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Today, I welcome my good friend and FABULOUS author, Louise M. Gouge!! I met Louise in Florida once when we roomed together for a conference. We took an immediate liking to each other and have been great friends ever since (Even though we live on opposite ends of the country!)
Louise has more than twelve books published, all in historical romance, and her recent ones have been set during Regency England. (Jane Austen's time period). I adore her writing! In fact, I've always told Louise that her writing is like fine wine.. it's soft, smooth, rich, and makes me warm all over! Today, she's here to tell us about her latest release, A Suitable Wife
It was an impossible attraction: Lady Beatrice Gregory has beauty, brains—and a wastrel brother. With her family fortune squandered, her only chance of a Season is as a lowly companion. London’s glittering balls and parties are bittersweet when Beatrice has no hope of a match. Still, helping Lord Greystone with his charitable work brings her genuine pleasure, perhaps more that she dares to admit. Even when every marriageable miss in London is paraded before him, the only woman to capture Lord Greystone’s attention is the one he shouldn’t pursue. Attaching himself to a ruined family would jeopardize his ambitions. Yet Lady Beatrice may be the only wife to suit his lord’s heart.
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*MaryLu Here: Sounds great, doesn't it? Well, I'm nearly done with it and I must say it's WONDERFUL! These characters are so real and so sensitive and so deep, you can't help falling in love with them! And you can't help hoping beyond hope that they'll end up together. Louise does a great job at planting obstacles in their way while developing their growing love. If you like Jane Austen, if you want to be swept away into Regency England with all its soirees and nobility and beautiful gowns and high-society's strictures and mores, then you don't want to miss A Suitable Wife
And now a word from Louise
Thanks to my good friend MaryLu Tyndall for inviting me to visit today. MaryLu and I share many interests: Our love for writing and reading historical romance novels, our love of tall ships, our love of visiting the settings for our stories and other historic sites. However, the subject that first brought us together is our mutual love for Jesus Christ. Both of us love to write stories that show how God works in the lives of ordinary human beings. Because we have both experienced His love in remarkable ways, we hope to show hurting people how they can know His love, too.
In my latest release, A SUITABLE WIFE, my hero and heroine each find ways to demonstrate God’s love to the less fortunate. Lady Beatrice has grown up with all the wealth and privileges of an earl’s daughter. But when her brother inherits the title of Lord Melton, he gambles away the family fortune within three years. Now Lady Beatrice must work as a lady’s companion to Mrs. Parton. This wealthy, good-hearted, and benevolent aristocrat shows Beatrice how to live beyond herself -- and for God --through her work with orphan girls.
In the first book in my Ladies in Waiting series, A PROPER COMPANION, Viscount Lord Greystone, came close to dying of pneumonia. When Greystone’s mother’s companion speaks to him of God’s redeeming love, he accepts Christ as his Savior. In my new book, Greystone is back to health, and the viscount is eager to find God’s plan for his life. He does not have long to wait. He encounters two small chimneysweeps with breathing problems as deadly as his own had been. Against every custom of Society, Greystone takes the poor boys under his wing, even proposing laws that will keep small children from such work. Based on the efforts of real life Members of Parliament, which eventually led to English reform for these little “climbing boys,” Greystone’s efforts show what one man can do to help those who cannot help themselves.
Of course as a romance writer, I also arranged a very nice but challenging romance for Lady Beatrice and Lord Greystone. Along the way, they each learn many spiritual lessons and a great appreciation for God’s love and mercy.
Even though MaryLu’s and my characters are created in our imaginations, the situations are very true to life. God is real. He loves you. And just as in the case of my fictional heroine and hero, He has a plan for your life that will bring you more joy and satisfaction than you ever dreamed possible.
Thanks again, MaryLu!
(You're so welcome, Louise. Thank you for being here!)
Award-winning Florida author Louise M. Gouge writes historical fiction for Harlequin's Love Inspired imprint. In addition to numerous other awards, Louise is the recipient of the prestigious Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award for her 2005 historical novel, Hannah Rose (first place) and her 2011 Regency novella, The Gentleman Takes a Bride, (second place). Please visit her Web site at http://blog.Louisemgouge.com
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