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A BookBub Special

The e-book of  THE RAKE’S DAUGHTER will be on special in the USA selling for $1.99 between August 21 and August 28.

This is the story of Izzy,  a bold and outspoken young woman who, along with her legitimate sister,  is determined not to let her illegitimacy stand in the way of her happiness. The full story description is beneath the image below.
You can buy it from  amazon, Barnes&Noble,  Kobo, and other e-book retailers,  BUT the reduced price won’t operate until August 21st.

An earl is forced to play matchmaker for the daughters of a rake in a smart and witty new Regency romance from the national bestselling author of The Scoundrel’s Daughter.

Recently returned to England, Leo, the new Earl of Salcott, discovers he’s been thrust into the role of guardian to an heiress, the daughter of a notorious rake. Even worse, his wealthy ward has brought her half-sister, the beautiful but penniless Isobel, with her. Leo must find Clarissa a suitable husband, but her illegitimate half sister, Izzy, is quite another matter. Her lowly birth makes her quite unacceptable in London’s aristocratic circles.

However, the girls are devoted to each other and despite the risk of scandal if Izzy’s parentage is discovered, they refuse to be separated. To Leo’s frustration, nothing will convince them otherwise. Even worse, sparks fly every time Leo and Izzy interact.

Called away to his country estate, Leo instructs the young ladies to stay quietly at home. But when he returns, he’s infuriated to discover that Izzy and Clarissa have launched themselves into society — with tremendous success! There’s no going back. Now Leo must enter society to protect Clarissa from fortune hunters, and try not to be driven mad by the sharp-witted, rebellious, and intoxicating Izzy.

The ARRA Awards

Every year ARRA (the Australian Romance Readers Association) holds an Awards Dinner to present awards concerning the books published the previous year. Books are nominated and later voted on by ARRA members — non-members cannot vote. I’d booked to attend this year’s dinner, as I do every year, but sadly, it had to be cancelled.

So this year, eight of us — all romance writers on retreat — sat around in a hotel room in Queensland, and watched the awards as they were announced on YouTube. We ate yummy takeaway food and cheered and raised our champagne glasses to the two in our group who won awards, as well as our other friends who were listed or won. It was a lovely night altogether.

I was thrilled to receive several awards. I won Favourite Historical Romance 2022 with The Rake’s Daughter

 I also won Favourite Australian Romance Author 2022.


The Rake’s Daughter also won the Favourite Romance Cover 2022. 

You can watch the awards here, or read the list here.

I would like to thank the  ARRA organizers (all hard-working volunteers) and also all the ARRA members who voted for my book — I was thrilled to bits to win my two awards — and have passed on my congratulations to the Berkley Cover Art department, who were responsible for the cover of my book that won Favourite Cover. I know they’ll be rapt.

Congratulations to ALL the winners, and also to ALL who finalled. 

And now it’s Sunday morning and I’m sitting in my bed typing this, with the big doors open to the sound of the waves and the lorikeets chittering in the trees. It’s not as hot or as humid as it was when we arrived, either, so it’s very, very pleasant.

ARRA finalist

ARRA (the Australian Romance Readers Association) has announced the finalists for their annual awards — the books their members loved to read last year, and I was delighted to see that I’m a finalist in four categories.

Favourite Historical Romance 2022
The Rake’s Daughter by Anne Gracie

Favourite Continuing Romance Series 2022
The Brides of Bellaire Gardens by Anne Gracie

Favourite Australian Romance Author 2022
Anne Gracie

Favourite Romance Cover of 2022
The Rake’s Daughter by Anne Gracie (Berkley)

The full list of finalists is here.

Thank you to the members of ARRA, and the volunteers who organize these wonderful awards.

And congratulations to all the finalists!