Let’s begin with this past week’s winner.
And Julia Tagen won Liza’s The Troublesome Apprentice!!
For the better part of the week, I was buried in the writing cave finishing the first draft of book #7 in The Marriage Game, Lady Beresford’s Lover. That is done, but there is still a great deal of editing to do.
I’ll give you a short excerpt to read:
End of August 1817 Beresford Abby, England
Vivian, the widowed Countess of Beresford, sat at her desk in the morning room of the dower house in which she’d been living for the past year, plotting her escape. A beam of bright afternoon sunshine shot along the gold and blue Turkey carpet, interrupted only by supine form of her gray cat, Gisila.
In truth, plotting was probably too strong a word, though Vivian liked how it sounded, and she did feel as if she was escaping; not only the dower house, but Beresford Abby itself. In less than one week, her period of mourning would end. Her hand clenched as if she could strike her dead husband and everyone else in this hellish place. Soon she would leave and vowed never to return.
As soon as I was ready to leave the apartment, our car broke down, so we are walking to a small country market about a half a mile away. Late yesterday afternoon, Hubby and I took a shopping bag and set out to buy dinner and wine. He had been pooh-poohing the idea of a folding wagon for the boat to do things like haul groceries back from stores we had to walk to. After carrying the bag back, he is much more amenable to the idea.
Without the car, I was unable to get more boxes to pack, so that has stalled for the next day or so.
I did have a lovely luncheon with my friend and fellow historical author, Jenna Jaxon. She drove.
The weather here has been really strange, and I find myself missing my island,
and counting down the days until we move up to Annapolis.
I’d love to hear how your week went!