Congratulations to my winner, Lori Cooper Lewis and a huge thank you to everyone who entered here on my blog and over on Facebook. Your highlights were moving and inspirational, it made choosing a winner a very difficult choice and I’m only sorry that I don’t have another ten tea cosies to give away.


A very happy 2020 to everyone.

I’m celebrating the New Year with a new release. Out today in print and digital, in the UK, US and Canada, The Inconvenient Elmswood Marriage is the final book in my Penniless Brides of Convenience quartet.

Finally, Kate and Daniel’s story takes centre stage. They have been very conveniently married and living apart for more than ten years when circumstances force them to play man and wife. To say that this suits neither of them is a huge understatement – at least at first! I absolutely loved writing this story of two more mature (in Regency terms, anyway) people finding romance when it was the last thing they were looking for. I hope you’ll find their journey surprising and satisfying, and a fitting conclusion to the series.

As with all the other books in this series, it’s designed to be read stand alone, so you don’t have to have read the other three to enjoy it, though of course I hope you do! You can find ‘to buy’ links and read an excerpt over on the book page.

So, on to the celebrations.

I asked you want you wanted on Facebook, and it was owls, owls, owls, so I made another tea cosy featuring – yep, owls! One winner will get this, a signed print copy of the book, and an Edinburgh book mark from my last research trip.

What do you have to do to enter? Just answer this question.

Since we’re in a brand new year and a new decade, what is the best thing that’s happened to you in the last ten years?

You can answer here, or you can pop over to my Facebook page and answer there. I will announce the winner on Monday 6th January. Good luck.

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  1. Happy New Year Marguerite !! Good luck for the next release !!
    The best thing that has happened to me in the past ten years has been the birth of my nephew in June 2019.

  2. Retirement has been amazing. I truly do not know how I ever had time to work. Life is full.

  3. 1. Becoming an independently publishing author.
    2. Going back to college and taking a journalism degree. I wanted to go sooner but circumstances did not allow; now we are in a better place and I am enjoying life, and the college experience, very much.

  4. The best thing that has happened to me in the past ten years was getting a stuffed owl who I named Furbee for Valentines’ Day in 2018 from my husband.

  5. I enjoyed the excerpt and would love to read the rest of the book. There have been many things that have happened in the last decade. One of my favorite is watching my granddaughters mature in to find young women.

  6. Happy New Year Marguerite!
    The best thing that happen to me in the last 10 years would be getting my gall bladder out after fighting with the old Doctor he at long last said ok it all went well and No more pain and a new Doctor that is so much better.

  7. I have been able to travel a lot more. A couple of cruises, trips to foreign lands and visiting relatives in the US

  8. in the last ten (actually seven) years another generation of my family has been added – three boys and two girls (the two girls in the last year) – when we were all together at Christmas it was a bit crazy, lots of action and great joy!

  9. Peace and security and added self confidence. I am truly blessed. Happy 2020 to all!

  10. In the last 10 years, I became a great grandmother for the first time, which made my Mum who has just celebrated her 100th a great, great grandmother…5 Generations.
    She is still living at home and can look after herself.

  11. The best thing that has happened to me in the last 10 years has to be adopting our two furbabies, Miss Belly and Mr Mowgli.

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