Dear Reader,

It’s mid-year and so much has changed since I wrote to you earlier this year!

At that time I was working on the next book in the Benedict Brothers family series, UNFORGETTABLE, Lydia’s story. I discovered plot elements I wanted to research further, and since I’m spending much of the summer in England, I decided to postpone finishing UNFORGETTABLE to do just that.

The good news is that my suitcases are nearly packed! I leave for England in just a few days. I’m convinced the wait will ultimately result in an even more exciting book about the Duchess of Blackthorne and her children.

There’s more good news, especially for readers who enjoy my popular Bitter Creek series. I’ve just finished TEXAS BRIDE, which will be in stores March 2012! This historical western is the first in a BRAND NEW Mail Order Bride series from Ballantine Bantam Dell.

Four sisters will marry historical characters in Texas, Wyoming and Montana who are forebears of the characters in my contemporary Bitter Creek series (both Blackthorne and Creed) and men related to characters from my previous historical novels. It’s been such fun for me to revisit these families! Perhaps I left my heart in the Old West after all . . .

My publisher plans to re-issue THE COWBOY, THE TEXAN and THE LONER with a Buy 1 Get a Free Copy of TEXAS WOMAN coupon. Keeping checking my website for further details.

I’m spending the summer in a lovely home near Wimbledon. There’s a small cottage in the back garden that’s perfect as a writing office. I’ll be writing each day along with attending Wimbledon tennis matches and even the Wimbledon Ball! I’ve bought a special dress for the occasion. I’ll also have some visitors, including my daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren. I’m eager to reach England and for the summer to begin!

I’ll be blogging about my summer, so be sure and come back. I’m also loading up my Kindle and plan to catch up on my reading. I hope your summer will be equally relaxing and enjoyable.

Happy reading,


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