Monday’s Child, is my Romantic Historical Fact Fiction novel, Heroines born on Different Days of the Week, Book Two.
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“Love, despair and renewed hope amid the gaiety and anxiety in Brussels before Napoleon’s defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.
Regency Addicts Rejoice
By Juliet Waldron
Everything for the Regency addict here, with a heroine of great beauty but small fortune, all the strategies required for keeping one’s place in the “ton,” and plenty of interfering relatives. Taking it a little further afield than Jane Austen did, this story is set in 1815 Brussels where all the eligible young men are soldiers in Wellington’s army, awaiting an attack by Napoleon. Despite the wartime tension, there’s still plenty of time for balls, visiting, and morning gallops. The author knows her stuff–from clothes, to the many strictures of proper behaviour, which seem to us today as limiting as the ladies’ underwear. Not only the detail but dialogue too shows a lively understanding of the period; I didn’t see a single teacup laid out of place. While this book is a Regency delight, it’s no fantasy confection. Class differences and gender relationships are portrayed realistically, sometimes jarringly so, with no candy-coating. I was particularly pleased by the marital choice made by Monday’s Child–aptly named “Helen.” It left me with no doubt about her HEA.
An Entertaining Read
By Maggi Anderson.
Ms. Morris employs her extensive knowledge of the Napoleonic era while setting her characters against the backdrop of the Battle of Waterloo, bringing to life the sense of urgency of impending battle; the fragility of human desires against the prospect of imminent death. With masterly historical detail she creates a world of glittering ballrooms and parties, where 18-yearold, Helen Whitley, an accomplished artist, awaits her own life to begin, while capturing on canvas a society intent on enjoying themselves despite the underlying fear caused by Napoleon’s escape from exile in Elba.
Sunday’s Child, my Romantic Historical Fact Fiction novel, Heroines born on Different Days of the Week Book One, set in the Regency era, is published by Books We Love Inc. To take advantage of the 25% discount on the retail price please log into https://www.smashwords.com and enter the Coupon code EU39P.
Review – A Well-written Regency Romance
Despite loss and past love, self-sacrifice, brutality and honour, will it be possible for Tarrant, who fought in the Napoleonic wars, and Georgianne, whose father and brothers died in battle, to find happiness?
Review – A Well-written Regency Romance
Review By Janet Glasweron.
Author Rosemary Morris whisks us away in this historical romance to the Regency times in England. Life was so different for women in the early 1800’s than the 21st century even for those who come from privileged families. The culture of finding a rich husband during the “season” in London and the pressure to marry well was uppermost in the minds of the well-to-do families. Morris’ well-written story is rich in vivid details of the time–the outstanding description of clothing, the settings, and the culture of civility and purity. If you are a reader of historical romance, be sure to read the first in the series of the Heroines Born on Different Days.
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I am looking forward to the e-publication of my new novel Yvonne, Lady of Cassio, The Lovages of Cassio Volume One by Books We Love on the 9th May, 2017.
When Yvonne and Elizabeth, daughters of ruthless Simon Lovage, Earl of Cassio, are born under the same star to different mothers, no one could have foretold their lives would be irrevocably entangled.
Against the background of Edward II’s turbulent reign, Yvonne, Lady of Cassio, contains imaginary and historical characters.
It is said the past is a foreign country in which things were done differently. Nevertheless, although that is true of attitudes, such as those towards women and children, our ancestors were also prompted by ambition, anger, greed, jealousy, humanity, duty, loyalty, unselfishness and love.
From early childhood, despite those who love her and want to protect her, Yvonne is forced to face difficult economic, personal and political circumstances, during a long, often bitter struggle.
This novel has been a long labour of love and very hard work. I wrote the first version nearly ten years ago and sent it for feedback to The Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme. My reviewer commented that ‘it was a joy to read a novel that has been so well researched’. She also liked the main theme which was very popular in mediaeval literature. (One which I am not revealing because it would spoil the twist in the tale.) The reader, who was anonymous also offered a lot of helpful advice which I applied. Encouraged by the positive comments I rewrote the second version which I put aside for a long time while I wrote other novels. After a lot of thought I decided to work with a constructive online critique group from which I received invaluable help from published and unpublished authors.
In the meantime, Books We Love Ltd., accepted me as a client and has published seven of my romantic historical novels, each of which have strong themes. I am now looking forward to the publication of Yvonne, Lady of Cassio, first as an e-book available on Amazon from the 9th May, 2017 and subsequently as a print book which will also be available on Amazon.