Holding the Line is now out in the world! Here’s a little montage I put together of moments from the book. Many events take place at various tony homes around London, such as the ones pictured here. Some important scenes take place at the Aerated Bread Company depot. There were many of these around London, offering tea, coffee, bakery goods, and light meals. I think of them as the Panera of their day. Readers of the series will recognize Rose’s mourning ring. It will play a role in this book as well. As for the kiss in the shadows…I’ll leave that for you to discover in the book!
I’m thrilled that the Love Along the Wires series is complete, and I am so grateful for the love already being shown for Holding the Line by advance readers and reviewers.
If you enjoy audiobooks, the whole series now available on audiobook too!
What do the following things have in common?
- A busy Victorian office with its own telegraph
- A handsome Scottish hero
- A clever and independent heroine
- A delightful little bookshop on a London high
- Two career-minded people who are in love but
don’t know it yet
- A romantic dance in the park
- A dash of workplace intrigue
- A quirky little book called The Spinster’s
Guide to Romance
They’re all found in Line By Line, the first book in my new series, which launches on June 30! It’s available to preorder now at your favorite retailer.
You can get more information about the book, read an excerpt, and find buy links on the Line By Line book page.
THE HEART’S APPEAL is on sale this month for $1.99. Pick up a copy soon, and enjoy!
Edits for The Artful Match are nearly done! I’m excited to share the cover and a bit about the book.
Cara Bernay has never fit in. At loose ends in London after a near tragedy costs her a job, she is befriended by a rising young artist. With his help, she begins planning a new life and developing her own artistic talent. But soon Cara finds herself at odds with the artist’s brother–a handsome but arrogant earl forcing his brother back to a “respectable” life.
Henry Burke, the Earl of Morestowe, feels the weight of growing financial burdens. His profligate and emotionally unstable brother is making matters worse, and Henry needs him back home. Despite misgivings about Cara’s mysterious background, Henry sees she’s a positive influence on his brother and on Henry’s unruly young ward, and he strikes a deal with her to return with them to their estate.
But the family has their own secrets, and when Cara, drawn ever closer to Henry, stumbles onto the truth, she must choose between following her heart and pursuing a bold plan that could bring disaster.
More details to follow soon, once I have emerged from the editing cave!
I’m happy to announce this upcoming event on March 17 at 2 pm at the Wake County North Regional Library in Raleigh, NC: an author tea! Bring your favorite tea cup — there will be tea and cookies and great conversation.
I’ll be on a panel with two other historical novelists, Clarissa Harwood and Leslie Tall Manning. Our books are very different and are set in different time periods (Victorian, Edwardian, and World War II), but each has a theme of women who are pressing the boundaries for women during their time. We will discuss that aspect of our books, and also answer audience questions. There will be door prizes, swag, and a book signing.
I’ll be posting more about this soon. I am currently in “writer’s cave” mode as I finish up my next book. Hope to see lots of you in March!