Search - List of Books by Jan Cox Speas

Jan Cox Speas (1925 — 1971) is a short story writer and novelist born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1925. She studied creative writing with Hiram Haydn at Woman's College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, or UNCG), from which she graduated in 1945. From 1954 to 1960 she published Bride of the MacHugh, My Lord Monleigh, and My Love, My Enemy. She also published many short stories in magazines, from pulp to slick. She returned to UNC-G and secured her master's degree in Fine Arts in 1964, submitting her forth novel The Growing Season as her thesis. Her mentor and advisor was noted poet Randall Jarrell. After graduation, she began teaching English and Creative Writing at Guilford College, also in Greensboro. Speas was well known for her historical romances during the 1950s and 1960s. Following her death from a heart attack in 1971, Avon Publications brought out paperback editions of her romances. By 1978 there were more than a million copies of her books in print. The author was married to John Speas; they lived in Greensboro and had two children, Cynthia and Gregory.
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Total Books: 5
Bride of the MacHugh
2011 - Bride of the Machugh (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781402255809
ISBN-10: 1402255802
Genre: Romance
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

My Love My Enemy
1984 - My Love My Enemy (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780380018697
ISBN-10: 0380018691
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 6

The Growing Season
1979 - The Growing Season (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780380441310
ISBN-10: 0380441314
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

My Lord Monleigh
1978 - My Lord Monleigh (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780380018475
ISBN-10: 0380018470
Genre: Romance
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 6

Bride of the MacHugh
1978 - Bride of the Machugh (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780380018253
ISBN-10: 038001825X
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 6