May 01

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It’s May! The Unexpected Duchess is Here!

Happy May! I love this month. Maybe because my new book, The Unexpected Duchess, is in stores this May! It just released on 4/29 and it’s been getting rave reviews like a 4.5 star TOP PICK rating from RT Book Reviews, a STARRED review from Booklist and a STARRED review from Kirkus Reviews!

RT says this, “Smart, witty, sassy, and utterly delightful!”

But I think my FAVORITE review so far is from a GoodReads reviewer who said, “She made me laugh, snort, cry, cheer and even pee myself a little, but PLEASE don’t tell anyone. . . . love is not a big enough word for how much I enjoyed this first book in the Playful Brides series.” << This made me laugh out loud when I read it! High praise, indeed.



Lady Lucy Upton’s tongue may be too sharp to attract suitors but her heart is good and when her painfully shy friend Cassandra needs help she devises a brilliant scheme to help her discourage an unwanted suitor, the Duke of Claringdon. Lucy will hide behind the hedgerow and tell Cass just what to say to discourage the duke…but it turns out that he’s made of sterner stuff than either of them anticipated. And Lucy is shocked to discover that tangling with the tenacious man is the most fun she’s had in ages.


Lord Derek Hunt made a promise to his dying friend to marry the demure Cassandra, and for a man who wants nothing more than peace and quiet after the horrors of war, she’ll make the perfect bride. If only the impudent Miss Upton will let him court the girl! Doing battle is the last thing on his mind, but bantering with Lucy behind the bushes is too tempting to resist. And the spoils of this war just may be true love…

Want to order now?

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Congratulations to the winner of my SAY YES TO THE DRESS GIVEAWAY! 
Thank you to all who watched my episode of Say Yes to the Dress, Atlanta and wrote to me telling me how much you liked the dress I chose! It was an amazing experience to say the least. The winner of the gown is Mallory Robinson! Congratulations, Mallory, and best wishes on your special day!

If you’re on Facebook, I hope you’ll take a second to drop by and LIKE my Author Page!

What I’m Up To in May!

In May I’ll be finishing writing the third book in my new Playful Brides series. The Unlikely Lady  is Jane and Garrett’s story. It’s based on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and will be out in Spring of 2015!

I’ll also be at the RT Booklovers Convention in New Orleans from May 14-18! If you’ll be there too, or are in the area, stop by the Giant Book Fair on Saturday May 17th at the Marriott on Canal Street and visit!

Have a wonderful May, everyone!

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