As promised, in time for Valentine’s Day, here is Miss Truelove Beckons:
When Truelove Becket’s betrothed went missing in a naval battle, she vowed never to marry unless she found someone she loved as much. In the seven years since then, the quiet vicar’s daughter has lived a simple and contented life helping the poor people of her village. But now another man has asked for her hand in marriage and, unsure if she is ready to commit to him, she agrees to accompany her beautiful cousin Arabella on a trip to visit friends so she can take time to think it over.
Viscount Drake cut a dashing figure when he returned from war to a hero’s welcome, but the Battle of Waterloo left him a shattered and haunted man. As his dreams are invaded by the terrors of war he becomes a sleepless shell of a man, and as his torment grows he begins to wonder if marriage to the lovely Arabella will help restore him again. But as Arabella coquettishly flirts to secure Drake’s hand and his riches, it is the pretty and practical True he turns to for solace.
With the weight of her marriage proposal bearing down on her, True finds herself irresistibly attracted to Drake’s quiet dignity and genuine distress, just as he finds himself drawn to her honest nature and soothing compassion. When a spark of passion ignites between these two who have both lost so much to war, they will have to confront their biggest fears—and everyone else’s plans for their futures—to discover if love can truly cure all ills.
“[Miss Truelove Beckons] is well written and flows brilliantly. A wonderful heart-wrenching and romantic tale.” —Goodreads
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Next week, just in time for Valentine’s Day, in partnership with Beyond the Page Publishing, I am bringing out Miss Truelove Beckons, one of my absolute favorite Regency Classics that I wrote during my time with Kensington Zebra.
This book deals with a hero suffering from nightmares, what we now recognize as PTSD. It was inspired by the men and woman who have to deal with the lingering memories of the horrors of war, and was dedicated to my father, a WWII veteran, but it is so much more than that. It’s a tender love story between a wounded war veteran and a country miss. I do so hope you like it!
I’m very pleased to reveal here the cover!
It’s been such a long time since I connected with romance readers. I do apologize. But see, there’s this other gal who’s been demanding a lot from me. Her name is Victoria Hamilton, and she is me, too.
I now write cozy mysteries as Victoria Hamilton, and have three series. But lately I’ve been publishing my back list with the wonderful folks at Beyond The Page. I’m so excited about the work they do, and what we’re bringing out next. If all goes as planned The Matchmaker’s Christmas will be next out, and it is one of my favorite Regencies that I’ve written. More about that another day.
But lately I have gotten into Pinterest, and crated boards for all of my romance series, as well as my cozy mystery series. I find the Pinterest boards great inspiration. It’s made me want to finish Book 4 of the Awaiting series and write more Lady Anne books. I’m even contemplating more Regency romances! I loved writing them; it was one of the loveliest periods of my life, that sense of new opportunity as I finally realized my lifelong dream and became a published author.
Here are my three romance boards:
Regency Romances by Donna Lea Simpson
Lady Anne Historical Mysteries
Awaiting Werewolf Series
I certainly hope to blog once in a while here, and I will be back with more about my latest publishing ventures!!