Archive for May, 2017

When to Engage an Earl makes its debut

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

The concluding Spinster House book, When to Engage an Earl, is out in the world! I’m thrilled to say Booklist gave it a starred review. Kirkus Reviews called it a “delightful continuation of the series” and a “charming addition to the Regency spinsters-on-the-shelf subgenre.” RT Book Reviews awarded it four stars, saying it was a “touching and sexually charged love story” and “a very fun read.” Here’s the back cover copy:

If love is a malady, the Spinster House ladies have caught it, one by one.

Miss Jane Wilkinson couldn’t be more delighted when her two best friends marry, creating a much-desired vacancy at the Spinster House. For the first time in her twenty-eight years, Jane can be free of her annoying older brother and enjoy complete solitude—with the exception of the Spinster House cat, Poppy. If only Jane’s unruly thoughts didn’t keep drifting to handsome Alex, Earl of Evans, in the most un-spinster like ways…

Though jilted once, Alex has always intended to marry and raise a family. Now that his two closest friends have tied the knot, he is more determined than ever to find a wife. If only it wasn’t the intriguing Miss Jane Wilkinson that his heart—as well as the rest of him—desired. Not only does she appear uninterested in marriage, it’s clear she’s the managing sort. And yet, despite Alex’s fiercely independent spirit, the idea of being managed by her is quite appealing. Now if he can only convince her to give up her beloved Spinster House in favor of a far more pleasurable home—in his arms…

You can find the first two chapters here.

In other news, I’m hard at work on the first book in a new series, so look for more information about that in the future. Recently, however, I’ve been more focused on babies than books. Son #3 and his wife presented us with a brand new grandson in April! Mr. M. and I just got back from 2 1/2 weeks in California, meeting the new fellow and doing other family things. The baby is very cute, though not, unfortunately for his parents, a championship sleeper. If you follow me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you may have seen–and probably will see–pictures from our trip.

Okay, back to work I go!