Christina Courtenay
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Christina Courtenay

Christina Courtenay lives in Herefordshire in the UK and is married with two children. Although born in England she has a Swedish mother and was brought up in Sweden. In her teens, the family moved to Japan where she had the opportunity to travel extensively in the Far East.

Christina is a former chairman of the UK's Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA). She won their Elizabeth Goudge Trophy for a historical short story in 2001 and the Katie Fforde Bursary for a promising new writer in 2006.

Her novels have been shortlisted for and won several awards - 'Trade Winds' (Sept 2010) was short listed in 2011 for the RNA's Award for Best Historical Fiction, 'The Scarlet Kimono' won the Big Red Reads Best Historical Fiction Award the same year, 'Highland Storms' won the Best Historical Romantic Novel of the year award (RoNA) in 2012, 'The Silent Touch of Shadows' was shortlisted for the 2013 RoNAs (Historical) and won the Festival of Romance Award for Best Historical. 'The Gilded Fan' won the RoNA for Best Historical 2014.

'The Secret Kiss of Darkness' (time slip) and the sequel 'The Soft Whisper of Dreams' are is her latest books. As well as her novels, Christina has had four Regency novellas published, all available in Large Print and three of them on Kindle (individually or as a collection).

Christina also writes contemporary YA and 'New England Rocks' was shortlisted for the RNA's awards in 2014. The second book in the series, 'New England Crush', was published under a different name - Pia Fenton.

When she's not writing, she spends her time tracking down elusive ancestors for her family tree, and her other hobbies include archaeology (the armchair variety), listening to loud rock music and collecting things.

Website - www.christinacourtenay.com
Follow Christina on Twitter - www.twitter.com/PiaCCourtenay

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    • Trade Winds

    • By: Christina Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Sweden, 1732....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable light listen

    • By Sarah on 03-28-11

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Highland Storms

    • By: Christina Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Angela Darcy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Betrayed by his brother and his childhood love, Brice Kinross needs a fresh start....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • interesting

    • By Darlene M. Formanek on 08-22-12

    Regular price: $17.96

    • The Scarlet Kimono

    • By: Christina Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    England, 1611, and young Hannah Marston envies her brother's adventurous life....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great story

    • By Angela on 08-23-12

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Gilded Fan

    • By: Christina Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    It's 1641, and when Midori Kumashiro, the orphaned daughter of a warlord, is told she has to leave Japan or die, she has no choice but to flee to England....

    Regular price: $17.96

    • Marry in Haste

    • By: Christina Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Amelia Ravenscroft is desperate to escape her aunt’s home, where she endures a life of drudgery whilst fighting off her lecherous cousin....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • It could have been better

    • By Kimberly on 06-29-14

    Regular price: $8.98

    • The Secret Kiss of Darkness

    • By: Christina Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Jenny Funnell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Kayla Sinclair knows she's in trouble when she almost bankrupts herself to buy a portrait of a mysterious eighteenth century man....

    Regular price: $21.58

    • The Jade Lioness

    • By: Christina Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When offered the chance to accompany her cousin and Captain Noordholt on an expedition to Nagasaki, Temperance Marston jumps at the opportunity. On a foolhardy venture, she meets Kazuo....

    Regular price: $21.58

    • Monsoon Mists

    • By: Christina Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    1759, Jamie Kinross has started a new life in India as a gem trader, but when his mentor's family is kidnapped he vows to save them....

    Regular price: $21.58

    • Desperate Remedies

    • By: Christina Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Julie Teal
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Lexie Holloway falls desperately in love with the Earl of Synley after a brief encounter at a ball....

    Regular price: $10.73

    • The Silent Touch of Shadows

    • By: Christina Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Professional genealogist Melissa Grantham receives an invitation to visit her family's ancestral home, Ashleigh Manor....

    Regular price: $17.95

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