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The Wallflower's Christmas Wish
(Brides of Bath, Book 8)

Available October 18

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At the age of four and twenty, Miss Diana Furness is a confirmed spinster. Not only is she possessed of a nondescript appearance, but a stepmother with two daughters of her own to launch has convinced Diana she’s inconsequential. Only one thing has ever given her joy: her artistic talents.

 The marriages, one by one, of his circle of friends and siblings has left Sir Elvin Steffington feeling most bereft. Perhaps it’s time for him to join their ranks. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a single beauty in Bath for him to woo. Added to that dilemma, his sister, who’s married and moved off to Yorkshire, has begged for his portrait as her Christmas present. He bloody well does not want to pose for a portrait, but his love for his sister wins.

 A chance encounter convinces him the exceedingly plain Miss Furness is the only person in Bath capable of painting his portrait, but he must first convince this talented amateur. After bribing the stepmother, Elvin and Diana are together on a daily basis while he poses for the portrait. This closeness reveals there’s much more to the plain spinster than being a wallflower. Could he fall in love with a woman so vastly different from any woman to whom he’s ever been attracted? Could an intelligent woman like her even be attracted to a sport-mad man such as he?

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Seven Regency Romance Series
I’m so excited over my new series, The Beresford Adventures, that’s being published by Dragonblade Books. Faithful fans may remember that I introduced the Beresfords in my Brazen Brides book Oh, What a (Wedding) Night. Now, each of the siblings has a story in this romantic new adventure series. The first book releases Aug. 10, and the other two will be published this year.


The Beresford Adventures
The Beresford Adventures

The Beresford Adventures



Boxed sets and anthologies

Brazen Brides The Brides of Bath House of Haverstock
A Mystery and a Match Texas Heroines Pride & Prejudice Sequels
  The Lords of Eton
Summer to Remember  
Georgette Heyer Society:
Essays on the Literary Genius of Georgette Heyer
I am honored to be one of the contributors to this book on the genius of Georgette Heyer. Scholars, authors, bloggers and fans come together in a celebration of the works and worlds of Georgette Heyer (1902 - 1974).

Featuring contributions from renowned Heyer biographer Jennifer Kloester, heading up a talented team of Heyer devotees, this far-ranging and thought-provoking collection considers topics as diverse as intimacy, privilege, historical accuracy and contemporary analysis, along with looks at Heyer's influences, and the many writers – and readers – she continues to influence worldwide.

 Available at: Amazon and Barnes&Noble


All 6 Brides of Bath books
are now available in audio
All six of the Brides of Bath books are now available in audio with narration by British actress Rosalind Ashford. The Bride Wore Blue (Book 1 in the series), With His Ring (Book 2), The Bride's Secret (Book 3), To Take This Lord (Book 4), Love in the Library (Book 5), and A Christmas in Bath (Book 6) are available at: Amazon, iTunes and Audible. Also released in audio in time for the holidays is Christmas Brides (a collection of three regency novellas, including Christmas at Farley Manor, named best historical novella of 2011). Click here for more details on Cheryl's audio books.

Free audio book for The Bride Wore Blue

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