Author Josie Riviera & Lady Patience Blackwell
Author Josie Riviera is my guest today and she writes REGENCY ROMANCE–one of my favorites! Here’s Josie and be sure to read to the part about a free ebook.
Lady Patience Blakwell,
the heroine in Seeking Patience, my Regency Inspirational romance, shows great courage and strength throughout the novel, although she is only twenty years old. She’s a widowed countess who suffered terrible abuse at her late husband’s hands, as well as at the hands of a cruel cousin, which left her with a burn scar on her cheek. Now she’s living in near poverty, a petite woman who looks frail on the outside, but isn’t afraid of confronting uncomfortable situations head-on.
She capably manages her dower house in near poverty, along with only a few faithful servants. Although her late husband’s heir uses threats to keep her from demanding her rightful inheritance, she fights these threats by taking matters into her own hands and seeking legal counsel.
Her faith keeps her strong … until the day a bold, handsome, and severely injured Romany (Gypsy) man collapses in her hall.
Then she becomes even stronger, tending to his wounds, hiding him in her home, risking her life for him when she’s confronted and threatened by a brutal Romany (Gypsy) leader.
As she tends to the hero, she embraces his language and traditions. In the Regency period, the English looked down on the Rom (Gypsies.) Nonetheless, Lady Patience cares for everyone, regardless of their cultural background or circumstances. She gives her scant provisions freely to feed the hero’s tribe. Although Gypsies were considered thieves, it is her simple faith that captures his love.
But then a secret from Lady Patience’s past emerges, and her faith is tested. She confronts the secret with an open, accepting heart. However, the hero’s freedom means everything to him, and the heroine’s secret could shatter his heart.
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Do people prove their worth by strength, or by character?
Half-Romany, half-English lord, he lives a perilous Gypsy life … until a sweet English rose saves his life, and perhaps his soul. Widowed by a cruel husband, she’s given up all hope of love. Brought together in peril, they dare to reach for a brighter future together.
Luca Boldor, Romany leader, lives a nomad’s life in Regency England with his Gypsy caravan. Believing his noble father abandoned him at birth, he refuses to acknowledge his English blood, or live a settled life. But when a vicious attack by a rival leaves him bleeding on an English lady’s doorstep, he has no choice but to accept her help. Her gentle faith stirs his heart in a way he has long denied.
Lady Patience Blakwell, widowed countess, lives in near poverty. Her husband’s heir uses threats to keep her from demanding her rightful inheritance. With a few faithful servants, she exists quietly in the country, only her faith keeping her strong … until the day a bold, handsome Gypsy collapses in her hall. He’s unlike any man she’s ever known, and she’ll confront any subterfuge to keep him safe.
But when a secret from Lady Patience’s past emerges, Luca must face his own past, or lose her and all hope of love. Will this strong man humble himself to open his heart for his lady?
Travel back to Regency England for this sweet, inspirational romance—get your copy of Seeking Patience today!
Well, that’s a twist–a gypsy hero! I always thinkk of the classic Ray Milland movie, GOLDEN EARRINGS. Have you seen it? So romantic!-Lyn
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