It’s publication day for Book Six! Resisting Mr Rochester is now available for Kindle, and the paperback edition will be published very soon. I will post details as soon as the date is confirmed.
As a huge fan of Charlotte Bronte and her wonderful novel, Jane Eyre, I was naturally anxious about naming my hero after hers. Those are giant steps to fill, after all. However, although this book does have several nods to the classic, it’s a very different sort of book. If I wrote literary fiction, I would have stayed well away. This is a romcom – albeit with gothic moments – and has a very different tone to Jane Eyre.
It’s my tribute to my favourite novel, and I had a great time writing it – even if I was a nervous wreck at times. I fell completely in love with my hero, Ethan Rochester, just as I fell in love with Edward Rochester, many years ago. I really hope you enjoy meeting Ethan, and his lovely heroine, Cara Truelove. I was sad to say goodbye to the pair of them – but who knows? They may pop up one day as guests in another novel. Stranger things have happened…:)
I’m delighted to tell you that Resisting Mr Rochester is now available to pre-order. You can do so by clicking here, or on the link at the side of this post. Publication date is 20th June. If you’d like to see a little book trailer I made, click on this link. //studio.stupeflix.com/embed/pUxQVaqBTDu9/
So, here it is. The cover of my new book, Resisting Mr Rochester. It was designed by the fabulous Berni Stevens, and I absolutely love it. The book will be up for pre-order very soon, and I’ll let you know as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, here’s the blurb:
Cara Truelove has always been a romantic, burying her head in books and dreaming of being swept off her feet by her very own Brontë hero. When she was a gullible teenager, she believed boyfriend Seth to be a modern-day brooding Heathcliff. Fourteen years later, when Seth has proved to be more like Homer Simpson, Cara vows never to fall in love again, and turns her back on romance for good.
Leaving Seth behind, Cara secures a job as nanny at Moreland Hall on the Yorkshire Moors, but is shocked to discover her new employer is none other than the tall, dark, and disturbingly handsome Mr Rochester.
Her resolve to be more level-headed is soon tested when strange things begin to happen at Moreland Hall. Why is Mr Rochester’s mother hidden away upstairs? What are the strange noises she hears from the attic? Why is the housekeeper so reluctant to leave her on her own? And where is Mr Rochester’s mysterious wife?
As events unfold, Cara knows she must keep a cool head, curb her imagination – and resist Mr Rochester at all costs. After all, one Brontë hero in a lifetime is more than enough for any woman. Two would be downright greedy.
Like my previous books, this is a romcom, set in Yorkshire – this time on the beautiful Yorkshire Moors. I had a lot of fun writing it, and I really hope that you have fun reading it. It will be published on June 20th, so not long now!