Virginia Ellis, aka Lyn Ellis, was a professional photographer who had traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and the world. With her camera she learned how to tell a visual story. In her Harlequin books, she was translating the visual into words, creating memorable characters, vivid settings and compelling romances. Her first book, Dear John, won a Maggie Award for Best Short Contemporary, the Waldenbooks award for Bestselling Series book from Harlequin in 1994, and was nominated in two categories for the prestigious RITA award. Her second book, In Praise of Younger Men, was also nominated for a RITA. Gin also wrote two women’s mainstream fiction novels under her own name, Virginia Ellis. Her novel The Wedding Dress was optioned by Dolly Parton Productions for Sony Pictures Entertainment. Gin was one of the five founding partners of Belle Books, along with authors Deborah Smith, Deb Dixon, Sandra Chastain, and Donna Ball.

Gin Ellis, the versatile and award-winning writer, passed away 18 January 2006.

Book List in Order: 9 titles

  • in Day in Mossy Creek

    Maybe it's the post-New Year's boredom. maybe it's the cold, frisky air. Whatever the cause, the citizens of Mossy Creek seem determined to get into trouble on a clear winter day in mid-January. Police Chief Amos Royden and his loyal officers, Mutt a...


  • in Blessings of Mossy Creek

    The good-hearted citizens of Mossy Creek, Georgia are in a mood to count their blessings. Maybe it's the influence of the new minister in town, who keeps his sense of humor while battling a stern church treasurer. Maybe it's the afterglow of Josie Mc...


  • Chosen by the Romance Writers of America as One of the Top Ten Favorite Books of the YearAs a nation of young soldiers marches off to war, two women left behind will embrace a final keepsake, a profound reminder of the moment before their lives chang...


  • in Reunion at Mossy Creek

    Welcome back to Mossy Creek! The warm-hearted but stub-born residents of the small town whose motto is "Ain't Going No Where--And Don't Want To" are once again sorting out the joys, sorrows, and everyday mysteries of life. This time around they'v...


  • Julia and Victoria Atwater were barely brides before their husbands marched off to fight in the Civil War. Now alone, with scarcely enough money to see them through until spring, they embark on an impetuous mission to bring joy back into their younge...


  • in Mossy Creek

    Welcome to Mossy Creek, where you'll find a friendly face on every corner and a heartfelt story behind every door... You'll meet a mayor who sees breaking the law as her civic duty and a by-the-book police chief trying to live up to his father's l...


  • in Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes

    Come sit on the porch a spell. Let's talk about times gone by and folks we remember, about slow summer evenings and lightning bugs in a jar. Listen to the music of the creaky swing, hand-cranked ice cream, and cicadas chorusing in the background. Let...


  • in Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes

    Come sit on the porch a spell. Let's talk about times gone by and folks we remember, about slow summer evenings and lightning bugs in a jar. Listen to the music of the creaky swing, hand-cranked ice cream, and cicadas chorusing in the background. Let...


  • in Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes

    Come sit on the porch a spell. Let's talk about times gone by and folks we remember, about slow summer evenings and lightning bugs in a jar. Listen to the music of the creaky swing, hand-cranked ice cream, and cicadas chorusing in the background. Let...