Nov 18, 2022
Historical romance author, Edwina Kiernan, kicks off a nine-book series with her recent release, The Letter. With each book focusing on one element of the fruit of the Spirit, the Victorian Virtues series takes place in the fictional market town of Lindenfell and even features the daughter of a main character in another of Kiernan's books, Ruby's Redemption (so you might want to snag that one first!). Listen in as she talks about her books, this new series, her writing process, and the books she enjoys (hint: it's not all historical or romance!)
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When I saw the cover for The Letter come through the email from Celebrate Lit, I knew I wanted to read it. But listening to Edwina Kiernan talk about her book, where it stemmed from, and what she plans for the series... Whoa... I was so excited!
I love that Edwina plans on a mixture of classes in this series, and I especially love that she has an elderly woman to stir things up. Add to that a guy running from the law and hiding it, people gossiping about the vicar's wife (I think he's a vicar--clergyman of some kind), and then Grace's personal character arc... EEEP! Let's just say I love when someone who is used to being considered mature for her years discovers she's not as "perfect" as she might have been led to believe. Not that I have any personal experience with that!
Edwina says the goal is one book every November for eight more years, but she's not averse to releasing sooner. Either way, I have a dedicated read for the next near decade. This series is going to be a "DEFINITE READ" each year, and since each one will stand alone, we won't be left wondering what's going to happen as with some authors' series (*whistles innocently*).
She wants a new life. He’s in danger of losing his. Will love solve everything — or immerse them in even worse peril?
Restless and ready for a change, Grace Stratton gladly accepts the opportunity to leave her remote parsonage home to serve as a wealthy spinster’s companion in the idyllic country town of Lindenfell. Its warm atmosphere and friendly inhabitants soothe Grace’s lonely heart. But when a mysterious stranger arrives, she soon discovers things aren’t always what they seem.
Convinced chloroform will revolutionize the medical world, Dr. David Carbury frequently administers it to his London patients — until one of them dies. Facing a grave trial to prove his innocence and defend a drug most people view as poisonous, he makes hasty plans to buy time to bolster his case. But he wasn’t expecting to face an even deadlier challenge.
As attraction sparks not long after they meet, Grace soon suspects he’s hiding something, and David knows he can’t run from the truth forever.
But neither of them could imagine the sinister threat lurking just around the corner…
Immersed in faith and intrigue, this Christian Victorian romance from award-winning author Edwina Kiernan will encourage and delight you long after you turn the last page. start reading your copy today!