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The book is out!

My book, The Heiress’s Daughter is out — ready to buy in e-book, paperback and audio book. Thank you to all those who preordered it, and no doubt have it already.

Publication day is always a bit fraught for authors — will people buy it? Will people like it? I looked on amazon to check the book’s rating, which gives a rough idea of how well it’s selling and was dismayed to see a one star rating with this comment:

I own practically every book Ms. Gracie has written, but will no longer purchase her books. The digital format should not be this high. She has priced herself out of the market. I will wait until it reaches the thrift stores.

The thing is, it’s the publisher, not me, who sets the price. I agree the e-book price is quite steep, but I have no control about things like that. And I can’t explain to that person — I just have to suck it up. :(

But then my publisher sent me a link to this post, on “She Reads” where The Heiress’s Daughter was featured as one for Bridgerton fans  to read. And the graphic was gorgeous.  Here’s the link:  New Regency Era Romances for After You Binge Bridgerton Season Three — what to read.
Needless to say, I’m thrilled to bits!


Cover reveal — The Secret Daughter

Thanks to all of you who played the jigsaw game and saw the cover for The Secret Daughter. For those who didn’t play, or couldn’t, or didn’t have the time, here it is in full.

My editor and the Berkley Art Dept and I went through several cover designs and the final version was tweaked several times. I’m very grateful for their patience, but covers are so important, especially now that the market is flooded with books and most people buy on line. But I’m very happy with the final result. It’s so pretty, don’t you think?

I’ll tell you more about the story later — it comes out on Christmas Eve 2024, and though it’s not a Christmas story, as such, there is a Christmas scene in it.

You can pre-order The Secret Daughter. I love preordering books because often I’ll forget to order the latest book by some author I love unless I’m reminded of it by a random comment on FB or by a friend. But if I preorder a book, it just arrives on my e-book reader as a lovely surprise.

In the meantime, you can preorder The Heiress’s Daughter, which comes out on May 21st. It’s Clarissa’s story and you’ll meet the heroine of The Secret Daughter in that book.

I’ll be talking more about The Heiress’s Daughter as the publication date comes closer.

I also have some special offers  for people in North America, the UK and some great prices for some of my audio books. Stay tuned. I’ll also be putting them in my newsletter. (Have you signed up for it? The link is here.)