

Make-Believe Mom, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1994.

Trust, Harlequin Historicals (Buffalo, NY), 1994.

Night Prince, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1994.

The Wedding Gamble, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1994.

A Bride for Adam, Harlequin Historicals (Buffalo, NY), 1995.

The Courtship of Dusty's Daddy, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1995.

Make Way for Mommy, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1995.

Merry Christmas, Mommy, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1995.

Mommy on Board, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1995.

The Comeback Mom, Harlequin, 1996.

Husband in a Hurry, Harlequin Superromance (Buffalo, NY), 1996.

Christmas in the Country, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1997.

The Fraudulent Fiancee, Harlequin Superromance (Buffalo, NY), 1997.

The Heart of the Matter, Harlequin Yours Truly (Buffalo, NY), 1997.

Kids & Co., Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1997.

Hot Pursuit (Hometown Reunion), Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 1997.

The Little Matchmaker, Harlequin Superromance (Buffalo, NY), 1997.

The Prince, the Lady and the Tower, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 1997.

Undercover Mom, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 1997.

One and One Makes Three, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 1998.

Gout de Passion, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 1998.

Daddy by Design, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 1998.

Daddy by Destiny, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 1998.

Gift-Wrapped Dad/Christmas Is for Kids, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 1998.

His Bodyguard, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 1999.

Countdown to Baby, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 1999.

The Third Wise Man, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 1999.

Four Reasons for Fatherhood, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 2000.

Father Fever, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 2000.

Bride by Surprise, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 2000.

Father Formula, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 2001.

Billion Dollar Bride, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 2001.

Father Found, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 2001.

(With Judith Arnold and Bobby Hutchinson) All Summer Long, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 2001.

Daddy to Be Determined, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 2001.

(With Stella Cameron) Shadows/Daddy in Demand, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 2001.

Mommy and Me, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY) 2001.

(With Jasmine Cresswell) Marriage on the Run/The Little Matchmaker, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 2002.

Man with a Message, Harlequin Superromance (Buffalo, NY), 2002.

Man with a Mission, Harlequin Superromance (Buffalo, NY), 2002.

Daddy by Default: Who's the Daddy, Silhouette (Buffalo, NY), 2003.

Reinventing Julia, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY) 2003.

(With Kristine Rolofson and Kristin Gabriel) Date with Destiny, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 2003.

For the Love of Mike!, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 2003.

Jackpot Baby, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 2003.

That Summer in Maine, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 2003.

Man in a Million, Harlequin Superromance (Buffalo, NY), 2003.

(With Anne Stuart and Cherry Addir) Date with a Devil: Better the Devil You Know, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 2004.

The Man She Married, Harlequin Superromance (Buffalo, NY), 2004.

His Baby, Harlequin American Romance (Buffalo, NY), 2004.

Contributor to the volumes Little Matchmakers, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 1994; My Valentine, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 1994; This Time . . . Marriage, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 1996; How to Marry a Millionaire, Harlequin (Buffalo, NY), 1997; and Love by Chocolate, Jove (New York, NY), 1997.

SIDELIGHTS: Muriel Jensen's prolific output consists of over seventy titles in the romance genre. A review of Merry Christmas, Mommy, by a Library Journal contributor, noted Jensen's ability to create a "warm, satisfying romance." The review also praised her use of secondary characters in creating dimension. Rickey Mallory of Painted Rock, commenting in a review of The Fraudulent Fiancee, stated that Jensen "gets points" for her writing while comparing the book to "several popular movies" because of the book's "mixups, misfortunes, and near misses."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Library Journal, November 15, 1995, review of Merry Christmas, Mommy, p. 62.

ONLINE

Painted Rock,http://www.paintedrock.com/ (August, 1997), Rickey Mallory, review of The Fraudulent Fiancee.

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