Romance Author Marie Lavender’s New #Book Release: “Upon Your Return”


My name is Marie Lavender. I am a romance author and I have been writing for over twenty years. I have always wanted to be an author. I’ve spent most of my life trying to fulfill that dream. I recently published my first historical romance novel. I am currently working on the sequels in the Heiresses in Love series.

I have published sixteen books under various pen names. In the past, I had two short stories published in a private university publication. My books are listed below with links for your convenience.

My focus is the romance genre. I write both contemporary and historical romance stories/novels, but I also write literary fiction.

Customer Review

***** Five Star Romance, July 2, 2013
By Robin Bailey

This review is from: Upon Your Return (Kindle Edition)

I am very happy to say that I won this wonderful novel in a Facebook contest! The first thought to grab my attention was the fact that the cover is so stunning. I then proceeded to read the synopsis, which was incredibly intriguing.

I have never read any previous works by this author, so I was very excited to have the chance to read her work now. I read through the reviews posted previously, and I had high expectations, and I must say that Marie did not disappoint.

This period piece novel was obviously done with love, patience, and pride. She brought the characters to life for me! She certainly did her homework on the time period, for she presented a wonderfully written novel that immediately grabbed my historical loving heart!

I am a very picky reader, and I found this book to be so well-written and beautiful, that I was hard-pressed to put it down when I was done! I wanted to skim back to the start and read again. I do not want to give any spoilers out, but I will say that the adventure, twists, and hot romance, is incredible within this book.

You will not be disappointed!

I will go back into Amazon and purchase all of her other works and start reading those. Hail to, Marie Lavender! What a talented and wonderful author. I cannot wait for her next book to come out. It sounds like another winner! Please, buy this talented woman’s work! I really wish I could give her more than five stars!!


About the Author

Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and three cats. She has been writing for over twenty years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands.

At the tender age of nine, she began writing stories. Her imagination fueled a lot of her early child’s play. Even growing up, she entered writing contests and received a certificate for achieving the second round in one.

She majored in Creative Writing in college because that was all she ever wanted – to be a writer. While there, she published two works in a university publication, and was a copy editor on the staff of an online student journal. After graduating from college, she sought out her dream to publish a book.

Since then, Marie has published sixteen books. Marie Lavender’s real love is writing romances, but she has also written mysteries, literary fiction and dabbled a little in paranormal stories. Most of her works have a romantic element involved in them.

Upon Your Return is her first historical romance novel. Feel free to visit her website at for further information about her books and her life. Marie is also on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

A list of her books and pen names are as follows:

Marie Lavender: Upon Your Return

Erica Sutherhome: Hard to Get; Memories; A Hint of Scandal; Without You; Strange Heat; Terror in the Night; Haunted; Pursuit; Perfect Game; A Touch of Dawn; Ransom

**Books by Erica Sutherhome

Kathryn Layne: A Misplaced Life

Heather Crouse: Express Café and Other Ramblings; Ramblings, Musings and Other Things; Soulful Ramblings and Other Worldly Things


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