Exile Available for Pre-Order!

It is 1938, and Austria has just fallen to the Nazis;  Amalia von Schoenenburg’s husband, Rudolf, having been murdered before her eyes. Fleeing to Switzerland with a message for Mr. Winston Churchill, she is accompanied by her two sons and Dr. Andrzej Zaleski, the man she has loved heart and soul since before the Great War. As this little band of exiles struggles to complete its vital mission, Amalia struggles with grief and guilt. She loved her husband and raised two children with him, but how can she deny the passion that has existed, hidden away—the passion of a lifetime?

Exile is the sequel to the award-winning The Last Waltz.

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Paperback edition and other e-formats will be available on release date: January 2, 2015.

 

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G.G.’s Jottings

December, 2014

 

WORK: I only published one book, Lord Grenville’s Choice, this year, but it was an Amazon bestseller, so that was fun. The rest of the year was spent writing Exile, the stand alone sequel to my award-winning The Last Waltz. It has been a real challenge, and I have lived most of my year in 1938, but it is finally done. Look for it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble.com, Kobo, and Smashwords as of JANUARY SECOND. Am currently working on my eighth Regency romance, due out in March, Lord John’s Dilemma.

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FAMILY: We had our first granddaughter, Astrid Carolyn Bailey, join our family in July, this year. Of course, she is beautiful, athletic, smart, and all those things. Our total is now four grandsons and one granddaughter.

Goddess Astrid

Goddess Astrid

We have really enjoyed watching Morgan and Jessi’s Henry grow up under our noses. I spend a lot of time with him and love him to itty bitty bits. Right now he is convinced he is talking, babbling with great vocal inflection.

Henry

Henry

We made the trip to see the California grands three times this year: in January for Jack’s baptism, in July for Astrid’s birth, and in November for Thanksgiving. They came here for Astrid’s blessing, so we have been able to see a lot more of Buffy, Allan, Jack, Micah, Nathan, and Astrid than we usually do. Jack is almost halfway to mission age, enchanted with Greece and everything Greek. Micah is still our quote machine—e.g. wanting to know how to make a “k” so he could put Jack on his “naughty list.” Natie is now the baby who ate New York—at two, he looks like a four year old linebacker.

Jack

Jack

Micah and Friend

Micah and Friend

Natie

Natie

Greg graduated and now has a great job as Manager of Internet Marketing for a local firm. He keeps us laughing with his one liners and continues to develop his exceptional skills as a writer and speaker.

FUN:   We had a couple of wonderful vacations this year. We went to Jackson Hole in early spring for the first time. Fabulous food and great landscapes—especially the Grand Tetons.

In the fall we took a memorable cruise through Canada and New England to see the colors. Quebec was surprisingly beautiful and very “Old World.” We adored everything about Prince Edward Island—there wasn’t a blade of grass out of place on the whole island. It was fun to see all the Anne of Green Gables sights. David’s favorite place for photos was Nova Scotia, particularly the area around Peggy’s Cove. See his Facebook page cover for a terrific photo.

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G.G.’s Jottings

Work:

What is it that they say about the best laid plans? Well, mine have certainly gone astray. When I turned my novel, Exile, over to my editor before I left on my cruise, I was feeling antsy about it. I had worked it over and over, but I knew it wasn’t all it could be. I had actually lost confidence that I had what it took to make it what I hoped it would be. I knew if anyone had the magic elixir, that my editor, Susan Gottfried did. I told her to take her time.

Initially she loved it and “was blown away by it.” Then as she got deeper she saw that I unconsciously switched genres—I moved from character driven to plot driven. It was not a good move. I was not writing true to my best self.

With her help, Exile is undergoing a massive rewrite. At this point I cannot promise how long it will take.

Thank you for your patience. You will get a better book in the end! I promise!

While on my cruise I began a new Regency: Lord John’s Dilemma. Am excited to get back to it after I finish Exile. It tells the story of Lord Grenville’s brother, Major John Lambeth, when he arrives home to Lincolnshire from Waterloo.

 

Family:

All our grandchildren are currently together in California. Morgan, Jessi, and Henry are vacationing there and listening to our grandson Jack (8) give his first talk in Stake Conference! Since he takes after his mother, father, and Papa, we are sure that this will be the first of many talks.

Since I visit Henry and Jessi nearly every day, I have missed them while we have been on our cruise

 

Fun:

Speaking of our cruise . . . we are currently flying over Manhattan on our way home. This vacation was truly a treat. Princess cruises knows how to pamper you. We have had wonderful food, lots of relaxation (and visits to the spa!), and a truly magnificent time in Canada. We were so impressed by its beauty and its people. Our favorite places were Quebec City and Prince Edward Island. They were sparkling clean and totally devoid of any urban blight. The fall colors in Canada and Maine were at their peak, and that was wondrous to see. A stellar vacation by all standards. Thanks to Lord Grenville (my last Regency) for footing the bill!

Click HERE to see David’s magnificent photos of the trip.

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The Celebration Begins!

To prepare for the upcoming release of Exile in mid-October, I am having a promotional offer of $.99 for The Last Waltz: A Novel of Love and War. Readers who have loved this book have been demanding a sequel for the last five years. Only a few more weeks to wait! If you have never read this epic romance, there will never be a better time or a better deal.

