Priceless paintings Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis bought in Paris in 1949 and a climate change activist’s death in her Virginia vineyard expose secrets that threaten to tear apart Lucie Montgomery’s family

Coming January 29, 2021 (UK),
April 6, 2021 (US), March 1, 2021 (eBook)


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For many years I worked as a freelance journalist in the US and while living overseas in London, Moscow, and Geneva, Switzerland before turning to writing fiction full time. My last job as a stringer was as a regional feature writer for The Washington Post, covering many of the places where my wine country mysteries are set.

The French Paradox

The death of a polarizing climate change activist in Lucie Montgomery’s Virginia vineyard might be connected to a 1949 romance in Paris between Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lucie’s French grandfather, along with now-priceless paintings Jackie bought for a few francs in a Parisian bookstall.

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Author Appearances for THE FRENCH PARADOX BOOK TOUR:

Where I've Been Recently: Click on the link to watch the interview

3/16/21 One More Page Books, Arlington, VA (w/ Colleen Shogan)
3/21/21 Winchester Book Gallery, Winchester, VA (w/ Colleen Shogan)
3/26/21 Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA (moderator w/ Cara Black)
3/30/21 The Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ (with Barbara Peters
4/28/21 The Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA (with Alexandra Gressitt, Library Director)


UPDATE: The audio book for THE FRENCH PARADOX will now be available on May 25