Wednesday, September 17, 2008

LUCASTA



I think every author experiences a thrill when they hold a copy of their latest book for the first time. After more than a dozen books published with Robert Hale I still feel the same excitement when the postman brings me the very first copy, and I was especially delighted with the cover of this one! I had sent the artist some pictures of a young Emma Hamilton to give her some idea of what I was looking for, and I think she has captured my heroine perfectly. I do hope you agree - and although she looks very demure, my Lucasta is perfectly capable of dealing with crooks and scoundrels- and the odd Bow Street Runner - as she strives to reach her happy ending.

LUCASTA IS PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK ON 30th SEPTEMBER:
Lucasta Symonds did not enjoy her one, short London Season. She hated the Marriage Mart so she is happy to remain at home while her beautiful younger sister Camilla sets out to make an advantageous marriage. Viscount Kennington takes one look at the beautiful Camilla and is immediately smitten. He follows her to London, determined to make her his wife.

However, when events take a turn for the worse and he is accused of a cold-blooded murder, it is not Camilla who comes to his rescue but the less beautiful, much more practical Lucasta…...


Melinda Hammond

6 comments:

kate tremayne said...

A stunning cover Melinda for an intriguing story. Congratulations

Jane Odiwe said...

What a gorgeous cover Melinda, it makes me want to read it right now!

ladysusan said...

A beautiful cover! And the story sounds intriguing too!

Anonymous said...

Jane said...

Melinda, a captivating cover and an intriguing overview of the story: this one will be flying off the shelves.

Kate Allan said...

Congratulations

Jan Jones said...

Oh, wow! Now I see exactly what you mean!