Morwen Rowse’s life nothing like what she thought it was. It all starts when her uncle calls her a bastard just before he accidentally murders her cousin Edith in a drunken rage. When she confronts her mother about it, she learns that in fact she was brought to them as a child shortly after their own daughter died as a newborn infant. Now she has accepted a position in another town as an upstairs maid. Little does she know that the people she suspects may be her parents are just others working their like herself. She fancies herself in love with a constable from her own village, Pasco Carnes. But at the moment he is morning the loss of her cousin whom he had every intention of marrying. She is hoping that when he gets over his grief he will turn to her. When Lady Cordelia Rodda-Henry takes an unusual interest in her, things turn out like nothing Morwen could ever have imagined.
Pasco’s Maid is an interesting story. Not at all what I thought it would be as I started to read it. The twists and turns in the plot will keep you wondering just what is going to happen next. It is most definitely worth the time to read. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
It’s 1887, Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee year. Twenty-five-year old Morwen Rowse has grown up in Trevisco, a small Cornish fishing village, and she believes herself to in danger of becoming an old maid.
Pasco Carne, Trevisco’s village policeman, is devastated when the virgin love of his life, is killed. In his distress, he allows himself to be comforted by Morwen. When they embark upon a full-blown love affair, he takes her virginity and teaches her the joyful art of sex. But their happiness is destined to be short-lived—Morwen’s future is being decided elsewhere. She’s the bastard child of high-born Lady Rodda-Henry, and her ladyship is determined to get her bastard daughter accepted into London society. She is even prepared to resort to lies and trickery to achieve it.
PASCO'S MAID will be published in September 2009
JEFFREY'S MAID will be published in December 2009