Category Archives: American Heiresses

Introducing Daisy Price

Since we celebrated Mother’s Day between my May posts, I thought I’d use this post to introduce Daisy Price. She’s my sleuth, Frances’ mom. The Countess of Harleigh mysteries are based loosely on the lives of the American heiresses who … Continue reading

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A Debut in the Midst of a Feud

As if a young American heiress didn’t have enough to worry about when making her debut in London society, Virginia Bonynge had to make her splash while her parents were in the midst of a feud with another prominent American … Continue reading

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Book News & Heiress Anna Gould

Just when I was doing so well with my blogging, I missed a post. My only excuse is I was working on the first draft of book 4, and when I’m drafting (as opposed to revising) I need to stay … Continue reading

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American Heiress Helena Zimmerman

  The first heiress I profiled, Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester, had a son who unfortunately followed in his father’s feckless footsteps. William Angus Drogo Montagu, the Ninth Duke of Manchester needed to marry an heiress too. By the age of … Continue reading

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American heiress, Consuelo Yznaga

Frances Wynn and the Countess of Harleigh mysteries were inspired in part by the real American heiresses who, between the mid-1870s and around 1910, contracted over 400 transatlantic marriages with British peers. It seemed fitting to introduce some of those … Continue reading

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A Piece of History

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I write historical mystery, which takes a great deal of research. Every now and then I come across a little historical gem that stirs my imagination and I have to write about it. One of the most intriguing of those … Continue reading

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