Anne Gracie and Marry in Secret

MarryInSecret307by Mary Jo

I've loved Word Wench Anne Gracie's Marriage of Convenience series, and I pounced on Marry in Secret, which has just been released, along with an audiobook version.  Today Anne is here to talk about the book and the series.   

MJP: In a brief recap of the series, Book 1, Marry in Haste, features Cal Rutherford, Lord Ashendon, an intrepid army officer who finds himself terrorized by a gaggle of uncontrollable young females for whom he is ARRATrophies1responsible.  The book won the Holt Medallion for best historical romance, and won three awards from ARRA, the Australian Romance Readers Association: best historical, best historical couple, and Anne was named the Favourite Australian Romance Author. 

Book 2 is Marry in Scandal, and it was nominated for ARRA's Favourite Historical and Favorite Ongoing Series.  The heroine is Lady Lily Rutherford, Cal's gentle younger half sister.

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Marry in Scandal! An Interview with Anne Gracie

MarryInScandal_coverby Mary Jo

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing sister Word Wench Anne Gracie about the April release of Marry in Scandal, the delightful second entry in her Marriage of Convenience series. Before I proceed to asking Anne about her book, let me mention that the first book in the series, Marry in Haste, has received these nominations from the Australian Romance Readers Association (ARRA):

Favourite Historical Romance.
Favourite Continuing Romance Series.
Strongest Heroine from a romance published in 2017.
Favourite Couple from a romance published in 2017.
(Not to mention that Anne was nominated for the Favourite Australian Romance Author 2016)

So Marry in Scandal has large shoes to fill — and it does! I think I enjoyed it even more than Marry in Haste. Kathe Robin at Romantic Times gave the book a 4 1/2 Top Pick and said:

"The latest addition to Gracie’s Marriage of Convenience series is a beautifully rendered, emotionally powerful tale full of the wonder and healing power of love. Readers will empathize with her well-drawn characters and delight in the growth of their relationship, cheering them on to their HEA….A story readers will cherish."

And this from the audiobook narrator Alison Larkin: "I just finished recording the audiobook today – it's wonderful – vintage Gracie – everyone will love it!:


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