THE JANNA MYSTERIES

The Janna Mysteries are listed on the Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge.

Published by: Random House Australia, Level 3, 100 Pacific Highway, North Sydney, NSW 2060. Website: www.randomhouse.com.au

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Rosemary For Remembrance Janna Mysteries book 

Crime, mystery and romance set in the 12th century against the background of a bitter civil war. Janna lives at the edge of a forest in medieval England. Her whole world turns upside down following the death of her mother. Accident? Janna doesn't think so, but the dark and powerful forces ranged against her will stop at nothing to prevent her from finding out the truth. Along her journey to find her father in order to avenge the death of her mother, Janna solves many crimes and mysteries, including the secrets of her heart and her happiness.

Rue for Repentance Janna Mysteries book 2

Driven from her home and disguised as a youth, Janna seeks refuge at a manor farm only to find her heart and her safety under threat following a series of 'accidents'. When a child goes missing, Janna risks everything to find him but who can she trust? Hugh, the handsome nobleman who seems to know more than he's telling? The beautiful Gytha, who is desperate to marry Hugh? Or the angry and frightened Urk?

The answer lies in the posies of rue left to mark the scene of each crime. If Janna can persuade Godric to forgive her and help her solve the mystery, she might be in time to save the child - but will she be able to save herself?

'Rosemary for Remembrance' is on the CBC Notable Book List for 2006

Lilies For Love - Janna Mysteries Book 3

On the run and in fear of her life, Janna seeks refuge at Wiltune Abbey, but love, danger and mysteries follow close behind. What secrets does her father's letter hold, if only she can learn how to read it? Can the mysterious stranger asking questions about Janna be linked to whoever stabbed the lord Hugh at St Edith's fair? Was the knife intended for Janna, or will Hugh's friendship with the beautiful Emma have disastrous consequences for them all? Who is destroying a precious manuscript, and what is the significance of the lilies left at the saint's shrine? The civil war between the Empress Matilda and King Stephen brings the empress to the abbey. A chance meeting secures Janna's loyalty, a loyalty that will eventually put at risk Janna's heart, her happiness and even her life.

Lilies for Love takes Janna to Wiltune Abbey in the next step on her quest to find her unknown father and seek justice for the death of her mother.

Lilies For Love won the Biennial Book Award, Society of Women Writers, 2007.

Willows For Weeping - Janna Mysteries Book 4

Spies, treachery, a dangerously attractive pilgrim and a murder at Stonehenge test Janna's courage and ingenuity to the limit as she continues the search for her father in the company of pilgrims and jongleurs. She learns the meaning of betrayal, treachery and heartbreak, while her quest brings her ever closer to the royal court and the dangers of the civil war between King Stephen and the Empress Matilda.

Willows For Weeping won the Biennial Book Award, Society of Women Writers, 2009.

Sage For Sanctuary - Janna Mysteries Book 5

'Sage For Sanctuary' and 'Thyme for Trust', Books 5 & 6 of The Janna Mysteries that complete Janna's quest for justice (and love!) are now available for purchase as paperbacks and as e-books through amazon.com. There's also a Video advertising the series.WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT? Download the first chapter of 'Sage For Sanctuary!'

1141 - England is divided by the bitter civil war between King Stephen and the Empress Matilda, and Winchestre is under siege and on fire. Janna's quest to find her father in order to avenge the death of her mother has taken her from forest to farm, abbey and finally to the heart of the royal court at Winchestre. Along the way she has solved many crimes and mysteries, including the mystery of her own birth and her mother's death - secrets that put both her life and her heart in danger. When Lord Hugh comes to Winchestre to finalise his betrothal to a wealthy young woman, bringing with him his trusted steward Godric, Janna knows that it's time to choose between the two men who love her - but her purse has been stolen, she's lost all proof of her real identity and she's working as a lowly drudge in a tavern to support herself. Janna is blamed for trying to destroy Sybil Taverner's business, and needs to find out the truth. Instead, she finds herself fighting for her life against those who would silence her forever.

Sage for Sanctuary: "... this is another beautiful, intriguing story, and adds so much more to Janna's character, her choices and her life... I loved this book as much as I loved the previous four, and can't wait for the final instalment!" Seven Sacred Sites.

Thyme For Trust - Janna Mysteries Book 6

'Sage for Sanctuary' and 'Thyme for Trust', Books 5 & 6 of The Janna Mysteries that complete Janna's quest for justice (and love!) are now available for purchase as paperbacks and as e-books through amazon.com. There's also a video advertising the series below. WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT? Download the first chapter of 'Sage For Sanctuary!'

After the siege of Winchestre in 1141, Janna is overjoyed to finally meet her father but soon realises the threat she poses to her new family when an attempt to poison her goes awry. Spiteful tricks follow until, fearing for her safety, Janna persuades her father to take her to Oxeneford where King Stephen has the Empress Matilda under siege and victory within his grasp. Once again Janna risks her life in the empress's cause, which put her at odds with her father until she confides the truth: that her mother was poisoned and she needs his help to bring a murderer to justice. They journey to Wiltune where Janna's father loses no time in securing the king's consent for Janna to marry one of his barons. Janna is desperate to persuade her father to let her marry the man she loves but, to her horror, she discovers that he has been accused of murder. With her future happiness at stake, Janna has one last crime to solve - until the siege of Wiltune turns her life upside down and changes everything.

Thyme for Trust: "A satisfying end to a much-loved series ...The very best of young adult reading, and very enjoyable for many an adult reader too!" Dr Crisetta Macleod.