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General Information

Name:  Laurie Brown  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

The author lives in Glendale Heights, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Laurie Brown ia an author and teaches writing at the College of Dupage. She writes historical, contemporary, and paranormal romances. She has been a Golden Heart finalist twice and has received the Service Award from the Chicago-North Chapter of Romance Writers of America.

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Titles At Your Library

The Night We Kissed
ISBN: 0821774387

Zebra. 2003

Southern belle Cordelia Weston embarks on an adventure of a lifetime when she goes undercover in London to find her sister's missing fiance - a mission that leads her into the arms of Viscount Deering, who has been ordered by the Diplomatic Corps to expose a Confederate spy. Original.

The Truth About Cassandra (Zebra Ballad Romance)
ISBN: 0821774379

Zebra. 2003

When Anne Weathersby, who has embarked on a secret and scandalous career as a novelist, saves the life of the Earl of Marsfield, giving him only her pen name of Cassandra, she learns that her secret identity is in danger of being exposed when the Earl becomes obsessed with finding her. Original.

The Christmas Wedding (Zebra Historical Romance)
ISBN: 0821777637

Zebra. 2004

When she discovers that she is related to a duke, American Matty Maxwell, a struggling single mother, arrives in London at the behest of the Queen of England to be reunited with her noble relative, a journey that brings about a surprising romance. Original.

Hundreds of Years to Reform a Rake
ISBN: 1402210132

Sourcebooks Casablanca. 2007

A modern career woman thrust back in time into the glittering Regency period and the arms of an unscrupulous rake...

Josephine Drummond is a professional paranormal researcher (aka, a ghostbuster) hired to prove that the ghost of Lord Deverell Thornton, the very handsome Earl and a notorious rake in his time, haunts the crumbling Waite Castle. But the ghost drags Josephine back to the Regency period to help him try to prevent the swindle that impoverished the Earl and threatens to turn his castle into a most undignified modern-day tourist attraction.

Josephine has to contend with being a modern career woman trying to navigate the complex social scene of the Regency period, make sure no one discovers her real identity and unmask a charlatan. But all of these are easier than resisting her undeniable attraction to the Earl, who is clearly determined to sweep her off her feet.

What Would Jane Austen Do?
ISBN: 1402218311

Sourcebooks Casablanca. 2009

When a modern woman goes back to Jane Austen's time, she needs to know...everything!

When Eleanor agrees to travel back in time to prevent a deadly duel, but she doesn't know how to behave, what to say, and most to tell a villain from a rake.

The captivating, infuriating, and mysterious Lord Shermont is a renowned rake and womanizer-but is he also a dangerous cutthroat and spy? Eleanor has to get up close and personal to find out, otherwise, she could fall into a most shocking scandal.

Thankfully, Miss Jane Austen herself arrives on the scene, with sage guidance and a twinkle in her eye, to help Eleanor navigate countryhouse society and the dangerous terrain of her own heart.

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"Highly original. If you're in the market for a different kind of historical romance, or you enjoy stories filled with period detail, Hundreds of Years to Reform a Rake is a solid bet."―
"Brown's ending was clever and I never suspected Josie would choose the path she takes. I would recommend Hundreds of Years to Reform a Rake to anyone who enjoys paranormals, and even Regency fans who don't usually read them. Brown did an excellent job of combining the two genres."―
"A very enjoyable read with Josie a feisty and independent character, and Deverell the ghost and Deverell the man both also very appealing." ―
"Humor, mystery, ghosts, history, and... pure fun."―
"A fresh tale that is as charming as it is hot!"―
"You'll be transported to another time and won't want to return until the very last page is digested."―

The Death of Bridezilla
ISBN: 0755353153

Little Black Dress. 2010

Rachel Gibson meets spine-tingling suspense in this fabulous romantic thriller from debut Little Black Dress author, Laurie Brown

After the collapse of her wedding-planning business, Caroline Tucker returns to her childhood New Mexico home, hoping to leave recent troubles behind her. But then she agrees to help organise her cousin's wedding, and it's not long before her frustration levels with the hellish Barbara reach breaking point. Driving through a local beauty spot the morning of the wedding, Caroline is shocked to discover the tangled pink mess of Barbara's car, and even more so when she's arrested for her murder. Suddenly she finds herself face-to-face with Sheriff Travis Beaumont, the ruggedly handsome cop who also happens to be her ex-husband. Caroline had hoped she'd never see Travis again now she'll have to find a way of working closely with him to have any chance of proving her innocence...

Over His Dead Body (A Little Black Dress Book)
ISBN: 0755353161

Little Black Dress. 2011

Discover Laurie Brown's latest gripping tale of bodies, burial grounds and romantic suspense!

Ever since Caroline Tucker moved back home from Hollywood to the bright lights of Haven, New Mexico, she's been trying (and failing) to avoid her ex-husband, Town Sherriff Travis Beaumont. Then, when her niece stumbles across the perfectly preserved body of a cowboy at Girl Scout camp, Caroline has no choice but to give Travis a call. But is this actually a crime scene? Or just a potential tourist attraction? As the mystery of the mummy unravels, Travis digs up some sinister evidence. And the more Caroline tries to keep away from trouble - and Travis - the more they come knocking at her door...

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