Here's the description of the heroine:
Juliana Dutton is 21 years old, with sea-green eyes, and honey blonde hair. She is tall for her age and has a slightly athletic build. Juliana is a hard worker, determined, stubborn, and independent. When she puts her mind to something, she never backs down. Due to her father's illness, she has been forced to take over the family merchant business in secret because women were not allowed to run businesses in 1692. Consequently, she bears the burden of her family's support, of getting proper care for her father, and of dealing with a lazy, pleasure-seeking brother. Regardless of what society says, she believes women are equal to men and her greatest fear is poverty and loss of freedom. Which is why she never wishes to marry and become subserviant to a man.
And here's the results of your votes (taken from this blog, from facebook, and goodreads responses)
Blake Lively 1
Carrie Underwood and Saoirse Roman 1
Emily Blunt and Jennifer Morrison 2
Hayden Panettiere 3
Anna Sophia 6
Amanda Seyfried 11
Emily De Ravin 13
Jennifer Lawrence 29!!!
So, Jennifer Lawrence is the winner! Well she's not the winner, but her picture is the winner and will be used to help me visualize my heroine Juliana Dutton
|Anna Sophia Robb|
|Emily De Ravin|
Now, I thought you'd like to see the picture I chose for the hero. When I saw this picture, I knew it was the perfect likeness. Allow me to introduce you to Alexander Hyde, Viscount Munthrope.
The book is entitled Herald of Grace and I'm SUPER excited about it!! Can't you tell? I'm back in the Caribbean with my beloved pirates. I'm just starting to write this... however it probably won't be released until late 2014 or early 2015. :-( (Sorry about that! But I thought those of you who loved my pirate series would like to know about this one coming soon!)