Anne Gracie chats about favorite movies & romance + Giveaway!

One of my favorite movies is LOVE ACTUALLY. Not only is it wonderfully feel-good, I love that it celebrates so many different kinds of love — love of a sister for a brother (though that one’s so sad) for a pop star for his manager, for a little boy for his first major crush, for a man grieving for his dead wife, the bittersweet acceptance of a wronged wife, the lusty love off a secretary for her boss — and what a boss! It goes on. . . I struggled with my book THE AUTUMN BRIDE which comes out next week. It’s the first book in a series and for the first time in my writing career, the hero and heroine’s love story wasn’t center stage from the very beginning. I joked to my friends… Continue

Guest Post: Anne Gracie, Mischief and Mistletoe + #Giveaway

I’m getting ready for an Orphans’ Christmas. Sounds a bit tragic and Dickensian, doesn’t it? But don’t worry, I’m not planning to play Lady Bountiful, or even going to watch orphans eat — they used to do that in the 19th century, by the way — rich people would come and “view the orphans” as if they were a kind of zoo— rather ghastly, I think. My Orphans’ Christmas is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. It’s simply a gathering of friends — my alternate family. In these days of fractured and far flung families, it’s not so easy to get together for the traditional family Christmas, and some years back, rather than face a quiet and possibly lonely Christmas some friends and I decided to be our own family and have… Continue