Susan has two books coming out this week, the standalone novel she's been working on for years, and a new mystery in the Darling Dahlias series!
A Wilder Rose is the true story of Rose Wilder Lane, who transformed her mother—Laura Ingalls Wilder—from a farmer's wife and occasional writer into the world-famous author of the Little House books. "A nuanced, moving, and resonant novel...an absolute pleasure." —Kirkus Starred Review. If you're a fan of the Little House books, you'll want to read this fascinating story of the mother-daughter team that created them.and concealed their collaboration from the world. Available from online retailers only for now, and through the book's website.
How you can help. Susan says "I'd love to have several hundred reader reviews of A Wilder Rose on Amazon, BN.com, Goodreads, and LibraryThing. A large number of reviews sends a positive message to readers, booksellers, and librarians and helps to ensure the book's wide availability. If you enjoy it, please take a moment to post a short review. Many thanks for your help!"
The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star is Number Four in Susan's new mystery series about a garden club in 1930s Alabama. Publishers Weekly has great praise for the book: "Aviation provides the theme for Albert's charming fourth Depression-era mystery...a winning cozy!" And Booklist, in a starred review, calls this "yet another exceptional series." If you haven't started the series yet, you're in for a serious treat—but you'd better get going. Susan is already at work on Book Five!
Widow's Tears, China's 21st adventure (released last April), is also garnering plenty of praise. Readers are spellbound by the compelling story of the Galveston hurricane of 1900, and the mystery of the Blackwood House—featuring Ruby Wilcox, with China Bayles. "Goosebumps!" one reader wrote, and we agree.
The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter is now complete, with 8 books in the series. Here's a full list, so you can read them in order. If you'd rather listen than read, check out the audiobooks at Audible.com, starting with The Tale of Hill Top Farm.
The Robin Paige Victorian Mysteries, coauthored by Susan and her husband Bill, are now in eBook format. Begin reading this deeply-researched, multi-plotted 12-book series with Death at Bishop's Keep, set in 1894, and continue through Death on the Lizard, set in 1903. You'll find a list of all the books here, in the order of their publication.
Works-in-Progress. Death Come Quickly, China's 22nd adventure, is on her editor's desk. Look for it in April, 2014. And Robin Paige (the Albert writing team) has started the research on another project, a WW2 espionage mystery. Will it become a book? That's still a mystery. Stay tuned—you'll be among the first to know!
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