The Earl’s Practical Marriage is out this month with its delicious Benedict Cumberbatch look-alike cover! This is a ‘second chance at love’ story for two childhood friends who were almost sweethearts until a horrible misunderstanding ruined everything. Now the attraction is back – but is the trust?
My novel set partly in Portugal– A Lady In Need of An Heir – has a September 2018 release date now. I’ve finished my Christmas novella for 2018, helped by the heavy snow outside the study window and it now has a title – The Viscount’s Yuletide Betrothal – but no date yet. It is set in London with Ellie, the heroine, in need of a temporary fiancé, just for Christmas. Both she and Drew, the gentleman in question, find that pretending to a holiday romance leads to feelings they had not anticipated.
Just now I’m working on the second time-shift romantic mystery in my Time Into Time series. This one has a murder for Cassie and Lucian to solve – a murder that threatens to betray Lucian’s brother James’s dangerous secrets.
Next month The Youngest Dowager comes out. This is a heavily revised version of the novel of the same title published years ago when I was writing as Francesca Shaw. One more Francesca Shaw title to go and then all eight are reissued.
Date for Your Diary
I’m always thrilled to be invited to speak at Hertfordshire Libraries’ excellent LitFest. This year I’ll be speaking about Stagecoach Travel at Ware Library in the morning of May 17th and about Jane Austen’s London at Hoddesdon Library in the afternoon. I hope to see some of my readers there!