Luton author, Jennifer Bibby, is a contender for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s (RNA) annual Joan Hessayon Award for 2022 with her novel, The Cornish Hideaway. The award is for authors whose debut novels have gone through the RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme and are subsequently accepted for publication.

As a lifelong lover of stories, Jennifer spent her teenage years wowing various teachers with her historical epics before finding her feet exploring the everyday lives of modern women through literature. In addition to being a bibliophile, she loves classy cocktails, cake and medieval history. She’s happiest by the sea and loves to travel, and firmly believes that dinosaurs improve everything.

She commented, ‘It’s been amazing to be a contender for the Joan Hessayon award. The Cornish Hideaway really would never have seen the light of day if it hadn’t been for the RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme, so I’m looking forward to celebrating the book’s journey at the ceremony being a contender really is the icing on the cake.’


(Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK)
When Freya’s life in London collapses, she is invited to the sleepy Cornish village of Polcarrow by her friend Lola. Freya needs time to focus on herself. But then dark and mysterious biker
Angelo blows into town on a stormy afternoon and
Freya’s plans of a romance free summer fly
straight out of the window …

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