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I try to write to stories I most enjoy reading...which means stories with heroines finding out who they are, their strengths and purposes, and where they belong in the world...and usually saving the day in the process (no damsels in distress here!) It means romance, but not with a capital "R". It means a lighter tone because I write what I like to read and I'm not really into cathartic reading...so you might want to think twice before picking up my books if you like dark and angsty reads as I might not be your cup of tea. I want to write mini-vacations for readers--give you stories that are fun and satisfying and put you into a good mood for when you close my books, smile, and step back out into the real world.

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Marissa Doyle Hi Gretchen--so glad you've enjoyed the Leland Sisters! The connection is the fact that Sophie's friend Parthenope is the future mother of Persy and…moreHi Gretchen--so glad you've enjoyed the Leland Sisters! The connection is the fact that Sophie's friend Parthenope is the future mother of Persy and Pen. Miss Allardyce being their governess is no accident--Parthenope knows to find a governess for them who can tutor them in magic, because her husband James is Sophie's cousin, and she knows magic runs in the family.

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Is Christmas over? I wasn’t ready (I’m never ready). I spent time with friends and family, I received some lovely cards and gifts, including a set of laser-carved walnut bookends of sailing ships and a fabulous new cowl from my wonderful critique partner, Kristy J. Manhattan, in yarn died to match the cover of Mail-Order Marriage Promise.
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“Charles stepped forward, looking outraged. 'Him?' he cried. 'But I clobbered him! You can't marry him, Ally.”
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