The Reckless Love of an Heir was released today

Most of my period romances spin out from a story I’ve heard when I’ve visited historical properties, or read books from the era. This wasn’t the case with The Reckless Love of an Heir; yet there was one, object, that influenced the story’s conception that I thought I would share here.
This is the bed that is in Jane Austen’s room, in the Austens’ cottage in Chawton, and Jane regularly slept in it with her sister Cassandra. They were very close as friends not simply sisters.
I often say, when I see such things and hear even a tiny description of life in the past, like this, I can see a scene unfold. I saw the two women, in the bed, talking in low voices, facing each other in the darkness, or in candlelight. So when Henry’s story began to write itself in my thoughts, I knew I wanted there to be two such close sisters who would share a bed and whisper secrets, their affection palpable in the air between them. But in the case of the sisters in The Reckless Love of an Heir, there are secrets held back…
The Reckless Love of an Heir

“You are reckless, proud, spoiled and everything I dislike!”

For Lord Henry Marlow, the future Earl of Barrington, life is for living before he accepts his duty. No wager is too risky or challenge too dangerous – until a racing injury forces the Barrington heir to return home and prepare for his destiny. But the one thing Henry will not do is bow to his parents’ wishes and propose to his childhood friend and neighbour, beautiful Alethea Forth. And he’ll not put up with her disapproving sister, Susan, either, no matter how much he enjoys their verbal sparring…

Kind-hearted, bookish Susan Forth has always thought Henry arrogant and self-centred, and has never hidden her dislike of the rogue! But this injured, vulnerable Henry reluctantly brings out her natural compassion, and a shocking desire for the man who is expected to marry her sister! A stolen kiss leads to a forbidden passion – and for the first time in her life, Susan knows what it’s like to be reckless – with a man who is finally learning to care.

But when tragedy strikes, their secret love is all that holds them together – and could tear their lives apart…

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2 thoughts on “The Reckless Love of an Heir was released today

  1. Reblogged this on doingsomereading and commented:
    It’s so great to see Jane back with a new novel! I have to admit, I didn’t even know she had a new release coming, so this is a super exciting surprise. And I know it’ll be just as wonderful as all her other novels.

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