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Ready… Set… Peep!

Spring is on the calendar (if not quite yet in the air), which means… it’s Pinkorama time! Yes, that’s right: it’s the 9th Annual Pinkorama (aka Pink Carnation Peep Diorama) Contest. The rules are simple: using those sugary, marshmallowy goodies (Peeps), recreate your favorite scene from any one of my books, novellas, or short stories.…

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THE SUMMER COUNTRY Give Away!

Filed under “fun surprises on a Tuesday”, William Morrow Books just told me they’re holding a flash sweepstakes for fifty advance readers’ editions of The Summer Country! To get to the contest site, just click here. To learn more about The Summer Country, aka the Barbados Book, just pop by the Summer Country page here…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Right now, I’m reading Lucy Foley’s The Hunting Party, a psychological thriller very much in the style of Ruth Ware’s In a Dark, Dark Wood, about a group of thirty-something university friends who rent a remote Scottish lodge for New Year’s Eve, and it’s all one big, uneasy party– until one of them is found…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

I don’t have anything fun to share this week, since I’ve mostly been living in the seventeenth century, reading up on the reign of Charles I, daily life in Stuart England, and Stuart court culture.  Not that that isn’t fun– I do adore the absurdity of life, and the seventeenth century was very good at…

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The 2019 Book Schedule!

Every now and then, I have a year so crowded with book releases that I have to make a list to remember what’s happening when. Here’s that list.  And, because I was feeling slightly loopy, I’ve provided a coffee pairing for each book. — February 26th, The English Wife paperback. Pairs well with a white…

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THE GLASS OCEAN Makeover

The Glass Ocean has a whole new look for the paperback edition!   The Glass Ocean paperback will be coming your way on September 10th, 2019. Here’s to another exciting voyage….  But mind the torpedoes!

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THE ASHFORD AFFAIR: USA Today Bestseller!

Thanks so much to everyone who bought a copy of The Ashford Affair— and to everyone who requested it from the library, posted about it, talked about it, or otherwise spread the word. As of yesterday, The Ashford Affair is officially a USA Today Bestseller! I’m so thrilled and so grateful to you for making this…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

When it comes to reading time, long plane rides are the best.  (Don’t tell me there’s wi-fi on board.  I don’t want to hear it.) On my way to Florida last weekend, I gobbled up the third book in Lucy Parker’s London Celebrity contemporary romance series, Making Up, about an aerialist and a make-up artist.…

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Cold Spring, NY– this Saturday!

Come join me in the Hudson Valley to celebrate the paperback of The English Wife! I’ll be speaking this Saturday, 3/9, at Split Rock Books in Cold Spring, NY (where, incidentally, a chunk of The English Wife takes place).  Hope to see you there! Note: this is Cold Spring in Putnam County, NOT Cold Spring…

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Women’s History Month Extravaganza

In which Beatriz Williams and I take over the Romance of Reading Facebook page!   We’ll be talking women, history, women in history, fiction, and women in historical fiction.  (You may notice some overlaps here….)  Come join us in discussing your favorite historical women and historical fiction!  We’ve got give aways and goodies galore. Beatriz…

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