Hello! I’m the author of the Valley series from Kensington (Down in the Valley and Spirit of the Valley) as well as a fantasy/romance series from Diversion, The Azulland Chronicles, (Ammey McKeaf, Heirs to the Throne and Into Shadow) as well as Untamed (the ‘true’ story of Tarzan) and many more to come.
Here you’ll find information on the books, a strange, eclectic, sporadically ongoing blog, (see le blog in the bottom right corner) and more. Although many of my novels are currently out of print, they’ll be back — revised, re-edited and better than ever. Feel free to kick off your shoes, read, comment and stay awhile, then please go check out the books!
‘I promise that you will be thrilled to be introduced to Ms. Jane Shoup’s work.’ –B. Talley, The Romance Studio
‘There are authors who touch the heart, but this one grabs hold of your soul.’ –E. Gayle, Romance At Heart Reviews
‘Jane Shoup has really mastered the art of making the reader truly care about the characters.’ -ECatagromance Reviews
‘Shoup is a great storyteller.’ –L. Bushey, The Romance Studio
Down In The Valley
Miss Emeline Wright risked everything to escape the monster who stole her innocence, her dignity, her pride. Now, no one in her small home town nestled in the Virginia hills must ever know what she was forced to do while a captive in the city. Her only chance is make a go of her uncle’s failing farm, but how can a woman alone in rough country, survive?
With unfailing courage and an open heart, Em wins over the townspeople who’ve judged her so harshly in the past, taking in a motley crew of misfits who show up, one by one, to lend a hand. But it’s the quiet strength and unfailing love of a single man that will show her show to trust again as they build a home to last forever ….
‘Heartthrob has a new definition and it is defined by Jane Shoup in Down in the Valley. My heart is still in my throat from the tension of reading this page turner. The heart-stoppingly endearing, shy hero, Tommy, who evokes memories of a young John Wayne, is unforgettable. My criteria of a good book is if it has enriched my life. Down in the Valley is a keeper.’ - Catherine Lanigan, Author of Romancing the Stone
“Shoup’s western is a touching, emotional read. There is a sweetness mixed with the roughness of events that mirrors the characters’ personal fight to maintain their independence and self-respect. Readers will not be immune to Shoup’s storytelling talent or her gift of creating three-dimensional characters.” - RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
“Shoup moves assuredly through trauma, family discord, and romantic misunderstandings to capture lovely bits of Americana and a bygone way of life.” – Publishers Weekly
Spirit Of The Valley
In Virginia, 1883, some things you can run from. . . some you have to fight.
Pauline Ray is on the run, and she won’t get far. With thirty-four dollars, two small children to feed, the cold coming in fast, she has no idea how she’ll hide her tracks from her monster of a husband, let alone support her family. But Pauline is done with convention, and with nothing from her old life worth preserving, not even her name, she’s free to become a whole new person.
All she has to do is singlehandedly turn a run-down homestead into the haven she and her children need, in a town full of wagging tongues and watchful eyes. But one man is watching her with more than judgment. Pauline would never have considered his scandalous proposal in her days as an obedient, suffering wife and daughter. But “Lizzie” might dare to accept him–his love, his work, and his secrets–and wrest her story toward a happily ever after all her own.
”Shoup follows her tried-and-true theme of an abused woman making a new life and finding love, crafting a heartwarming romance that will satisfy readers’ cravings for a touching tale. Shoup’s characters reach out from the pages, turning a simple story into much more.” - RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
‘SPIRIT OF THE VALLEY offers a roller coaster ride of emotions. The complex plot takes many turns, some scary, all riveting. Just as I couldn’t help but care for so many of the characters, I couldn’t help getting caught up in the story. So much so that there was no hesitation at all in awarding SPIRIT OF THE VALLEY a rare Perfect 10.’ – Romance Reviews Today
The true story of Tarzan and the woman who loved him.
‘Brilliant, thought‑provoking and addictive reading.‘ -Affaire de Coeur Magazine
(Read more; http://janeshoup.com.previewdns.com/untamed )
The Chronicles of Azulland Series:
Ammey McKeaf ; Amidst bloody, civil conflict, a young woman embarks on a treacherous journey that will forever change her and the future of the nation. (Read more: http://janeshoup.com.previewdns.com/reviews )
Heirs to the Throne; Kings and would-be kings vie for control and country as a dark force grows in strength. (Read more: http://janeshoup.com.previewdns.com/heirs-to-the-throne ) Into Shadow; One man’s quest for revenge destroys countess lives, but love and loyalty still exist, as do those willing to offer the ultimate sacrifice. (Read more: http://janeshoup.com.previewdns.com/into-shadow/) Author is represented by Kimberley Cameron. http://www.kimberleycameron.com