#BookLove – Jan Harvey @thejanharvey

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Today I am delighted to welcome author Jan Harvey to the blog to share a little of her book love with us all. Before we find out about Jan’s Childhood Sweetheart and Guilty Pleasure, here’s a little more about Jan.

About Jan

JHJan Harvey was born in Ormskirk, Lancashire in 1961. After a career as a magazine editor/designer working on various business publications she became an author five years ago. The Seven Letters is her debut novel and her fans will be pleased to hear that her second novel is underway. The two books are linked by Paris, the city that inspires her work.

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TSLThe Seven Letters

When Claudette Bourvil is recruited to the French Resistance the last thing she expects is that she will be sent to work in the heart of Paris to spy on senior Nazi officers.

Claudette learns how to survive in a city ravaged by war, where the citizens are murdered on the whim of the occupying force. Constantly under threat of discovery, and in danger of losing her life, Claudette risks everything when she falls in love with the wrong man, the worst kind of man.

Over seventy years later, in rural Oxfordshire, Connie Webber discovers seven letters linked to a famous playwright, Freddy March. The letters will eventually lead her to Paris where she discovers the horrific reason behind Freddy’s life long depression. As his mother’s story unfolds Connie uncovers a dark past that the city has tried to erase from history.

You can purchase the book from Amazon. Here is what reviewers are saying about the  book.



Childhood Sweetheart
Favourite book from childhood

The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, I still love it.


First love
The first book you fell in love with

Rebecca, read it at least six times and watched the film many more times.


Biggest book crush
The book character you’re totally in love with

Maxim de Winter from Rebecca.


Weirdest book crush
Well… duh

Linwood Barclay books. I love them yet they are so outside my zone!


Hardest break up
The book you didn’t want to end

A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly


The one that got away
The book in your TBR or wish list that you regret not having started yet.

Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte


Secret love
Guilty Reading pleasure

Dan Brown! 


Love one, love them all
Favourite series or genre

Thrillers. I love Scandinavian dramas and French Films and really well written thrillers with satisfactory endings. This is a rare thing.


Your latest squeeze
Favourite read of the last 12 months

The Light Between Oceans. Wonderful book, excellent film


Blind date for a friend
If you were to set a friend up with a blind date (book) which one would it be?

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss. I buy copies in second hand book shops and give them to people


Greatest love of all
Favourite book of all time.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.


Thanks for taking part Jan and for your fabulous answers. another vote for Dan Brown in the guilty pleasures list. I really am going to have to take a look at these book and see what all the controversy is about huh?

What do you reckon folks? Any of these make your book love lists? Must admit I did used to read Wuthering Heights quite a bit and who doesn’t like a bit of Aslan? Make sure y=to join me on Saturday when I’ll be finding out all about Christine Webber’s secret book crush.

Have a fabulous day all




5 thoughts on “#BookLove – Jan Harvey @thejanharvey

  1. I can’t understand why Dan Brown should be a guilty pleasure – I loved his books! Seems that sometimes really successful commercial fiction is sneered at.

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    1. Totally agree. I’ve been to two book festivals where the books have been talked of derisively which made me wonder just what is so wrong. Are they perhaps fantastical? Maybe. Never read them so I don’t know. But many think that of the bible itself so who knows. The art of good fiction is that people enjoy it and it allows escapism. So many people now named this a guilty pleasure I think I need to rename the category.

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