Hamilton’s charming series is a delightful find!”
– Sheila Connolly, New York Times
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There was never a time
when I didn't want to be a writer, and it was how I always defined myself.
But even when I wasn't writing -- which at first was most of the time!
-- I was reading. Since the moment my mom handed me an Agatha Christie book when
I was twelve, I've been a devoted mystery fan, and the passion lives on!
It may seem odd,
then, that I started my writing career as a Regency romance author, gradually
moving to the paranormal romance, and then historical mystery writing.
I truly enjoyed my time writing romance, and I believe that it was the
perfect training ground to force me to focus on creating character.
But the urge to
write and become published in mysterty still held me captive. I finally
achieved my life's dream with the publication of the first Vintage Kitchen Mystery: A Deadly Grind,
in May of 2012.
Aside from writing,
I have a lot of hobbies and passions. I collect vintage bowls, especially
Pyrex and kitchen utensils. I also have a sizable collection of teacups.
Cooking and baking muffins -- of course! -- are beloved pastimes.
I have the best friends and family in the world, and I am passionately
fond of tea and anything sweet, especially brownies ;-) I enjoy hobbies:
crochet, cross-stitch, and beading, among other crafts.
But writing takes
precedence over everything, and I truly love hearing from readers,
treasuring the friends I've made over the years!
So... drop me
a line anytime!
National Bestselling Author
Victoria Hamilton & Amanda Cooper
are pseudonyms of
Donna Lea Simpson?
Donna Lea Simpson
(also Donna Simpson) is a nationally bestselling romance and mystery
author with over 37 novels and seven novellas to date.
Kensington Books published her first romance novels
under their imprint Zebra Regency Romances, and Berkley
published her 'Awaiting...' paranormal romance series set
in Germany. Other novels include Book 1 of the 'Lady Anne'
series... a historical romance mystery at Sourcebooks. (Lady Anne
books 2 & 3 are available at Beyond The Page.)
These days, Donna writes traditional mysteries under the pseudonym
Victoria Hamilton and Amanda Cooper. But now,
thanks to Beyond The Page Publishing, she is thrilled
to bring back the Regencies & historical mysteries that readers
loved so well.
For more info about Donna's historical romance & mystery novels,
visit her website at: www.donnaleasimpson.com
National Bestselling Historical
Donna Lea Simpson's NEW book!
Classic Regency Romances Book #21
widowed and left to raise a daughter on her own, the self-sacrificing
Lady Nell Simmons knows she faces an uncertain
future: her late husband's cousin and the rightful heir to their estate
has staked his claim and is demanding Nell's removal, despite the fact that
her delicate daughter is fearfully ill. When the heartless heir sends his
wayward brother Charles to hasten her departure, Nell is relieved to realize
that the scandalous man has more compassion than she imagined, but she's
still wary of his motives-- as well as the romantic feelings he stirs in
Sir Charles Blake, widely known to be a rake and a wastrel,
has agreed to serve as his brother's henchman only as a means to having
his considerable debts erased. But when he arrives at the estate, determined
to do his unpleasant duty, he's struck by Nell's quiet dignity and her generous
spirit, and suprises even himself by tending to her ailing daughter. And
as a ferocious winter storm strands him there, Charles slowly comes to find
himself torn between his obligation to his brother and the feelings of tender
longing Nell has inspired in him.
Wondering if he can possibly defy his own brother's wishes at the risk of
leaving himself destitute, Charles realizes he must summon a resolve he's
not sure he possesses. For by facing his own true feelings for Nell and
convincing her of his sincerity, he may finally be able to restore his tarnished
reputation and secure both their futures-- and their hearts . . .
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