Sending out copies of a book for review by strangers is a bit like leaving your first-born at school for the start of P1. However, the book, and the infant, are usually in safe hands. People review books I imagine for too many reasons to even speculate, but when they have enjoyed your work they can be incredibly generous. That certainly shines through this great review from Undiscovered Scotland. It left me feeling I might buy that book. See if you agree. It’s here:
Bella’s Betrothal is featured today on Elaine Violette’s lovely Regency blog. Here:
This morning I went on another visit to the Georgian House owned and managed by the National Trust for Scotland. It sits on the north side of Charlotte Square and there are fantastic views of the north of the city to the Forth from its back windows.
Today and tomorrow the Georgian House actors dressed in costume of 1811 and acted as they would have behaved in the Parlour, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Mrs Lamont’s bedroom and the Kitchen.
There was a good script and, in the drawing room, a group of dancers being taught the Polonaise. We, the guests, also had a chance.
I really enjoyed this and as my books feature a slightly post Regency period, it was so good to see the house dressed for Christmas of the time.
It’s available tomorrow, 24th. Free to members and £6.50 to non-members. 11am – 3pm, if memory serves!
Romy Gemmell has invited me over to her Reading and Writing blog to discuss the inspiration behind Bella’s Betrothal.
She thinks Bella’s Betrothal has ‘one of the best opening lines of any romance I’ve read recently…’ Maybe that’s why she invited me onto her prestigious Reading and Writing blog.
Drop by and leave a comment.
I’m across on Kate Blackadder’s lovely, shiny new blog today. I’m talking about Bella’s Betrothal and telling her who can share my stagecoach. Here’s Kate
And here’s her blog:
Drop in and tell us who’d be in your stagecoach.