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  1. […] fortune of getting to spend a few days with fellow writer and History Hoyden Tracy Grant. I adore Tracy’s books (which everyone should read! right now!), so it was an incredible treat to get the advance scoop on […]


  2. […] Waltz by Teresa Grant. Under the name Tracy Grant, she wrote Daughter of the Game (aka Secrets of a Lady) and Beneath a Silent Moon, two books with […]

  3. Beverly Abney Says:

    Suzanne’s back story in Vienna Waltz involving her family and Wellington’s gold does not agree with Melanie’s background and history in Secrets of a Lady (Daughter of the Game) which I re-read after reading Vienna Waltz. ?????

  4. Tracy Grant Says:

    Thanks so much for reading Vienna Waltz, Beverly. And it’s wonderful that you then reread Secrets and compared the details!

    In the 1812 flashback sequence in Spain, Mélanie tells Charles her parents were killed in an attack by a French patrol a month ago, and she and Blanca set out for Galicia and were attacked by bandits just before they met up with Charles in the Cantabrian Mountains.

    In Vienna Waltz, Suzanne/Mel tells Malcolm/Charles that a bit more time elapsed between when her parents were killed and when he found her in the Cantabrian Mountains than she had originally allowed him to think (in the scenes in 1812 dramatized in Secrets). She says she and Blanca were making their way toward Galicia when they met Radley with an expeditionary force of British soldiers. Radley took them to Léon, and she had an affair with him along the way. Once they reached Léon it was clear Radley had another mistress and found Suzanne/Mel an inconvenience, so she and Blanca set out for Galicia again. They got lost in the mountains and were attacked by bandits and then encountered Malcolm/Charles.

    So Charles/Malcolm would know about Radley in the 1819 parts of Secrets, but not in the 1812 flashback where Mel tells the story of her family’s death. They don’t explicitly refer to Radley in the 1819 scenes, but they don’t talk about that period of time much.

    The story Suzanne/Mel tells Malcolm/Charles about her affair with Radley in Vienna Waltz is not the precise truth (which becomes clear in the next book in the series, the Waterloo book).

    Hope that makes sense! Do let me know if you have more questions. And thanks for asking!!

  5. Bessie Ann Allison Says:

    I discovered your books in the library where I live and bought 3 of them from Amazon to go on with the preceding book….I am sorry to see the suggestive covers (paperbacks) b/c inside are treasures and not cheap novels. You take the reader (me) right into the story and I hate for them to end! Keep up your wonderful talent!

  6. Tracy Grant Says:

    Thanks so much, Bessie! I’m thrilled you discovered my books and enjoyed them so much! It’s my birthday today, and your comment made my day🙂.

  7. Tima Says:

    I found “Der Mantel des Schweigens”, “Daughters of the Game” in translation, in my mother’s bookshelf some time ago and really, really liked it so I looked for other books from you. I was really disappointed when I found out that there is no print version of “The Makl of Night” as I am old-fashioned and like the feel of a real book so I do hope it will be published as a paperback just like the others (but I still got it on my PC anyway). Thank you for your wonderful books and I hope there’ll be much more of them!

  8. Tracy Grant Says:

    Wonderful to hear that you found the German translation of “Daughter of the Game”! I really hope “The Mask of Night” is published in print as well. If the e-book version does well, that makes it more likely a publisher will pick it up in print, so thank you for getting it!

    By the way, as you can read about on the FAQ page (https://tracygrant.wordpress.com/faq/), Malcolm and Suzanne in Vienna Waltz and my forth coming Imperial Scandal are the same characters as Charles & Mélanie. These books are set before Beneath a Silent Moon.

  9. Tima Says:

    Thanks for the tip!🙂 Yesterday I got started with “Vienna Waltz” and I’m really enjoying it, I couldn’t stop reading. I can’t wait to finish and see if my suspicions about the murderer prove true. Just now I’m through with chapter 26 and puzzled how Malcolm and Suzanne found out the name of the man plotting against somebody so I have to go backwards to see what I missed. Looking forward to your next book already!

