Paris – On Foot and on the Page

The opening scene of my 50th book, A Wife Worth Investing In, is set in Paris where Phoebe, a wannabe chef, meets Owen, the man who (unbeknownst to either of them) she will marry two years later. Their paths cross in the Procope Café, which is a real place in St Germain on the Left […]

Oh Sister, Where Art Thou?

Wannabe writers are forever being advised to “write about what you know, write from experience”. As the eldest of four very confident and opinionated sisters (and three brothers too), it’s therefore not altogether surprising that I’ve written a lot of sisters into my books. Looking back over the last ten years and fifty books (50!!!!) […]

A Cornish Love Affair

When Bronwyn Scott and I were asked to collaborate on another Christmas duet, due for release in time for the 2019 festive period, we were delighted to accept. We had huge fun working on the Brockmore stories, creating a country house world with shared characters, and so couldn’t wait to repeat the experience utilising a […]

Darn It! It’s that Madame LeClerc Again

One of my favourite creations is Madame LeClerc, the most sought-after modiste in Regency Bond Street. She first arrived to England in the company of Lady Serena in The Rake and the Heiress, set in 1816. Madame was a Parisian exponent of haute couture with a healthy distain of English fashions who was anxious to […]

A Giveaway to Celebrate Ten Years Since ‘The Call’

I first tried my hand at writing a Mills & Boon romance when the initial glamour and excitement of my career in IT began to pall. How can that be? I hear you cry but trust me, life was never the same after the introduction of BS5750 (A Quality Assurance standard, for those of you […]