Wednesday, September 17, 2008
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…...