  10. Tracy Grant Says:

    So glad you’re enjoying Vienna Waltz, Tima! Do let me know if your suspicions about the murderer prove true. If you mean Count Otronsky the man plotting against somebody) Malcolm suspects it’s him from Margot’s description of the leader of the men meeting at the Empress Rose.

  11. Tima Says:

    Finished it this morning at 3.30 am because I couldn’t stop reading. Loved the book, probably even more than “Mantel des Schweigens” but that might also be due to the translation. The feeling for the atmosphere at the congress was so real it brought long-forgotten history lessons back to life.
    I did suspect Fitz from quite early on but it still was a shock that he really was the murderer, and his motive was a real surprise as well as the motive of Tatiana for her attempted blackmail. When I reread the last pages of chapter 26 I found the description of the conspirator.:-) I had a feeling that his name was mentioned before but I was probably wrong. Now I’m more than curious for your next book!


    1. *cough cough* spoiler alert for those of us who haven’t gotten that far yet:/

  12. Tracy Grant Says:

    Wow! It’s a great compliment that Vienna Waltz kept you reading until 3:30! So glad you enjoyed. I loved researching and writing about the Congress. So rich in characters and intrigues and atmosphere. And glad there were some surprises even though you suspected Fitz.

    I’m posting a teaser from the next book, Imperial Scandal, every month. You can find them if you follow the “teaser” tags on my Dear Reader blog.

    Do stay in touch!

  13. Tima Says:

    Now I’m really looking forward to your next book! I have the feeling I can’t wait until next year for another story of Malcolm and Suzanne although I still haven’t finished “The Mask of Night”. It just takes forever reading it on a computer so I do hope it will be published in print soon. It’s just so much more fun to read a real book.😉
    PS: Love the cover of your new book!

  14. Tracy Grant Says:

    Sorry reading Mask is so slow, Tima, but glad you’re able to read it! I hope it’s published in print soon too.

    And so glad you like the cover and are looking forward to Imperial Scandal! I’ll be posting another teaser from it this weekend.

  15. Tima Says:

    Finished “Mask” yesterday night and it’s another brilliant book about Charles and Mélanie! I specially love that you`re so honest about the problems between them and I still can see that somehow their relationship works. Are you planning to write a book about events after “Mask”? There are so many open questions in it that make me extremely curios about how it’s going on.😉

    Please, please tell your publisher they have to bring it out in print, too. I’m already looking forward to reading it a second time! And even more to hopefully many more books about Mèlanie and Charles in the future!
    Thanks for a great book!

  16. Tracy Grant Says:

    Oh, I’m so glad ot hear you enjoyed Mask of Night, Tima! So far there are no plans to bring out a print version, but I am still hopeful (good feedback from readers helps). I definitely want to write books set after “Mask of Night.” I have lots of thoughts on what happens to the characters – not just Charles and Mel, but David and Simon, Bel and Oliver, Sandy and Bet. What I may end up doing is catching the Malcolm and Suzanne books up to the timeframe after Mask of Night. So there will be books set after Mask, but the characters may be called Malcolm and Suzanne.

  17. Carole Says:

    I love your books; the complexity of the characters and the historical settings you have chosen make them “standouts” in the vast field of romantic suspense. I have to confess, though, that I am struggling with the new names. I fell in love with Charles and Melanie, and their names evoke certain images. I don’t like the new names and find it extremely disconcerting to read when my brain keeps trying to correct what I am seeing on the page. It takes me out of the story in a frustrating way – so much that I really don’t want to read the Malcolm/Suzanne books. I feel like the characters I loved have died.

    I’ve never seen this done in a series before, and there’s a reason for that – it just doesn’t work well. I wish there was something you could do about this. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way. (I usually don’t write about negative feelings, and I am uncomfortable with implied criticism, but I just feel like something important has been lost here. I hope you take my emotional involvement with your characters as a compliment.)

