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Weekly Reading Round-Up

To whoever recommended Laura Purcell’s The Silent Companions companions to me, I don’t know whether to thank you or glower at you. (Freya, that was you, wasn’t it?) I gobbled up The Silent Companions in one night, which seemed like a good idea at the time, because the idea of waiting another day to find…

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Providence, RI– Saturday, 4/27

I’m so delighted to be part of the first ever Providence Book Festival next Saturday, April 27th! There’s a jam-packed schedule of author events and talks, featuring everything from the illustrator of the Paddington Bear books to authors dishing on which books/poetry by other people they wish they’d written. From 12:40 to 1:20, I’ll be…

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THE SUMMER COUNTRY Tour!

Mark your calendars for The Summer Country Tour! I’ll be trotting around from place to place this summer to celebrate the release of The Summer Country (and doing some Skype-Ins to book clubs!  There’s a sweepstakes going right now where you can win copies for your book club and an author Skype-In). This list is…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

I’ve finally begun reading through some of the books that have been on my TBR forever. First it was Sujata Massey’s The Widows of Malabar Hill, a mystery set in 1920s Bombay. Now I’m reading Zen Cho’s Sorcerer to the Crown, which my college roommate sent me in a care package lo these many moons…

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SUMMER COUNTRY Book Club Sweepstakes

Do you have a book club?  Do you know someone who does? My wonderful publisher is giving away eight (8!) copies each of The Summer Country to three book clubs– plus an author Skype-in! Here are the official contest rules: We’re giving three lucky book clubs the chance to each win eight copies of The Summer…

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THE SUMMER COUNTRY Pre-Order Bonus

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve teamed up with FoxTale Book Shoppe in Georgia to bring you the following pre-order bonus.  When you pre-order your copy of The Summer Country from FoxTale, you’ll also receive one of these snazzy palm tree bookmarks! Karen Schwettman of FoxTale says, “living with these characters on Barbados was de…

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“L’Autre Héritière” Gets a Makeover

The brand new French pocket edition of The Other Daughter, aka L’Autre Héritière, is coming out on May 23rd, with a brand new look! Alors, qu’est-ce que vous en pensez? Voila la résumé: À la mort de sa mère, Rachel Woodley, jeune gouvernante, se croit sans famille et sans argent. C’est alors qu’elle découvre que…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

This week, in addition to seventeenth century diaries (so much unintentional humor!), I’ve finally begun a book I’m been meaning to read for ages, Sujata Massey’s The Widows of Malabar Hill, a mystery set in 1920s Bombay, featuring a female Parsi lawyer. The second book in the series, The Satapur Moonstone, comes out next month.…

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Historical Fiction Live Chat: 12:30 Today!

Join me and my editor today at Book Studio 16 (on Facebook) for the third and final installment of our Historical Fiction Fan Fest! We’ll be discussing the latest trends in historical fiction, the books we’re reading and loving right now, and what we’d personally like to see next.  Pop in and let us know…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

This week was a bit of the old and the new.  (But nothing borrowed or blue.)  I started off with Lucy Foley’s The Hunting Party, contemporary psychological suspense very much in the style of Ruth Ware’s In a Dark, Dark Wood. Needing something a bit lighter after that, I went back to an old favorite…

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