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A veterinarian and infectious disease researcher by training, Jennifer McQuiston has always preferred reading romance to scientific textbooks. A New York Times and USA Today bestseller, her books include WHAT HAPPENS IN SCOTLAND, SUMMER IS FOR LOVERS, MOONLIGHT ON MY MIND, DIARY OF AN ACCIDENTAL WALLFLOWER, and THE SPINSTER'S GUIDE TO SCANDALOUS BEHAVIOR. She also has a novella, HER HIGHLAND FLING. Visit her website at www.jenmcquiston.com or follow her on Twitter @jenmcqwrites.

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Jennifer McQuiston My current book I am working on is currently (and tentatively) titled "A Spinster's Guide to Scandalous Behavior", and I am only about halfway…moreMy current book I am working on is currently (and tentatively) titled "A Spinster's Guide to Scandalous Behavior", and I am only about halfway through... but here is what it is *supposed* to be about!

When her eccentric aunt dies suddenly bequeaths her the key to a falling-down cottage in Cornwall, Lucy Westmore is surprised. After all, she scarcely knows her aunt, and her memories of Heathmore are murky, at best. But even more surprising is the part of Lucy’s inheritance that doesn’t come with a key: an old leather journal that provides the details of her mysterious aunt’s life and—for better or worse—gives Lucy all the instructions she needs to live the life of a scandalous spinster.

Lord Thomas Branston has spent the last five years in Cornwall, hiding from his painful past. Nothing has been tempting enough to lure him back to London…until now. He alone knows the real value of the property, and he’s determined to buy Heathmore before Miss Westmore ruins everything and sells it off to the highest bidder.

Emboldened by the guidance in her aunt’s diary, Lucy refuses to sell the property, not even when Lord Branston’s offers escalate, and not even when the house turns out to be truly uninhabitable. When the negotiations turn heated, Lucy suspects something more sinister is afoot. Branston is offering her far more than the property seems worth. Worse, he seems willing to stoop to less than gentlemanly means to scare her off the land.

But Lucy has no intention of giving up her one chance for independence.

And Thomas has no intention of abandoning his suit.

But is it the property or the spitfire of a spinster that’s got his heart all tied up? And what is he willing to offer for both?
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Jennifer McQuiston I do have a few stories percolating in my head, mostly that draw on my experiences traveling in Africa and other places. I think I am going to need to…moreI do have a few stories percolating in my head, mostly that draw on my experiences traveling in Africa and other places. I think I am going to need to wait until I retire to write those, though, and it would probably be more women's fiction with strong romantic elements. For the near future, staying with my first love, which is straight-up historical romance. (less)
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“Though she would never admit it to polite Society, Lady Georgette Thorold hated brandy almost as much as she hated husbands. So it was the cruelest of jokes when she awoke with nary a clue to her surroundings, smelling like one and pressed up against the other.”
Jennifer McQuiston, What Happens in Scotland
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“Why, how refreshing it is to hear a man stand in judgment of a woman. And how original of you, sir.”
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“And next time you choose to question my virtue, you might consider averting your eyes. I am sure the good Lord would not wish you to risk permanent damage to your vision.”
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Jennifer McQuiston .þµŋψà. [Punya Reviews...] wrote: "Ms. McQuiston, your book had me laughing myself silly too. Big time! *heehee* Thank you so much for the friend invite. I'm your newest fan, mind you and totally looking forward to David's story. :p"


message 1: by Ƥʋиʏα [Punya Reviews...] (last edited Mar 12, 2013 04:00PM)

Ƥʋиʏα [Punya Reviews...] Ms. McQuiston, your book had me laughing myself silly too. Big time! *heehee* Thank you so much for the friend invite. I'm your newest fan, mind you and totally looking forward to David's story. :p


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