Soundtracks

Soundtrack for The Girl With the Make-Believe Husband


Soundtrack for Four Weddings and a Sixpence


Soundtrack for Because of Miss Bridgerton

  • “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson (feat. Bruno Mars)

    This song came out (and then took over the world) while I was writing Because of Miss Bridgerton. As soon as I heard “Don’t believe me just watch,” I thought, “Well, there’s Billie in a nutshell.”

  • “Bills” by LunchMoney Lewis

    Because A) it’s an awesome song and you can’t help but sing along with sass and B) it kind of fits Billie. She doesn’t really have bills she needs to pay (let’s face it; her family is loaded), but she feels such a responsibility to her family’s estate and truly thinks that if she slacks off, the whole thing will fall apart. So she definitely thinks she has to “work, work, work every day.”

  • “Team” by Lorde

    I love how by the end of the book, Billie and George realize they are on each other’s team.

  • “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon

    Read the book. You’ll see why.


Soundtrack for The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy

  • “The Hero Takes a Fall” by The “Bangles”

    The hero is exposed when his crimes are brought to light of day.” Whoa! Sounds like Sir Richard. But I can’t quite agree with: “And I won’t feel sad at all, when the hero takes a fall.” I really did feel sad for Richard. He pulled a doozy on Iris, but it was with the best of intentions…

  • “Left of Center” by Suzanne Vega

    This song came on the radio while I was writing The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy and it was like a light bulb going off. It think it could be Iris singing the lyrics: “When they ask me, ‘What are you looking at?’ I always answer, ‘Nothing much, not much.’ I think they know that, I’m looking at them. I think they think I must be out of touch.”.

  • “Out of My League” by Fitz and the Tantrums

    Iris thinks that Richard is out of her league, and that’s why she’s so suspicious when he seems to fall in love with her so quickly.

  • “Riptide” by Vance Joy

    I love this song and listened to it repeatedly while writing this book.


Soundtrack for A Night Like This

  • “A Night Like This” by Caro Emerald

    This is a late addition to the soundtrack, but the minute I heard this song, I was hooked.

  • “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye

    I fell in love with this song (like everyone else on the planet!) while I was finishing up A Night Like This. It’s kind of stunning how many times I can listen to it without it getting old.

  • “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence and the Machine

    This song makes me think of Anne. I love to think of her standing tall at the end of the book singing it out. Come to think of it, it works for Daniel, too.

  • “Trouble” by Shawn Colvin

    This hidden gem from A Few Small Repairs is one of my favorites by Colvin. She says so much with such a simple melody. And the lyrics! “You need someone to walk with in the dark, well I’m your man.” Is that Daniel or what?


Soundtrack for Mr. Cavendish, I Presume

  • “The Waiting is the Hardest Part” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

    The perfect song for this book. Everyone is waiting to see who is the real Duke of Wyndham, but we all know that Thomas is the one who has it the worst…

  • “Steady as She Goes” by the Raconteurs

    Could this song be any cooler? I love how the lyrics make me think of Thomas before he falls in love, when Amelia is still his convenient (and ignored) fiancée.

  • “I Feel it All” by Feist

    I do a lot of my writing at Starbucks, and Feist’s album The Reminder came into rotation on their playlist while I was writing The Lost Duke of Wyndham and Mr. Cavendish, I Presume. This song in particular caught my interest, and I eventually downloaded the whole album. I really like how “I Feel it All” seems to capture the emotions of Thomas and Amelia.

  • “Anchorage” by Michelle Shocked

    Mostly because I found myself rather unexpectedly in Anchorage, Alaska when I was finishing this book up. Then (because what the heck? I was already in Alaska in the winter) I took the train to Fairbanks, where I saw the Northern Lights. Which is apropos of nothing, except that it was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen, and everyone should see them before they die.


Soundtrack for Ten Things I Love About You


Soundtrack for On the Way to the Wedding


Soundtrack for It’s in His Kiss

  • “History Repeating” by Propellerheads and Miss Shirley Bassey

    I couldn’t begin to tell you why, except it seems like a song Hyacinth would like, and it was the theme song for So Graham Norton (which Americans can watch on BBC America, even though it was an ITV show) and I know that Hyacinth would love that show.

  • “Here it Goes Again” by Ok Go

    I just think that anyone married to Hyacinth would be heard uttering, “Here it Goes Again,” a lot.

  • “Sitting Still” by R.E.M.

    Does anybody know the words to this song? Seriously. Anyone? I can only figure out about 15%, but I am fairly certain Michael Stipe sings “waste your time sitting still” a number of times, and if anyone would find sitting still a waste of time,
    it would be Hyacinth.

  • “It’s in His Kiss” by Betty Everett

    But of course! Plus if you do an iTunes search for “It’s in His Kiss,” I come up! (for the audiobook.)


Soundtrack for When He Was Wicked