  18. Tracy Grant Says:

    Thanks so much for posting, Carole! I’m so glad to know you enjoy my books are so invested in Charles and Mélanie. The change in names was hard for me too, but there was no alternative if I wanted to go on telling these stories about these characters, and I really wanted to go on writing about them. Not to do so would really mean they had died to me. Malcolm and Suzanne are Charles and Mel’s middle names, which helps me with the transition. I also like to think that Charles and Mel’s lives are so adventurous that it makes sense some of their adventures are chronicles under aliases. I confess I’ve got to the point where I think of the names interchangeably and sometimes type the wrong one (say in the Fraser Correspondence where they’re still Charles and Mel) without realizing it.

    The interesting thing is that I’ve heard from readers who found my books through Vienna Waltz who can’t imagine Malcolm and Suzanne with other names and had to adjust to the names Charles and Mélanie when they read Secrets and Beneath and The Mask of Night.

    I don’t know if that helps at all. I hope you find a way to enjoy the Malcolm and Suzanne books. Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help.

  19. Nina Rumely Says:

    I just started Vienna Waltz ( my library had it on a recommended list) & am really enjoying it! I’m already looking forward to the next story about Suzanne & Malcolm.

    I like it that you note the real historical characters; now I’ll have to read up on them.

  20. Tracy Grant Says:

    Thanks so much for posting, Nina! It’s great to know you’re enjoying Vienna Waltz (and also cool your library had it on the recommended list). Do let me know what you think when you finish it. The real historical characters were a lot of fun to write about–their lives are fascinating and have some twists and turns I don’t think I’d ever have invented for fictional character (particularly the Courland princesses).

    I’m posting a teaser from the next book, Imperial Scandal, every month in my Dear Reader blog. I’ll post the next one next weekend. You can find them by following the “teaser” tag.


  21. Hi Tracy. Love your books, you are that rare combination of a good writer and a good storyteller, I really appreciate it! I don’t mind the name changes, but I’m wondering why? Is it something a publisher insisted on? Also, any chance Beneath a Silent Moon will be coming out in e-book?

  22. Tracy Grant Says:

    Thanks so much, Selena – that makes my day! Yes, it was my new publisher who wanted new names to give the series a fresh start. And I hope Beneath will be released as an e-book. I’ll keep you posted!

    Thanks again and do stay in touch!

  23. Amanda L. V. Shalaby Says:

    My Kindle is officially updated!!

  24. Leslie Stewart Says:

    Help! I loved Vienna Waltz and just started Imperial Scandal and then found your website. I’m a little lost with these other books (Mask, Beneath, Secrets) and the order in which they go chronologically. Could you let me know the series in order? I would love to go back and start from the beginning. Thanks!

  25. Tracy Grant Says:

    So great you found my book, Leslie! There’s more info about the series order in FAQ (https://tracygrant.wordpress.com/faq/), but basically the chronological order is:

    Vienna Waltz (November 1814)
    Imperial Scandal (June 1815)
    Beneath a Silent Moon (June/July 1817)
    Secrets of a Lady (originally Daughter of the Game) (November 1819)
    Mask of Night (January 1820)

    My book that will be out next year follows Imperial Scandal i August 1815. After that the Malcolm & Suzanne books will take a “parallel universe” track for one or two books to catch Malcolm & Suzanne up to where Charles & Mélanie are emotionally and situationally at the end of The Mask of Night – the same revelations will play out in a different way so that I can write later books in the series (which I already have planned) set post Mask of Night.

    Hope that all makes sense – please post if you have further questions – I know it’s a bit confusing!

  26. Tracy Grant Says:

    p.s.

    Leslie, you might want to check out this thread – https://tracygrant.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/imperial-scandal-discussion/ – for more info about the future direciton of the series.

    1. Leslie Stewart Says:

      Thank you so much– I am loving the series and glad to know you have more planned. I think you’ve done a terrific job at combining a complicated period in history with and equally intriguing personal story. Hope your writing goes well and know it’s appreciated!

