A couple of readers wanted to know more about the Follyjohn series of Regency romance short stories.
What’s coming up in the series, and will we see more of the new Countess of Upminster?
The current two Follyjohn Regency romance short stories
Currently there are two short stories in the series:
Here’s the series’ page.
What’s coming up in the series? (Hot from my notebook)
The heroine of the next Follyjohn story is a not-so-merry widow. She’s wealthy, and should have all the freedom in the world. Unfortunately she’s at the mercy of her eldest brother, the head of the family. He actively frightens her, although she’s not timid. She secretly leases a country estate to escape him. It may be the best decision that she’s ever made.
Also in the planning stages is the story of a Follyjohn spinster. She hates the pity (and some malice too) that she receives from elements of Follyjohn society. So she confects a fictitious husband.
Useful as a non-existent husband may be — she buys a manor house with the help of a friendly London solicitor — she suddenly finds herself with a huge problem.
Follyjohn: clean Regency romance short stories
I decided that the Follyjohn series would be “clean” romances, mainly because I enjoy reading clean Regencies, and also because of the country setting.
Sizzling romance would be impossible in a village and country atmosphere, where everyone knows everyone else, everyone gossips, and strangers are suspect.
To villagers, the wealthy families were local celebrities, and although a family’s household servants might be discreet, there were many servants. Gossip was a given, and perception was everything.
I hope you enjoy getting to know the people of Follyjohn. 🙂