Deceived by Desire, book 2 in the Gilded Seriesis a USA Today bestseller, coming in at no. 22, and a Wall Street Journal bestseller, landing at no.144 on the ebook list.

This second book in Marie’s Gilded Series is an exciting journey through the historical past of her hometown of Newport, Rhode Island. For years, she has wanted to write about Newport’s storied Gilded Age history and the glorious summer “cottages” that are managed today by the Preservation Society of Newport County. Visit to the society’s website at newportmansions.org to experience the grandeur for yourself. Marie loves all the amazing houses, but The Breakers is her favorite. Several of the houses referred to in this book were given fictional names, such as the Nelson and Russell homes, which didn’t actually exist. Read about Marie’s family history in Newport this newsletter.

“Full of flashy wealth and drama…Aubrey and Maeve have great chemistry, the friendships are strong, and the romance is passionate and well developed.”– Publishers Weekly

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