I’m currently working on a new Regency romance in the Eardleys of Gostwicke Hall series.
This time, it’s Henry’s story. As you might expect from Henry, she gets herself in trouble almost immediately.
Here’s an excerpt from the first chapter.
Regency romance in progress: excerpt
Henrietta Eardley blamed Frances Lovett’s ridiculous jealousy and insults for her predicament.
If it weren’t for Frances, she would never have become engaged to Lord Mortney.
Her problems started with the Woolston-Marriott ball.
Henrietta, called Henry by her family and friends, had accepted an invitation to a New Year’s house party at Woolston-Marriott.
Sir William Tratton, the owner of the vast Woolston-Marriott estate, was known for the quality of his hunters, and also for his winning racehorses. Henry could never resist horses. Sir William indulged his guests with comfortable rooms and meals from two French chefs, as well as all the hunting and gaming that anyone could wish.
Henry knew that her eldest sister Catherine would never have countenanced her visit to Woolston-Marriott. But Catherine was recovering from an illness and was unaware of Henry’s activities.
Sir William was something of a rake. All the guests knew that although Sir William’s sister, Miss Tratton, was ostensibly his hostess, the real hostess of Woolston-Marriott was Sir William’s mistress of longstanding incumbency, Amelia Lovett.
Henry had cajoled her companion Susan Hoxton into the visit to Woolston-Marriott. She wanted to get away from London, because of Lord Mortney. That young man had pursued her like a hunter after a hart.
Henry’s off to India, but…
Henry gets into a scrape at Woolston-Marriott, and the scrape has lingering repercussions. Being Henry, her temper and impulsiveness get her into trouble, and before she knows it, she’s booked passage to India. Of course Catherine won’t allow that.
Henry’s story, The Lady And The Adventurer: Win My Heart, is the fifth book in the Eardleys’ series.
I hope you enjoy Henry’s story of finding love with Lord Devernwood, who gets more than he bargains for with Henry.
Her story is coming soon.
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