Wednesday, October 03, 2007
A Rational Romance
I have just received the finished cover for my latest novel, A Rational Romance and would like your views on it. The cover is very different from all the others - it is a little reflective, perhaps. What do you think? The girl is very much as I imagined Rosamond - dark-haired and waif-like but with an independent spirit which lands her in trouble! I set this story in 1803, during a short-lived peace between England and France. This allowed me to take my characters to France. However, when hostilities were resumed that year, many English people were trapped in France and imprisoned, some for many years until the Abdication of Bonaparte in 1814. I love this story - we have a hero and heroine who are both determined to be sensible, so what could possibly go wrong?
A Rational Romance is published by Robert Hale in November 2007
Elliot Malvern, seventh Marquis of Ullenwood is very content with his bachelor lifestyle, spending his fortune on the pleasurable pursuits of gambling and mistresses. Rosamond Beaumarsh is determined to remain unmarried and independent.
What, then, could persuade them plunge into an adventure that carries them to post-revolutionary Paris and takes them on a headlong flight across France? Only the exercise of logic.
The pair embark upon a romantic adventure and learn that rational thought has very little to do with true love……