Sunday, March 12, 2017

Dunbury Park is Available Now

Available @ Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords,
Scribd, Overdrive, Gardeners,
Barnes & Noble, itunes,

  DUNBURY PARK is now available across most major etailers.  It is also listed on Goodreads, along with Book One, REGRETS and RESPONSIBILITIES.

  I'm also diligently working on Book Three, WHEN HOPE AND   PASSION COLLIDE. I would like to finish that by the end of March, and publish by my birthday - April 22. Let's see what happens.

  Somewhere in the midst of all this I'm also trying to update my Pinterest pages. If you were here a couple of weeks ago, you know I had a lot of trouble. Perhaps if I tried it from a different computer, it might be a little easier. We'll see. 

  And if the books aren't available where you shop, they should be soon. I published on Friday, and I'm not sure if any one works over the weekend to vet them, so just hang tight. 

Lady Faith Curtiss, daughter of the late Duke of Trowbridge, understands the responsibility of a title. However, it doesn’t seem to matter much anymore. Impoverished since her mother’s death, she and her sisters have come to live with their other cousins, all of them orphans and dependent upon their uncle, Henry Wade, the Marquess of Dunbury whose only aim is to marry them off as quickly as possible.

When Faith meets the new curate of the parish, her heart is seized. Peter Williams is all that is good and kind in a man. He is also brilliant, handsome, and has made it known he is waiting until her eighteenth birthday to ask for her hand.

However, her uncle is looking in another direction for Faith—the Earl-next-door—who is amenable to the idea of marrying into the Marquisate. Faith rejects the idea of taking her rightful place in Society, just for propriety’s sake, but the Earl is nearly perfect.

While Faith vacillates on the Earl’s proposal, it seems the new housekeeper at the parsonage also has her eye on the new curate and with her title the only thing standing in the way of true love, Faith is torn between marrying for the money, or fighting for her heart’s desire. 

Anne Gallagher (c) 2017

Sunday, March 5, 2017

A Flurry of Activity

I suppose when it rains it pours, and I am taking full advantage of the weather these days. I received Dunbury Park from my editor and will be tackling those on Monday. (tomorrow)

I have also started working on the next book in the series, and over the course of the last seven (count them 7) days, I have written nearly 35,000 words. Over one third finished! I love this story, and am working diligently to have it finished by the end of March. Yes, you heard me correctly. So hopefully, you will have the first three books of the Ladies of Dunbury series out before summer starts. 

Lady Hope Curtiss is the most reserved of all the Dunbury Ladies. Small in stature, fragile in appearance, she is shy, quiet, and often overlooked. No one believes she will ever find a husband, most of all her. Yet, all the girls know that her Uncle Henry’s fondest wish is to marry them off. Her one prospect is the second son of a Viscount, a man who will never amount to much. However, Hope is convinced there is someone out there for her—someone special

A seemingly innocent conversation at a ball with a man she has no interest in, a light brush of his fingers across her cheek, leaves Hope’s heart with unanswered questions, but in the blink of an eye, all that is taken away when Hope is kidnapped and brutally beaten. For six days and nights, Hope wonders if she has been forgotten.

Brian Thorpe, Earl of Helmsway, has been rejected by one Curtiss sister, and then practically trapped into marriage by another. He wants nothing to do with any of the Dunbury Ladies, least of all Hope. Unfortunately, he is the last person to speak to her on the night of her kidnapping. In order to clear his name, he sets out to rescue her.

Left to die in a remote wilderness, Hope is saved by a man whom she doesn’t recognize. Her heart falls in love with him, but when she finds that Helmsway has been instrumental in her care, Hope is torn between her mystery man and her knight in shining armor.

I will be trying to update this space as much as possible over the course of the next several weeks, so stay tuned. It seems my muse has returned!

Anne Gallagher (c) 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Dunbury Park is Finished At Last

Thank you for your kind patience. I am pleased to announce Dunbury Park is finished. However, that only means that I wrote The End. Next up is the editing process, then I send it off to my beta readers, then revisions based on their feedback. Hopefully, it shouldn't take longer than a few more weeks for it to go live.

I've uploaded a few pins to Pinterest, and my question is when did it get so hard to do that? I had to scrap the board several times, deleted pins only to upload again... I have no idea why they make such a simple task so completely impossible to do. (Or perhaps it's just me.)

Anyway, for those of you who aren't on Pinterest (or don't care to click around to find my boards) here are some of the pictures I uploaded (and a few more that weren't because I hate wasting time on things I can't do.)

Lady Faith Curtiss

Peter Williams

Bryan Thorpe, Earl of Helmsway
Henry Wade,
Marquess of Dunbury
Lady Catherine Gantry

St. Michael's Parsonage
Dunbury Park

Timothy Cartwright
Lady Mary Boyle, sister to
Lady Catherine

Mrs. Partridge
Lady Joanna Carlton,
Duchess of Cantin
Stephen Carlton,
Duke of Cantin

Tom Blackmoore

Sally Jenkinson

Obviously, I can't seem to work the Blogger format either.

Well, that's all the news I have for now. I'll keep you posted.

Anne Gallagher (c) 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Dunbury Park Has Been Delayed

I'm sure you've all been wondering where I've been since September when I said I would have the next book in the Ladies of Dunbury series out by Christmas...

Well, it hasn't been because I haven't tried.

Unfortunately, we finally (after four years) received the diagnosis that my mother has Alzheimer's disease (in the moderate category -- mild, moderate, severe). I am her primary caregiver and must be with her for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, take her to all her appointments, and shopping. So, my time for writing has been curtailed enormously.

My father (a proud and difficult man) will not allow for a home companion so the whole shebang falls on my shoulders. Not for my lack of trying, but he remains adamant. Needless to say, I don't have a lot of time to write. Actually, I don't have any time to write, which is also why you haven't heard from me since September. Even this blog has been curtailed.

I do want you to know that as of this date, I have 164 pages finished on the manuscript, nearly 2/3 done. However, I'm also trying to set up the next few books in the series through this one and the foreshadowing is difficult without being able to work consistently. I keep having to reread the entire thing every time I sit down at the computer. But I did want you to know that I haven't forgotten about it, nor am I giving up on it.

It just may take a little while longer than I anticipated. I don't want to tell you when because I would hate to disappoint you, but I'm shooting for Easter.

Forgive my silence, but now that the holidays are over, I thought you should be made aware of the circumstances of my absence.

Thank you for your continued support.

Anne Gallagher (c) 2017