Her life spanned ninety-five years and there were only two loves in her life. The first is long gone but the second still stands as a symbol of her lost love and new beginnings.


About Belle Haven

Jaye Burke returns with a touching historical saga of how one woman endured cruelty, betrayal, and loss spanning almost a century. From the dark days of The Great War to experiencing years of unexpected new beginnings, Venice Arial dictates a tragic narrative of the Lost Generation and how a shattered heart can finally mend.

About the Author

I am a southern girl through and through and have lived in three beautiful cities in the south - my beloved Birmingham, AL, New Orleans, LA, and now Atlanta, GA. Inspired at an early age by my late aunt, a noted Alabama historian, I love escaping into the vast history of my southern roots and living the dream of a historical fiction author. There are no plans to disturb my slumber—it’s who I am.

Praise for Jaye's Work

“Burke keeps the reader invested by supplying fun cultural nostalgia, unique characters, a riveting storyline, drama, and lovely romance.”

—The Booklife Prize


“I am going to read more of this author's work.”

—Amazon on The Reluctant Glamour Girl

“It's such a lovely, emotional story, in parts your heart will be breaking. One to read in a comfortable chair on a winter's day.”

—Netgalley on In My Wildest Dreams

“Burke writes wonderful, lyrical prose. When you read her books, you can see the setting -smell it even. She understands the mood of the south.”


“A great nostalgic book for anyone who grew up in the 70s like I did.”


“I enjoyed reading this suspenseful, engaging historical novel about WWII taking place in Atlanta, Georgia. Interesting characters and imaginative plot.
I like this author!”

—Amazon on The Reluctant Glamour Girl

Also by Jaye Burke


Coming in 2023

A brittle and tattered envelope postmarked 1906 arrives at the Alabama Historical Commission. Inside, a phantom hotel in rural Alabama is nominated for a listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Out of curiosity, young researcher Claudia Shaw takes on the project to learn the origin of the handwritten letter, but strange revelations, ghostly occurrences, and hallucinations could derail her investigation.


Jaye’s Book Reviews

All the Stars in the Heavens

Another win by this author! As a golden age of Hollywood movie buff, I was fascinated by the true love affair between Loretta Young and Clark Gable. The author describes the essence of old Hollywood and how common the illicit affairs were between actors working together on a film. Great nostalgia for all movie fans…

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The Shop on Royal Street

Karen White’s stories are usually set in the south and I always look forward to them. This author is one of my favorites, and her amazing descriptions never disappoint. In The Shop on Royal Street, she captures the struggle of restoring a crumbling old house in New Orleans during the hot and sticky humid days…

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The Tuscan Child

I get lost in Rhys Bowen’s WWII stories. This story takes place in a remote area of Tuscany during the Nazi occupation. I became intrigued with the Tuscan countryside, the downed English pilot, and the young Italian woman who saved him. A beautiful story of her sacrifice and his long road to recovery inside a…

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