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

“A simpatico duo!” —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


“A spirited heroine.” —Publishers Weekly

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


“This breezy, witty fourth entry in Belmond’s ‘Rather’ series features strongly defined characters, vivid settings, and a captivating mystery . . . The villagers prove suitably delightful, as does the loving relationship between Penny and Jeremy. [A RATHER REMARKABLE HOMECOMING] charms from beginning to end.” –Publishers Weekly



“Belmond works her usual unique brand of literary magic in A RATHER REMARKABLE HOMECOMING; and the chemistry the author creates between Penny and Jeremy is delightfully reminiscent of that between Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane. Deftly blends charmingly quirky characters, wonderfully exotic settings, and an inventive plot inspired by Cornwall’s rich history.” –ReaderToReader

“A return to the golden age of romantic suspense! 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”

About C.A.


C.A. Belmond is an Edward Albee Foundation Fellowship winner. She was awarded a writers residency at the Karolyi Foundation in the South of France. Belmond was twice a Pushcart Press Editors' Book Award finalist, nominated by Jonathan Galassi of Farrar Straus & Giroux, and Nan Talese of Doubleday. She is represented by Susan Golomb at Writers House. C.A.'s mentor is Margaret Atwood.

Belmond's original screenplays were shortlisted at Robert Redford's Sundance Festival and at the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference. A member of the Writers Guild of America, Belmond has written, directed and produced award-winning television drama and documentary, for CBS, PBS, ABC and A&E. She was a staff writer for the dramatic series One Life To Live and Capitol.

Belmond has taught writing at New York University. She is also a featured blogger for The Huffington Post. A Rather Lovely Inheritance is Belmond's debut novel, which became an ongoing series of "Rather" novels featuring her beloved characters, Penny and Jeremy.

Currently C.A. has a new, stand-alone novel which will be released on August 9, 2016 in hardcover, ebook and audiobook by Ballantine/​Random House.


Books & Info

Available August 9, 2016
C.A. Belmond's first stand-alone novel, with new characters and story. In hardcover, published by Ballantine/Random House.
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