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AnneMarie Brear is an author specializing in sagas and historical romance fiction. Originally from Yorkshire, United Kingdom, she now resides in New South Wales, Australia. Her love for history developed during her time living in England in the 1980s, where she frequently visited ancient English houses and became fascinated by the stories hidden within their walls. This intrigue led her to explore her own family tree, castles, and ancestral estates, incorporating her findings into her works of fiction.
Brear’s novels predominantly take place in Australia and Yorkshire, spanning the time period from WWII to the Victorian era. Since publishing her debut novel in 2006, she has become an Amazon bestselling author, having written over two dozen historical family sagas and romance fiction novels. Her talent has been recognized with numerous awards and nominations, including a Ruby Award nomination from the Romance Writers Australia chapter.
As a child, Brear developed a passion for reading, encouraged by the fact that her mother owned a bookshop. She enjoyed a variety of books, including Enid Blyton’s works and classics like “Black Beauty.” However, her all-time favorite remains “The Silver Brumby” by Elyne Mitchell, which she believes to be an exceptional Australian story.
With a vivid imagination, Brear began writing fan fiction based on Mills & Boon during her teenage years. She also excelled in essay writing during her time in high school. Winning a class contest for creating an alternative ending to a film boosted her confidence in her writing abilities and convinced her that she could captivate readers.
Having established a strong connection with historical fiction, Brear started writing in 1997. However, it wasn’t until two years later that she considered the possibility of getting published. Initially unfamiliar with the publishing process, she diligently submitted her manuscript to various publishers by mail, unaware of the existence of slush piles and the need for literary agents. It took several years, the installation of internet access, and participation in writer forums and groups before she gained a greater understanding of the industry. Eventually, she secured a publishing deal with a US-based publisher through her London-based agent. Robert Hale and other small publishers have also published her works.
With more than forty published works to her name, including series, standalone novels, collections, and novellas, Brear proudly embraces her identity as a successful author.
“Millie” is one of Brear’s novels set in the aftermath of World War II. Millie leaves her cherished family home to live with her husband, Jeremy, a man she believed to be her ideal match. However, after their wedding, Millie discovers that Jeremy suffers from shell shock. Their situation worsens when they move into his dark and cold inherited estate. While Millie makes efforts to support her husband, he grows increasingly distant as he befriends Monty, a mysterious wounded veteran. As doubts and mistrust arise, their marriage is tested, especially when Millie faces a devastating loss, leading her to question her choices and consider the possibility of starting anew in a new country.
In “Prue,” the eponymous character embarks on a journey outside England, guided by her spirited grandmother. Initially seeking only pleasure, Prue soon realizes that India’s allure comes with a price. As family secrets are unveiled, chaos ensues. Prue eventually travels to Italy, where she encounters a man who challenges her perception of herself. Barandon Forster, a single survivor of World War II, becomes Prue’s companion in seeking excitement and adventure through rock climbing and revelry. Their encounter sparks an enchanting and captivating tale.
“Cece” is set in the Scottish Highlands and tells the story of Cece, who unexpectedly inherits a small cottage she never desired. Feeling overshadowed by her siblings’ more intriguing gifts, Cece reluctantly takes on the responsibility of selling the family home. However, when she becomes abandoned by her supposed soulmate, she finds solace and unexpected surprises in the dilapidated cottage. As Cece retreats from the world, she shares her newfound home with a homeless orphan and attracts attention within the small village. Amidst this backdrop, she develops an undeniable connection with a school teacher who sees her as more than just a tenant.
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