Jill Barnett is a best-selling American author of women's fiction and romance novels.
In 1988, Jill Barnett sold her first novel, The Heart's Haven, to Pocket Books. It was published two years later, and spent three weeks on the bestseller list. She continued to write for Pocket, and by the time her fourth book was published she had been named a lead author. Her early novels were historical romances, set in diverse times and places, ranging from medieval England to 19th-century America. Unlike many romance novels, Barnett's often include unique points of view; one novel was written from the perspective of the heroine and the hero's seven-year-old daughter; the hero's perspective was not told. Barnett uses her degree in history to ensure that her books are historically accurate.
While Barnett was working on Carried Away in 1995, her husband died. Although at first she did not feel that she would be able to write happy endings again, she completed the book and continued her career.
Barnett has written over fifteen novels. Her novels can be read in nineteen languages, and there are more than seven million copies of her books in print.