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: 22 titles


  • A sweeping historical novel set in Russia and England in the 1870s. Lousie Defour's life is idyllic. The love-child of a British diplomat and Russian dancer, she wants for nothing. But when her parents are killed by a bomb, she finds herself penniles...



  • When Christine Warrinder, daughter of a top barrister, meets Daniel Hunter, a man from a totally different background, she finds him a breath of fresh air in the stifling atmosphere of Victorian society. But their fascination for each other poses a t...



  • Left orphaned and penniless by the horrors of the French Revolution, young Isabella de Sauvigny and her brother, Guy, seek refuge in England with their maternal uncle, Sir Joshua Bridges. Unfortunately, Sir Joshua has never been able to forgive his l...



  • Leading a demonstration for the starving children of the Rhondda, Luke Llewellyn Jones is literally swept off his feet by the daughter of a Russian princess. For it is Tanya who first hits, then carries him in her car to her father's hospital. It ...



  • This story describes the love between a Russian village girl and a high-born English doctor which is forged and tested by the fires of revolution and war. While the cab waited to take her to the station she stood in the apartment that held all she...



  • Original title: Larksghyll The sweeping saga of passion and tragedy in nineteenth-century Yorkshire. In a story of passion, romance, and revenge set in nineteenth-century England, Delphine Craven discovers the truth behind the crime that brough...



  • The sweeping saga of passion and tragedy in nineteenth-century Yorkshire. In a story of passion, romance, and revenge set in nineteenth-century England, Delphine Craven discovers the truth behind the crime that brought her family to ruin, the mean...



  • The bohemian existance of Juliet and her father in 19th century Paris is abruptly ended one tragic night by a wrecklessly driven carriage. Juliet, left penniless, seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle and receives an offer of employment from Sybil Cha...



  • In 1833, after the death of her dear father and her mother's hasty re-marriage, Charlotte accepts her cousin Clive's invitation to come to Spain with him as his wife's companion. During the trip, Charlotte falls in love with the mysterious Don Lorenz...







  • 19th century, the last years of the Napolean era. As a child, Louise Marignac is sent to the English countryside to live when her father Pierre du Vallon, an artist, is arrested for treason. Years later, while in Paris, she is astonished to see a ...



  • This is a continuation of the tempestuous story of the Aylshams and their tangled lives that was begun in 'Lord of Ravensley'. Laurel must suffer through a reckless marriage and even imprisonment by the Russians before she can return to England and f...



  • A beautiful woman ravished by passion amid the splendor of Russia under the star... This intriguing historical romance takes place in Russia, where young Anna Stepanovna Crispin rashly marries Gregory Gadiani, a nobleman. One day, her husband wal...



  • Set against the deep, haunting mists of the English fens, here is a shimmering tale of love and betrayal, of ambition and revenge. For Alyne, a golden-haired beauty rescued in infancy from the murky waters of the fens by the Lord of Ravensley, al...



  • A tempestuous drama of love and death at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. Royal Triangle... Elizabeth - newly come to reign as a Queen, and just as newly come to womanhood, testing her power as both Queen and woman over the man she would risk her t...



  • 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...



  • HELPLESSLY, SHE FELL IN LOVE WITH A DREAM AND A MAN… When beautiful young Marietta Gilmour returned from exile in France to her ancestral castle in 18th-century Scotland, her dream was to restore peace and happiness to a family torn by bitter, c...



  • FROM A CITY OF WALTZES TO A CASTLE OF FEAR Glittering 19th-century Vienna seemed a place of sheerest enchantment for lovely young Lisa Heron when she came from England to live with her aristocratic grandmother. Here Lisa hoped that her musical ta...



  • A thrilling novel about a brave young woman caught up in a dangerous game of passion and power... When Emma Tremayne leaves her family's wildly beautiful estate on the Cornish coast and accompanies her adored father to Paris, their holiday seems t...



  • Sweeping from the crystal and gold enclaves of St. Petersburg, where an ancient and proud aristocracy indulged its luxurious tastes, to the teeming markets and bohemian quarters where discontent festered, this story is vibrant with the rich tradition...







  • A swirling novel of danger and passion in Russia under the Czar. Stunning, swashbuckling, romantic! Sweeping from the gambling hells of St. Petersburg to the opulent ballrooms of Russian country estates, here is a powerful tale of desire and betra...



  • 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...



  • 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...


Complete Series List in Order

The Hunter's Love

1) Love's Shadow (Feb-1994)
2) The Love Child (May-1997)

The Kuragin Saga

1) The House of Kuragin (May-1972)
2) The Astrov Inheritance / The Astrov Legacy (Feb-1973)
3) Heir to Kuragin (Oct-1978)

The Ravensley Saga

1) Lord of Ravensley (Jan-1978)
2) The Ravensley Touch (May-1982)

Tudor Trilogy

1) Queen's Delight / The Queen's Favorite (Jan-1966)

Award-Winning Books by Constance Heaven

The House of Kuragin
1973 RoNA -- Romantic Novel of the Year