My newest, one of my oldest manuscripts, Lady Sarah.
An American Regency Novel Set in Creole New Orleans
In the early days of the new American nation, fifteen year old Sarah Eastham has all the advantages of social position, wealth and influential friends till an old secret is revealed and plunges her into scandal, one not of her making. Her whole life is upturned and she makes a crucial and disastrous decision to marry the wrong man. In 1796 in the aftermath of that misjudgment, she decides to leave the Eastern seaboard and travel to the Spanish colonial port of New Orleans to begin her life afresh, accompanied by her friend Janine LaFleur, a talented exiled Parisian who has family there.
Sarah’s parents Christiane and John Eastham try to persuade her to stay with them but when this fails, they hire as her escort and protector, Douglas McKuen, a young Scottish immigrant, who also wants a fresh start. When Sarah meets him, she feels he would be more suited to the classroom as a professor, but he has set his course on trading with the tribes on the northern Mississippi and making maps. So the three set out together to begin their new lives. None of them is prepared for the challenges of pirates, the British Navy impressing American seaman, and adjusting to a completely different world, Creole New Orleans. Will they find what they seek? And can Sarah’s wounded heart take another chance on love?
This is the back cover blurb of my new independent novel, Lady Sarah, the sequel to my Revolutionary War novel, La Belle Christiane. Not long ago I asked if my readers of this blog would like me to post this book here as I did La Belle Christiane. I have over 2000 subscribers to this blog and I got 8 votes. So I decided that the vast majority weren’t interested in reading another book on this blog.
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BTW, can a Regency romance take place in America?–Lyn