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 for twenty years. 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. She was the first historical romance author to receive a starred review in Publishers Weekly.
Barnett has written over seventeen novels and short stories. Her novels have been published in twenty one languages, and there are more than seven million copies of her books in print.