Marry in Haste
Book 1: Convenient Marriage
MARRY IN HASTE is the start of a brand new “Convenient Marriage” series, and stars a very masculine hero, who really needs to learn how to handle women. (Hint: they’re not the same as soldiers.)
I had a lot of fun writing this book — some might say torturing the hero, but really, it’s for his own good. You’ll meet several former soldiers, a heroine who thinks she’s lost all hope of love, marriage or children, a gaggle of uncontrollable young women (or so my hero thinks) a tremendously snobbish headmistress, a daffy aunt and a scary one, an unsquashable schoolgirl, a wolfhound, a poodle (except he’s really a man) and many more. You’ll even meet a beloved character from The Chance Sisters series.
MARRY IN HASTE won the 2018 HOLT Medallion Award for outstanding literary fiction in the Historical category, from the Virginia Romance Writers. Thank you to the organizers, and congratulations to all the other winners and finalists.
MARRY IN HASTE also won three awards from the Australian Romance Readers Assoc’n (ARRA) Awards, winning Favourite Historical Romance and Favourite Couple from a romance published in 2017 (Cal and Emm from MARRY IN HASTE).
Also at ARRA I was voted the Favourite Australian Romance Author.
MARRY IN HASTE – the story:
Major Calbourne Rutherford returns to England on the trail of an assassin, only to find he’s become Lord Ashendon, with the responsibility for vast estates and dependent relatives. Cal can command the toughest of men, but his wild half-sisters are quite another matter. They might just be his undoing.
When he discovers that Miss Emmaline Westwood, the girls’ former teacher, guides them with ease, Cal offers her a marriage of convenience. But strong-minded and independent Emm is neither as compliant nor as proper as he expected, and Cal finds himself most inconveniently seduced by his convenient wife.
Emm knows they didn’t marry for love, yet beneath her husband’s austere façade, she catches glimpses of a man who takes her breath away. As pride, duty and passion clash, will these two stubborn hearts find more than they ever dreamed of?