If you were lucky enough to attend the Bluestocking Belle’s Cover Reveal party on Saturday, you’ve had a preview of our 2017 anthology, Never Too Late. We present eight timeless love stories across eight centuries, with eight unique takes on a single trope (a compromising situation that isn’t), an older heroine, a wise man, and a Bible. The story elements were chosen by our readers. Here is just a taste:
1181 The Piper’s Lady by Sherry Ewing
True love binds them. Deceit divides them. Will they choose love?
1354 Her Wounded Heart by Nicole Zoltack
A solitary widow, a landless knight, and a crumbling castle.
1645 A Year Without Christmas by Jessica Cale
An Earl and his housekeeper face their feelings for one another in the midst of the English Civil War.
1795 The Night of the Feast by Elizabeth Ellen Carter
One night to risk it all in the midst of the French Revolution.
1814 The Umbrella Chronicles: George & Dorothea’s Story by Amy Quinton
The Umbrella Strikes Again: St. Vincent’s downfall (aka betrothal) is assured.
1814 A Malicious Rumor by Susana Ellis
A harmonious duo is better than two lonely solos for a violinist and a lady gardener.
1886 Forged in Fire by Jude Knight
Forged in volcanic fire, their love will create them anew.
1916 Roses in Picardy by Caroline Warfield
In the darkness of war, hope flickers. In the gardens of Picardy, love catches fire.
They are little gems, folks, and the book is ready for pre-order. Those of you who made it to the party know we had a good time. Be sure to plan to attend our launch party on November 4. Where can you buy it? Soon at several retailers in ebook and print both. For now you can pre-order the ebook at a special pre-order price, on Amazon world wide:
In the meantime, there will be more fun and games at my Celebration of Holiday Reading, which features the launch of Lady Charlotte’s Christmas Vigil. (Venice, a handsome doctor…what more could a lady want?)
Many things are happening, and I’d better get back to work. But first, coffee.