      1. Tracy Grant Says:

        So great to hear you’re loving the series, Leslie! I work really hard to weave together the real historical events and people with my fictional characters and plots, so it’s wonderful that you think that works so well. Keep me posted!

  27. Emily Says:

    Hi! I’ve loved the series for years now—just want to put my two cents in as another who came to know them as Charles and Melanie and would love to seem them return as such. Maybe in the sequence to come after Mask of Night? Of course I will continue with Malcom & Suzanne as well, it is obvious they’re the same characters, just really miss seeing Charles and Mel on the page!

  28. Tracy Grant Says:

    Thanks, Emily! I still think of them as Charles and Mélanie as well. The name change was for my new publisher, so they will probably stay Malcolm and Suzanne. They are Charles and Mel in the Fraser Correspondence letters on my website and usually when I post teasers I keep the names Charles and Mel (I still write the books calling them Charles and Mel and then change the names). Glad you’re sticking with the series even with the new names and that you find them the same characters.

  29. Doris Dee Says:

    Ok, now i’m really confused!!! My name is Doris Dee and i’ve started reading Secrets of a Lady. Then I realized Beneath a Silent Moon is a couple of years before that. So I start to read that and decide to check online to see the order of the books. Soooo, is Suz/Mel and Malc/Charles the same people but your writing them under different names??
    I’m the kind of person who likes to start at the beginning or first book. So which book do I read first? I’m really into your books and love the characters and I agree with the reader who gets really involved with the characters. I do the same thing! Please steer me in the right direction of which book to read first. Thank you, I am ordering all the books under Teresa Grant now!

  30. Tracy Grant Says:

    Thanks for posting, Doris! I’m so glad you discovered my books and that you’re enjoying them. Yes, Suzette/Mel and Malcolm/Charles are the same people. I’ve always liked books that play with time, both as a reader and a writer. I wrote Secrets of a Lady first, then took the series back two and a half years so I could explore Charles’s family history in Beneath a Silent Moon. I deliberately wrote Secrets and Beneath so they could be read in either order. Neither contains major spoilers for the other. Vienna Waltz is essentially the story of Charles and Mel’s adventures at the Congress of Vienna. Their time at the Congress is referred to Secrets of a Lady and in Beneath a Silent Moon there’s mention of a murder Charles investigated in Vienna. But my new publisher wanted new names, so they are called Malcolm and Suzanne Rannoch. However, I wrote the book using their “real” names to I could keep the characters and chronology consistent, and I think readers will recognize that they are very much the same characters. I like to think that Charles and Mel lead such adventurous lives it’s no wonder some of their adventures are chronicled under aliases🙂. Imperial Scandal follows with their experiences before, during, and after the battle of Waterloo. The Paris Affair (which will be out next year) continues in post-Waterloo Paris. I’ll also have an e-novella, His Spanish Bride, out this November about their wedding. The Mask of Night picks up the story a couple of months after Secrets.

    Chronologically here’s the order they take place in:

    His Spanish Bride (enovella, forthcoming November 23, 2012) – December 1812

    Vienna Waltz – November 1814

    Imperial Scandal – June 1815

    The Paris Affair (forthcoming March 26, 2013) – July/August 1815

    Beneath a Silent Moon – June/July 1817

    Secrets of a Lady – November 1819

    The Mask of Night – January 1820

    After The Paris Affair, the Malcolm & Suzanne books will take a “parallel universe” track for a book or two with some of the same revelations and events that are in the Charles & Mélanie books but under very different circumstances and a slightly different chronology, so I can catch the two series up with each other. Then I’ll continue with books set post Mask of Night.

    All of the books are written to stand on their own. But if you haven’t started the series yet, Vienna Waltz is probably a good introduction to the characters.

    Hope that helps – do feel free to ask more questions!

  31. helenajustina Says:

    Tracy – we exchanged comments a couple of weeks ago, when I let you know that I was finding it impossible to buy His Spanish Bride in the UK. Have you had any luck in finding out when and how we English fans are going to be able to buy it? Hope it’s soon!

