Thursday, August 2, 2012

Sequel to Lancaster House: The Middle Aisle

People have been asking me about the sequel to Lancaster House. I've finally posted the cover and the 'Behind the Story' blurb. The Middle Aisle will be released in December of 2012, so you don't have long to wait for the sequel! It felt so good to write the sequel. Believe it or not, I'm one of those people who want to explain everything in the first paragraph. It took a great deal of restraint on my part to write Lancaster House and I learned a lot on how to present a story. I was continually hashing out the details with my ever-patient hubby. In The Middle Aisle, I finally got to add all of the things I really wanted to add to Lancaster House--but if I had, they would've ruined the story. Now the story feels COMPLETE and I am satisfied. I hope you will be too!

Behind the Story

I hadn't planned to write a sequel to Lancaster House. I had already moved on to my next book, I Have People. While most readers felt the ending of Lancaster House was perfect, that nothing more needed to be said, several requested a sequel. They felt I couldn't leave things hanging the way they were. While I love the ending, I knew there was an aching desire to know more.

I'd never written a sequel before, yet I knew what I wanted to have happen. I wanted to see that happily ever after come to fruition. I wanted everyone to share in that happiness, to experience it with Zoe and HIM. But, where was the excitement, the angst, the drama? The characters are already in love. What now? The last thing I wanted to do was write a disappointing sequel.

However, I knew exactly where I wanted the story to go. I've always known. It just didn't fit into the parameters of the first novel. After all, how exactly could Zoe and HIM marry? Is there a way?

(Sorry, the name of HIM is a bit of a spoiler, so we'll just keep that quiet for now!)

As always, the 1920s slang made the book fun to write and gave the book its title. You'll have to read it to find out what The Middle Aisle means.

And now that Zoe's story is complete, I can sleep at night.


Zoe Grayson is back in Lancaster House, ordered to bed rest for the duration of her unexpected pregnancy. Doctor Wade Channing, her overzealous psychiatrist, is living in Lancaster House, taking care of her, waiting on her, and tending to her every need. It seems to be the perfect arrangement.

There’s just one catch.

She has to tell him her story—everything that has happened in her life since the moment she escaped from Serenity Hills. It’s been quite an adventure to include renovating another home and a walk down the middle aisle.

But, that’s all over now. Nothing is real. It never was.

How did she end up in this miserable situation?

Any guesses as to what The Middle Aisle means? (1920s slang) Take a guess. If you just google it . . . NO FAIR!!!


  1. My guess is that The Middle Aisle is referring to a wedding...?

    I can't wait to read this one!!