Once upon a time a young couple named Romeo and Juliet met and fell in love. You probably know that story, and how it ended (hint: badly). Only here’s the thing: That’s not how it ended at all.
Romeo and Juliet are alive and well and the parents of seven kids. I’m the oldest, with the emphasis on ‘old’—a certified spinster at twenty, and happy to stay that way. It’s not easy to keep your taste for romance with parents like mine. Picture it—constant monologues, passionate declarations, fighting, making up, making out . . . it’s exhausting.
Each time they’ve presented me with a betrothal, I’ve set out to find the groom-to-be a more suitable bride. After all, someone sensible needs to stay home and manage this household. But their latest match, Duke Stephano, isn’t so easy to palm off on anyone else. The debaucher has had three previous wives—all of whom met unfortunate ends. Conscience forbids me from consigning another woman to that fate. As it turns out, I don’t have to . . .
At our betrothal ball—where, quite by accident, I meet a beautiful young man who makes me wonder if perhaps there is something to love at first sight—I stumble upon Duke Stephano with a dagger in his chest. But who killed him? His late wives’ families, his relatives, his mistress, his servants—half of Verona has motive. And when everyone around the Duke begins dying, disappearing, or descending into madness, I know I must uncover the killer . . . before death lies on me like an untimely frost. — A DAUGHTER OF FAIR VERONA publishing June 25, 2024 in hardcover, audiobook and eBook.
To celebrate this new direction in my story-telling, an entirely new website has been created for A DAUGHTER OF FAIR VERONA. The URL is the series name: Daughter of Montague. The symbols from the cover warn that murder and mystery lie ahead. Tour the website and use the survey to let us know what you think… The survey will pop up on its own or you can use this link: https://daughterofmontague.com/new-site-popup-survey/
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Right now, there’s only one recipe for the fruit and nut bread I ate every day for breakfast in Verona. I loved that stuff, and I translated it to the frozen white bread dough you get at the grocery store so it’s easy and fast. As time goes on, I’ll be adding recipes because, as you know, I love eating and one of my favorite parts of writing A DAUGHTER OF FAIR VERONA was the food research. Yes, yes, I’m a food nerd.
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Enjoy your trip to fair Verona via the new Daughter of Montague website, and happy reading!
“Christina Dodd’s A Daughter of Fair Verona is the book I didn’t even know I was waiting for—fun funny charming and absolutely delightful. IfShi you’re looking for a novel to sweep you away and lift your spirits look no further.” —Kristin Hannah #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Women
“Shakespeare may roll over—then he’ll sit up and applaud!!” —Mary Bly (Eloisa James), Shakespearean professor and New York Times bestselling author of LIZZIE AND DANTE.
“A tour de force! Witty, charming, snarky and just plain fun. Shakespeare is going to wish he’d written this!” —Susan Mallery, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Who has the audacity to write a book about Romeo and Juliet’s daughter? Christina Dodd, that’s who! With its twisty plot and engaging characters, A DAUGHTER OF FAIR VERONA is charming, funny, and totally engaging. First I smiled, then I chuckled, then I laughed out loud. It’s fresh, audacious, and altogether captivating. It’s such a treat to read something I haven’t read a thousand times before. I highly recommend.” —Susan Elizabeth Phillips, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A sharp, determined heroine, a clever historical mystery, sparkling wit, a unique setting, family drama and a dash of romance. I loved it! A DAUGHTER OF FAIR VERONA is the ultimate fan fiction.” —Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author of THE NIGHT ISLAND.
“This delightful, fast-paced mystery is a balm for the soul, with an ending that’s not only satisfying but leaves you wanting more of this heroine, this family, and Christina Dodd’s playful and clever voice.” —Megan Chance, bestselling author of A Splendid Ruin
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