My book, MARRY IN HASTE, the first in the “marriage of convenience” series is on special for a short time at $1.99. Mainly in the USA but there is a reduced price also in Australia and the UK by the look of it, so check your local e-book seller.
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MARRY IN HASTE was given a coveted starred review from Library Journal who said: ” With deep character insight, subtle humor matched with rapier wit, and brilliant repartee, Gracie puts a refreshing spin on a classic romance trope and delivers another knockout Regency that will keep fans enthralled.
It was also given a Desert Island Keeper rating from All About Romance. You can read it here.
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My hero in this book is Major Calbourne Rutherford, who’s been a soldier most of his life. Returning briefly to England on the trail of an assassin, he discovers he’s now Lord Ashendon, with the responsibility for vast estates and dependent relatives — in particular his wild young half-sisters.
Poor Cal, he’s used to having men jump to his every command. Now he’s discovering sisters — in fact every woman he comes across — are quite a different matter. As he tells his old army friend, Galbraith:
“Remember that time when I was still wet behind the ears and they gave me that troop to command—most of them from the stews of London and only in the army as an alternative to being locked up in prison for God knows how long.”
“Lord, yes. Thugs and villains to a man. Scum of the earth.”
Cal nodded. “Trying to control my young sisters is harder than that.”
“Harder than commanding that riff-raff?” Galbraith gave a snort of amusement. “Pull the other one, Cal. I’ve seen grown men—hard nuts they were too—shaking in their boots when called up before you for some infraction or other.”
“Yes, but they knew I could have them flogged.”
Galbraith shook his head emphatically. “Don’t remember when you ever resorted to flogging.”
“I did once or twice—extreme circumstances.” Cal stared into his brandy glass. “But you can’t flog girls or even threaten it.”
Galbraith nodded. “Quite right, too. Delicate creatures, females.”
“And soldiers don’t burst into tears at a—very mild—reprimand, or flounce from the room, or sulk, or look at you with big wounded eyes! Or ignore my—very reasonable—orders and go their own merry way!”
There was a muffled sound from the chair opposite. Cal narrowed his eyes. “Are you laughing at me, Galbraith?”
His friend pulled a large handkerchief from his pocket, blew noisily into it and said with an unnaturally straight face, “No, no. Wouldn’t dream of it.”