Posts Tagged with: historical romance
What do the following things have in common?
- A busy Victorian office with its own telegraph
- A handsome Scottish hero
- A clever and independent heroine
- A delightful little bookshop on a London high
- Two career-minded people who are in love but
don’t know it yet
- A romantic dance in the park
- A dash of workplace intrigue
- A quirky little book called The Spinster’s
Guide to Romance
They’re all found in Line By Line, the first book in my new series, which launches on June 30! It’s available to preorder now at your favorite retailer.
You can get more information about the book, read an excerpt, and find buy links on the Line By Line book page.
THE HEART’S APPEAL is on sale this month for $1.99. Pick up a copy soon, and enjoy!
Edits for The Artful Match are nearly done! I’m excited to share the cover and a bit about the book.
Cara Bernay has never fit in. At loose ends in London after a near tragedy costs her a job, she is befriended by a rising young artist. With his help, she begins planning a new life and developing her own artistic talent. But soon Cara finds herself at odds with the artist’s brother–a handsome but arrogant earl forcing his brother back to a “respectable” life.
Henry Burke, the Earl of Morestowe, feels the weight of growing financial burdens. His profligate and emotionally unstable brother is making matters worse, and Henry needs him back home. Despite misgivings about Cara’s mysterious background, Henry sees she’s a positive influence on his brother and on Henry’s unruly young ward, and he strikes a deal with her to return with them to their estate.
But the family has their own secrets, and when Cara, drawn ever closer to Henry, stumbles onto the truth, she must choose between following her heart and pursuing a bold plan that could bring disaster.
More details to follow soon, once I have emerged from the editing cave!
I’m happy to announce this upcoming event on March 17 at 2 pm at the Wake County North Regional Library in Raleigh, NC: an author tea! Bring your favorite tea cup — there will be tea and cookies and great conversation.
I’ll be on a panel with two other historical novelists, Clarissa Harwood and Leslie Tall Manning. Our books are very different and are set in different time periods (Victorian, Edwardian, and World War II), but each has a theme of women who are pressing the boundaries for women during their time. We will discuss that aspect of our books, and also answer audience questions. There will be door prizes, swag, and a book signing.
I’ll be posting more about this soon. I am currently in “writer’s cave” mode as I finish up my next book. Hope to see lots of you in March!
There’s a Goodreads giveaway for The Captain’s Daughter going on during the month of November. Now that’s something to be thankful for!
Here is the cover for book 2 in the London Beginnings series, called
The Heart’s Appeal. Isn’t it gorgeous!!?
The heroine, Julia Bernay, is standing in front of the Royal Courts of Justice. Very fitting since the hero, Michael Stephenson, is a barrister. The Royal Courts of Justice looks a bit like a cathedral, doesn’t it? But it’s another example of lovely Victorian architecture.
Here’s a bit of what the book is about:
Julia Bernay has come to London to become a doctor–a glorious new opportunity for women during the reign of Victoria. When she witnesses a serious accident, her quick actions save the life of barrister Michael Stephenson. He rose above his family’s stigma, but can he rise to the challenge of the fiercely independent woman who has swept into his life?
Look for it on March 8, 2018!
Releases June 1, 2017 from Bethany House!
I’m so excited to share this cover with you!
Here’s a bit of what THE CAPTAIN’S DAUGHTER is about:
When a series of circumstances beyond her control leave Rosalyn Bernay alone and penniless in London, she chances upon a job backstage at a theater which is presenting the most popular show in London. A talented musician and singer, she feels immediately at home and soon becomes enthralled with the idea of pursuing a career on the stage.
An injury during a skirmish in India has forced Nate Moran out of the army until he recovers. Filling his time at a stable of horses for hire in London, he has also spent the past two months working nights as a stagehand, filling in for his injured brother. Although he’s glad he can help his family through a tough time, he is counting the days until he can rejoin his regiment. London holds bitter memories for him that he is anxious to escape. But then he meets the beautiful woman who has found a new lease on life in the very place Nate can’t wait to leave behind.
I’m so happy to announce the sale of my new 3-book series to David Long at Bethany House. The trilogy follows the stories of three orphaned sisters, now young women, who each find a new life—and love—in London. The book is scheduled for release in 2017.
As I love to do in my books, I’ve placed this series against the backdrop of real places and events. The first book, THE CAPTAIN’S DAUGHTER, is set backstage at the original production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta “HMS Pinafore” in 1879.
If you like Pinterest, I’ve made a board here that will give you a “sneak preview”!
I recently received a wonderful review for A Bride for the Season from the Historical Novel Society. They even mention Much Ado About Nothing, which makes the Shakespeare geek in me very, very happy!
Here’s an excerpt from the review:
“This delightful Victorian romance (set in 1853) concludes Delamere’s Love’s Grace Trilogy yet can just as easily be enjoyed on its own, independent of the series. There is something in this story that is reminiscent of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, including the complexity of the characters and the amusing resolution of the plot. Well-written, sweet, passionate and fun—and all that without a single scene of graphic love!—A Bride for the Season is a most enjoyable read.”
A Bride for the Season releases November 25, and I’m celebrating all week! I’ll be stopping by the blogs listed below, sharing book excerpts, answering your questions, and giving away lots of books.
Blog Tour Celebration!
Jennifer Vido – Book excerpt and giving away 5 copies of A Bride for the Season
Manga Maniac Café – Short interview and giving away 5 copies of A Bride for the Season
Urban Girl Reader – Book excerpt and giving away 5 copies of A Bride for the Season
An Indie Adventure – Spilling the beans on 5 secrets about A Bride for the Season!
The Lusty Literate – Book excerpt and giveaway
Expressions of a Hopeful Romantic – Book excerpt and giveaway
What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing on a Blog Like This – Book excerpt and giveaway
SOS Aloha – Interview and book giveaway
Smut and Bonbons – Book excerpt and giveaway
Lily Pond Reads – Review and giveaway
Mary Gramlich – Book excerpt and giveaway
Book Reviews & More by Kathy– Book excerpt and giveaway
Bitten by Love Reviews – Book excerpt and giveaway
My Book Addiction and More – Review and giveaway
Romance Junkies – Book excerpt and giveaway
Bookworm 2 Bookworm – Interview, review, and giveaway
Buried Under Romance – Book excerpt and giveaway
Roses Are Blue – Review, book excerpt, and giveaway