“A sharp, engrossing international thriller with twists that will keep you turning pages.”

―Lindsay Cameron, award-winning author of BIGLAW

The Long-Lost Jules made The Christian Science Monitor’s Top 10 Reads for August list! Thanks CSM!

“Hughes offers up a contemporary mystery/thriller with a strong helping of historical fiction and romance. . . . An enjoyable globe-trotting adventure and investigation.”
Kirkus Reviews


The Long-Lost Jules

“A fun and pacy novel, with plenty of twists and turns, and an engaging heroine who is not all that she seems! An enjoyable read.”

Janet MacLeod Trotter, international bestselling author of The Sapphire Child

“A remarkable story. Jane Hughes has taken captivating characters on an intriguing journey. There’s international flair. A fascinating glimpse of history. Strong and powerful forces vie with each other to plunge the reader into a vivid, complex, and often dangerous world.”

Eugenia Lovett West, author of Firewall and Sarah's War

The Long-Lost Jules is an action-packed adventure full of British history, flirtation, and subterfuge. Hughes teases the reader, doling out information at an expert pace and keeping readers guessing throughout. Part mystery novel, part romance, this story will keep you up late into the night!”

Jacqueline Friedland, award-winning author of Trouble the Water and That's Not a Thing

“The Long-Lost Jules takes readers on a wonderful thrill ride through a fascinating historical mystery. A real page-turner, this book will make you laugh out loud; go breathless with suspense; and smile at the sweetness as a woman discovers her ability to love and care.”

Nina Godiwalla, bestselling author of Suits: A Woman on Wall Street

“An absorbing and entertaining look at the worlds of English history and international money laundering, wrapped up in a long-unsolved mystery and an intense but unusual love story.”

Iris Mitlin Lav, author of A Wife in Bangkok: A Novel

“A historical mystery brings a dashing Oxford Don to mousy Amy. What follows is the slow and delicious unveiling of these intrepid characters doing their best to conceal their true natures while traipsing across Europe following their cross-over agendas. Part adventure story and part romance—and totally engaging.”

Maren Cooper, author of A Better Next: A Novel

“With a satisfying ending that resolves all of its mysteries, The Long-Lost Jules is an absorbing mystery novel . . .”

Review, Foreword Clarion

“Hughes creates a suspenseful adventure that takes the reader on a thrill ride through Europe to chase down a descendent from the court of Henry VIII.”

Ellen Butler, Bestselling author of the Karina Cardinal mysteries

“A sharp, engrossing international thriller with twists that will keep you turning pages, The Long-Lost Jules is a perfect blend of mystery, high-stakes financial intrigue, and romance. It grabs readers from the first page and doesn’t let go until the satisfying ending.”

Lindsay Cameron, Award-winning and bestselling author of BIGLAW and Just One Look

“A mousy banker’s life is turned upside down by a strange man who believes she is a descendant of Henry VIII’s widow. Follow Amy on a whirlwind European tour through historical mystery, financial intrigue, and personal peril, with lots of twists and turns that will keep you guessing. This is an engagingly written page-turner!”

Gayle Woodson, Award-winning author of After Kilimanjaro

“Fast-paced international thriller with enough twists and turns to make an Oxford don dizzy. Hughes takes readers on a breathless journey through the playgrounds of Europe to uncover a centuries-old royal mystery and bust international money-laundering rings. Plot twists, mistaken identity, edge-of-your-seat danger, romance, it’s all there. And when you think the stakes can’t get higher, wait, there’s more. I thoroughly loved this novel!”

Ashley E. Sweeney, Award-winning author of Answer Creek

“In The Long-Lost Jules, Jane Elizabeth Hughes has created an enthralling page-turner of a novel about international finance and money laundering that skips from England across the continent and back again. The relationship between private banker Amy and Oxford don Leo is especially engaging. This is a delight to read!”

Ames Sheldon, Author of Eleanor’s Wars, Don’t Put the Boats Away, and Lemons in the Garden of Love

“I absolutely raced through this book; I loved the blend of historical mystery with modern day thriller and wonderful characters! I tried to predict the twists and turns but just when I thought I had got it, something else came along to send the story down another direction. The back and forth deception and banter between Leo and Amy reminded me of a Cary Grant/Audrey Hepburn movie.”

Elisabeth Hobbes, Bestselling author of The Secret Agent

“A missing heir to King Henry VIII, an Oxford scholar who is as sexy as he is inscrutable, and an international mystery plot all add up to one unputdownable wild ride in The Long-Lost Jules. This smart, fast-paced romantic thriller had me guessing with every twist and turn. A very addictive read!”

Angela Terry, Author of Charming Falls Apart and The Trials of Adeline Turner
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Barnes & Noble

Greed Gone Good

A Roadmap to Creating Social and Financial Value

“This book explores a promising new area of finance–impact finance–which can help the world build back better. Written in crystal clear language that is accessible to general readers, it is a must-read for anyone interested in how impact finance can help unleash private capital for a sustainable future.”

Donghyun Park, Principal Economist, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Asian Development Bank

“I strongly recommend Greed Gone Good for anyone interested in understanding how impact bonds satisfy the profit motive of investors and foster a more sustainable society.”

Shu Tian, Economist, Economic Research and Regional Development Department, Asian Development Bank

“Read this book and you’ll see why Prof. Jane Hughes was consistently selected by MBA students as ‘best teacher.’ She stresses in no uncertain terms the importance of addressing the environmental crisis, immense social issues, and good, ethical corporate governance as keys to nothing less than the future of the world.”

Patricia Deyton, Simmons University School of Business

“At once scholarly and entertaining, GGG provides a clear, cohesive roadmap for investors of private capital to embrace, rather than reject, capitalism to meet the ESG demands of their investors and consumers. GGG is a timely and relevant read for investment managers who will be compelled to focus on ESG initiatives as key criteria.”

Colleen Love, Stride Consumer Partners

“Business leaders and potential investors will appreciate this balanced, readable, and comprehensive overview, illustrated with many case studies.”

Catherine Robbins, Former Health Care Finance Executive
Barnes & Noble

Jane Elizabeth Hughes is an obsessive reader with two fully-loaded Kindles; she buys so many books that Amazon sends her a gift every year for the holidays. Unfortunately, reading novels all day is not an easy career path, so Jane has a day job as professor of international finance at Simmons College School of Business in Boston. She has also consulted with multinational corporations and governments for nearly three decades, including the Rockefeller Foundation, Inter-American Development Bank, and Asian Development Bank. An engaging and accomplished public speaker, Professor Hughes has written and lectured widely about international finance throughout the world. She published her first novel, Nannyland, with Simon & Schuster Pocket Star Books in 2016. A mother of four and granny of eight (the eldest is only seven, so she’s a very busy granny), she is fortunate enough to live on beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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