On the latest release:
Name of the main character?
Frances Whittier, the heroine of IT TAKES TWO TO TANGLE.
What my main character does that I wish I could do.
Frances is the companion to a countess in Regency England, and she has made an art of memorizing details. I wish I had her gift of memory so I could feel more organized!
Something my main character would never do.
She has a low position in society and she’s been burned by loss—so she’d never admit her feelings for someone unless she was sure that person felt the same way.
What my main character would say about me (the author).
“Thanks for taking away all my money and social status, you taunting fiend. The least you could do would be to give me someone to love in return. But not a soldier. I’ve already loved and lost one of those.” (Naturally, I did not listen and sent another soldier her way.)
What my main character would say I do that embarrasses him/her.
Because of her position as a paid companion, Frances is very conscious of manners and image, and she makes sure her employer is always fashionable and perfectly groomed out in society. As someone who works from home in clothing of world-class sloppiness, I’m sure Frances would be embarrassed by my appearance!
On Writing and the Author:
What she does:
I write historical romances set in the Regency period made so beloved by Jane Austen.
Why she likes it:
I love the research, learning tidbits about how people lived two hundred years ago. The society and manners of the time were very different from our own, but people were still people, worrying and scheming and falling in love just as we do today.
Inspiration comes from:
Reading, reading, reading. If I’m ever stuck for ideas, I turn to a research book and start hunting for some interesting detail that might get the story going again.
If not writing, then what?
When I’m not working on a book, I’m probably playing with my daughter, chauffering her around, or debating with my husband over what we should watch next from our Netflix queue. Apart from that, my favorite spare-time activity is reading. I have a big TBR pile in print and a long list on my e-reader, and I end every day by diving into a book.
IT TAKES TWO TO TANGLE is the first book in a Regency romance trilogy. The second, TO CHARM A NAUGHTY COUNTESS, will be out next May! But before then—in October—my newest holiday historical romance, SEASON FOR SCANDAL, will hit stores.
Historical romance author Theresa Romain pursued an impractical education that allowed her to read everything she could get her hands on. She then worked for universities and libraries, where she got to read even more. Eventually she started writing, too. She lives with her family in the Midwest, where she is working on her next book.
IT TAKES TWO TO TANGLE:
WOOING THE WRONG WOMAN…
Henry Middlebrook is back from fighting Napoleon, ready to re-enter London society where he left it. Wounded and battle weary, he decides that the right wife is all he needs. Selecting the most desirable lady in the ton, Henry turns to her best friend and companion to help him with his suit…
IS A TERRIBLE MISTAKE…
Young and beautiful, war widow Frances Whittier is no stranger to social intrigue. She finds Henry Middlebrook courageous and manly, unlike the foppish aristocrats she is used to, and is inspired to exercise her considerable wit on his behalf. But she may be too clever for her own good, and Frances discovers that she has set in motion a complicated train of events that’s only going to break her own heart…
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