Anne Gallagher was a professional chef for more than twenty years. Now, she writes Regency Romance with heroines who are not afraid to speak their minds. Her heroes, on the other hand, do not realize when they've met their match. Sparks fly, sexual tension sizzles, but never spills out of the pan, so-to-speak. Anne believes you don't have to end up in the bedroom to have a good book.
Currently, Anne lives in the Foothills of the Piedmont in North Carolina with her daughter, three dogs and a cat named Henry David Thoreau.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a little ocean side town in Rhode Island. My teenage summers were spent working at the local ice cream parlour and getting a tan (before that became bad for you). We didn't have a television (by choice) and the only thing to do was read. I cut my teeth on historical romance, bodice rippers and Highlander stories, and Fabio graced every cover. I loved losing myself in different places, not to mention different eras. Somehow though, I found the Regency period and I've never looked back.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was about a 70's rock band. I must have been seventeen. I still have it. Found it in a box of old papers when we moved. It totally stinks, is riddled with bad dialogue, and a horrible plot, but it means something to me because way back then, I knew this is what I wanted to do with my life. I wanted to be a writer.
When Lady Hope Curtiss is kidnapped, she is saved by a man she doesn’t recognize. Her heart falls in love with him, but when she finds that the Earl of Helmsway has been instrumental in her care, Hope is torn between her mystery man and her knight in shining armor.
When Lady Faith Curtiss meets the new curate, her heart is seized. Peter Williams is all that is good and kind in a man. However, her uncle is looking in another direction for Faith—the Earl-next-door. Faith rejects the idea of taking her rightful place in Society, just for propriety’s sake and is torn between marrying for the money or fighting for her heart’s desire.
Book One in the Ladies of Dunbury Series - When Henry Wade finally returns from the Army to claim his father’s title, he has no idea what to do with his six orphaned nieces except to marry them off. The first book in the new series Ladies of Dunbury by Anne Gallagher.
Anne Gallagher's best-selling Regency romance series The Reluctant Grooms Volume Three includes -- Lady Olivia's Undoing -- The Lady's Secret -- The Seduction of Mr. Summerville -- When All Hope Is Lost
Lady Olivia is a woman bereft – she’s lost the man she loved, her home of nearly forty years, and her title. Never one to back down from a fight, this time she walks away. There’s nothing left for her in London. She plans to live out the rest of her solitary life at a quaint little estate near Brighton.
Until the unthinkable happens and the man of her dreams walks through her front door.
American shipbuilder, Stephen Summerville has a bit of a dilemma when he meets two very beautiful English sisters. However, when confronted by the aristocratic father he never knew, deciding on a wife seems like a small task in comparison to what he must decide for his future.
From the moment Lady Ariana Leighton met Mr. Stephen Summerville, she lost her heart. However, when Mr. Summerville was introduced to her younger sister Arabella, Ariana knew that Stephen had lost his.
Ariana surrendered the notion of love with Stephen Summerville.
Yet, she left a tiny piece of her heart open – hope would always remain.
Lady Olivia, Duchess of Caymore, is one of the most powerful women in London. Since the death of her husband a decade earlier, Olivia has kept a secret from Society. One, that if discovered, would ruin her.
At the Boxing Day Ball, a malicious trick uncovers Olivia’s skeleton. Humiliated, she flees Society – disgraced. Enquiries to her whereabouts turn up nothing. Lady Olivia has disappeared.
When Dianne Lessard secures a job as a French teacher for a private school, her life begins again. However, when her teaching methods go awry can Dianne rise above her failures and conquer the headmistress's disappointment?
A dashing Naval Captain also poses an interesting dilemma -- and Dianne is caught between her independence and marriage and family.
When Lady Penelope Leighton masquerades as a traveling companion, she doesn't expect to fall in love with a lowly steward and when he asks for her hand, she must decide whether to give up her life in the aristocracy or follow her heart.
Rich, titled, and handsome, Winsbarren wanders through Society searching for a wife. He doesn't understand why he can't find one. When one of his friends takes up his cause, Winsbarren realizes the woman he was looking for was right under his nose the whole time.
Being a spy is never easy, and Lord Greenleigh holds secrets that several foreign governments would kill for. When he meets the lovely Lady Ryder, Greenleigh realizes she has secrets of her own. As she becomes embroiled in a deadly game of cat and mouse, will Greenleigh be able to save her?
A simple trip to the Scottish Highlands finds the Duke of Cantin with a bride he does not want. With her impeccable beauty, and fiery disposition, Fiona takes society by storm. As their prearranged divorce proceedings draw near, can Fiona change his mind?
Davingdale wants nothing to do with Society. His fondest wish – to rebuild his dilapidated horse barn. Until he meets the enigmatic “Miss Ophelia Cummings”. When their paths cross, Thomas is drawn to her like no one before. However, Fate deals a cruel blow when a chance meeting is thwarted by mere moments. Will Thomas discover who the lady truly is?
When Lady Violet Flowers becomes governess to the Marquess of Haverlane's daughter, her gentle care and affection for the little girl turn the curmudgeonly Marquess' eye in her direction. However, a woman from his past wants Haverlane and will do anything to get him. Will Fate intervene?