Ash's Secret/ Linda Sole
This is the fifth in the Regency Romp series of novellas. The series started with Happy Christmas Mr Jones,
Continuing with Annabel's Christmas surprise, Mary's Sacrifice and Captain Havers & the Abandoned Bride. Both Mary's Sacrifice and Captain Havers went into the top 100 at amzon kindle.
Miranda was just thinking she might go upstairs now, for there was only one set of dances to come and she could be forgiven for not wishing to sit them out.
‘Not leaving us?’ a voice said at her elbow and she turned to see Lord Ashton. She was in that moment torn between anger that he had ignored her all evening and relief that he had at last approached her.
‘I had thought I might as well, for I have watched sufficient dances this evening, sir. I am not as fortunate as my sister in being universally popular.’
‘Do I detect a note of reproach?’ Ash asked as he took a firm grip on her arm and led her towards the groups forming for the last set of dances. ‘You think that I should have secured a dance earlier?’
‘I am sure it is not for me to say what you should do when a guest at a ball, where there are possibly more young ladies than gentlemen – at least youngish gentlemen.’ There were in fact two more gentlemen than ladies, but as some of the older ones did not dance, it meant that some ladies did not always find a partner.
‘But you would like to tell me I am rag-mannered, would you not, Miss Thurston?’ His eyes danced with amusement in a way that set off butterflies in her stomach. Miranda counted to five before she answered.
This is the image I used for Lady Allayne's Shocking Secret/ A Regency Mystery and romance
Both this and the image for Ash's Secret were purchased from Dreamstime.
I have thoroughly enjoyed writing these novellas, which are a lot of fun, but at the moment I am busy writing the sequel to a big saga, which is to be published next year by Ebury.
Love to all my readers from Linda