“Kitty could still feel the warmth and impact of Robert’s hands on her body.”Do you know a young girl called Mary?” she asked.
“I know several of that name,” he replied.
“Mary Molesworth? Young, pretty and just out of the schoolroom. She is always at the theatre.”
“Oh yes, I know her – and her mama.”
“Well, a friend tells me that her mama is determined that her daughter marries an earl at least.” said Kitty, stretching and purring like a kitten.
“That’s hardly news,” replied Robert. “Lady Molesworth’s ambitions for her step-daughter are well known. She has three daughters of her own to marry off. No doubt she wants Mary off her hands so she can concentrate on finding husbands for them.”
“You could do worse. The girl seems amiable, and bright. I assume you know she will come with a considerable fortune?”
“That would sweeten the pill, of course, although I’m not yet an earl. The prospect of having Lady Molesworth as my mother-in-law or being a regular visitor to Mullingar fills me with horror.” “Do you care? Get her with child, let her produce an heir, and then both of you can do what you like. Like your first marriage.”
I was checking through the reviews for Heart of Stone – as you do – and checked on the main amazon.com site. I found a section there entitled “Editorial Reviews”
This is something that Amazon have put together, not me! Fabulous to read, too.
“One of those reads I didn’t want to end. I wanted to know MORE Beautifully plotted, such a good read”. – ★★★★★
“as debut novels go this is pretty damn good!” . – ★★★★★
“A thoroughly fascinating read which I found difficult to put down.” – ★★★★★
” I thoroughly recommend Heart of Stone which is a well-written debut novel with rounded characterisation and pacy narrative.” – ★★★★★
“A wonderful story, very well told with an easy flowing narrative.” – ★★★★★
“Utterly loved the book, fantastic read. All who love history, passion, intrigue and love will adore this book.” – ★★★★★
“Well done for writing such a compelling debut novel.” – ★★★★★
“The real joy of this book was the amazing, yet not intrusive, historical detail.” – ★★★★★
“A remarkable tale and well deserving of the 5 stars I have given it.” – ★★★★★
“Thoroughly satisfying, well-written traditional historical fiction at its best.” – ★★★★★
For any author, it’s definitely worth checking for your “Editorial Reviews”
My publisher, Crooked Cat Books, have been transformed into Darkstroke! They are open to submissions, too, particularly if you write in any of the “Dark” genres or tropes.