When American heiress Millicent Wright visits the eerie moors of Devonshire, her hunt for a titled British husband turns into a search for a cold-blooded killer. With her prospective husband not yet cold in the grave, Millicent delves into the secret lives of the inhabitants of the sleepy little village of Buckfastleigh. Murder suspects abound, from a spurned lover, a dour sister, and a disgruntled footman, to a retired colonel, a deranged grandmother, and a seemingly simple country doctor.
The only one who appears to want to help is the handsome Detective Lockwood. But with the list of murder victims growing longer and her own life in danger, Millicent doesn’t know how far she can trust him. Someone or something certainly seems to want her out of the way. Does the infamous curse on the Longbourne brides extend to soon-to-be brides or is someone at Buckfast Hall playing a terrifying and deadly game?
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Series: American Heiress Mysteries (Book 1)
Do you like Amanda Quick? Then you’ll definitely enjoy this great series of Victorian mysteries, headed by the intrepid amateur sleuths Drucilla Winterbourne and Mariah Featherstone in Dara England’s The Accomplished series. And guess what? Soon, you can get both in a nifty box set:
Isn’t this adorable? I don’t know about you but it makes me want to go re-watch episodes of Sherlock Holmes (the Jeremy Brett versions) then read my favorite Amanda Quick books again.
Random question: Has anyone else read her books so much the pages are actually yellowing?
I love my job.
Seriously. I get to work with fantastic authors (some of them for the second and third time) and to edit stories I truly enjoy reading.
I’m super excited because I recently signed on to edit some books that pretty much hit all of my favorite things list: Victorian suspense (1); multicultural women’s fiction (1); YA romance — one story features the cutthroat world of professional teen dancers (2); and YA action/mystery with some X-Men style superpowers thrown in the mix (3).
Below are some of the upcoming projects I’ve signed on to edit. Readers, make note on your To Buy lists because you’ll definitely enjoy these:
As always, I’ll post updates with buy links as they come.
Just finished editing the fabulous Dara England’s feel-good new romance, Love by the Book. Check out the blurb below:
Love + Imaginary Man = Mayhem
Story continues after the jump…
Meet Megan, a nail technician by day and Avon salesgirl by night. After losing her job at Lucy Lu’s Salon, she escapes her real world troubles by burying herself in a romantic novel. But soon the fictional hero seems more genuine than the world around her and Megan is questioning the line between fact and fairytale. A nosy roommate and an angry cat also join forces to wreak a little havoc in Megan’s love life. Can she sort out fact from fantasy before her true hero slips away forever?
Formerly published by Lyrical Press in 2009 under the title Brought to Life.
I’ll update with a release date/buy links as they come in.