Unlike most young women her age living in London, the highlight of Lucille’s week is the two hours she normally spends with her beloved Granny Sylvie. Her granny has always been there for her more than her usual busy and absentee mother. As usual, Lucille’s Read more...
It was a lush Caribbean evening, yet there were nasty undercurrents. He is a military spy on a mission gone bad with a suspected informer at work and now men hunting for his death. His good comrade has just been murdered and he is left alone in Read more...
It may not have been love at first sight, yet romance is definitely in the air! Who is this country gentleman who spoke so well, but did as a woman asked? Drat! Why is no one around who could properly introduce them? The beautiful Miss Henrietta Read more...
Lady Harriett Beresford had been enjoying the dances and events in London while visiting with her great-aunt, Lady Asquith. All that changes when a very unfortunate incident happens just as she arrives back to Asquith house from Hookham’s circulating library. The library is only a very Read more...
This is not how her shopping for an extra treat of anchovies for her father’s pasta supper is supposed to end! After rushing home from shopping, the young university art student Marina Tozzi has plans to celebrate her father’s sale of a painting by Read more...
What to do? What to do? What to be? After university, New Yorker Sylvia Beach just can’t settle on what she wants to do. Her family encourages her to write, but her muse deserts her. Now, back in Paris which she loved as a teen living there Read more...
Catastrophes are never convenient, especially for those that survive.
For the beautiful Lady Catherine Greatheart, her bright future died as quickly as Avery, Duke of Welsey, in the unexpected fire that killed him along with a number of his closest friends and peers. In addition to Read more...
Many handsome gentlemen in Regency times are forgiven for their expensive ways and related debts as they are fun and fashionable; yet, there comes a day when family and friends no longer appreciate the freeloaders and they are on their own. Philip Thane, with his charming ways and Read more...
Despite many precautions and secrecy, the personal carriage of Queen Elizabeth is violently ambushed in Waltham Forest on a dark and foggy November night in 1577. As so many shots from the assassins’ arquebuses have pieced the wooden carriage, word quickly spreads to London that the Queen Read more...
After enduring the heartbreak of her beloved husband-to-be dropping her virtually days before their wedding date for another woman, Liz has tightly boxed up her hurt and heartache, closed her heart and manages to survive by staying busy at every task and job she can do!
It is not often that Tribal Chief Lolo Long asks a favour from Absaroka County Sheriff Walt Longmire, so when she catches him at lunch with his longstanding friend Henry Standing Bear, Walt has little choice, but to do as she asks… and bring a focus.
The question is why? Why was Gamache asked to provide security at a small university over the Christmas holidays for an unscheduled speaker? After accepting the task which is well below his paygrade, why is he feeling so manipulated? What does someone want to achieve Read more...
All her young life growing up in Scotland, Marion Crawford has dreamt of being a teacher and the scholarship she had recently won would cover most of her costs which her widowed mother could ill afford. Now, her mother cannot believe her daughter would jeopardize her chance of Read more...
After their arduous, but successful assignment in Florida, all Special Agent Armstrong Coldmoon wants to do is get on a plane to Colorado and enjoy time with his people and have a break from his “partner” Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast of the FBI.
Despite being happy to be at home while awaiting her next assignment from the Queen Alexandria’s Imperial Military Nursing Service, Nursing Sister Bess Crawford is a little disappointed that her parents are asking her not to stand up for Eileen Flynn, whose upcoming marriage will be taking Read more...
On the surface, many would assume that Professor Jessica Windslow is very lucky. She has the good fortune to be teaching property law, a field she loves, at the highly regarded and respected St. Andrews School of Law in southwestern New Brunswick and could easily afford to live Read more...
Like the ripples from a heavy rock thrown into a pond, up and coming lawyer, Carolyn Page still feels their vibration in her thoughts for a long time as she makes her way up the career ladder at Edwards and Harrison, one of the oldest and largest law firms Read more...
To the two high school students, life had never looked brighter or more wonderful than on that beautiful day in October in 1935 as Erich Reinhold and Nessa Baumgartner snuggle up kissing and hugging under a large oak tree in a local park. Their families got along, they love Read more...
A perfect day for Lady Elizabeth (Libby to her friends) Sinclair would be crawling under the bushes to find strange new bugs and looking at them under her much loved microscope. She is a wallflower at dances and English social graces still leave her bewildered, but gets thrilled with Read more...
If a lovely lady marries three times and each is a noble Duke and they all die unexpectedly, is she a Black Widow or is there mischievous murder at play?
As the Dowager Duchess of Armitage and her sons (each from a different father) reflect on their Read more...
Ever since I taught myself to read at
age two, I have been an avid reader
collector of books. I am seldom
without a book in my hand, stacks by
bedside and more waiting on my Kindle,
so I am very happy to be a book
reviewer for FreshFiction and have
so since the last century. How can you
tell I love historical fiction? Other
book genres I love are regency
romances, suspense thrillers,
contemporary fiction, more romance
books and anything I can get my hands
on! Having a background in education
and organizational development, I also
love to read kidsâ€™ books and YA and
books on business.
I currently live in the National
Capital Region of Canada (aka Ottawa)
where Tinkerbelle, my beautiful
cat, rules the roost and reminds us
every day of her regal heritage,
especially when she wants treats! As
the saying goes: dogs may have owners,
but cats have staff!
Great comments and questions! I have just started in on INTO THE WHIRLWIND but only complaint is that I do not want to put it down ... how am I going to get all my errands done when I need to know what happens next?
That is just so grand that you are naming characters in your book with your ancestors' names. I love it when I know the special meaning behind the names. I look forward to reading it.
I found out from family lore that my mother's family comes from a former shield bearer to a 12th century Irish king but I think that has been the last irish connection as the rest is all Scottish. Thank goodness everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day!
That is so Purr-fect of Avon to make a donation! I can appreciate your lemma (slightly less critical than a dilemma) as to what to do! It is up to you but remember a cookie in each hand is a balanced diet!
All teh best with your new book and Avon's kindness!
Oh, as you can see from all these comments that not only do you write incredibly well but you also spin your readers so convincingly to the period of your tale that they feelas if they are there as well!
I have to admit, I love your books, but I had to stop reading them on the bus as I would get so engrossed in the story that I would miss my stop and have to walk home more than I expected. I quite look forward to reading your newest one!
Oh, a hero to fall into sweet dreams with! Sounds wonderful and I especailly like that he is willing to apologize. It takes a strong person to acknowledge that a situation may need an apology. True heros think about the needs of others before themsleves!