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Monday, October 3, 2016

Sunday's Child by Rosemary Morris ♥ Book Tour, Exclusive Excerpt & GIVEAWAY ♥ (Historical Romance)


Georgianne Whitley’s beloved father and brothers died in the war against Napoleon Bonaparte. While she is grieving for them, she must deal with her unpredictable mother’s sorrow, and her younger sisters’ situation caused by it.

Georgianne’s problems increase when the arrogant, wealthy but elderly Earl of Pennington, proposes marriage to her for the sole purpose of being provided with an heir. At first she is tempted by his proposal, but something is not quite right about him. She rejects him not suspecting it will lead to unwelcome repercussions.

Prologue



Fourteen year old, Georgianne Whitley leaned over the banister to watch her aunt’s butler admit a handsome cavalry officer dressed in uniform. One day, her mamma frequently assured her, she would marry such a military man, a member of her dear father’s regiment. Of course, this officer was probably too old to ever be her husband. However, in future, she was sure she would meet someone equally handsome with whom she would fall in love. She giggled. ‘Love is not the main prerequisite for marriage,’ Mamma always claimed. According to her mother, rank, lands, and wealth were more important whereas, according to Papa, love was the only reason to marry.

She turned her head to look at her cousin, Sarah Tarrant. “Who is he?”

“Don’t you recognize him? He is my half brother, Rupert, Lieutenant Tarrant.”

“Of course, but he has changed so much since I last saw him five years ago. He is taller.”

Careless of whether or not he would look up and see her, Georgianne inched forward until, bent almost double, she could still gaze down at him.

Rupert removed his shako, revealing his thick, sun-kissed fair hair.

Sarah put her arms around Georgianne’s waist. “If you are not careful, you will fall.”

Georgianne gripped the rail of the highly polished oak banister while she straightened.

“Look at your gown. It’s crushed. You’re such a…a hoyden.”

She stamped her foot. “No, I’m not.”

“Yes, you are. My mamma says you are.”

“Well, she is wrong.” In spite of her denial, rueful, she looked down at her crumpled, white muslin gown. What would her aunt say if she knew Papa had taught her to shoot? Once again, she peered over the banister. A ray of June sunshine from the window illuminated the gold braid on Rupert’s scarlet uniform. Yes, one day she really would marry such an officer to please herself, and her parents.









I write historical fiction, so I am fortunate to be only a 20 minute train journey from London, which offers so many possibilities for research about times past. So many things spark my imagination. During the last two years I took an open tour bus ride around London. Amongst the sky scrapers and modern buildings Old London can be discovered, including the street which J.K.Rowling used as a model for Diagon Alley in her Harry Potter series.

For as long as I can remember, I enjoyed studying history, reading historical non-fiction, historical fiction and its sub-genres. I enjoy novels in which the characters’ behaviour is appropriate for the era in which they lived.

The more I read the more fascinated I become, and the more aware of the gulf between historical periods and my own. Our ancestors shared the same emotions as we do, but their attitudes and way of life were different to ours. One of the most striking examples is the position of women and children in society in bygone ages.

I don’t think it is possible for a novelist to be 100% accurate about life in former ages. However, the characters in my novels are of their time, not ones dressed in costume who behave like 21st century women. Of course, it is almost impossible to completely understand our ancestors, but through extensive research I ensure my characters observe the social etiquette of their lives and times.

My previously published novels, set in the early 18th century and in the ever popular Regency era, and my previously unpublished historical fiction will be published by Books We Love as e-book editions and paper books.


    


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39 comments :

  1. congrats on the blog tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  2. Thank you for both the excerpt and giveaway

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  3. Enjoyed the excerpt. Sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  4. Lauren,

    Thank you for being my hostess.

    Lisa, James and Marcy, I'm pleased you enjoyed the excerpt. Good luck with my giveaway.

    Usually, I get the ideas for the plots of my novels from historical non-fiction. I then decide on a theme that 21st century people will be familiar with. The main theme in Sunday's Child is post traumatic syndrome, which was not recognised during the Napoleonic wars.

    Sunday's Child is the first of my novels with heroines born on different days of the week. To read extracts from them, and my other novels set in the reign of Queen Anne Stuart, please visit my website.

    At the moment, I am having fun writing Wednesday's Child, an alternative title for which could be Sensibility and Sense - the heroine really does have too much sensibility, but as the novel progresses she will become more mature, and in control of her emotions.

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  5. Great excerpt, sounds like a fantastic read, good luck with the tour!

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  6. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

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  7. I liked both the excerpt, and the book cover.

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  8. WHat inspired you to start writing?

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  9. This cover is so pretty. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

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  11. Thank you everyone for your kind comments. Sometimes, while writing Sunday's Child, I needed a handkerchief when tears came to my eyes. I tried to imagine the horrors of the war against France, which took many forms. As I remarked in my previous comment, soldiers must have suffered from post traumatic stress syndrome, although it was not recognised in those days. While researching, even though it was so many years after his death, my heart went out to a young, gently reared boy tormented so badly by fleas that he committed suicide. However, Sunday's Child is bonny and blithe and the hero is charismatic.

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  12. I really enjoyed reading the entire post today. This is a new author for me so thank you for the reveal!

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  13. What books have most influenced your life?

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  14. Good Morning! Have a great day and thanking you again for the chance at winning.

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  15. Thanks for sharing with us the excerpt.

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  16. Thank you for the excerpt & giveaway

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  17. I enjoyed learning about the book. I am looking forward reading more.

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  19. Hope everyone who is in the path of Hurricane Matthew is safe and just want to thank you for this giveaway.

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  20. Enjoy your Friday and prayers for all those going through Hurricane Matthew. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  21. I am off to work soon so stopping by, wishing you a great Saturday and saying thanks for the giveaway.

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  22. I like historical fiction reads and this one sounds interesting.

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  23. I missed you yesterday but back again today to say thanks for all you do bringing us these great giveaways.

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  24. I really love books set in different time periods. I am looking forward to reading this!

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  25. Sorry I missed you yesterday but back today to once again say thank you for the giveaway.

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  26. Have a terrific day and I want you to know I DO appreciate you bringing us these great giveaways, thank you.

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  27. Stopping by to say Good Morning on this fine Friday. Hope it's a great one for you and thank you for this giveaway.

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  28. Hope your Saturday is filled with fun and thanks for all you do for us offering us these giveaways

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  29. Off to work soon for me but hope you have one awesome Sunday! Thanks for the opportunity at winning.

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  30. I liked the excerpt, and I've added this book to my book wishlist.

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  31. "unwelcome repercussions" - It sounds so ominous! Looking forward to learning the meaning behind that!

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  32. I have missed you lately, my appologies but back to say thank you for the chance at winning.

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  33. sounds like a good one

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  34. I would like to give thanks for all your really great writings, including Sunday's Child. I wish the best in keeping up the good work in the future, and thank you for throwing this Book Tour and Exclusive Excerpt, and for giving us a chance to win this today.

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