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Monday Give Away: THE SUMMER WIVES

As the weather gets frosty, who else could use a bit of summer?  This Monday’s give away is my writing sister, Beatriz Williams’s, The Summer Wives. Here’s the official blurb: New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams brings us the blockbuster novel of the season—an electrifying postwar fable of love, class, power, and redemption set…

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Monday Give Away Winner

The winner of my ARC of Tana French’s The Witch Elm is… Angel Wells! Congrats, Angel!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Stay tuned for a new give away coming up tomorrow!

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Don’t you love it when you rediscover old books and they are just as much fun as you remember? Back in my teens, I went through a big fantasy phase (bring on the pseudo-medieval intrigue!) and used to haunt the fantasy/sci-fi section of the 86th Street Barnes and Nobles, looking for covers that looked more…

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Monday Give Away: THE WITCH ELM

Full disclosure: there’s no witchcraft involved in Tana French’s new stand alone, The Witch Elm, but there is the usual magic of her writing: beautifully drawn characters, a setting so vivid you’re sure you’re there, and a wonderfully twisty plot. Here’s the official description: From the writer who “inspires cultic devotion in readers” (The New…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

After finishing Tana French’s The Witch Elm, I’ve been in a bit of a book slump. Thinking a bit of Golden Age crime might be the answer, I tried Georgette Heyer’s early mystery novel, A Blunt Instrument— but it only reminded me how little I like Heyer’s mysteries. Which always baffles me, because her Regencies…

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Monday Give Away Winner

The winner of my ARC of M.J. Rose’s Tiffany Blues is… Eve! Congrats, Eve! If you let me know where to send it, I’ll pop your book in the mail to you. Stay tuned for another give away coming up next Monday….

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THE SUMMER COUNTRY

Years and years ago (and by years and years ago, I mean back when the Pink Carnation series was in single digits, back before I wrote stand alone novels, back before I had children– actually, so far back, I wasn’t even married yet), I went on a plantation tour in the Caribbean and heard a…

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Monday Give Away: TIFFANY BLUES

Happy Columbus Day!  For today’s Monday Give Away, we have… M.J. Rose’s darkly atmospheric novel of art, love, and secrets, Tiffany Blues. Here’s the official blurb: The New York Times bestselling author of The Library of Light and Shadow crafts a dazzling Jazz Age jewel–a novel of ambition, betrayal, and passion about a young painter whose traumatic past threatens…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday! I started off the new month with some non-fiction: Nadine Akkerman’s Invisible Agents: Women and Espionage in Seventeenth-Century Britain— and if you think that has something to do with what I’m working on next, you might be right. Right now, I’m stealing every spare moment I can with Tana French’s new stand alone…

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THE OTHER DAUGHTER– on sale for $2.99!

Four years ago, I went back to 1920s London and set a book in the hectic milieu of the Bright Young People, the world of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh, of absurd costume parties and deliberately crazy slang and drinking too much because there was a war to end all wars not a decade ago,…

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