“A RATHER REMARKABLE HOMECOMING charms from beginning to end.” –Publishers Weekly

“A simpatico duo!” —Publishers Weekly

“A lovely reunion with Penny and Jeremy.” —DearAuthor

“A spirited heroine.” —Publishers Weekly

“Belmond’s lilting sequel, ['A Rather Curious Engagement'] is fun, even if you don’t have your own yacht!”— Publishers Weekly

“Belmond’s second novel is bound to charm!”—Booklist

“An entertaining yarn with family drama and intrigue aplenty.” --Booklist

“A return to the golden age of romantic suspense! ‘A Rather Lovely Inheritance’ weds old-style glamour to chick-lit flair. You just want to move into the novel yourself—on a long-term lease, with hero and snazzy sports car included!”-- Lauren Willig, author of “The Secret History of the Pink Carnation”

C.A.'s Whereabouts


C.A. Belmond (at left) on "Good Morning Connecticut"

C.A. Belmond was a guest on ABC affiliate WTNH News Channel 8 in New Haven, CT. Belmond was interviewed by Carol Lee Salerno on the live show, “Good Morning Connecticut Weekend” where they discussed Belmond’s “Rather” series of novels which began with the debut novel A Rather Lovely Inheritance.

Belmond also appeared on Cablevision’s “Education Notebook” where she was interviewed by Amelie Wilson. Belmond spoke about the glamorous locales and the playful camaraderie of her main characters, Penny and Jeremy.

Naples, Florida

C.A. Belmond signed copies and talked to readers about her "Rather" novels at Barnes & Noble in Naples, Florida.

East Hampton, New York

C.A. Belmond appeared on PlumTV's "Morning, Noon & Night Show" which airs in vacation communities such as the Hamptons, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Telluride, Aspen, Vail, Miami. Belmond read an excerpt from A Rather Lovely Inheritance and she was interviewed by host Jenny Mayer.

C.A. with host Jenny Mayer

Book Hampton in Southampton, New York

C.A. Belmond gave a reading, Q&A and signing at Book Hampton in Southampton, Long Island, NY.

C.A. Belmond was interviewed by radio talk show host Lisa Wexler on her Saturday morning program, "Lunch With Lisa" which aired live on WSTC/​WNLK. Belmond read a passage from A Rather Lovely Inheritance and spoke about what inspired her to write the book.

Darien, Connecticut

C.A. Belmond gave a talk about her "Rather" novel series at the Darien Community Association’s Book Group “Meet the Author” series in Darien, CT. Belmond also read from her novels, signed copies and shared a Q&A with readers.

C.A. (below coffee cup) at Borders in Fairfield, CT

C.A. Belmond met with local reading groups for coffee and conversation about A Rather Lovely Inheritance, at the Borders café in Fairfield, CT.

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