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Edith Maxwell – Author of the Quaker Midwife Mysteries
Maxwell recently shared exciting news that her fourth Quaker Midwife Mystery, “Charity’s Burden” was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel. She stated that every book in this series has been nominated. Attendees at the Malice Domestic conference in North Bethesda will vote on the awards on May 1. You can purchase the book on Amazon.com
If you follow her Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries, “Murder at the Taffy Shop” is available for pre-order at Barnes & Noble. It’s going to be released as a paperback in March. Here’s the link.
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Romance Author Nancy Herkness
Herkness has started a new series entitled “The Consultants.” Here’s a summary:
Keira Montclair – Wolf and the Wild Scots
Two soulmates, Catherine and Graeme, are about to be reborn again, and their new lives will bring them back to Scotland. Only this time, they will find themselves in the midst of a bitter conflict between Scotland and England. With new names and no memory of their connection, will they be able to find each other and stay together?
Cara Breckenbridge’s life is torn apart when the English storm her small village. Her husband knew they were coming, but bitterness toward the English convinced him to stay and make a stand, even though he knew his wife and sons would pay the price. Cara’s husband is killed and the baron who ordered his death nearly slays her, too—only his marshal, Gabriel Montgomerie, saves her life. Instead of killing her and the lads, the baron entrusts them to Gabriel’s care, with a rather distressing order: Cara is to spy on the Scots for the English, or else the boys will be killed.
Although Cara is a true Scot, she will do anything to save her family. To her shock, as she spends more time with Gabriel, she begins to realize that the Englishman is a good man…and she feels inexplicably drawn to him. But when they catch whispers of a plan being concocted by rebellious Scots, what will win out, Cara’s loyalty to her sons and the man who saved them or her love for her country?
Katie Reus – Bishop’s Endgame – Finale to trilogy
He kidnapped a princess to exact revenge.
Set up for a crime he didn’t commit, Ellis Bishop takes the law into his own hands to clear his name. Unfortunately, that means he has to kidnap a crime boss’s daughter. What he didn’t count on was falling for his mortal enemy’s daughter.
He wasn’t supposed to fall for her.
Arianna hates the man who kidnapped her, but soon she realizes that things aren’t what they seem. Ellis was framed by her stepfather and is trying to clear his name. If she helps him, it means betraying her family. But how can she turn her back on him when he’s innocent… when her stepfather turns out to be a monster she never really knew at all?
PASSION IS TIMELESS IN THE ARRANGEMENT
Sylvia’s classic, RITA-nominated novella, “Mischief and the Marquess,” has been partnered with new stories by Minerva Spencer and Kristin Vayden in The Arrangement—a trio of spicy historical romances, now available digitally and in print! “Mischief and the Marquess” is available for the first time since 2007 and for the first time in an ebook edition.
A trio of sizzling historical romances that prove passion is timeless . . .
MISCHIEF AND THE MARQUESS by Sylvia Day
Justin, the Marquess of Fontaine, and Lady Sophie Milton-Riley are completely ill-suited to one another. But they will have to prove it in order to end their mothers’ insistence that they should marry. Yet the more they attempt to demonstrate how wrong their union would be, the more surprisingly, irresistibly right things feel . . .
THE DUKE’S TREASURE by Minerva Spencer
Plain, prickly Josephine Loman has loved Beaumont Halliwell, the Fifth Duke of Wroxton, since the first time she saw him. But the most beautiful man she’s ever met had eyes only for Jo’s erstwhile friend, who betrayed Beau’s trust by marrying his brother. Beau hasn’t been home in years, but when his brother dies in an accident, he must marry to save the impoverished dukedom. And Jo is the overlooked heiress who will turn his world upside down . . .
THE INCONVENIENT COUNTESS by Kristin Vayden
As the eldest in a poverty-stricken family of daughters, Miss Diana Katherine Lambson’s only option is a marriage of convenience. Her only prospect is a rogue with a miserable reputation. Her only true desire: freedom. And that is exactly what Charles Brook, Earl of Barrington, is willing to offer, in return for the respectability their union will give him. He will even provide Diana with a contract. But does she dare entrust her future to a scoundrel? Does she dare not to?