France & Dr. Lucy Worsley

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So, I’ve just returned from the Lucy Worsley tour. France has never been on my bucket list but that’s entirely my mistake. If I was younger, I’d become fluent in French & move there! While there, thanks to my hosts, I was blessed to visit the chateau that opens this upcoming Scottish novel releasing next January 2023. It was interesting …

Cover Reveal!

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So happy to reveal the cover for my 13th historical novel releasing January 4th, 2020, compliments of my publisher, Revell. Thanks also for the novel excerpt & video! E-reader, Audio, & Large Print versions coming soon… It is 1755, and the threat of war with France looms over colonial York, Virginia. Chocolatier Esmée Shaw is fighting her own battle of …

Tidewater Bride

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There’s something magical about a new cover. When that file pops up in my inbox from my publisher’s art director, it’s indescribable! Now that it’s May and catalog time for booksellers, I’ve just seen the cover for my 12th novel, Tidewater Bride, releasing from Revell in January 2021. This cover echoes the story well and has a romantic, painterly texture. …

An Uncommon Woman

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SO happy to share novel eleven with you! Here are my cover thoughts from my newsletter… I love the up-close image of Tessa Swan, our heroine. She has a simple beauty and strength. I asked that her hair be messy and those dangling strings of her cap be left untied. In the novel, our hero says her pale cap is …

Cover Shoot

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I’ve been mostly offline lately working on novel 12 before galleys of An Uncommon Woman {#11} land on my desk any minute now. Here are a few elements from the recent cover shoot including Lindsey, the model. Love the strength and character in her features. Revell is known for their cover art & so the cover countdown begins:) Hope you’re …