Top 5 List & Contest: Anne Barton

Today we welcome Anne Barton to Romancing the Book.  Before we get to her Top 5 List, let’s learn a little more about Anne and her newest release.

Anne Barton started swiping romances from her mom’s bookshelf as a teenager and decided historicals (with their balls, dukes, and gowns) were the best. So, when she had the chance to spend a semester in London she packed her bags—and promptly fell in love with the city, its history, and its pubs. She dreamed of writing romance, but somehow ended up a software analyst instead.

Fortunately, a few years and a few careers later, Anne found her way back to writing the stories she loves and won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart®for Regency Historical Romance. She lives in Maryland with her husband and three children, who try valiantly not to roll their eyes whenever she quotes Jane Austen. Her weaknesses include reality TV, cute-but-impractical shoes, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.

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Anne’s newest release is One Wild Winter’s Eve which releases on October 27.


As the Duke of Huntford’s sister, Lady Rose Sherbourne follows the rules of well-bred society. Always chaperoned. Never engaging in unseemly behavior. Well, except for that one summer, years ago. And yet she’s never been able to forget that handsome stable master or the stolen moments they shared. She’s always wondered what might have happened if he hadn’t disappeared without a word… Now she’s about to find out.


Charles Holland never expected to see Lady Rose again. And yet the years haven’t lessened his devotion—or his desire—in any way. Despite their differences in class, Charles cannot stop himself from wanting to possess her. But as they uncover one intimate secret after another about her family, they realize that, this time, their love may come at a very dear price…


We asked Anne to share her Top 5 suggestions for must-do’s in London.  Here’s her list:

It’s been many years since I spent my semester in London, but I’m happy to share some of my recommendations.

  1. Pay a visit to the mummies in the British Museum.
  2. Attend a show in a West End theatre (and have a glass of wine at intermission).
  3. Spend a day in the National Portrait Gallery, soaking up
  4. Visit Westminster Abbey, the church that’s been the setting for coronations and royal weddings for about a thousand years.
  5. Order a pint at a pub with low, slanted ceilings and sloped floors.

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12 thoughts on “Top 5 List & Contest: Anne Barton

  1. Karen H says:

    I think your list just about covers my list too. I would be so thrilled to visit Westminster Abbey just to soak in all the history of the place. Oh, and just because I’m interested in history, I would like to see the places where Jack the Ripper struck. Morbid, I know….but I can’t help it.

  2. Diane Sallans says:

    Tower of London – it’s got something for everyone – Armor, Jewels and great stories by the guides.

  3. anne says:

    My first stop would be Churchill War Rooms which I am fascinated about and then Hyde Park and Trafalgar Square.

  4. Julie Whiteley says:

    What a beautiful book cover! I’m a big crime novel fan, so The Jack the Ripper museum or Agatha Christie related tourist sites along with seeing Buckingham palace, and grabbing a pint in a pub!

  5. JoAnne says:

    There’s a lot to see in London and even the surrounding areas but it’s too hard to pick one.
    We went to most of what’s mentioned above plus Harrod’s and Parliament are also a must see.

  6. Jen @ RtB says:

    I just have to chime in. I have been to London, but it’s been a while. The one place I had to go was Portobello Road. It’s a street market. One of my childhood favorite movies was Bedknobs and Broomsticks and there is this scene at Portobello Road. I just had to see it.

    The one thing that I’d suggest for everyone is to check out St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields. They have this cool crypt with a cafe and a place to do a brass rubbing (mine is framed and still on my wall almost 20 years later). The cathedral also hosts a lot of concerts. I stumbled upon an awesome Mozart concert. It was seriously a highlight of my trip.

  7. Kathy Davis says:

    I would love to see and experience all of London, but the historical attractions are what I would like to see most. Buckingham Palace, Palace of Westminster, The Tower of London, Kensington Palace, St. Paul’s, and so many more.

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