Suzanne Cecile Ebel on 27 September 1916 in Sutton, Surrey, London, England, UK, of Irish mother and French father, a interior decorator and drove a Rolls-Royce. She was educated at Roman Catholic schools in England and Belgium. In London, she worked as journalist to Newspaper The Times, as public relations director, and from 1950 to 1972 to the advertising agency Young and Rubicam. She married a dentist, with whom she had a son, James, and an adopted daughter, Marigold, but the marriage faltered. On 1947, she met John Goodwin, a former lieutenant in the RNVR and later theatre director, and they had a son, Tim. They finally married in 1971, after she widowed. She died on 28 February 2008.

Suzanne published her first novel in 1963, Journey from Yesterday, that won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists' Association. She started signed contemporary romances under her maiden name Suzanne Ebel, and after her marriage she used her married name Suzanne Goodwin to singed historical romances, she also used the pseudonym of Cecily Shelbourne. In 1986, she won the British Travel Association Award by her Guide to London's Riverside in collaboration with Doreen Impey.

Book List in Order: 25 titles






  • Holly's husband dies after only four years together, leaving her just memories and his daughter, Miranda, from his deceased first marriage. Then her husband's estranged parents make a reappearance and want more than just contact with their grand-daug...



  • At twenty-three, actress Polly Preston had already been noticed by critics. She had been at the Swan Theatre for four years and loved it. It was Tom Sergeant, the distinguished director who ran the theatre, who had offered her her first acting job an...



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  • The setting is the Scottish highlands. Sorrel's father dies and she is left penniless. Breaking off her engagement, she takes on a waitress position in a remote area and meets Ian, a landscape architect. But, various tragic circumstances occur which ...















  • From their very first meeting, Miranda was attracted to Charles Vascoe, history teacher and writer. As their friendship blossomed and grew, Miranda dared to acknowledge that at last life was truly marvellous. Then came Charles' unwanted warning “Do...



  • Bridget was trying to recover - from love.... WOULD ALAN EVER LEARN TO LOVE HER? Bridget Mayhew didn't come back from Canada just to use her home economics skills to organize the Tracey family parties. She thought that Alan Tracey might have ch...



  • JULIE’S WORLD WAS THE THEATER. Julie was caught up in the exciting whirl of her first success and meeting handsome designer Daniel Monteith. But when would she get another role? Then one evening, she was discovered by the great actor -- Sir R...



  • Kate's search towards contentment was a never-ending pilgrimage. Inevitably she made mistakes - took the wrong turning - and learned a little more about herself, and the things she held dear in the process....



  • Jill, a happy, sparkling girl, worked at an art gallery, unaware that she was more beautiful than the pictures she sold. But like a mysterious portrait, her real emotions were elusive, even to those closest to her. And when she was reluctant to go o ...





  • As the daughter of a famous actor, beautiful Tamara Waring lands a role in his new production and they set off to start filming in Italy. Only the scriptwriter doesn't think she is right for the role. But as the film takes shape, the antagonism betwe...



  • First it was her father, Robert Wyring, a famous British theatre actor, who wanted to see Candy follow in his footsteps. Most of it came Ben, an ambitious journalist, who, with his fiery kisses, woke the woman inside. Candy was happy with Ben. She fo...









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    Martine Black has been rich all her life, but suddenly, on her mother's death, she found herself penniless - home, fiancé, independence gone. Before she had a chance to start her new life, two of her oldest friends took her for a holiday in the Sout...



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Award-Winning Books by Suzanne Ebel

Journey From Yesterday
1964 RoNA -- Romantic Novel of the Year