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Convincing Charlotte

Charlotte Abernathy has met the man of her dreams, Henry Westbrook. Though Henry is currently not a wealthy man, his great aunt appears set to make him her heir. The stage is set for a love-match.

However, disaster strikes in more than one quarter and the lovers are torn apart by forces outside their control.

Henry leaves to seek his fortune, after which he promises to return for Charlotte, but a dastardly scheme sews seeds of doubt in the pair, dividing them by distance and circumstance. 

Will they be divided forever or will fate take pity on them?

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Novels

When I write regency romance I try to channel Jane Austen. I want to get into her mind and take my readers on a journey that she might take them on.
With children's historical fiction I want to enlarge their vocabularies and their minds.
With my Cozy Mysteries I endeavor to imitate Agatha Christie, whose writings made me an avid reader.

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April 2020

She is suddenly penniless and alone. He is dashing and well-connected. Can he save her?Sophia is recently orphaned as her father, the local clergy man, passed away. As a way to start over, Sophia moves to a new town with the goal of becoming a governess. She meets Charles Mortimer and his sister. She moves in with a charitable family who treat her as a daughter. Unfortunately, Sophia is not in the same social circles as Mr. Mortimer and she eventually finds a job as a governess working for a wealthy but dysfunctional family.

June 2015

After a bomb hits their London school in the winter of 1941 and their father is severely wounded in battle, the Bennetts start a new life in sleepy Dorset, England. It is the summer of 1942 and they are enjoying their summer vacation from school when someone starts letting a local pig escape his enclosure and wreak havoc in the village. The Bennett children and Kate, no strangers to adventure, along with Zorro their dog, decide to investigate. While looking into this petty crime they stumble across a much more sinister one which could have serious consequences for the war and their own safety.

Follow the Bennetts, Kate and Zorro as they help the war effort on a farm and create their own detective agency, all while a sinister figure is at work, aiding the enemy.

The Honorable Dorothea Dorchester has a nose for fashion...and crime. When her father's prize racehorse stumbles through the end of the prestigious Epsom Derby, Lord Dorchester suspects sabotage and Dorothea, Dodo to her friends, offers to help her father. Her good looks and charm enable her to question suspects without ruffling feathers and her quick brain, coupled with a dose of luck, help her track down the culprit.

This charming introduction to Dodo tells the story behind the story as we witness her at work in one of her very first cases.

 

Download "Mystery at the Derby" for FREE (the prequel to "Murder at Farrington Hall")

June 2018

Eighteen-year-old Francesca Haversham is elite society's newest and most celebrated debutante, from one of England's most illustrious families. Her pedigree is impeccable - or is it?
A long-buried secret creeps ever closer to the light, one that has the power to destroy her comfortable life, tarnish her family's character, and ruin her hopes of a good marriage.

December 2013

When a Nazi bomb explodes near his London school in 1941, Matthew Bennett's mother decides it is time to send her three children to live with her sister in the countryside, along with their dog and Matthew's best friend,Kate.
However, even in the safety of Dorset, intrigue and danger follow them.
Tag along as Matthew and his family adapt to life in the English countryside during WWII ad become entangled in their own battle.

September 2020

The Honorable Lady Dorothea Dorchester has a nose for fashion and crime. When a murder takes place at a week-end away, she uses her powers of deduction to solve the case - much to the annoyance of Chief Inspector Blood of Scotland Yard.

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Jane Austen

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