I’m lucky enough to live in a small market town in southwest England that allows me access to some of the most historical places in the world. Just a short half an hour drive in one direction brings me into the centre of the famous Georgian city of Bath––an hour’s drive in any other direction brings me into Salisbury or the Cotswolds and beyond.
So it’s hardly surprising I moved from writing contemporary romance novels only to also writing historical romances and, now, sagas.
I have four Victorian novels published with eKensington as well as recently signing a four book deal with Aria Fiction for a brand-new Edwardian series set in Bath’s finest department store.
Having so much history on my doorstep fuels my imagination to write about the many places I have access too––and over many eras. Once I’d fulfilled my contract with eKensington, I was keen to fast forward a few years to the Edwardian period and the Pennington’s Department Store series was born.
Book 1, The Mistress of Pennington’s release in July with book 2 following in January 2019.
Here’s the blurb and preorder buy links for The Mistress of Pennington’s:
1910 – A compelling tale of female empowerment in Bath's leading department store. Perfect for the fans of the TV series Mr Selfridge and The Paradise.
Elizabeth Pennington should be the rightful heir of Bath's premier department store through her enterprising schemes and dogged hard work. Her father, Edward Pennington, believes his daughter lacks the business acumen to run his empire and is resolute a man will succeed him.
Determined to break from her father's iron-clad hold and prove she is worthy of inheriting the store, Elizabeth forms an unlikely alliance with ambitious and charismatic master glove-maker Joseph Carter. United they forge forward to bring Pennington's into a new decade, embracing woman's equality and progression whilst trying not to mix business and pleasure.
Can this dream team thwart Edward Pennington's plans for the store? Or will Edward prove himself an unshakeable force who will ultimately ruin both Elizabeth and Joseph?
Amazon UK: http://amzn.eu/2SvRcqp
Amazon US: http://a.co/bYr2KHM
So… what is your favourite era and why?