Tiffany Girl

Jude Law and Sandra Bullock were the inspiration for Reeve and Flossie.

How Does A Modern Woman Find Her Way in 1893 NYC? BY BREAKING EVERY RULE.

How Does A Modern Woman Find Her Way in 1893 NYC? BY BREAKING EVERY RULE.

A tall, bulked up Jude Law was my inspiration for Reeve.

A tall, bulked up Jude Law was my inspiration for Reeve.

Sandra Bullock was my inspiration for Flossie.

Sandra Bullock was my inspiration for Flossie.

Fair Play

Ryan Gosling and Gwyneth Paltrow were the inspiration for Hunter and Billy.

What do a lady doctor and World's Fair guard have in common? NOTHING! ... Push comes to shove when these two collide at the Chicago World's Fair.

What do a lady doctor and World's Fair guard have in common? NOTHING! ... Push comes to shove when these two collide at the Chicago World's Fair.

Gwyneth Paltrow is who I would cast as Billy Jack Tate.

Gwyneth Paltrow is who I would cast as Billy Jack Tate.

A bulked up Ryan Gosling is who I would cast as Hunter Scott.

A bulked up Ryan Gosling is who I would cast as Hunter Scott.

It Happened at the Fair

Our friend Daniel and our daughter Tennessee provided inspiration for Cullen and Della.

Chicago. 1893. A FAIR of the heart.

Chicago. 1893. A FAIR of the heart.

I would cast my daughter as Della Wentworth.

I would cast my daughter as Della Wentworth.

I would cast our friend Daniel as Cullen McNamara.

I would cast our friend Daniel as Cullen McNamara.

Love on the Line

Paul Walker and Rachel McAdams were the inspiration for Luke and Georgie.

Is her curiosity dialing up love ... or a whole mess of trouble?

Is her curiosity dialing up love ... or a whole mess of trouble?

I would cast Rachel McAdams as Georgie Gail.

I would cast Rachel McAdams as Georgie Gail.

I would have cast the late Paul Walker as Luke Palmer.

I would have cast the late Paul Walker as Luke Palmer.

Maid to Match

Josh Holloway and Elizabeth Taylor were the inspiration for Mack and Tillie.

She needs to tame his manners ... but can he tame her heart?

She needs to tame his manners ... but can he tame her heart?

Elizabeth Taylor was the inspiration for Tillie Reese.

Elizabeth Taylor was the inspiration for Tillie Reese.

I would cast a bulked up Josh Holloway as Mack Danvers.

I would cast a bulked up Josh Holloway as Mack Danvers.

Beguiled

A model from the Neil Hamil Modeling Agency and some random guy I saw in a magazine were the inspiration for Rylee and Logan.

What must he sacrifice to catch the villain who threatens everything?

What must he sacrifice to catch the villain who threatens everything?

This model was the inspiration for Logan Woods.

This model was the inspiration for Logan Woods.

This model was the inspiration for Rylee Monroe.

This model was the inspiration for Rylee Monroe.

By the way, when I emailed J. Mark Bertrand (co-author) the image for Luke, he emailed back the below and said he'd been thinking more along those lines--though he didn't have a shirtless one to share with me. LOL.

A Bride in the Bargain

Matthew McConaughey and a model from the Neil Hamil Modeling Agency were inspiration for Joe and Anna.

Everything's set for their wedding ... now somebody needs to tell the bride.

Everything's set for their wedding ... now somebody needs to tell the bride.

A model was the inspiration for Anna Ivey.

A model was the inspiration for Anna Ivey.

I would cast a bulked up Matthew McConaughey as Joe Denton.

I would cast a bulked up Matthew McConaughey as Joe Denton.

It was our daughter, Tennessee, however, who was on the front cover. When my publisher found out she was a model, they invited her to be on the cover. They cropped off her features, but every time I look at it, I think, "There's my girl's sweet chin and smile."

Courting Trouble

Kate Hudson was inspiration for Essie Spreckelmeyer. I can't find my photos for her beaus, I'm afraid, so you'll have to use your imagination. They weren't based on any celebrities, though.

She has one mission: Find a husband.

She has one mission: Find a husband.

I would cast Kate Hudson as Essie Spreckelmeyer.

I would cast Kate Hudson as Essie Spreckelmeyer.

Deep in the Heart of Trouble

Kate Hudson and a young Hugh Jackman were the inspiration for Essie and Tony.

Is it love ... or are the deep in the heart of trouble?

Is it love ... or are the deep in the heart of trouble?

I would cast Kate Hudson as Essie Spreckelmeyer.

I would cast Kate Hudson as Essie Spreckelmeyer.

I cast a young Hugh Jackman as Tony Morgan.

I cast a young Hugh Jackman as Tony Morgan.

The Measure of a Lady

Models from the Neil Hamil Agency were the inspiration for Johnnie and Rachel.

When the rules don't count, how's a girl to measure up?

When the rules don't count, how's a girl to measure up?

I used this model as inspiration for Rachel Van Buren.

I used this model as inspiration for Rachel Van Buren.

I used this model as inspiration for Johnnie Parker.

I used this model as inspiration for Johnnie Parker.

A Bride Most Begrudging

For my very first book, I used pictures I found in magazines as inspiration for Constance, Drew, and Josh.

Do you believe in love at first *fight*?

Do you believe in love at first *fight*?

I was well into the writing of the novel when I first saw this picture in a magazine. I gasped and thought, "That's her! That's Constance as a child." I tore the sheet out of the magazine and used it to solidify her features in my mind--especially her eyes and the shape of her lips. If I had to pick out an actress to cast as Constance today, I'd chose Emma Stone--especially with the way her hair was worn in the movie *The Help.*

I was well into the writing of the novel when I first saw this picture in a magazine. I gasped and thought, "That's her! That's Constance as a child." I tore the sheet out of the magazine and used it to solidify her features in my mind--especially her eyes and the shape of her lips.

If I had to pick out an actress to cast as Constance today, I'd chose Emma Stone--especially with the way her hair was worn in the movie *The Help.*

A young Tom Selleck was the inspiration for Drew O'Connor.

A young Tom Selleck was the inspiration for Drew O'Connor.

This also came from a magazine and it was my inspiration for Josh O'Connor. I know. I know. You want his story. I'll tell you what I tell everyone else when they ask ... I put my hands over my ears and say, "La la la la la la la." The main reason is I prefer to keep my books set in America and Josh's story takes place in England. I'll never say never, but I wouldn't want anyone to hold their breath. :)

This also came from a magazine and it was my inspiration for Josh O'Connor. I know. I know. You want his story.

I'll tell you what I tell everyone else when they ask ... I put my hands over my ears and say, "La la la la la la la."

The main reason is I prefer to keep my books set in America and Josh's story takes place in England. I'll never say never, but I wouldn't want anyone to hold their breath. :)