My Regency short story, The Dashing Miss Langley, has a maiden aunt for the heroine, but Annabelle Langley is not a wallflower by any means:
She was a striking sight, her Amazonian figure clad in a sky blue pelisse and her fair hair topped with a high-crowned bonnet.
She is full of common sense and knows just how to handle her niece, Caroline, when Caroline is convinced she's fallen in love with the gardener's grandson. Instead of arguing with Caroline, she remarks:
'If Able is your choice, then what business is it of mine?'
When she tempts Caroline with a trip into the country and offers to teach her how to drive the carriage. Caroline can't resist. But when a storm drives them off the road, the dashing Miss Langley encounters an old love at the inn, after which her own romantic difficulties take centre stage.Will she be reunited with him, or will circumstances once again push them apart? And what of Caroline? Will she marry the gardener's grandson?
The Dashing Miss Langley is available from Amazon UK and Amazon US as well as all other Amazons. If you're a fan of traditional Regencies, I hope you enjoy it