  32. Tracy Grant Says:

    I’m so sorry, Helena Justina, it took a while to sort out what was going on. It seems that since my publisher doesn’t have UK rights, they can’t sell e-versions of my books in the UK. They can sell print books on AmazonUk which is what makes is especially confusing. I’m really sorry about this – if you email me through the link on the About Tracy page, I think I have a solution to get you the book. Please direct any other UK readers you hear complaining to do the same.

    So sorry and thanks for making the effort to get the novella!

  33. helenajustina Says:

    Tracy – thank you for your response. I suspected it was to do with rights! My computer won’t work the email through the link, but my email address is helenajustina at hotmail dot co uk. Many thanks!!

  34. Kathy Wells Says:

    I’m a Teresa/Tracy Grant newbie. At first, I was confused and didn’t realize you changed your name, but once I caught on, I was somewhat with the program. I just read His Spanish Bride and loved it, so now I would like to read the rest of the series. My question is: Do they have to be read in order and what is their order?

  35. Tracy Grant Says:

    So glad you found my books, Kathy! Here’s the answer from the website FAQ page. Do post if you have further questions – and let me know what you think of the books!

    I’ve always liked books that play with time, both as a reader and a writer. I wrote Secrets of a Lady (Daughter of the Game) first, then took the series back two and a half years so I could explore Charles’s family history in Beneath a Silent Moon. I deliberately wrote Secrets and Beneath so they could be read in either order. Neither contains major spoilers for the other. Vienna Waltz, as I discuss above, goes even further back to the story of Charles and Mel’s adventures at the Congress of Vienna. Imperial Scandal follows with their experiences before, during, and after the battle of Waterloo. The Paris Affair (which will be out next year) continues in post-Waterloo Paris. I’ll also have an e-novella, His Spanish Bride, out this November about their wedding. The Mask of Night picks up the story a couple of months after Secrets.

    Chronologically here’s the order they take place in:

    His Spanish Bride (enovella, forthcoming November 23, 2012) – December 1812

    Vienna Waltz – November 1814

    Imperial Scandal – June 1815

    The Paris Affair (forthcoming March 26, 2013) – July/August 1815

    Beneath a Silent Moon – June/July 1817

    Secrets of a Lady – November 1819

    The Mask of Night – January 1820

    All of the books are written to stand on their own. But if you haven’t started the series yet, Vienna Waltz is probably a good introduction to the characters. And if you’ve already read about Charles and Mel, I think you’ll find that Vienna Waltz sheds some interesting new light on the characters—even with other names.

  36. antoinette powell Says:

    Dear Tracy, I have looked for His Spanish Bride on Amazon, both Uk and world, but cannot find it anywhere. Please can you tell me where I can get it, I have every one of your other books and loved them all . Regards, Antoinette

  37. Tracy Grant Says:

    Unfortunately my published doesn’t have UK rights and a UK published hasn’t picked it up, Antoinette. Have you tried All Romance Books? Otherwise, email me through the About Tracy page, and I’ll figure out a way to get it to you. So glad to hear you love my books! I know you’ve posted in the past, and I really appreciate it!

  38. oldtimer Says:

    Me too I can’t get it! Listed on Amazon but not available. I have all your others.

  39. Tracy Grant Says:

    I’m so sorry it isn’t available in the UK. If you email me through the About Tracy page, I will figure out a way to get it to you.

  40. Anne Hoile Says:

    Tracy,

    I have thoroughly enjoyed all of your books. Are you also Anthea Malcolm? I have just purchased from Thriftbooks 3 of her regencies.

    Anne Hoile
    Greensboro, NC

  41. Tracy Grant Says:

    Lovely! Thank you, Anne! Yes, my mom and I wrote as Anthea Malcolm.

  42. antoinette powell Says:

    Dear Tracy, I’ve given up trying to get His Spanish Bride myself, so hope you CAN help. Can’t get you through your link, but you have my e-mail address I think. Regards, Antoinette

  43. Joanne Says:

    Can’t wait to start reading the Rannoch series…can you tell me if I need to read them in a sequence starting with the first one? Would it be confusing otherwise?

