Bestselling Author of Historical Fiction

Marie Tremayne

Marie Tremayne graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in English Language and Literature. While there, a copy of Pride and Prejudice ended up changing her life, and she decided to study the great books of the Regency and Victorian eras. Now she enjoys writing her own tales set in the historical period she loves.
Marie lives with her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

"Romance readers whose must-have checklists include brooding heroes tortured by their past and plucky Cinderella heroines unafraid to break the rules will definitely find Tremayne’s impressive debut simply irresistible."


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Lady in Waiting

Best First Book Winner RITA® award!


Nominated for two RITA® awards!

Fleeing a family scandal, Clara assumes a new identity and takes a job as maid at the Earl of Ashworth’s estate. But when sparks fly, she’s not sure how long her deception can last... (BookBub)

“Simply irresistible.” (Booklist).

The Viscount Can Wait

A widow must brave the London season to find a match that will secure the best future for her young daughter — but it’s her brother’s rakish best friend who captures her heart! Can Viscount Evanston convince Lady Eliza Cartwick that he’s more than just a dashing rogue? (BookBub)

“Utterly delightful!” (Valerie Bowman, author of A Duke Like No Other)

Waiting For a Rogue

Lady Caroline is determined not to marry, especially since her parents would like so very much to be rid of her. Her resistance starts to slip, however, upon meeting her new neighbor -- the same despicable American who booted her best friend from the Cartwick estate!

"A lovely new voice in romance." (Caroline Linden, USA Today bestselling author)


In Audio


Lady in Waiting - Audiobook Available Now!
The Viscount Can Wait - Audiobook Available Now!
Waiting for a Rogue - Audiobook Available Now!




Upcoming Events


Saturday, August 19, 2023 -- 1:00-3:00 PM PST   Bookstore Romance Day 2023
Inklings Bookshop
5629 Summitview Ave
Yakima, WA 98908


Past Events


Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm   Bookstore Romance Day 2022
Inklings Bookshop
5629 Summitview Ave
Yakima, WA 98908
Saturday, August 21, 2021 -- 2:00-4:00 PM PST   Bookstore Romance Day
Inklings Bookshop
Yakima, WA
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 -- 6PM PST / 9PM EST   Instagram Live with Julia Quinn
Sunday, October 27, 2019 2-5PM   Buns & Roses Romance Tea for Literacy Hosted by the Richardson Adult Literacy Center
Hyatt Regency North Dallas, Richardson, TX
Saturday, July 27, 2019 3-5PM   "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing
RWA2019 - New York Marriott Marquis
April 5-7, 2019   Avon KissCon, Chicago - A Weekend Affair
Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Friday, March 15, 2019: 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Author Signing: 6:30-7:30
  Emerald City Comic Con - Romance in Nerdom Panel
WA State Convention Center 603
Sunday, February 10 2019 2PM   Romance Authors Panel Discussion with Julia Quinn, Cathy Maxwell, and Vivienne Lorret
The Historic Artcraft Theatre, Franklin, IN
Saturday, January 26, 2019 10-12PM   HarperCollins Booth Signing with Julia Quinn, ALA Midwinter Meeting
WA State Convention Center
October 22-26, 2018   THE VISCOUNT CAN WAIT blog tour
hosted by Pure Textuality PR
Saturday, October 27 2018 6-8pm   Passport to Romance Reader Event
Bellevue Westin
Saturday, July 21, 2018 3PM   "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing
RWA2018 - Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Friday, July 20, 2018 6:30-8:30pm   Avon & Babe Rose Reader Event at The Tattered Cover
Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO
Saturday, March 31, 2018 4PM   Avon KISSCON, Kansas City with Lenora Bell, Lori Foster, Linda Howard, Cathy Maxwell, Alisha Rai, Jill Shalvis, Jodi Thomas, and Lori Wilde at Woodneath Library Center
Thursday, March 29, 2018 7PM   Powell's Books/Cedar Hills Crossing - Modern Romance & Feminism Reader Event with Eva Leigh, Lenora Bell, and Laura Lee Guhrke
Thursday, March 29, 2018 3-4PM   Live TV interview on "Afternoon Live", KATU-TV (ABC) in Portland, OR
March 13-23, 2018   LADY IN WAITING blog tour hosted by Pure Textuality PR

Lady in Waiting


Imagine being born in a time when your husband is selected for you, and marriage is often treated like any other business transaction. Welcome to Victorian England! Our heroine finds herself struggling with an impossible situation.


Nothing risked, nothing gained. Or so they say! Faced with pleasing her family and enduring a loveless marriage, or freeing herself from it all, including life as she knows it - it won't be easy. Our heroine takes a mighty risk, indeed...


True love awaits! Too bad her risky choice has rendered her ineligible to the man of her dreams. Can our heroine prevail despite the challenges before her? And will our hero be willing to take his own risks to claim her?

The Viscount Can Wait


After losing her husband, our young widow and her child have relied on the kindness of family and friends. Moving on has been difficult, although her relationship with a particular friend has become most problematic...


It had taken no less than her marriage to another for him to realize he was in love with her. They've grown close in the years since her husband's death, but not nearly close enough to suit his burning desire...


She doesn't trust him, but she wants him. Badly. Could he actually be the man she's been needing all this time? And will she ever be able to let her guard down so he can love her the way she deserves?

Waiting For a Rogue


Cast aside by her parents in favor of selfish pursuits, the daughter of a duke is raised by her aunt among the Hampshire countryside. Her rejection teaches her that trust and love are mutually exclusive notions.


Her parents demand she find a husband and release them from financial obligation, so it is the last thing on earth she will grant. Even when she finds the ideal man in a surprising and unexpected place...


As life turns sideways and her beloved aunt's health starts to decline, our heroine is forced to reexamine her priorities. Will she ever allow herself to trust again? And can she do it before the man she's grown to love leaves her too?

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