For me this doesn’t feel like a new book because I wrote it so long ago (my books aren’t coming out in the order I wrote them). I’m so thrilled that this June A Lady in Attendance will finally be in readers’ hands.

Here are a few of my favorite things about this book – There’s a woman with a secret (who doesn’t love a touch of mystery), a quiet hero (ah, the silent type), dentistry in the late 1800s (hey! I see you rolling your eyes but this book will show you that a dentist can be a sweet hero), and so much more.

Not only are the plot points and arcs ones I adore but the main male character is named Gilbert.

Funny story about this name choice. I was a huge Anne of Green Gables fan as a kid and always wanted to name one of my sons Gilbert. My husband wasn’t on board with this plan (to my great dismay). I decided to use Gilbert in this novel! My husband, like always, read an early draft.

Guess what he said?!!

“Gilbert isn’t actually a bad name.”

I about died! Of course after we were done naming children he would realize that Gilbert is actually a great name.

I hope as you read this much anticipated novel you come to love Gilbert and Hazel as much as I loved them while writing their story.

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4 thoughts on “A new book is coming!

  1. I just finished “A Lady in Attendance”, as I have read your other books, I knew this one would be great, too! Imagine my surprise to find out that it takes place in my home town of Buffalo, N.Y. I have also lived in Amherst, and have friends and family in Cheektowaga! Keep up the great work, Rachel!!

  2. Absolutely loved “A life Once Dreamed.”
    Read all your books to date; looking forward to finding out what happens to Sam. Does he find a wife, happiness, a home?

  3. Our book club at Community Church of Columbus (Columbus, Indiana) is planning to read your book “A Lady in Attendance” in 2022. Do you have discussion questions for this book? If so, would you please forward them to me. Thank you.


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