Katherine Grey jumps right into the story with this fast-paced Regency romance. Our heroine runs to the rescue of a suicidal poet and winds her way into his heart as well as the reader’s. Emma is such an unusual character from the ordinary Regency misses. She is independent and yet still so innocent, poor but with a wealth of intelligence and emotion. I’d love to make her acquaintance! Blain is a wonderful complement to Emma and while at times he can appear a little less than hero material he succeeds in coming across as vulnerable yet strong enough to get past that vulnerability. His realness makes for an exceedingly interesting leading man. The quirky secondary characters are entertaining. If you are looking for a quick, sweet historical this would be a good choice; it has just enough traditional Regency to appeal to the average fan while adding a little difference to shake things up slightly.
Noted poet Blaine Hobson counts the Prince Regent among his patrons. But ever since the socialite he wished to marry took her life, he has been unable to compose a single line of poetry. With a sonnet commissioned by the Regent due in a few weeks, Blaine spends his time alternating between trying to write ... and wishing he had the courage to join his beloved in the grave.
Raised in an orphanage with her sister, seamstress Emma Tompkins lives with the guilt of her sibling's death. Accidently finding a suicide note penned by Blaine, she resolves to keep him alive at all costs. Vigilant, she returns each day, pushing her way into his home--and losing her heart.
Can Blaine forget his beloved and return the affections of the seamstress? Or once finished with his work, will he cast Emma out of his life forever? Page Count: 75