I’ve always said I can go for weeks on a few good words. My muse feeds on it. Tell me you like my book, and I’ll hustle to write another one. That said, I may get months of forward energy from this particular review.
The March issue of InD’Tale magazine published a review for The Renegade Wife. The reviewer gave it four and a half stars and a Crowned Heart for Excellence, reserved for the best. She called it “A delightful tale that leaves one sitting on the edge of their seat,” and said, “…the characters leap of the page and into the reader’s heart.”
I’m still smiling. It’s good to have a push forward. This week I’m working on four projects at once. The opening passages and plot outline for The Unexpected Wife, due out in October, demand attention. My beloved Charles will be dispatched to China on the government’s business only to discover some unexpected family friends. In the meantime, I’m waiting for final edits to The Reluctant Wife. I hope to have the cover for that last one to show you later this week; I love what I’ve seen so far.
In addition, the Bluestocking Belles are already busy working on their stories for their 2017 Anthology. My contribution will be set during World War I, right after the battle of the Somme. The hero is Canadian, the heroine a French widow who lives among the floating gardens east of Amiens. The characters have begun to chatter in my head telling me to get busy with their story. I think I will do that.
Last but not least, I handed in the draft for Lord Edmund’s Dilemma, my contribution to the anthology Holiday in Bath to be published by Mirror Press May 9. It is a sweet regency about a Marquess’s youngest son, who dreams his own dreams, much to the irritation of his family. That one is available for pre-sale already.
But first, coffee.