Constance Fecher was born on 6 August 1911 in Enfield, Middlesex, London, England, UK. She studied at the Convent of Woodford Green, Essex (1921-1928). In 1931, she obtained a Honours degree in English at King's College London, and she also graduated at London College of Music. In 5 November 1939, she married William Heaven, who died in 1958. She was actress since 1939 to 1966.

Published since 1963, she started writing historical novels with young protagonists under her maiden name Constance Fecher. Since 1972, she signed her novels more romantic, under her married name, Constance Heaven. She also used de pseudonym of Christina Merlin. In 1973, her novel "The House of Kuragin" was the Winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year Award, and years later she was elected the eleventh Chairman (1981-1983) of the Romantic Novelists' Association. Connie passed away in in 1995, and continued writing until her death.

Book List in Order: 11 titles


  • In the splendor of the Russia's "White Nights," she kindled a flame of love that blazed into a savage passion on the night of the wolf. Pale, emerald-eyed, she was as tantalizing as the legendary Rusalka who lured young men to the depths of Russia...



  • Lovers in the storm. The ancient, thick-walled manor of Trevarrock stood proud on the craggy coast of Cornwall, but even this mighty fortress was not invulnerable to the savage conflict between King and rebel Parliament that ravished all of Englan...


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  • A LEGENDARY LOVE THAT DEFIED DEATH ITSELF! They called her wanton, whore, and worse.... She was Anne Oldfield, whose burning determinatin had brought her up from the squalid slums of Queen Anne's London to become the greatest acrtess of her day...


  • In 17th-century London young Tom finds that the ruffian responsible for his uncle's imprisonment and impending hanging is also the only person who can prevent the execution....


  • NOBLEMAN'S WITCH She was beautiful, raven-haired, defiant--and she had been branded a witch. Only fortune, in the guise of handsome young Gilbert Dacre, had saved Blanche Clifford from the watery grave her persecutors had readied. And only fate ...







  • The Love of a Queen Elizabeth of England was the most powerful ruler of a dazzling age -- but Elizabeth was also a woman, with a woman's needs, a woman's weaknesses and a woman's capacity to both love and hate. When Sir Walter Ralegh became her...


  • In London a 13-year-old boy, abandoned as a baby, has a chance to help the struggling Globe theater and look for clues to his identity....