I'm Francine Beaton, a romance author
calling Pretoria home until the travel bug bites again.
I've published my first romance novel — a contemporary sports romance called EYE ON THE BALL—in April 2018 after I wrote my first book in July 2016.
My latest novel, PLAYING BY THE RULES will be the fourth in the PLAYING FOR GLORY SERIES and my twelfth novel. I love travelling to faraway places and considers Scotland my second home. When I'm not reading or writing about love and Happily Ever After, I'm most likely busy painting or taking photos of everything that catches my eye.
During rugby season, you’ll either find me next to the pitch or in front of the television, following my favourite teams. It’s probably easy to figure out why my debut novel, Eye on the Ball, and the series, Playing for Glory, has rugby as a theme.
I'm not only writing about rugby though. I have two other series. The books in Taste for Love all have food and drink forming part of the story. I first published Taste for Coffee in May 2018. The next book in the series
is called Taste for Wine and will be published this year.
I set the Blue Mountain series in and around Stellenbosch, in the heart of South Africa's wine region.
This series is also
published in Afrikaans as Die Blouberg-reeks.
I'm working on two more series. The one is a Scottish millionaire/billionaire series and
the other one is set in a small
town and a game farm in South Africa's bushveld.