From the Author
Since we will never know enough to truly paint a picture of who someone was deep inside (what motivated them? what broke their heart? what made them laugh?) historical fiction is a wonderful genre that makes you think about all the many possibilities.
What would happen if...? What would their story be?
Trying to find an answer, our imagination bonds with historical facts, creating a unique variation of times past.
After all, at the end of the day, we all want a great book to settle down with. The 'only' thing we disagree on is what makes a great book.
Since we would probably argue about this until the end of time, let me just tell you what to expect from mine.
What you will NOT find
- are detailed descriptions of clothes, furniture, animals and such unless they have significant importance
- is complete historical accuracy
What you WILL find
- are deep and honest emotions (even the ones we rarely admit to)
- are real people (even if we don't like them), who stand together no matter what, who conquer their greatest fear to save a loved one, who seem as real today as they did then
- is that the story takes precedence over historical accuracy
For example, if I need my characters to waltz, then does it truly matter if the waltz was only introduced to English society a few years later?
To me, it doesn't. After all, it is about the opportunities it creates. However, if it matters to you, then allow me to offer some friendly advice: do not read my books for you will only be disappointed.
This post is meant as a guide to help potential readers decide if my books would suit them because I know how annoying it is to read a book that was not meant for you.
From the Back Cover
Although her reunion with Georgiana had proved as wonderful as she had dreamed it, new questions had arisen that had kept her awake. Who was the man she called husband? In London,he had been so different from the cold-hearted man who had chosen her for his bride without having spoken a single word to her beforehand.
Feeling the need to clear her mind, Rosabel walked down the corridor to Helen's chamber. Quietly,she knocked on the door, hoping she would not disturb the old woman.Fortunately, Helen had already been informed of her return and was awaiting Rosabel's visit eagerly.
"How have you been,child?" she asked, her own eyes glowing with vitality. "Did you enjoy London?"
Rosabel shrugged. "Too crowded for my taste. I prefer it here."
Helen laughed, "Thank God you do. I wouldn't know what to do without you."
Taking the old woman's hand, Rosabel smiled. "I've missed you too."
"Now, my dear, tell me what happened. How did my grandson treat you?"
Rosabel averted her eyes.
"Ah, something happened!" Helen declared in triumph, eager eyes on Rosabel's face. "Tell me!"
Relating the encounter with Baron Northfield on the terrace, Rosabel felt her own cheeks flush at her own defect of judgment. "He must think me a fool to not have seen it coming,"she whispered. "He looked perfectly scandalized when he came upon us."
"Oh, my dear, sweet child," Helen laughed. "He was not scandalized. If I had to make a guess, I'd say he was jealous."
Rosabel's eyes went wide. "What? Why would you...?"
"Oh, my dear, it is so obvious. He cares about you. The only problem is," Helen snorted, "that he hasn't yet admitted that to himself. But when he saw you with our dear Baron Northfield, I suppose he finally realized what he has to lose." Clapping her hands like an excited child, Helen chuckled. "Oh, Baron Northfield, what would we have done without you?" she mused, then shrugged. "Probably died of old age before that thick-headed grandson of mine had given any indication as to his true feelings."
"But Helen ..."
"No, no, no," she shook her head vehemently. "Do not argue with me. Listen." She took Rosabel's hand,drawing her closer. "I know this is not easy for you, but you must not let him get away."
"Let him get away?"Rosabel mumbled.
Helen nodded. "Go after him. Do not allow him to retreat into the shadows. He will never find a way out himself. Go to him," Helen pleaded. "And save him from himself."