About the Author
Part of every family holiday was spent visiting stately homes, or exploring ruined castles. As soon as they got home, Annie and her older sister would either dress up as lords and ladies and romp around the garden, or, if it was raining, draw intricate plans of their very own imaginary stately home, complete with secret tunnels and a maze in the extensive grounds.
Her love of stories meant that when she was old enough to go to university, she chose to study English literature. She wasn't sure what she wanted to do beyond that, but meeting a handsome student of math, who was also the owner of a very powerful motorbike, helped her make up her mind. She married him, and followed him to Manchester, where he earned his doctorate.
For many years Annie felt it was important to stay at home to raise her two children, but one day, when the youngest was at senior school, she began to wonder if all those daydreams that had kept her mind occupied whilst carrying out mundane chores, would provide similar pleasure to other women.
Her first attempt at working one of her storylines into a manuscript that she could send to publishers took almost two years, mainly because she kept tearing it up and starting all over again. Having to get a job to help pay school fees and university tuition for her children didn't help either. This first completed novel was rejected by every single publisher she sent it to, but by this time, writing had become an addiction.
Fortunately, Mills&Boon eventually accepted another one of her manuscripts, and His Cinderella Bride was published in September 2007. Because all she wants to do is write, having to go out to work to earn money had been really getting in the way!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read this novella as part of the anthology A Scandalous Regency Christmas. It features a bitter rake who has turned to gambling and drink after his lady love married another man for money. Now his brother and her sister are getting married and they want him to come to the wedding. He refuses, but Lady Caroline, now widowed, tracks him down and begs him to attend the wedding. He makes a wicked wager with her involving an hour's worth of nudity. How badly does she want him at that wedding? Can he ever forgive her and try to understand why she left him? I recommend this to anyone who needs a quick read at Christmas or any time of year.
This is a short story of only 51 pages.