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New for November

It’s finally November. I cannot believe it. In just a few weeks 88% of Americans will be gathered around a table eating turkey, more than 40% will spend the afternoon watching football, and nearly one in five will be standing in line outside of a major retailer in hopes of catching a good sale. Ah, the holidays are almost here!

And in the thick of the holiday season, Her Secondhand Groom will make its debut.

Her Secondhand Groom—Widower and father of three, Patrick Ramsey, Viscount Drakely, is used to having everything go according to his plan, or so he’d like to pretend. But with three young girls, who are in desperate need of the guidance of a mother and the instruction of a governess, he finds himself in an uncomfortable situation.

Then one day, following a not-so-out-of-the-ordinary accident, he happens to stumble upon the perfect solution to his current predicament: Miss Juliet Hughes.

A local village girl who just so happens to have been educated at London’s most highly respected school for young ladies and is plain in appearance, Juliet is the perfect candidate to take on both the role of mother and governess, or motherness, as the girls are instructed to think of her.

But what Patrick doesn’t realize is this plain young lady from a humble background is anything but the docile, biddable young lady he bargained for, and if he’s not careful, he’ll lose his heavily guarded heart a little more with each encounter they have.

With unshakable confidence and a strong determination, Juliet has no intentions of letting this lofty lord run roughshod over her and will stop at nothing to remind him that they may have been born at unequal stations, but where it counts, they’re matched perfectly.

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  • In case you missed it, I answered several questions about Her Reluctant Groom? So if you’d like to know where you can get your very own copy of Lady Bird’s Ladybird Memoir, or you’re curious as to what will happen to Wallace in the future, or you wonder if “E. S.” Wilson was planned from the first book? Well, you are in luck. I answered all those questions and many more in a tell-all session.
  • Speaking of Wallace, if you’ve already discovered what is to be his destiny, you might wish to read an interview I had with him where I might have…er….threatened to…er…unman him, so to speak. If you’d like to read it, follow this link. Needless to say, there might be a few changes coming soon… (A new—fairly short and very vague—description has already been posted on the Grooms page of my website, a public announcement with a few more details will be made her on my blog in a few days.)
  • Continuing on the topic of Wallace, his book will be my primary focus for NaNoWriMo. This is where people—writers, and regular Joes/Janes alike—embark on a common mission: write 50,000 words in a month. I’m planning to use this book for this, however, my goal is just a fraction higher. I will attempt to do updates on my progress as regularly as I can via the new “NaNoWriMo” tab I have up at the top of the page! Wish me luck, I’ll need it.
  • I’m thinking to run a contest next month. Nothing huge, maybe some free books–digital and paperback??–some gift cards and maybe even one of those snazzy new Kindles they’ve just put out. However, I need some help. While prizes don’t seem to be an issue, I’m not sure the best way to “register” entrants. Comments on blog posts? Likes on Facebook? Any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated.

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