Winter Fire is Georgian (I do love the Georgians) and St. Raven is Regency, but what they both have in common are incredibly sensible heroines. If those heroines get into absurd situations, it’s not from any lack of common sense; it was because it was the best option open at the time. Watching characters do the wrong thing for the right reasons is one of the great joys of my life– so much more satisfying than watching characters doing the right thing for the wrong reason.
Right now, I’m reading a late Victorian Gothic sent to me by a friend: Madeleine Brent’s A Heritage of Shadows, which opens in Montmartre and then dashes on to England and Mexico. I’m enjoying the old school sweep of it and the very engaging first person heroine. So many memories of my Victoria Holt reading days….
What have you been reading this week?
In other news, The Forgotten Room appears in stores in just three days!
Library Journal just gave The Forgotten Room a starred review, declaring, “Engaging, complex characters and an intriguingly twisty plot of false leads will help readers justify a weekend spent reading, without interruption please! An excellent suggestion for fans of historical fiction, mysteries, and family relationships, all with a hint of romance.”
There’s still time to pre-order your copy– or you can come find us on one of our many tour stops over the next two weeks.
Happy weekend and happy reading!