Question: Who is the intended audience?
Answer: It’s suitable for any audience, but I think mostly women will find it appealing.
Q: What is the book about?
A: In 1927 Virginia, Grace Langdon is a bright, intelligent sixteen year old with a head full of dreams and a longing for love. She is also trapped by the customs of her time and place, and when her domineering father tries to force her hand in marriage, she flees. Finding her beloved older brother and his wife, who had left Virginia years before to live in Chicago, she begins a new life and finds romance with a handsome neighbor. But the past comes back to haunt her when the man she rejected returns to claim her as his own.
Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: I’m from a big southern family who still cling to many of the customs of the old days. I’m also a lover of books, especially romantic ones, and I love creating stories that appeal to the heart. I’ve been writing off and on since I was young.
Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: I’ve tried to be a little unpredictable in my writing, taking it in a direction that the reader might not expect, to keep the story interesting. I’ve also tried to create unique characters who are flawed but worthy of devotion by readers.
Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?
A: My main hero, Henry, was inspired by UK actor Richard Armitage, whom I first discovered in the BBC mini-series North and South, adapted from the novel by Elizabeth Gaskell. His mannerisms, his way of speaking, and especially his looks, have given him a devoted following of female viewers. I’m one of them, and I would greatly recommend discovering his work.