Nina, an author I met on my journey, has a blog tour running right now.
Here is the book blurb.
She’s everything he ever wanted in a woman, apart from one significant flaw…
Matthew Brontë, a true romantic at heart, believes the only happiness in life is to love and be loved. And yet, he fears he lacks the capacity to love…until he meets Jane Grey. Jane, a humble English governess, seems perfect for Matthew, apart from one significant snag: Jane can only marry a man of means and Matthew must give up his fortune if and when he marries.
When faced with the choice between love and money, which will each of them choose?
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Learn more about Jane Grey...
in France’s Loire Valley in 1850, Jane Grey
tells the story of a frustrated painter and a beleaguered English governess who
comes to France to tutor a flirtatious young heiress in the social graces. Jane
Grey meets Matthew Brontë when he takes a spill from his horse near where she
is walking—the same way Jane Eyre met
Mr. Rochester in the book our Jane is reading at the time. Jane finds it
uncannier still that Matthew is a cousin to the author of Jane Eyre.
After Jane helps Matthew home to
his chateau, he offers her drawing lessons to repay her kindness. Regrettably,
the only way she can accept his gift is to pretend the drawing lessons are for
Lady Cecile Brousseau, her spoiled and selfish pupil.
As the weeks pass, Jane and Matthew
discover they have much in common, including shared interests in art, poetry,
literature, and gardening. They seem perfect for each other, apart from one
significant snag: Matthew cannot marry without forfeiting his fortune, and Jane
can only marry a man with the means to support her as well as her dependent
relations back in England.
Will the strength of Jane and
Matthew’s devotion be enough to overcome this seemingly unsolvable dilemma? Or
will Jane be forced to choose duty to her family over her own desires?
Jane Grey is an original work with
subtle shadings borrowed from Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Anne Brontë’s Agnes
Nina is also giving us a peek at this new historical romance!
you don’t mind my asking, was your relationship with the countess an
candor pleased Jane on more than one level. “So, you didn’t love her?”
an extended silence, he said, looking pained, “To be truthful, Miss Grey, I’ve
never loved any woman—and often doubt myself capable of experiencing that most-coveted
words crushed her hopes and brought more tears to her eyes. “Surely, you are
wrong. For you strike me as a man of great passion.”
used to be.” His countenance grew even more sullen. “But now, my heart is like
a tree in winter. Barren, leafless, and encrusted with ice.”
it will thaw when you meet the right woman,” she offered hopefully.
brought his face very close to hers and, for a breathless moment, she thought
he meant to kiss her. Instead, he said in a strained voice, “I probably should
keep this to myself, but my cold heart has warmed some since making your
several hellish-yet-heavenly moments, they sat together in silence. His mouth
was so close to hers she could feel his breath warming her lips. As her heart
leapt toward him, her body impulsively followed. Their mouths met ever so
sweetly. Then, mortified by her forwardness, she jerked back and turned away.
me. I shouldn’t have been so presumptuous.”
nothing to forgive,” he said. “I rather liked the feel of your mouth on mine.”
liked the feel of his, too—very much indeed—but carrying on like a common hussy
would only lead to her ruin. “Perhaps we should return to the house and see if
Cécile’s headache is any better.”
he said with audible strain. “Perhaps we should at that.”
stood and offered her his arm. She took his coat sleeve between her gloved
hands and let him lead her farther along the path. After they’d walked several
paces, he said, “I don’t believe I’ve yet asked your favorite flower.”
waited a few moments before letting out a small laugh. “Will you not tell me
what it is?”
well.” She released a sigh. “I shall tell you. As queer as it may seem, my
favorite flower is bleeding heart.”
laughed, drew to a stop, and freed his arm from her grasp. Turning toward the
bed to their right, he bent over the boxwood border and plucked several stems
of the flower she’d named. Then, he offered the bouquet to her with a gallant
bow. “Please allow me to offer you this humble token of my admiration.”
accepted the flowers with joy in her heart. It was foolish, perhaps, to
experience so much elation in response to so simple an offering, but no man had
ever given her anything before. He’d also demonstrated tremendous compassion
when she told him about her family—and had admitted to liking the brief
intimacy they’d shared.
he have some feelings for her? Or was he just being kind? Oh—and what about his
secret? She must take care not to let him turn her head, lest she end up
brokenhearted when the truth came out.
Wow! Interesting! I love the Victorian era.
Get your copy today, readers! :)
Definitely an intriguing read here!
Definitely an intriguing read here!
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Thanks, Nina, for letting us know all about your historical romance novel! It sounds great! :)
About the Author:
Nina Mason, the author of eleven published books to date, is an incurable romantic who strives to write love stories that entertain and edify. A research fanatic, she goes to great lengths to ensure the locations and time periods in her books are accurately portrayed (and thanks the Powers That Be for the internet). Born and raised in Southern California, Ms. Mason lived in Oregon briefly before moving to Georgia, where she lives with her husband and college-bound daughter. When she isn't writing, she makes historic dolls, fairy babies, and putters in her garden.