Do you love Regency romance?
I love them too. The sixth novel in The Eardleys of Gostwicke Hall series will soon be published. I’m pleased with the cover, which you can see above.
Regency romance, The Lady & The Devil: If You Knew Me
Although Cerise Fortier isn’t an Eardley, she becomes Catherine Eardley’s protégé.
Here’s a short excerpt — Grayhurst realizes that something’s wrong at Claversham Hall.
Major Lord Grayhurst realizes Cerise is afraid
Cerise wondered if she would be able to glimpse their visitor from the windows of the drawing room. The maidservants had completed their tasks on the upper floors of the Hall, so no one would see her.
As she’d hoped, the drawing room was empty. She heard a carriage below, and hurried to one of the side windows, which was open. Brushing the curtain aside, she leaned out of the window, and looked down.
Straight into the grey eyes of a man she knew — Marcus Lovatt, Major Lord Grayhurst. Quickly she shook her head, and placed a finger to her lips.
Without any indication that he’d seen her, Marcus looked down again and set his hat more firmly on his head. Then he nodded to his footman, who opened his carriage door for him.
Cerise looked out of the window for many minutes after his carriage had vanished in the curve of the drive and the sound of hoofbeats had faded. She felt bereft. Should she have rushed downstairs, and begged him to take her and Adele to Lady Wallace?
Andre wouldn’t allow it. He would say that she was hysterical. Adele would be too frightened to say a word, and even if Grayhurst believed that Andre was mistreating Cerise and her sister, he could do nothing.
Indeed, even if he believed Andre a monster, Andre was their brother. He had all power over them. With a shake of her head, Cerise decided it was just as well she hadn’t said anything. Andre would portray her as a hysterical female, fit only for Bedlam.
Regency romance: meet the Eardleys
Do check out the series The Eardleys of Gostwicke Hall. If you’ve met the Eardleys already, I hope you’ll enjoy the sixth novel.
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