Jacqueline Orgell was born on 18 December 1927 in London, England, the daughter of Marjorie (Mendelsohn) and Spencer Orgell. In 1938, her family moved to United States, and she naturalized in 1944. She attended Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California and graduated in 1945. On 9 May 1948, she married Bertram Norman "Bert" Briskin, borned on 17 February 1922. Her husband was an oil executive, who years later became his agent. They had three children: Ralph Louis Briskin, Elizabeth Ann Briskin, and Richard Paul Briskin (alias Richard Sands). Her husband died of Alzheimer on 16 July 2004.

She sold her first novel in 1970, after which she published other 11 historical novels. Her novels were translated into 26 languages, and has sold 23,000,000 copies worldwide. Her books regularly appear on the New York Times bestseller's list, and she was a main Selection of the Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club seven times.

Book List in Order:11 titles

  • "To-the-point diagnostic and therapeutic information on kidney diseases, hypertension, and kidney transplantation CURRENT Essentials of Nephrology & Hypertension is a practical, state-of-the-art review of the clinical management of kidney disease and...



  • An oath to avenge her father's death at the hands of the Nazis costs lovely French aristocrat Gilberte de Permont her innocence and her best friend, American Ann Blakely, her rival for the affections of a wealthy American heir...


  • The love story of Amelie -- the sensitive, ardent, young girl whose uncompromising code of honor leads her to choices that will reverberate for generations. The tale of two brothers whose fierce love for the same woman almost destroys them both. Th...


  • In this latest Briskin rags-to-riches potboiler, Alice Hollister, a migrant crop picker, metamorphoses into Alyssia del Mar, ``the ultimate screen love goddess.'' She marries into the powerful, cruel and inseparable Cordiner family, a Hollywood film ...



  • Three sisters. Vastly different...equally talented...stunningly beautiful...destinies forever entwined by the one man who opened their eyes and their hearts to TOO MUCH TOO SOON....








  • Chronicles the lives of Southern California heiresses Em and Caroline Van Vliet and their children and friends, following their affairs, activities, and adventures from the 1940s to the unsettling 1970s...


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