Donna Alward


A busy wife and mother of three (two daughters and the family dog), Donna Alward believes hers is the best job in the world: a combination of stay-at-home mom and romance novelist.

An avid reader since childhood, Donna always made up her own stories. She completed her Arts Degree in English Literature in 1994, but it wasn't until 2001 that she penned her first full-length novel, and found herself hooked on writing romance. In 2006 she sold her first manuscript.

Donna loves being back on the East Coast of Canada after nearly twelve years in Alberta where her Harlequin career began, writing about cowboys and the west. Donna's debut Romance, Hired by the Cowboy, was awarded the Booksellers' Best Award in 2008 for Best Traditional Romance.

Books By This Author

“This novella by Donna Alward reminds us that life is not always easy for police, and yet we smile at the thought of a gorgeous, capable man in uniform. Who wouldn't want to meet the man BENEATH THE BADGE?”

Clare O'Beara - Kindle reviewer on Beneath the Badge

“The push and pull of Carly and Gabe's relationship kept me on the edge of my seat...”

Joyfully Reviewed on Off The Clock

“HER LONE COWBOY is by far the BEST emotional romance I have found in 2010. There was so many scenes that I reread just so that I could see them without tears in my eyes. Noah Laramie is a true hero; he gave the greatest sacrifice for his country and now he is faced with learning to live with a permanent disability. Lily is just the type of person Noah needs to bring sunshine to his life. Such beloved characters as these two are hard to forget. I feel so rewarded for having discovered Donna Alward's talents; she has earned a lifelong fan.”

Suzie Housley - Kindle reviewer on Her Lone Cowboy

“Sweet novella about second chances. The characters were well developed and made realistic choices. Minimal typos which did not detract from the overall story. I was able to visualize their surroundings without being bogged down with details. I definitely recommend. :-)”

Kindle Reviewer on Rodeo Rebel

“Donna Alward writes warm, memorable characters who spring to life on the page. Brimming with old family history, small-town secrets and newfound passion, you’ll want to pack up and move to Jewell Cove, Maine!”

Lily Everett - Kindle reviewer on The House on Blackberry Hill

“All three books were awesome. Stories very captivating . Lots of humor as well. Would very much like to see more of these author's work together.”

Kindle Reviewer on Not My 1st Rodeo

“Hired by the Cowboy is Donna Alward's debut book for Harlequin Romance and part of the Western Weddings series. It is absolutely a wonderful, sweet and tender love story and sure to melt any reader's heart and make any cynic a true believer in romance and falling in love.”

Marilyn Shoemaker - Kindle reader on Hired by the Cowboy

“I really connected with Hope - she's realistic, self-motivated and scared to fall in love. Then there's Blake, who might be scarred from his accident, but he's strong, capable and caring just the man Hope doesn't want to fall for. Hope goes from the heat of Australia to the cold of Alberta but soon discovers there's more warmth in the foothills of Alberta than where she came from. This is a read that will sweep you away with realistic sweet charm.”

“This book evoked strong feelings in me. It will take you back to past loves and make you think, what if? The relationship seems very real and the chemistry and passion intense. I rooted for this couple from the get go. Loved, loved, loved it!”

Shawna - Kindle reviewer on Sold to the Highest Bidder

“A story about second chances, I really liked that this was completely believable.”

Sensual on Off The Clock

“Starring a smoking hot fireman and an adorable dog named Moose, Into the Fire is a beautiful story of love lost and found. The characters are everyday people struggling with heart wrenching loss and doubt. Donna Alward weaves so much emotion into her stories and though Into the Fire is a short novel, it is completely satisfying. This novel is a fabulous addition to Alward's First Responders series.”

Debbie Robbins - author on Into the Fire

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