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. My agent called it “compelling.” Tidewater Bride is one of the favorite books that I’ve written for a number of reasons…

For one, I adore my hero! He’s a Scotsman, of course, with a compelling backstory. Even his period-appropriate name is handsome. I fell in love with his plantation on the James River and had fun building another wing and expanding it on the page. My heroine is a complex woman. It was truly intriguing delving into her character and the issues of her time, especially being one of few females in male-dominated Virginia.

Tidewater Bride required a tremendous amount of research as I took a step back to the 17th-century which bears little resemblance to the 18th-century where I’m most grounded. Even the speech was remarkably different as was dress, etc. But I found that era every bit as tumultuous and fascinating and I hope to set more historical novels there.

Watch for the cover reveal this summer with pre-order links.
So excited to bring you another story of the heart!

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