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Release Day for Healing the Soldier’s Heart!

Yay, it’s finally here! Release day for Healing the Soldier’s Heart!

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As you know, this is my third and final installment of the Brides of Waterloo series. This book is all about Sophie’s best friend Lucy Williams, who works as a governess for Lord Bradbury’s two daughters. Lucy is one of those people who has lived by he wits all her life. She had to, for she was orphaned when she was very young. By sheer intelligence and determination, she has made a life for herself from nothing. And at the same time, she expects very little from life. After all, romance is for women of means. She cannot afford to dream.

Lucy meets Ensign James Rowland through Sophie and her fiance, Captain Cantrill. Rowland also served at Waterloo, and though he was not gravely injured in the battle, his soul is scarred forever. One moment of cowardice on the battlefield has cost him the gift of speech, and he struggles in a meaningless, friendless existence. His quick temper masks a man in torment. And only Lucy’s sweet, impulsive friendship can bring him out of his shell.

I really loved writing this book–maybe it’s that it’s the third in my series, but I felt I knew the characters so well. They became old, dear friends. You can join my Goodreads giveaway to get your own free copy, or comment below for a chance to win an autographed bundle of all the August 2013 LIH releases! US residents only, please.

Sample Sunday: Meet My Newest Heroine

My newest heroine is Lucy Williams, Sophie Handley’s dearest friend. You can read all about Lucy’s happily-ever-after in Healing the Soldier’s Heart, which is slated for release in August 2013.

In the meantime, I wanted to give Lucy a proper introduction to Society. Lucy grew up in an orphanage and is governess to Lord Bradbury’s two daughters.

Here’s how I describe her character in Healing the Soldier’s Heart:

She’d spent her life trying to get along with others, playing the part of helper in the background of other, more important people’s lives.