Laura Trentham’s HIGHLAND FLING, the first in a new contemporary romantic comedy trilogy set in Highland, Georgia, a charming Southern town obsessed with all things Scottish, in which hijinks and romance ensue when a woman shocked by her mother’s unexpected souvenir from her vacation—a six-foot Scotsman, becomes ever more suspicious of his intentions when the man’s nephew, the heir to a Scottish earldom, shows up to retrieve him, to Eileen Rothschild at St. Martin’s.
Andrea Penrose’s MURDER AT KENSINGTON PALACE, next in the Wrexford & Sloane historical mystery series, in which the murder of a childhood friend forces a young widow, who secretly pens satirical cartoons, to re-enter aristocratic society along with her partner in crime, a brilliant Lord and scientist, on a dangerous dance through the glittering ballrooms and elite scientific societies of London to catch a cunning killer, to Wendy McCurdy at Kensington in a two-book deal.
A.M. Stuart’s SINGAPORE SAPPHIRE, set in 1910, in which a British former suffragette attempts to gain financial independence as a private secretary in colonial Singapore, but when her first client is murdered, she is drawn into a complex web of old secrets, stolen gemstones and a mysterious gang of thieves.
NYT bestselling author of AMERICA’S FIRST DAUGHTER and MY DEAR HAMILTON, Stephanie Dray’s THE WOMEN OF CHAVANIAC, based on the little-known but true stories of three extraordinary women, who found courage and defied their circumstances in times of war — the French Revolution, WWI, WWII—at a castle in the mountains of France once belonging to the Marquis de Lafayette
The Wisdom of Hair and Palmetto Moon author Kim Boykin’s A PEACH OF A PAIR, in which a young woman receives a wedding invitation to her baby sister’s shotgun wedding back home only to discover her fiance is the groom, and when she takes a job with two spinster sisters to escape her life, she ends up on a life journey with the women, learning the true meaning of sisterhood and forgiveness, to Leis Pederson at Berkley.
Shelley Freydont’s next novel in the Celebration Bay mysteries, set in upstate New York and featuring a former Manhattan party planner and her West Highland Terrier sidekick; in which a competition to become Celebration Bay’s official Haunted House and the recipient of the cash prize that comes with it turns deadly when Yankee one upsmanship ends in murder, to Faith Black at Berkley Prime Crime, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2015
USA bestselling author of Somewhere in France, Jennifer Robson’s final book in her WWI trilogy in which a young British aristocrat seeks to build a new life in post-war Paris, frequenting the artistic and literary salons of the period, where she meets a young American architect who may change her life forever; and the first book of a new series about war brides during the Second World War, to Amanda Bergeron at William Morrow, in a very nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in Winter 2016.
Hope White’s next book in the Echo Mountain search and rescue series, RELENTLESS PROTECTOR, in which an army vet who struggles with post-traumatic stress tries to battle his own demons while protecting the woman he loves from a drug cartel bent on revenge for the actions of her brother, to Allison Lyons at Harlequin Love Inspired, in a two-book deal, for publication in Winter 2015.