PATIENCE BECOMES A LADY
…my sweet romance novel setting is England during the Jane Austen era of carriages and candlelight.
“Know your own happiness. You want nothing but Patience- or give it a more fascinating name, call it hope.” Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
What a surprise it was to discover this lovely quote AFTER I had chosen the heroine’s name as Patience and began to write about a plucky girl who is suddenly orphaned and beset by the perils of courtship. Read first chapters here: Patience Becomes A Lady
A sweet romance in my novels does not mean the characters are bland and the story without drama and the tension of attraction.
Vintage drawings like the one featured above turn on my creative juices and I think, oh, I must write about a white cat playing in my heroine’s satin shoe…stay tuned, it might happen soon!
I am fascinated with the charming places and customs of Regency England that find their way into scenes I am writing. When things go well, writing is an excitement akin to spotting a fantastic pastry at the bake shop. When it’s not so good, it is like having to clean the stove.
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