Fiercely independent Daisy Chance has a dream-and it doesn't involve marriage or babies (or being under any man's thumb). Raised in poverty, she has a passion-and a talent-for making beautiful clothes. Daisy aims to become the finest dressmaker in London.
Anne Gracie spent her childhood and youth on the move, thanks to her father's job, which took them around the world. The gypsy life taught her that humour and love are universal languages and that favourite books can take you home, wherever you are. Anne started her first novel while backpacking solo around the world. Originally published by Harlequin Books, she now writes Regency-era historical romances for Berkley (Penguin USA) and Penguin Australia, but instead of her new career taking her back to exotic overseas locations, she turned into a cave-bound writer-hermit. Anne is a former president of Romance Writers of Australia. She lives in Melbourne in a small, elderly wooden house, but she's too busy writing to renovate. Anne's books are published in sixteen languages, have been shortlisted five times for the prestigious RITA award (USA), have twice won the Romantic Book of the Year (Australia) and the National Reader's Choice Award (USA), and have been listed in Library Journal and NPR's (USA) best books of the year.
"I never miss an Anne Gracie book."
-Julia Quinn, New York Times bestselling author
"For fabulous Regency flavor, witty and addictive, you can't go past Anne Gracie."
-Stephanie Laurens, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"[A] confection that brims with kindness and heartfelt sincerity...you can't do much better than Anne Gracie who offers her share of daring escapes, stolen kisses, and heartfelt romance in a tale that carries the effervescent charm of the best Disney fairy-tales."
-Entertainment Weekly, on Marry in Scandal
"With her signature superbly nuanced characters, subtle sense of wit, and richly emotional writing, Gracie puts her distinctive stamp on a classic Regency plot."
-Chicago Tribune, on The Accidental Wedding
"Anne Gracie's writing dances that thin line between always familiar and always fresh."
-New York Journal of Books
"Will keep readers entranced.... A totally delightful read!"
-RT Book Reviews, on Marry in Haste