Welcome to my love stories for hopeful romantics!

I’m Jacquelyn Middleton, award-winning author of contemporary fiction and romance, and the 2019 recipient of the Best Canadian Author award from the Toronto Romance Writers. Thank you so much for stopping by.

A SMILE IN A WHISPER, my sixth novel — a past/present timeline, second chance summer romance set in Orkney, the archipelago of islands off the north coast of Scotland — is out now in ebook and paperback!

Evie and Nikolai’s story is the perfect addition to your romance TBR!

If you enjoyed Christina Lauren’s Love & Other Words, Carley Fortune’s Every Summer After or Chloe Liese’s With You Forever, then A SMILE IN A WHISPER is for you!

A SMILE IN A WHISPER, recipient of THREE glowing industry reviews, is a standalone contemporary romance, which takes place in the same world as my five previous books (but it’s very connected to Say Hello, Kiss Goodbye, so you might want to check that one out first). It’s romantic and swoony and a bit angsty and heartbreaking. It also features a female lead with Crohn’s disease, a male lead living with a panic disorder (both health situations my family deals with), and takes place in my ancestral home where my grandmother’s family hails from — the Orkney Islands! I can’t wait for you to visit this beautiful Scottish county of endless sky and sea!

However, it should be said that, like my other novels, A SMILE IN A WHISPER is not a rom-com.

For the description, purchase links, and content notes, click here.

I’ve also released a new, alternate cover for THE CERTAINTY OF CHANCE, my Christmas in London romance beloved by Entertainment Weekly. The ‘Christmas Pudding Special Edition’ features cover artwork by Leni Kauffman and a traditional Christmas recipe inside. For more info and purchase links, click here.

If you’d like more info about my books or writing process, or are interested in behind-the-scenes content, you’ll find plenty here in my blog as well as playlists under my ‘extras’ menu. You can also join my private Facebook group, Keeganites United (Keeganites chat with the most wonderful booklovers around the world, receive book news first, and have the chance to enter exclusive giveaways), sign up to my newsletter (just fill in the box here on the homepage), or chat with me on social media or email (click on the links on this page or visit my ‘contact’ page). I would love to hear from you.

Jacquelyn  xo


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  • “...even the most skeptical or cynical readers will surrender to the many delights of this compelling narrative. Prepare to be seduced by engaging characters, irresistible in their own quirky way, and transported by keen descriptions of the sights, sounds, and tastes of London.”

  • “Pack your bags and wave hello to the Queen with this page-turning journey across the pond! Highly recommended.”

  • “This new London-based novel will send your heart swooning. A stunning portrait of modern London life, with unputdownable prose, this [debut novel] belongs on every Anglophile’s bookshelf.”

  • “Middleton’s novel is everything a chick-lit story ought to be…This novel comes with our highest recommendation - it truly makes for a perfect read by the fireplace on a cold winter day!”

  • “The trustworthy lovers of Bridget [Jones’s] single girl, younger days in London are going to adore London Belongs to Me, the coming-of-age story of a girl (who could be Bridget’s younger American cousin!) coming to London to find love and adventure.”

my novels

Jacquelyn Middleton's latest Novel ``The Certainty of Chance`` Available October 14th, 2021

Available in Paperback & eBook

SAY HELLO, KISS GOODBYE is available in ebook and paperback on November 26, 2020.

Available in Paperback & eBook

Until the Last Star Fades available in paperback and ebook

Available in Paperback & eBook

Jacquelyn Middleton's Novel ``London Can You Wait`` Available Now

Available in Paperback & eBook

Jacquelyn Middleton's Debut Novel ``London Belongs to Me`` Available Now

Available in Paperback & eBook

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