  44. gsograndma Says:

    Chronologically here’s the order they take place in:

    His Spanish Bride (enovella, forthcoming November 23, 2012) – December 1812

    Vienna Waltz – November 1814

    Imperial Scandal – June 1815

    The Paris Affair (forthcoming March 26, 2013) – July/August 1815

    Beneath a Silent Moon – June/July 1817

    Secrets of a Lady – November 1819

    The Mask of Night – January 1820

  45. Joanne Says:

    Thank you. I thought (meant) I had to read them in the order they were written, e.g. her first book Secrets of a Lady, 2) A Silent Moon, etc…

  46. Tracy Grant Says:

    So glad you’re excited to read the books, Joanne! And thanks, Gsograndma for posting the order. No, you don’t have to read them in the order they were written in. I would suggest starting with His Spanish Bride and reading in the order above, but following The Paris Affair with The Berkeley Square Affair, which runs parallel to some events in Beneath and Secrets and then reading Beneath, Secrets, and Mask. Happy to answer more questions.

  47. Joanne Says:

    Thank you,

  48. Tracy Grant Says:

    Happy reading! Let me know what you think!

  49. Judith Brown Says:

    Dear Tracy Grant: I saw a review of ‘The Paris Affair’ so got it to read and read it straight through – you kept up the suspense so well. Your research is fantastic – how much work that must have been. May I gently say that one thing drove me mad. People start their replies with, “Yes. No…..” or “No. Yes…” It’s a bad habit that has crept into general speech and people seem to be doing it all the time. I doesn’t really make sense as they can’t mean both at the same time! How hard you must work but with what great success.

    1. Tracy Grant Says:

      Thanks so much – I am so glad you found the series and enjoy it! Too funny about “No. Yes.”/”Yes. No.” I actually do it in situations where the persons first instinct is to say one thing, followed by an acknowledgement that the opposite actually may be true. Obviously mileage may very about how effective this is, and as you point out I do do it a lot.

  50. Anne Hoile Says:

    Just found there is another book (The Berkeley Square Affair) in your series, but I am not finding it in my libraries. Darn!!

    1. Tracy Grant Says:

      So sorry you can’t find it in the library. I know quite a few libraries have it – perhaps you can request through interlibrary loan?

  51. Beth Barnard Says:

    I really enjoyed reading and learning at the same time. l love the characters and all the twists and turns of intricate stories. I found only one in the library but have been able to get them all online. Thank You

    1. Tracy Grant Says:

      So glad you found the series! Sorry you couldn’t get the rest in the library, but great you found them online. I’m glad you like the characters, who are like friends and family to me🙂. And I love working out intricate twists and turns when I plot!

  52. Sruthi Says:

    Hi Ms. Grant,
    I’ve been a big fan of your books for a few years now. Your books were actually what got me started on my historical mysteries kick. I know originally Malcom-Charles and Suzanne-Melanie were the same characters; however, have you split them up with the release of Berkley Square? I was confused at first when I read your latest due to the differences regarding Malcom’s father and Raoul, as well as the “truth” coming out (I’m trying not to reveal any spoiler just in case), which differs from Secrets of a Lady and Beneath a Silent Moon.
    Can’t wait for your next release!

  53. Tracy Grant Says:

    Hi Sruthi! I’m so thrilled my books got you started on historical mysteries – what a compliment! Yes, in my mind the Charles and Mélanie and Malcolm and Suzanne are the same, but with Berkeley Square I think of the Malcolm and Suzanne books sort of entering a “parallel universe” – it was the only way I could catch up the two series so I could write the books I wanted to write set after “The Mask of Night.” I tell myself that Malcolm/Charles and Mélanie/Suzanne lead such adventurous lives it’s no wonder there different chronicles of their adventures using different names🙂. The book I’m currently writing (there’s a teaser in the Blog a few weeks back) is the book I planned to write after “Mask of Night” which centers around the children’s governess, Laura Dudley, being accused of murder.

