Mary Hart Perry lives in Washington DC with her husband and two feline writing partners, Tempest and Miranda. Author of over 40 novels, she's written under her own and a variety of pen names that include Kathryn Johnson, Kathryn Jensen, KM Kimball and Nicole Davidson. She teaches fiction-writing workshops for the renowned Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland. In 2008, she founded Write by You, to coach other writers interested in reaching publication. She has been nominated for the prestigious Agatha Christy Award, and won the Heart of Excellence and Bookseller's Best Awards (sponsored by the Romance Writers of America) in 2011.
"Mary has beautifully captured the essence of Victorian times, projecting the love and uncertainties each character experiences to the maximum. She's crafted a world that portrays Victorian life in a way that makes the reader want to be a part of it. To want to experience what the characters are going through in more ways than one. I look forward to what comes next for the series itself." -Lissette E. Manning "Mary Hart Perry pulls you so deeply into this story that you feel like you are watching a Masterpiece Theater series or reading actual history...Snuggle up in your favorite reading spot and enjoy this wonderful book." -Vickie A. Dold "The sexual tension in this story will bring you to your knees and the ups and downs, political intrigue and high intensity dramatic action will have you staying up too late to read it all the way to the end." -Teressa Morris