Suzette Hollingsworth grew up in Wyoming and Texas, went to college in Sewanee, Tennessee, lived in Europe two summers, and now resides in beautiful Washington state with her cartoonist husband and five cats.
Suzette has written the Daughters of the Empire trilogy, published by Bookstrand, in which the daughter of each union is the heroine of the sequel novel. Other projects include a Sherlock Holmes anthology in which Mrs. Hudson’s niece soon learns that the Great Detective has more in store for her than washing jars and labeling specimens. Facing criminals at gunpoint Maribelle can deal with, but she must face the most horrifying danger of all: Miss deBeauvais’ Finishing School for Young Ladies. Suzette also collaborates on a web-comic with her husband, Clint Hollingsworth, which has readers in sixty countries, www.startingfromscratch.com.
Suzette’s hobbies are theatre, opera, and ballet as a viewer and snorkeling, dance, and tropical vacations as a participant. She loves playing the flute and traveling with her husband. Her favorite music is opera, Little Richard, and bluegrass. She is still in touch with her 5th grade Sunday School Teacher. She admits to being a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll with a passion for all things Jane Austen. Suzette also loves her Seattle pals and Girls’ Beach Party week-ends with her Texas SHS graduating class.
Love finds him, in the most devastating manner possible. In the terror and shock of being abandoned by his beloved family, the young Prince Alejandro denies his feelings and his very being, bonding irrevocably to the only thing he has left—Espana. As he was born and bred to do, Alejandro gives his life to Spain. Now grown, Prince Alejandro is charming, handsome, the most powerful man in his country—and unable to connect to either himself or anyone else. It's the clash of the titan egos between a Parisian diva opera singer and the crown prince of Spain. The prince cannot tolerate Nicolette when she speaks, but he must confront the bizarre truth that when she sings, this prima donna is the miraculous key to his transformation.
A closet Victorian psychic's powers destroy her dreams and outcast her from society. The Captain of the Princess Royals' 7th Dragoon Guards' life is in grave danger when, on the day of Miss Alita Stanton's presentation to society at the Queen's Ball, a vision of the Black Panther overtakes her. The captain kills an Egyptian friend in the Battle of Tel-El-Kebir, winning Egypt and the Suez Canal for Britain, creating two orphans in the process, and placing his life in the balance. Outcast and ruined from recounting her vision, Alita must travel to a fashionable venue to save her societal standing. Once in Egypt, she meets the last person she wants to see—the Black Panther of her vision—and the man of her dreams. But the academic earl of Ravensdale and Princess Royals' captain will not marry a quack or a soothsayer. Alita must choose between her happiness—and his.