    Hope that helps! Let me know if you have more questions.

  54. michael tielmman Says:

    not sure why some books are Tracy others Teresa when they are in the same series, make it confusing to follow and understand their order

    1. Tracy Grant Says:

      I’m so sorry for the confusion, Michael. The name change is at the request of Kensington when I wrote for them and they wanted my name to sound more historical. Since most of my readers continued to know me as Tracy, it made sense to go back to that with NYLA. The FAQ page on my website has more about series order, but feel free to post questions if I can clarify.

  55. Judy Dove Says:

    So confused…..are Malcolm and Charles the same person(also Suaznne/Melanie) or not??? I really enjoyed Vienna Waltz…thinking it was the first in a series…only to discover here there is a whole other series and a whole possible other backstory. For someone who likes continuity and wants to go from point A to Point B Iam really puzzled how this all fits together.
    Needless to say i really enjoyed Vienna Waltz, or I wouldn’t be asking these questions! I want more…and don’t know where to go next????

  56. Tracy Grant Says:

    I’m thrilled you enjoyed Vienna Waltz, Judy and so sorry you are confused! Yes, Malcolm and Suzanne and Charles and Melanie are essentially the same characters. The story lines for all the books up through The Paris Plot hold true for both series. With The Berkeley Square Affair, the Rannoch books essentially move into a parallel universe – that book covers some of the same revelations and events as Beneath a Silent Moon, Secrets of a Lady, and The Mask of Night, in a different way, to catch the two series up. If you want to continue with the series, I would suggest reading the Rannoch books up through the latest, The Mayfair Affair, and then, if you want, reading the three Fraser books to get an alternate take on some of the same events.

    I hope this helps. There is more info in the FAQ on this site, and also feel free to ask my more questions.

    I hope you continue with the series!

  57. Judy Dove Says:

    Thanks so much Tracy! I will forge ahead with the Rannoch series, and then go back as suggested. Looking forward to it all. Thanks for your interesting novels!!

    1. Tracy Grant Says:

      Wonderful, Judy! So glad you will continue with the series. Keep me posted as you read!

  58. Beth Wynne Says:

    I started the series reading Vienna Waltz, and very much want to read in chronological order as best I can. Which book should I read next? I am loving this book. I’m almost addicted to historical mysteries, with a touch of romance thrown in for good measure. This book feeds my addiction perfectly.

    1. Tracy Grant Says:

      So glad to hear you discovered the series and are enjoying it, Beth! I would read Imperial Scandal next, then Paris Affiar, Paris Plot, Berkeley Square Affair, Mayfair Affair, Incident in Berkeley Square, London Gambit (which will be out in May). His Spanish Bride and London Interlude, both novelllas, are prequels, so you could read them at any point, but in terms of spoilers I would wait until after Imperial Scandal, because there’s a big twist in the series that they spoil.

      Once you get through Mayfair Affair, you could read the Charles & Mélanie books as a sort of alternate universe that veers off after Paris Plot.

      Hope that makes sense. Feel free to ask more questions, and there’s a bit more in the FAQ on my website.

  59. Nikki Tolino Says:

    I’m sooo confused with the reading order.😦 I love the stories but each time I pick up a book, I’ve not a clue what the characters or the story is referring to and to my dismay I’ve missed a book or I’m reading ahead. Help! What is the reading order?

  60. Carole Underwood Says:

    Since this topic comes up frequently, I have a suggestion taken from Stephanie Lawrence’s series about the Cynsters. Inside each book is a family tree that contains the characters and their wives AND a number that tells the title of the book. You books don’t see the family tree part, but a key to the historical order of the books and asterisks for alternative names would be very helpful. This visual key could be updated with each new novel and printed in every book as well as on your website. Please consider this!

  61. Yaeko England Says:

    Useful article . I loved the insight ! Does someone know if my assistant could get ahold of a fillable IRS TD F 90-22.1 document to fill out ?

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