Starting the New Year right
Happy 2007, everyone!
So in my last post, I swore that this year I was going to give you all reasons to read my book. All right, here goes.
Reason #1 – You will love my heroine
I know, I know. Totally backwards. I’m supposed to make you fall in love with the hero. Well, I’m aiming to do that, too. But first you have to love the heroine and want to see her happy, right? And Lucy is a very loveable heroine, if I do say it myself. She’s an orphan, raised by her clueless older brother Henry, with little in the way of ladylike accomplishments and no dowry at all – but pity her at your own risk. She does not take pity kindly, and she does not take no for an answer.
Every autumn, Henry invites three friends — Felix, Toby, and Jeremy — to enjoy the fine fishing and hunting at his country estate, Waltham Manor. Each year, Lucy attaches herself to their group like a tick on a hound, learning to ride, shoot, and angle under their tutelage. She’s a highly accomplished young woman, but not in the usual way. Other young ladies embroider cushions; Lucy makes fishing lures. Other young ladies speak French or Italian fluently; Lucy is proficient in swearing. When they sit down to the piano, other young ladies play Mozart; Lucy knows only drinking songs.
Lucy has never aspired to be an elegant lady – until now. Because, as a girl, Lucy just wanted to be one of the boys. But now she’s grown into a woman, and she wants … one of the boys.
So that’s Lucy. Do you love her yet? Be honest – if you don’t, it’s all my fault, not hers. Those of you who know her a bit – what am I leaving out?
And do you want to know which of the boys Lucy wants?