The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton. I read a review of this novel this morning in the New York Times Book Review. Apple farmers and family dynamics. Hamilton's author photo does not show a wrist watch.
'Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick. That title just sounds like a romance, doesn't it? A woman match maker in Victorian England is getting odd threats and asks a crime novelist for help. The male novelist is skeptical. No wrist watch on Quick's author photo. Is quick her real name? I cannot keep all her real name and pen names separate.
The Last Mile by David Baldacci. No wrist watch for Baldacci's photo. His arms are not even showing.
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld. Curtis is a female. The only other Curtis I know is a 10-year-old who gets in trouble at Cub Scout Pack meetings because he and another child named Ian are mischievous. Ms. Sittenfeld's author photo is also missing a wrist watch. This is 'brilliant and playful' retelling of Pride and Prejudice.
Maestra by L.S. Hilton. Nope, no wrist watch for her photo. Woman turns femme fatale to climbup the ranks of London society.