About Ursula LeCoeur

Ursula LeCoeur is the pen name of a mother-daughter writing, Mary and Helen Scully, who set their Love in New Orleans Series in America’s most romantic city. Their witty 1880s romances are best described as Queen Victoria meets the Big Easy. Mary comes to fiction after years as a journalist and editor of a NASCAR fan magazine. Helen’s first book, In the Hope of Rising Again (Penguin Press 2004, Riverhead 2005), is an historical literary novel also available on Amazon.com. The Willing Widow, their debut novel in the Love in New Orleans Series, has been selected by the Library Journal’s curated SELF-e collection to be distributed to libraries across the United States. This unique platform will enable library patrons to read The Willing Widow as an ebook on any device, at any time, beginning in mid-2015. If you loved The Willing Widow, and their holiday novella, A Christmas Kiss, you’ll love Book III in the Love in New Orleans Series. In The Devious Debutante, Maureen Collins sets out to unravel the mystery surrounding the man she loves. To succeed, she’ll engage in any scheme, no matter how dangerous. They love to hear from readers. Email them at ursulalecoeur@gmail.com. Visit their website, www.ursulalecoeur.com, for blogs on New Orleans history and traditional Southern recipes.

Ursula LeCoeur’s Books

A Christmas Kiss

Michelle D’Artois and Auguste Fabre act as strangers when mingling with New Orleans society. But they know each other well—too well. Both come from the same small upriver town of Vacherie… She was the daughter of a fisherman; he was the son of the largest landowner in the parish. Any association between them was complicated…. [Read More]

The Devious Debutante

Beneath the glittering façade of historic mansions and gaslit restaurants, no one tells Maureen Collins what to do. Not her father. Not the old society families of New Orleans. Not even her dead mother, who chose her groom the day her daughter was born. Refusing the husband selected for her, Maureen ventures into a world… [Read More]

The Willing Widow

From the fabled cobblestone streets of the French Quarter, to the gracious mansions of the Garden District, to the swamps and watery mists surrounding the beloved city of New Orleans, Ursula LeCoeur introduces readers to the world of two unforgettable characters: Renee Desselle is a beautiful young widow who owns a thriving French Quarter millinery…. [Read More]

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