Author of Historical Romance
His Lady of Castlemora - June 2013
After a year of marriage, Isabelle Graham, is widowed and childless. Cast out by her husband’s kin she returns in disgrace to her father, minus her dowry as well. Essentially she has become a liability. If she can’t find another husband the alternative is the cloister. Meanwhile, Lord Ban wishes to marry and produce an heir so that his line won’t die out, but, being a dispossessed Saxon thane, his prospects of attracting a suitable bride seem slim. When Isabelle is suggested as a possibility he is strongly tempted. However, there is a question mark over her ability to have children and Ban needs to be certain before he commits himself openly. His suggestion of a secret betrothal is agreed by Isabelle’s father who wants her off his hands. However, Isabelle is less enthusiastic about the arrangement. Then there is Murdo, the ruthless leader of Castlemora’s mercenary force, who desires Isabelle for himself...
Jane Croft, who wrote as Joanna Fulford, sadly died from a brain tumour in July 2013, her work as an author is being recognised by the Romantic Novelists’ Association, as her book, His Lady of Castlemora, is one of six titles shortlisted for the 2014 RoNA Rose Award
The RoNA Rose Award recognises the best in category/series and shorter romance focusing on a developing love affair between the hero and heroine. The winner receives a crystal star engraved with their name and a specially commissioned silver rose bowl, that they keep for a year.
Writing for Harlequin Mills & Boon Joanna Fulford wrote ten full length books and one short story. Her debut novel The Viking’s Defiant Bride, was published in 2009 and was a great success. Her book: His Lady of Castlemora was published in 2013 and is a historical novel.
Shortlist Announced for 2014 Romantic Novelists’ Association Awards Darcey Bussell to announce the winners on 17th March 2014
Do not put your life on hold until retirement, or be so caught up in the getting and having that you abdicate the living.
Do not sit in front of a screen and watch other people having all the adventures.
The world is broad and wide: get out there, see it, do it, live it.
Do not spend your life in a job that you loath, grubbing for money, always in search of the elusive promotion that leads to more stress.
Find the job that makes your heart sing and do it joyfully. You’ll never work again.
Do not stay long in company with toxic people: seek out those who encourage and support you and make you feel good, and then reciprocate. If you can.
Find someone to share your life with, someone to build dreams with to laugh and cry and talk with on matters great and small, or if to sit in comparable silence, someone who will be there for you no matter what comes.
We are here once and time is short. Let us make the most of what is given to us.
Do not put your life on hold: pursue your dreams and DO IT NOW.
While We May
Let us walk among the quiet places
of this earth, among the woods
and hills, and share the peace
that’s only found in open spaces.
Let us watch the changing light
and shifting forms of cloud
where wind and sunshine put
the shadows of the storm to flight.
Let us sit at dusk and see
the stars prick out across the sky
while blue deepens to dark
and shade is green beneath the trees.
Let us not despise familiar things
because they’re free or commonplace
and we become blind to all
the simplest pleasures living brings.
Last written words from Joanna are instructions for the rest of our lives were:
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