Welcome to my little cyber corner of the world. I’m the author of the Green Valley series from Kensington (Down in the Valley and Spirit of the Valley) as well as the fantasy series from Diversion, The Azulland Chronicles, (Ammey McKeaf, Heirs to the Throne and Into Shadow.) Zan, Birth of a Legend, the story of the man who inspired the Tarzan legend and the newly released The Restoration. The cinematic book trailer was just completed and can be viewed at https://youtu.be/jtXYNPlnka8
Here you’ll find information on the books, an eclectic, sporadically occasionally 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 and better than ever. Feel free to kick off your shoes, read, comment and stay awhile and 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
In 1908, on a mission to find a new breed of ape in central Africa, an unfathomable thing is discovered – a wild, white man, living among gorillas. Local villagers call him matokeo ya utafutaji kwa, the untamed one.
Arianna Day, the 21-year-old niece and ward of renown photographer, Sullivan Vinson, joins the team tracking the man, but unbeknownst to anyone, the untamed one tracks her. Believing she is meant for him, he takes her captive. Eventually, Arianna is rescued, the untamed one is captured, and they are sent separate ways: the wild man to be retaught language and social skills, Ari back home to England to try to fit back into her old life. An advantageous marriage proposal awaits, but thoughts of the untamed one haunts her.
Amidst the vivid backdrop of London in the summer of 1908 as the Olympic Games are hosted and the Franko-British Exhibition is held, the newly civilized wild man returns home with his original name restored, Sebastian ‘Zan’ Shaffer. Again and again, he and Ari are drawn together again only to be ripped apart by social convention and Marshall Derringer, the man determined to have her as his wife.
But Zan is not the only one with an untamed heart…
Brilliant, thought-provoking and addictive reading.: -Affaire de Coeur Magazine
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
Six months after the tragic school-bus accident that claimed the lives of her young twin daughters, Andie Ridgemont feels like the walking dead. Because of surviving daughter, twelve year old, Alyssa, she knows she must find a way through the depression and despair. They embark on a trip ‘home’ to the small town in Pennsylvania to stay with Aunt Meg and, on the way, they stumble across an abandoned, century-old farmhouse, the infamously haunted Collier House.
The house captures Andie’s interest, especially when she learns of its tragic history. When a legal settlement allows her to purchase the home, restoration begins, but so do paranormal experiences that have her questioning her sanity. Meeting true ghost-story author Steve Catalano, who is researching the Collier House, changes everything. There is an instant and profound attraction between them, but Andie is still grieving and she suspects he’s too good to be true. Excellent reasons to keep some distance. But Steve isn’t going anywhere. He’s too deeply, intricately connected to Andie and to the Collier house. Almost like it’s meant to be.
(Read excerpts and reviews: http://janeshoup.com/restoration-excerpts-reviews )
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/)