A Collection of Three Historical Romances that are Short & Sweet:
'A young woman must value, above all else, her virtue.'
Ann Rhys, daughter of a minister, is employed by Mr Brindley, the widowed Master of Brizecombe Hall, to be governess to his two children. Her initial feelings of apprehension regarding her employer are rapidly surpassed by other emotions that are new to Ann.
Under Ann's influence Mr Brindley takes a greater interest in his children's upbringing but does his action imply that he sees her as more than a mere governess or does his heart truly belong to Cassandra, the wealthy young woman rumoured to be the future mistress of Brizecombe Hall?
A Victorian romance set in England.
"This tugged on your emotions a lot and kept me interested through the end and the ending made me smile. I love when true love overcomes social standing," (5 star review, Barnes & Noble).
"Great book, great read, I recommend it to all," (5 star review, Apple Australia).
"A really lovely read ... beautifully written ... very satisfying," (4 star review, Apple UK).
'Honestly, Mama, the way Kitty looked at Captain Northwood, when he kissed her hand at the end of the evening, was positively sinful.'
Kitty Lewis travels with her younger sister, Clara, to join their family for the season in Bath. Her mother is intent upon finding a husband for their elder sister, Lucinda, and believes she has found the perfect match in Captain James Northwood, a distinguished naval officer.
With time, however, Kitty begins to suspect that her sister's affection lies elsewhere. Meanwhile, her own plan, to keep her head fixed firmly in a book and thus avoid all the nonsense going on about her, goes gradually awry.
"Captured the spirit of our well-loved Regency romances far better than some lengthier works," (Goodreads review).
"Very engaging read; authentic to the time," (5 star review).
"A charming and delightful short story. Very much in the style of Jane Austen, I loved the witty characters and the look at aristocratic life," (5 star review, Goodreads).
The Hangar Dance
Sylvie is a girl who longs to be a woman. When her friend Betty invites her to a dance at the local airfield, where a US squadron is based, Sylvie knows she has to go, even if it means lying to her parents. Upon meeting Jack, a young American airman, life becomes even more complicated.
A World War II romance, set in Norfolk, rural England.
"Short and sweet story about love, innocence and loss," (Barnes & Noble review).
"An insight into a young girl's heart as she falls for a soldier. Her mind-set felt true to the era and a compassion develops quickly between reader and character," (Goodreads review).
"Sylvia sneaks out, determined to see the glitz and glamour of the US and escape the grind of the war years. She never plans to fall in love. A short and touching romance that nonetheless develops its characters and world fully," (Bookangel book club, 4 star press review, January 2016).