Saturday, July 28, 2007

New Joanna Maitland Release!

You may have thought I’d stopped writing. For a while, I even thought so myself, since my previous book came out at the end of 2004 and I was finding it very difficult to write another. However, after a long fallow period, I’m back in the writing groove. So here it is at last!

It’s called Bride of the Solway. It’s the sequel to My Lady Angel which came out at the end of 2004. If you can remember that far back, you’ll know that the hero’s best friend, Captain Ross Graham, has fallen in love with a French aristocrat called Julie, whom he has rescued from under the noses of Napoleon’s army. Unfortunately for Ross, Julie has been playing him along throughout the months they spent together. She loves someone else and always has.

What should have been a triumphant homecoming for Ross turns into a nightmare. All London is celebrating the victory at Waterloo. Everyone around him seems to be in love and overflowing with happiness; everyone except Ross. So he does the only thing left to him. He wraps himself in the remnants of his shattered pride. Withdraws. And flees.

He persuades himself that he should travel to Scotland and search for his roots. All he knows of his past is that his mother brought him away from Scotland when he was very small and always refused to talk about his family. Ross cannot remember his father at all. And his mother is long dead. So a trip to Dumfries might unravel the mystery surrounding his origins, as well as giving his broken heart a chance to heal. He is resolved to avoid all females. Especially ones who might need rescuing!

But, on the banks of the Solway, he encounters a damsel in distress. As an officer and a gentleman, can he refuse to help her?

Bride of the Solway will be in the shops next week but you can read more about the book and link to an excerpt here

Best wishes to everyone, and I hope you enjoy the story


Joanna Maitland
M&B Historicals August 2007
ISBN 978-0-263-85188-5

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