My manuscript just needs a little more editing. I hope to submit it by August (fingers xxxx).
The stately manor of SherbournePark was visible here and there between the last trees of Rowley Wood.“Alexandra,” Rupert said in a near whisper as a sharp pang constricted his chest.He looked away and clenched his jaw hard against a heaviness of heart and mind that threatened to unleash a flood of emotions he no longer dared entertain.Wave after wave of pleasant visions of her lashed against his waning resolve. She danced softly through his mind, the colorful tapestry of her character stirring his admiration.The passionate expressiveness of her eyes often mirrored the torment he knew weighed heavily on her mind, yet all the world seemed more glorious when she favored it with one of her brilliant, but gentle, smiles.
At six and twenty, the impoverished Lydia Hathaway has endured bleak years of heartbreak, longing for a love that never came. Her deceased father's foolhardiness has left her family bankrupt, and Lydia is eventually left no alternative but to take a position as the companion and governess to Susan Ashcroft of Danbury Park in Surrey. During the first days at her post, Lydia pines bitterly for a life she believes forever lost. Anxious for peace, she rambles one morning across the muddy wilds of the Ashcroft estate where she has a most unimaginable encounter with the notorious Lord Connor Denton. As their paths continue to cross, Lydia falls ever deeper in love with the charming rogue while battling against his growing assault on her heart.
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My great passion for British Literature was born in the stories spun by Charles Dickens and Jane Austen. The “old-world” vocabulary and sentence construction as well as the historical settings of their books held a strong enchantment for me, a love which followed me into adulthood and has now propelled me into a love of writing in the Regency Era.