Here is what USA Today Bestselling Author Heather B. Moore says about Waltz:

“It’s 1913 and the world is teetering on the brink of World War I. In the critically-acclaimed novel, The Last Waltz, award-winning author GG Vandagriff gives us an amazing glimpse into the volatile politics of Austria during the 1914-1938 era that eventually brings the Austrian people under Hitler’s rule. The Last Waltz is a beautiful story of love, but even more fascinating is learning about the Austrians and their role in the First World War, a century ago.. From the glittering aristocratic society rises a people who plunge whole-heartedly into preserving their country and their heritage, as a grand nation struggles to emerge from the depths of war.” 

Winner of the Whitney Award for Best Historical Novel. 

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Boxed Set on Sale for $.99

This week only Love Unexpected is offered at the promotional price of $.99! 

 

Includes three Regency romances:  The Duke’s Undoing, by yours truly, 

The Stranger She Married, by Donna Hatch, and The Sweetest Kiss, by Marie Higgins. (All Amazon bestselling authors).

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Beloved: United! Box Set

I am one of the authors who has donated a novel (Miss Braithwaite’s Secret: A Regency Romance) to this boxed set. It is my contribution to fight against the bane of plagiarism which has stricken my dear friend and prolific author Rachel Anne Nunes. By buying this boxed set, you will join the fight and help contribute to her significant legal costs. (See Rachel’s statement below). The other two authors are known to me and are very good. Use this opportunity to get to know them! To buy this boxed set, click here.

 

 

 

 

Editorial Note: These stories have been donated by the authors for this box set to help author Rachel Ann Nunes, who in July 2014 had one of her copyrighted novels plagiarized and is now protecting those rights in a court battle. Her fight is not hers alone, and we are standing behind her with our work. Please help us send the message that plagiarizing is not okay. All proceeds will be donated toward legal costs. (Please note that another man has also come forward to confirm that his real-life combat veteran story was also stolen by the same person. Preventing this from happening again is our goal.)

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The Baron and the Bluestocking

 

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G.G.’s Jottings

September, 2014

 

Work:

I have been working on “layering” Exile as I try to create the book that is already in my head. A very taxing job. I pray it will be worth it in the end. I am hoping to publish at the end of September or beginning of October. To all you Waltz readers, thanks for your patience.

.Lord Grenville’s Choice is on sale for 99 cents, September 4-September 6. This book just garnered the coveted 5-star crowned heart review from InD’Tale Magazine.

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I just published my first Alex and Briggie Genealogical Mystery Boxed Set. It contains Cankered RootsOf Deadly Descent, and Tangled Roots. At $3.99 it is a steal!

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Also available on Kobo, itunes, and Nook.

I think I need to relax and write a Regency!

Family:

Our family members are all in good places now. Greg is happy at a new job as e-mail marketing manager for a firm in Pleasant Grove, UT. Morgan, He spends about half his weekends hiking with his friends in Moab.

Jessi, and Henry are enjoying having the Judd grandparents home from their mission. I get to see Henry at least 3 times a week. He and my exercise pool are located in close proximity to one another.,IMG_0394

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buffy and Allan continue to integrate the future Amazon Goddess, Astrid, into the family. She is growing like a Bailey.  Natie is cheering “Go, Go, Dodgers” as he explores two syllable words. Micah has inherited a wealth of new superhero costumes and goes about saving the world daily. Jack is finding third grade “boring” as he tries to adjust to school after an event-packed summer.

Natie

Natie

Jack

Jack

 

Micah and Friend

Micah and Friend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goddess Astrid

Goddess Astrid

Fun:

Our cruise down the St. Lawrence Seaway and into New England is approaching, however my Canadian friend has told us to take jackets, hats, and gloves as it is likely to be cold! It is going to be a race to see if I can get Exile out before we leave! We look forward to exploring Quebec Province, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Bar Harbor, Maine, and revisiting old haunts in Boston and NYC. Hopefully, a few leaves will be left clinging to the trees!

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Alex and Briggie Boxed Set

My first three Alex and Briggie Genealogical Mysteries are now available in a boxed set for $3.99!

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Alexandra Campbell is a thirty-something widow whose husband, Stewart, died in a terrorist plane crash. Amidst her grieving, she is trying to assemble her late husband’s family tree in Scotland, where they lived. Thus she meets Brighamina Poulson (Briggie) a sixty-something widow whose family tree interconnects with Stewart’s. Brim-full of life and confidence, Briggie sweeps Alex into the exciting world of Family History and takes her home to the states. They form their own research company, RootSearch, Inc., using their combined expertise to unravel many a complicated family tree. What they don’t expect is to encounter murders which can only be solved by a genealogist who holds all the family secrets! Family historians cannot, by nature, resist a mystery! Alex and Briggie tangle with the law, with dysfunctional families, and with the heirs to fortunes, often coming to bodily harm. However, armed with the truth and Briggie’s deer rifle. they always get their man!
Cankered Roots: Alex sets about to uncover her own deeply buried family history, uncovering secrets that lead to murder and mayhem
.Of Deadly Descent: Alex and Briggie journey to France and England to find a missing branch of Alex’s family who deserves part of her fortune.

Tangled Roots: Hired to do a genogram of a troubled teenager, Alex and Briggie soon uncover a family tree replete with murder and branches of missing heirs.

Also available on itunes, Apple, and Nook.

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