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All About Christina Brooke

Christina Brooke is a former lawyer who staged a brilliant escape from the corporate world and landed squarely in Regency England.

She was the first Australian to win the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award for her first published novel and was nominated for a RITA award for her second historical romance, writing as Christine Wells. Her books have also been nominated for RT’s Reviewer’s Choice Award, Bookseller’s Best and the Australian Romantic Book of the Year Award.

Christina makes her home in sunny Queensland, Australia with her husband, two small boys and one enormous girl dog called Monty. Monty is the inspiration for Ophelia, the Great Dane in the Ministry of Marriage series. However, the resemblance of any human characters to real life people is purely accidental. Christina loves to travel, particularly to England for research and most especially to see her dear friends and colleagues in the United States. She also loves walking, window shopping for antiques and enjoying good food, good wine and good times with her friends and family.


Summer Reading

Brrr! It’s getting cold here (for subtropical Queensland, Australia, that is). And yet all I seem to read at the moment are books that have “summer” in the title. Maybe it’s my subconscious telling me I really need to spend July and August in the northern hemisphere At the moment, I’m reading A HUNDRED SUMMERS, by Beatriz Williams, which I snapped up immediately after finishing her brilliant latest release, THE SECRET LIFE OF VIOLET GRANT. A HUNDRED SUMMERS i a clever, beautifully written story about star-crossed lovers in 1930s New York, the lengths certain people close to them will go to keep
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Double Duty Bandit Booty!

The winner of my release day prize of a copy of THE WICKEDEST LORD ALIVE is Anita H! And from last month’s post, the winner of LONDON’S LAST TRUE SCOUNDREL in audio is Debbie Oxier! Congratulations, Anita and Debbie! Please contact me on christina AT christina-brooke DOT com to claim your prize.


Wickedest Lord Alive Release Day!

Hello everyone! Charge your glasses, choose your partners and devil take the hindmost! I’m celebrating the release of the third book in my Westruthers series, THE WICKEDEST LORD ALIVE today. There are so many wonderful historicals out this month, I thought I’d celebrate the genre and give away three of them, including of course, THE WICKEDEST LORD ALIVE. (The cover below, right, is the audio version.) But as usual, I’m going to make you work for your prize. Bwahaha! I thought we’d play a fun game that we’ve played in the past. “Write the next line…” So to go into the draw
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