More News for A Rather Lovely Fan Club!

December 20, 2015

Tags: novels, travel, suspense, Côte d’Azur, French Riviera, England, France, Italy, great food and wine, vintage car, Penny-and-Jeremy, "a sympatico duo"

Hello everybody,

My newest, forthcoming book is on its way! It's a stand-alone novel that will be published in hardcover, ebook and audiobook on August 9, 2016. Stay tuned for more info to come.

Meanwhile, many, many thanks for all the "Lovely-Curious-Charming-Remarkable" e-mails and comments from "Rather" readers around the world! I've been delighted to hear that so many of you have shared my novels with friends and family. There will be more adventures coming for Penny and Jeremy, too.

Note: if you're looking for your posted comment, the most recent ones at the bottom of the group. Of course, for those of you who still prefer to correspond privately with me, you can continue to click the "E-Mail the Author" button at the top of every page here.

Warmest regards,

C.A. Belmond


  1. January 12, 2012 11:43 PM EST
    When are you going to write a script and make these wonderful stories into movies? I know a team of brilliant directors who scored 3 Oscars on their first film...
    - Leslie
  2. February 5, 2012 12:56 PM EST
    My daughter & I LOVE your books!!! I can't even say which one we like best; they're all WONDERFUL!! And since I've been to some of the places you write about, it makes the books that much more special!! We can't WAIT for the next one!!!
    - Rachel Robbins
  3. May 3, 2012 7:43 PM EDT
    I came across this series while browsing in the bookstore. I fell in love with the characters and locations. I can't wait for the next book!
    - Chris Z.
  4. July 3, 2012 10:44 PM EDT
    FUN series. When can we expect the "Rather"?
    - Lois
  5. July 16, 2012 8:31 PM EDT
    Will "Homecoming" go audio soon? Oh but we must have Kat K as narrator.
    - Carolee
  6. June 22, 2013 8:10 AM EDT
    Ms. Belmond, Thank you for your books. I am on the third "Rather" book and look forward to the fourth. Problem is, I find I read each book in a day, so I guess I have to slow down and make them last! I do hope you continue this series, but really, I would read whatever you write.
    - Gina G.
  7. July 7, 2013 2:25 PM EDT
    Just finished your first two and ordered the next two from Amazon. The books are a breeze. Love them. I'm bringing the first two to my daughter.
    - Ann Solomon
  8. October 13, 2013 7:35 PM EDT
    I've read all three "Rather" books and I can't wait to read "A Rather Remarkable Homecoming". I Love the characters, settings, and stories. C.A. Belmond: you are A Rather Remarkable Author!!
    - Ruth Curry
  9. October 21, 2013 9:17 PM EDT
    Where oh where is your next 'rather lovely' novel???
    I support the "defense of happy endings". And those of us who loved the mysteries of Nancy Drew, and didn't like the dead bodies that littered Agatha Christie novels, adore the adventure-filled mysteries of your "Rather' books!! Please give us more!
    - maria chepulis
  10. February 26, 2014 9:43 PM EST
    Please assure me, a faithful reader, that you're working on another "Rather" book. I'm thirsting for a sequel.
    - Vivian Turnau
  11. March 8, 2014 4:28 AM EST
    Please, please, tell us that the next book in your remarkable series is coming soon!
    - Jane Almquist
  12. March 8, 2014 11:04 AM EST
    I think I have been checking every other month for the last year for another installment, please give us another one soon!!
    - Monica G.
  13. May 1, 2014 5:36 PM EDT
    I am eagerly awaiting your fifth book in the series! The travels and adventures of Penny and Jeremy are a delight.
    - Christine
  14. June 5, 2014 4:58 PM EDT
    I too am a loyal fan and hope there are more books to come in the series. Please let us know and share what you are up to.
    - Joanne D.
  15. July 6, 2014 8:26 AM EDT
    I love all your books and enjoy reading them in the traditional form, but please, please would you consider to put them on iBooks as I travel a lot and live in Germany. Then I can carry all of them with me wherever I go!
    - Katharine Board
  16. September 14, 2014 12:57 PM EDT
    Ms. Belmond, have you ever considered giving Jeremy and Penny a Christmas Scandinavian adventure throughout Switzerland and the Alps.
    - Sherrill
  17. October 2, 2014 4:48 PM EDT
    When is Number 5 coming out? I can't wait.
    - Mary Fitzpatrick
  18. October 23, 2014 8:49 PM EDT
    Am reading 'A Rather Lovely Inheritance' and am loving it. Looked up the net to read about CA Belmond and am thrilled to find out about the rest of the series. Thank you for a most enchanting book.
    We live in Berringama in Victoria, Australia.
    - Lesley Evans
  19. May 1, 2015 9:33 PM EDT
    Please continue writing more Penny and Jeremy adventures! I recently discovered this series and have devoured every book. Love the characters and the historical mysteries are enchanting!
    - Lynn G.
  20. June 21, 2015 8:32 PM EDT
    The Rather series is my favorite summertime read. Hope we are getting a new book this summer!
    - Carole S.
  21. July 4, 2015 7:08 PM EDT
    Just reread this lovely, charming, remarkable series and I desperately need a fifth book! Please tell me you're working on another.
    - Kelly H., San Diego, CA
  22. April 13, 2016 8:55 PM EDT
    I am looking forward to your new book. I am also very glad to hear that there will be more Penny and Jeremy adventures. I have introduced them to so many of my friends and this is really good news. The places they go are always an adventure. I just finsihed rereading my books and look forward to their next adventure. Barb Wills
    - Barb Wills

Books & Info

Available Now
C.A. Belmond's first stand-alone novel, with new characters and story. In hardcover, published by Ballantine/Random House. ISBN# 978-0-399-17765-1 .
1. First "Rather" Novel
The debut book that launched the "Rather" series. Published by the Penguin Group. ISBN# 978-0-451-22052-3
2. Second "Rather" novel
The second book in the "Rather" series. Published by the Penguin Group. ISBN# 978-0-451-22405-7
3. Third "Rather" novel
Continues the “Rather” series. Published by the Penguin Group. ISBN# 978-0-451-22908-3
4. Fourth "Rather" Novel
More fun with Penny and Jeremy in the "Rather" series. Published by The Penguin Group. ISBN# 978-0-451-23461-2
5. FAQ
Interview with the Author
6. Public Appearances
Signings, Interviews, Media
7. What's new?
A new feature with contests and notes from CA Belmond