Monday, 17 October 2016

Sunday’s Child by Rosemary Morris #Historical #Romance

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Georgianne Whitley’s beloved father and brothers died in the war against Napoleon Bonaparte. While she is grieving for them, she must deal with her unpredictable mother’s sorrow, and her younger sisters’ situation caused by it.

Georgianne’s problems increase when the arrogant, wealthy but elderly Earl of Pennington, proposes marriage to her for the sole purpose of being provided with an heir. At first she is tempted by his proposal, but something is not quite right about him. She rejects him not suspecting it will lead to unwelcome repercussions.

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Stanton’s cheeks purpled. “Stoop to marry a brazen hussy who tempted you?”

Georgianne peered at Stanton. While she felt sorry for him, knowing he was fighting for his inheritance, nevertheless, she opened her mouth to protest. He spoke before she could offer her defence. “You are shameless. I will not permit scandalous behaviour in my household. Words almost fail me at the sight of you standing close to my uncle with one of his hands on your shoulder.”

Her temper rose.

His lordship raised an eyebrow. “I wish words failed you now.”

The reverend gentleman’s cheeks reddened. “Uncle, I will not create a scandal by breathing a word to anyone about you being alone with this jade, so there is no need for you to feel obliged to wed her.”

The earl held up his hand to silence his nephew. “Enough! You are contemptible.”

“Yes, you are contemptible.” Georgianne echoed his words, appreciative of the earl’s swift defence but still wary of his motives.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:
I write historical fiction, so I am fortunate to be only a 20 minute train journey from London, which offers so many possibilities for research about times past. So many things spark my imagination. During the last two years I took an open tour bus ride around London. Amongst the sky scrapers and modern buildings Old London can be discovered, including the street which J.K.Rowling used as a model for Diagon Alley in her Harry Potter series.

For as long as I can remember, I enjoyed studying history, reading historical non-fiction, historical fiction and its sub-genres. I enjoy novels in which the characters’ behaviour is appropriate for the era in which they lived.

The more I read the more fascinated I become, and the more aware of the gulf between historical periods and my own. Our ancestors shared the same emotions as we do, but their attitudes and way of life were different to ours. One of the most striking examples is the position of women and children in society in bygone ages.

I don’t think it is possible for a novelist to be 100% accurate about life in former ages. However, the characters in my novels are of their time, not ones dressed in costume who behave like 21st century women. Of course, it is almost impossible to completely understand our ancestors, but through extensive research I ensure my characters observe the social etiquette of their lives and times.

My previously published novels, set in the early 18th century and in the ever popular Regency era, and my previously unpublished historical fiction will be published by Books We Love as e-book editions and paper books.



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  1. I would love to read your book, it sounds like something I would enjoy reading.

  2. Bridgett,

    Thank you for your kind comment. I'm posting a review of the first edition of Sunday's Child.

    5* Review of the 1st edition
    A lovely Regency Romance
    By The Curious Dame
    Format: Kindle Edition
    Sunday's Child is a historical romance set during the Regency period in England. The novel is comfortable to read, filled with believable characters whose lives become complicated through no fault of their own, even though they must confront and overcome their own adversities. Georgianne is a courageous, spirited heroine who holds to her convictions in order to preserve what matters most to her. Conformity is definitely not one of her qualities, which makes for a well-rounded, interesting heroine. At the same time, Major Rupert Tarrant is steadfast, honourable, and utterly romantic. The mutual need for these characters to marry is what slowly binds them together.

    This is another refreshing romance by author Rosemary Morris - easy to read, sweet, and nicely old-fashioned. Excellent writing with clever dialogue are present throughout, as is a compelling storyline. For anyone who loves romances set in the Regency era, this is definitely a lovely novel to settle down with at the end of a hectic day.

  3. Great excerpt and a pretty cover, sounds like a fantastic read!

    1. Eva,

      Thank you for your kind comment. Sunday's Child, Georgiana Whitly, must overcome the loss of her father and brothers, who died in battle, deal with her grief-stricken mother and protect her younger sisters.

      Rupert, Major Tarrant suffers from the condition now termed post traumatic stress syndrome, but it does not prevent him from being a charismatic, kind gentleman, who is prepared to help Georgianne.

  4. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  5. Lisa,

    Thank you for your congratulations. Good luck with the rafflecopter.