Rambling in Chester

Eli had legal business with the bishop. I stopped to enjoy the medieval cathedral. Its construction dates to the eleventh century, the sort of date that makes my American jaw drop. It was built by the Benedictines and survived the dissolution of the monastery by being promoted to cathedral in 1541. Goodness. It also survived […]

Moving Swiftly

In ten days The Defiant Daughter will go live. I had a note this morning from an advance reviewer who not only raved about the book, but told me I absolutely must write three more of them, for each of three gentlemen introduced in that book. I had already decided on two of them, now […]

Another One Out There

First the good news. The Defiant Daughter is now available for Pre-order. I can’t say how delighted I am. In less good news, after two weeks of dithering, I decided to cancel out of Romancing the Gold Coast. I am so sorry to let people down, but I am apparently just not ready to face […]

Alone in a Crowd: an Excerpt

The Defiant Daughter, the second of the Ashmead Heirs, has gone to beta readers. Here is a bit from early on. Lady Madelyn has been lured to London by invitations from her brothers and a plea from her stepson. She thought she preferred her solitude. She is beginning to realize she does not. ***** The […]

What Will?

I just finished the final chapters of The Defiant Daughter, but I’m not sure how much of the end I want to give away, so here’s a bit from early in The Wayward Son. Sir Robert has come home in response to what his sister called a crisis, but he hasn’t been able to find […]

Another Cover!

When the old Earl of Clarion leaves a will with bequests for all his children, legitimate and not, listing each and their mothers by name, he complicated the lives of many in the village of Ashmead. One of them grew believing he was the innkeeper’s son. He is the first of The Ashmead Heirs. The […]