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THE ENGLISH WIFE: Available for Pre-Order!

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

The English Wife is now available for pre-order from Amazon and B&N!

Book production happens at different paces. I’ve had books (ahem, The Lure of the Moonflower, ahem), where the cover and official blurb were out in the world months before I’d actually gotten words on the page. In this case, it’s the other way around: we may not have a cover or blurb yet, but there’s a very final, final manuscript just waiting to be bound into book form.

English Wife proofs

I can’t wait to share the book with you on January 9th, 2018!

I’ll have more here about The English Wife including teasers, behind the scenes, and contests for advance copies as we get closer to the release date.

As a reminder, the grand prize winner of the Pinkorama gets an advance copy of The English Wife— so if you haven’t started your sugary creation, now’s the time to get crafting!

THE ENGLISH WIFE: Official Release Date!

Monday, March 13th, 2017

This just in: The English Wife, aka the next stand alone novel, aka the Gilded Age Book, has an official release date!

You can find The English Wife on shelves on January 9, 2018.

Just to give you a glimpse, here are the final proofs (plus tea and biscuits):

English Wife proofs

Cover, excerpts, buy links, and all that other fun stuff coming up soon!

Teaser Tuesday: Coming Next

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

I don’t have exact dates yet, but here’s the rough schedule for my upcoming book releases:

— July, 2017: a personal essay in A Paris All Your Own: Bestselling Women Writers on the City of Light, a non-fiction anthology about Paris, edited by the lovely Eleanor Brown.

— January, 2018: THE ENGLISH WIFE, hardcover.

— Summer, 2018: The Lusitania Book (aka the new Team W Book, aka We Don’t Have a Proper Title Yet), hardcover.

I’ll post more on all of these soon!

The New Book Has a Title! Say hello to THE ENGLISH WIFE.

Monday, November 7th, 2016

The English Wife will be coming your way in January or February of 2018.

I don’t have an official blurb yet, but here’s a rough description:

January 1899: at a grand Twelfth Night ball in a mansion on the Hudson, Knickerbocker patrician Bayard Van Duyvil pushes his English wife into the river and then stabs himself. Or something of the sort. The end result is that Bayard has a knife in his chest and his wife is in the river, galvanizing every journalist and society gossip for miles around.

Everyone agrees they saw it coming, ever since Van Duyvil returned to New York five years before, unexpectedly married and madly in love. After all, only a man with with love would spend a fortune building his wife a replica of her family home on the grounds of his ancestral estate. And then for his wife to carry on an affair with the architect right under her husband’s nose! Why, no wonder he snapped!

Or did he? And who is the mysterious “George” whose name was on the dying man’s lips? Amid the flurry of rumor and speculation, Bayard’s younger sister, Janie Van Duyvil, is determined to find out what really happened there on the icy banks of the Hudson.

Ranging from the London theatres of the early 1890s to the salons of Belle Epoque Paris to the rocky beaches of Newport and the glittering inner circles of Gilded Age New York, THE ENGLISH WIFE traces the path of a marriage where nothing is quite as it seems. But will Janie discover the truth in time to prevent another tragedy?

I am ridiculously excited about this book and can’t wait to share more about it with you!