Writer of Historical Romance

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.

Lady in Waiting is Marie Tremayne’s debut romance novel and was a finalist in the GSRWA’s 2014 Emerald City Opener Contest. Its sequel, The Viscount Can Wait, was a finalist in the 2015 ECO Contest. Marie lives with her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

My passion

Once, in college, I was sick - laid up in bed for two weeks. My friend came over, and brought me a copy of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. I am ashamed to say my initial reaction was one of surprise and disdain. Seriously, I was already miserable and she expected me to slog through some old book?

Thankfully, I gave it a chance and it ended up changing my life. I loved it! And I started taking every course I could find that focused on the literature of the Regency and Victorian periods. I read everything from Austen to the Brontë sisters, Dickens to George Eliot, Mary Shelley and beyond. But out of all the novels I have read, that first book will always hold a special place in my heart. It was the gateway to my passion.

My work on Lady in Waiting started in 2014, and I submitted it to the Emerald City Opener Contest, put on by the GSRWA. I was astonished with the results...I took third place in Historical Romance! In October 2015, I was honored once again by winning second place in the Emerald City Opener contest for Historical Romance entries with my next book, The Viscount Can Wait.

Now, I am thrilled to announce that my trilogy will soon be published through Avon Impulse! Lady in Waiting is set for release in March 2018, with The Viscount Can Wait and Worth the Wait to follow! More details coming soon!

Thank you to my very supportive family and friends, agent, and editor. And thank you, future reader!
I can't wait to share my books with the world.

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?

Worth the Wait


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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