Gayle Windham, earl of Westhaven, is the first legitimate son and heir to the duke of Moreland. To escape his father’s inexorable pressure to marry, he decides to spend the summer at his townhouse in London, where he finds himself intrigued by the secretive ways of his beautiful housekeeper…
Anna Seaton is a beautiful, talented, educated woman, which is why it is so puzzling to Gayle Windham that she works as his housekeeper.As the two draw closer and begin to lose their hearts to each other, Anna’s secrets threaten to bring the earl’s orderly life crashing down-and he doesn’t know how he’s going to protect her from the fallout…
Get it May 31
Sir John Dewey Fanning (Jack to his familiars) is magistrate of a corner of Oxfordshire plagued by one incident of petty mischief after another. To add to his aggravation, his mama and younger brother are joining his household for the winter, and Jack’s domestic staff can’t seem to sort itself out.
He turns to Miss Madeline Hennessey to act as his mother’s temporary companion, despite the fact that Jack has long harbored feelings for the ever-competent and self-reliant Miss Hennessey. Madeline reluctantly accepts the position, and proximity leads to investigations of an amorous nature. Can Jack stop the crime spree and steal Madeline’s heart, too?
His idyllic estate is falling down from neglect, and nightmares of war give him no rest. Then Devlin St. Just meets his new neighbor…
With her confident manner hiding a devastating secret, his lovely neighbor commands all of his attention, and protecting Emmaline becomes Devlin’s most urgent mission.
Get it June 28
Gifted pianist Valentine Windham, youngest son of the duke of Moreland, has little interest in his father’s obsession to see his sons married, and instead pours passion into his music. But when Val loses his music, he flees to the country, alone and tormented by what has been robbed from him.
Grieving Ellen Markham has hidden herself away, looking for safety in solitude. Her curious new neighbor offers a kindred lonely soul whose desperation is matched only by his desire, but Ellen’s devastating secret could be the one thing that destroys them both.
Together they’ll find that there’s no rescue from the past, but sometimes losing everything can help you find what you need most.
Get it July 26
Hamish MacHugh knows quite well that the dukedom unexpectedly thrust upon him bodes nothing but trouble for a man who’d rather be tramping through the heather of his Highland home. Retiring spinster Megan Windham can teach him how to waltz and make small talk, but can Hamish teach his Meggie to listen to the whisperings of her heart rather than the gossip that follows him everywhere?
Get it December 20
Also coming in 2016...
The Duke’s Obsession on Audiobooks!
I’m very pleased to announce that The Heir, The Soldier, and The Virtuoso will all become available on audio over the next few months. James Langton, who narrated the MacGregor series, Darius—Lord of Pleasure, and the Windham novellas, will also bring his talents to these, my first best-selling titles. Release dates are as follows: The Heir, May 31; The Soldier, June 28; The Virtuoso, July 26.
You can wish list this trilogy from Tantor Media, or pre-order from Amazon on MP3 or audio CD (links here: The Heir, The Soldier, The Virtuoso).
The Last of the Lonely Lords?
I've started working on a story for Asher Fenwick, whom we met in Hadrian: Lord of Hope. For the past few years, I've known Fen had a tale to tell, because somebody wrote that line about him inheriting an earldom at the very end of Hadrian and Avie's book. I finally know what's going on there, and soon you will too. Look for Asher's book in mid-September.
Who’s Been Naughty and Wonderful?
I’ve tentatively titled my Christmas novella Patience for Christmas, it’s complete-in-draft at about 32,000 words, and should be released on or around November 1. I might bundle this story with a novella by another author, or I might get inspired over the summer, and write a companion story to go with it. The heroine is Patience Friendly, a spinster who supports herself writing an advice column, and the hero is her publisher, Dougal MacHugh. There’s mistletoe, and crumpets, and some kissing… well, a lot of kissing. Watch this page for details, and read a sneak peek!
The Windham Brides Series!
Elizabeth, Charlotte, Megan, and Anwen Windham have been spinsters long enough, in the opinion of their aunt, the Duchess of Moreland. Despite her grace’s plans (and—ahem—his grace’s schemes) the four young ladies refuse to marry for anything less than passionate, true love. Alas for matchmaking relations, that commodity is scarcer than handsome, wealthy, single young dukes!
Grace is also drafting a novel that plucks a modern day Scottish earl from the Highland Holidays world (does the name Brodie sound familiar?), and drops him amid the bucolic splendor of Damson Valley, of Kiss and Tell fame. There's a lady farmer, some misunderstandings, a wee dram or two, some kisses, a few more misunderstandings... details to follow just as soon as the characters come up for air!