The people of Follyjohn are back in a new short Regency romance, When She’s Different. Although this short story is the second in the series, after When He’s (Not) Perfect, the stories work as standalones.
Clean Regency romance, stories you can enjoy
A reader asked, why write clean Regency romance? Primarily because I enjoy reading clean romances, and also because I wanted to stay true to the spirit of traditional Regency romances.
Follyjohn is my interpretation of a Regency village. My grandmother used to tell me stories of growing up in a small village, where everyone knows everyone else, and everyone gossips about everyone else, so — Follyjohn. 🙂
Here’s the description of the new short story, Jane and Edward’s story.
When She’s Different: A Regency Romance Short Story
Sensible, plain, and too plump for fashion, Miss Playdell is doomed…
Returning to his county home from London, Edward Meecham, Viscount Auberston, is shocked to find a strange young woman and three rambunctious orphans infesting the place.
He’d rather have mice. At least he could get a cat.
Unrepentant for taking over Warinder Hall, vicar’s daughter Jane Playdell stands up to the viscount. Her father, the erstwhile vicar of Follyjohn, died without making provision for her and the orphan children in his care.
Edward doesn’t appreciate Jane turning his home into an orphanage. Only his inborn politeness forbids him telling her precisely what she can do with herself and her young charges.
Recently jilted by his heiress fiancée, Edward has sworn off women. He’s horrified to find himself attracted to a vicar’s daughter. He’s never met a woman like her.
Jane considers herself sensible, plain, and too plump for fashion. Edward finds her wildly attractive, although she never suspects it.
Charity doesn’t come easily to him. Edward’s just getting the hang of it when everything changes.
When She’s Different is available now.