Thanks so much for the opportunity to blog with the JQ’s today!
The Lady Authors—Caroline Linden, Katharine Ashe, Miranda Neville and Maya Rodale—in addition to writing the popular Regency anthology At the Duke’s Wedding are uniting once again to clear up some rumors about romance writers, dukes and the availability of iPhones in the Regency era.
Fact or fiction: Romance writing is a solitary endeavor
The Lady Authors say it isn’t so. We gathered one afternoon over tea and cookies and plotted four novellas that would take place at the same house party celebrating a duke’s wedding. Little ideas like “a lost wedding ring” were spun into complete stories. Then after having drunk all the tea, we proceeded to drink wine and plot some more, finding all the little threads that could be woven into one grand anthology. All I shall say is this: what happens in the stables must stay in the stables.
Fact or Fiction: Dukes make the best heroes
In the hands of Caroline Linden, dukes make excellent heroes. But so do brooding officers with secrets, charming (but forgetful) rogues, and artistically inclined Viscounts harboring a certain lady wedding crasher. At a house party gathered for the wedding of the season, there are plenty of delicious heroes to go around.
Fact or fiction: Miss Helen Grey is the bride to be
Technically Miss Helen Grey is the bride to be. But what of her sister, Mrs. Cleopatra Barrows? Miss Henrietta Black thought she’d be a spinster forever, until that rogue Jack came along. And Miss Roseanne Lacy is expecting a proposal—but not from the man she says yes to. And you won’t believe who invited Miss Angela Cowdry to the wedding and how. Which one of these lovely ladies will marry the duke?
Fact or fiction: There were no iPhones in the Regency era
A certain Miss Cowdry can confirm that there are, indeed, iPhones in the Regency era. However, there is a deplorable lack of cell service.
How would you pass the time at a Regency house party? What mischief would you like to get up to or would you be on your best behavior?