Another giveaway? Yes, there's two giveaways this month at The Balanced Writer. Catch the $25 giveaway post following this notice. This week, you have the chance to win an autographed copy of my Jane Austen-inspired Regency romance, Josette. Here's the cover blurb to pique your interest:
Josette Price sees her future in Beddingfield Park, while her brother, George, needlessly pursues a naval career. But dark, brooding Captain Carter rides into their lives with news that ruins everything: George has been lost at sea. Only Captain Carter and his delightfully spinsterish relatives can stop the Price sisters from making a choice that would be the greatest tragedy of all.
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Good luck! I hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday season with their family and friends. We're looking forward to my firstborn son's wedding in just one day, and of course celebrating Christmas and setting goals for New Year's. I'll be in touch and announce our winners after the deadlines. Here's to you and yours!
An Excerpt from Regency romance, Josette:
“Papa!” she shouted, as she stampeded into the vestibule. “Papa!” She knocked brusquely on the study
door before storming in.
“Good Lord, Josette, what is it?”
Josette’s father had a frown creasing the folds of his skin. His eyes glared impatiently from beneath fuzzy
“Someone’s come. An officer.” She squeezed her hands anxiously. Her father did not like to be disturbed
in his sanctuary, and he did not like it when his daughter wandered about in the rain.
“You’re wet,” came his disapproving answer. Still, Sir Robert Price unfolded himself from his chair next to
the fire and moved over to one of three great windows overlooking the park.
“It’s not George,” Josette said.
Sir Robert glanced at the wet puddles from Josette’s slippers. “Go change at once. You're not fit to be
Josette felt the muslin sticking to her skin. Of course she was not. She’d put on very little beneath her
morning dress, and it showed. Shamed that her lack of modesty had been discovered, she hurried up the
Had the officer noticed? Heat tinged her cheeks, but she pushed it away. She’d done her duty and
informed her father of their visitor, petticoats notwithstanding. At least they would be able to stoke the
fire and fetch a warm drink.
As she reached the top of the stairs, Hannah met her with a gasp. “Which you’re all wet, Miss Price,” she
chided. The ancient woman, who had served two generations of Price family, took her by the elbow in
concern. “And you’ve been out without your bonnet, too.”
Josette allowed herself to be led to her room. The door had not shut behind them before she startled
herself in the looking glass. Her hair was a tangled mess, her face flushed on both cheeks. What had
the officer thought of the hoyden in the woods?
A recollection of him lying in a heap made her stare at her own reflection. With his cape thrown back, the
epaulette on his shoulder had gleamed in the dreary gloom.
There had been no white piping on that uniform.
“Oh bother,” she muttered.
The man galloping across Beddingfield Park had been no mere lieutenant. He’d worn the rank ofCaptain.
#2: A Very Merry Giveaway, Continued...
Besides focusing on the celebration of my Savior's birth this month, our firstborn is getting married next week. It's Crazy Mama time at the Thorne house. I'm amazed at the end of each day how much I've been able to get squeezed in, and thankful, too. In the New Year we have another child starting college for the first time, and I will begin online classes to pick up a degree in Communications. All the while continuing to freelance write and play Author. Who says life slows down after 40?
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