Susan Holloway Scott

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Susan Holloway Scott
Born Washington, D.C.
Pen name Miranda Jarrett
Occupation novelist
Nationality American
Period 1992–present

historical romance; historical fiction

historical fiction
Duchess: A Novel of Sarah Churchill

Susan Holloway Scott is an American author of historical fiction who also writes historical romance novels under the pen name Miranda Jarrett.


Susan Holloway Scott was born Susan Holloway in Washington, D.C. and raised in northern New Jersey, where she graduated from Northern Valley Regional High School. Scott briefly attended art school before enrolling in Brown University, where she earned a B.A. in art history.[1] After finishing school, Scott worked in public relations, writing press releases and designing admissions materials for Brown University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Bryn Mawr College.

Scott is married to musician Jay Scott and has two children. While on maternity leave after the birth of her daughter, she decided to try writing a novel. Her first book, a historical romance called Steal the Stars, was published in 1992 by Harlequin under the pen name Miranda Jarrett. In the fifteen years since then, Scott has written over thirty historical romances for Harlequin and Pocket Books as Miranda Jarrett. These books are available in eleven languages in sixteen foreign countries, with over three and half million copies in print.[1]

In 2005, Scott decided to attempt "longer, more complex stories with more characters and actual history than could fit comfortably into a historical romance."[1] Her first attempt at more mainstream historical fiction, Duchess: A Novel of Sarah Churchill was published in 2006 under her real name.

Scott has served on the executive board of the Romance Writers of America.[1] She lives with her family near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]


As Miranda Jarrett[2][edit]


  • Columbine (1992)
  • Spindrift (1993)
  • Mariah's Prize (1994)
  • Desire My Love (1994)
  • Sparhawk's Lady (1995)
  • The Sparhawk Bride (1995)
  • Sparhawk's Angel (1996)
  • Gift of the Heart (1996)
  • The Secrets of Catie Hazard (1997)

Fairbournes of Cape Cod[edit]

  • The Captain's Bride (1997)
  • Cranberry Point (1998)
  • Wishing (1999)
  • Moonlight (1999)
  • Sunrise (2000)
  • Starlight (2000)
  • Star Bright (2000)


  • The Very Daring Duchess (2001)
  • The Very Comely Countess (2001)

Lordly Claremonts[edit]

  • The Golden Lord (2003)
  • The Silver Lord (2003)

Penny House Novel[edit]

  • Rake's Wager (2005)
  • The Lady's Hazard (2005)
  • The Duke's Gamble (2006)


  • Steal the Stars (1992)
  • Providence (1993)
  • Princess of Fortune (2004)
  • The Adventurous Bride (2006)
  • Seduction Of An English Beauty (2007)


As Susan Holloway Scott[edit]


  • Duchess: A Novel of Sarah Churchill (2006)
  • Royal Harlot: A Novel of the Countess of Castlemaine and King Charles II (2007)
  • The King's Favorite: A Novel of Nell Gwyn and King Charles II (2008)
  • The French Mistress: A Novel of the Duchess of Portsmouth and King Charles II (2009)
  • "The Countess and the King: A Novel of the Countess of Dorchester and King James II" (2010)


  1. ^ a b c d e "Susan Holloway Scott, author of historical fiction". Susan Holloway Scott Official Website. Retrieved 2007-02-05. 
  2. ^ "Miranda Jarrett". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 2007-02-05. 
  3. ^ "Susan Holloway Scott, historical fiction books". Susan Holloway Scott Official Website. Retrieved 2007-02-05. 

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