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.
Anne’s newest release is One Wild Winter’s Eve which releases on October 27.
ONCE YOU’VE HAD A TASTE OF SCANDAL…
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.
YOU CAN NEVER GO BACK
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.
- Pay a visit to the mummies in the British Museum.
- Attend a show in a West End theatre (and have a glass of wine at intermission).
- Spend a day in the National Portrait Gallery, soaking up
- Visit Westminster Abbey, the church that’s been the setting for coronations and royal weddings for about a thousand years.
- Order a pint at a pub with low, slanted ceilings and sloped floors.