Daughters of the American Revolution & KSDAR Reading List

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  I’m thrilled to learn The Seamstress of Acadie has been chosen for the Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution reading list for 2024. As a DAR member, this is meaningful to me on so many levels. I’m also a huge devotee of DAR’s American Spirit magazine which is beautifully done & award winning. Many Americans have Patriots in their lineage …

The Seamstress of Acadie is arriving!

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Hard to believe novel #15 is out there in the hands – & hopefully hearts – of readers everywhere! Hardest novel I’ve ever written. Hardest novel to research because this is hidden history, so to speak. The late Queen Elizabeth issued a formal apology to the Acadians for the part the British played in their history during her reign centuries …

Gorgeous Georgians

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Recently it came to my attention that the best way for an author to connect with reading friends is through a private group… So, Gorgeous Georgians it is! Isn’t the image lovely? I have the amazingly gifted Hannah Linder to thank who is a fellow author as well as a stellar designer! Here’s both her lovely sites: Hannah Linder Designs   …

Christy Award finalist!

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I’m so very honored that the book of my heart & ancestry is a Christy Award finalist! There is no more renowned award in my industry than this. I’m blessed to have been a finalist for Love’s Reckoning several years ago and then The Lacemaker won the Christy Award the year after it was published. This year there was a tie among finalists …

Cover reveal for novel #15!

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You probably already know if you’ve followed me is that cover reveal time is my favorite part of publishing. But what’s a cover without a hint of the story within?! Sylvie Galant and her Acadian family are caught between the warring French and the English on Nova Scotia’s rugged, contested shores. When she encounters renowned enemy and Army Ranger, William …

A Love Story in Time Giveaway

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April is one of my favorite months & here’s just another wonderful reason! I’ve been so excited to join these other beloved authors who are dedicated to quality historical fiction. Win a signed copy of our 4 latest releases as well as a generous $100 Amazon gift card! Mimi, Elizabeth, & Julie are always five star reads for me as …

18th~century fashion or … those gorgeous Georgians!

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One of my favorite things about the 18th-century is the fashion. This silk cape is a beautiful, even whimsical example of why it’s a favorite for me. At first glance it may seem just another pretty, genteel garment but… Per The Met, “The extraordinary embroidery of this cape shows the delight of the British in the age-old tradition of representing …

Novel-Tea Evening

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A Novel-Tea Evening with the Authors Palmer House Hilton Hotel, 17 E. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 7:00pm, Saturday, September 2, 2023 Join us at Chicago’s historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel for a tasteful evening with tea and talk of books, writing, history, and the power of story. Meet and hear from bestselling and award- winning novelists Lynn Austin, Amanda Barratt, …