I have my novel set partly in Portugal now has a title – A Lady In Need of An Heir– but no date yet, although I expect it to come out in 2018. Now I’m hard at work on a Christmas novella for 2018, helped by the occasional flurry of snow outside the study window. This is set in London with Ellie, the heroine, in need of a temporary fiancé, just for Christmas. Both she, and the gentleman in question, find that pretending to a holiday romance leads to feels they had not anticipated.
No cover for that book yet – but here is The Earl’s Practical Marriage. I think the hero looks very like Benedict Cumberbatch!
I’m also about to start on the next Francesca Shaw title that I’m revising and refreshing to bring out as a Louise Allen novel. The Youngest Dowager is set in a great house on the North Norfolk coast with a heroine haunted by the past and a very dishy hero who manages to stir up all her worst memories and fears.
And finally The Bride’s Seduction which has been out of print for ages is now out as an ebook (UK only)
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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!
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