From October 13 through 11: 00 a.m. EST October 15, The Ice Captain’s Daughter is a free Kindle download at Amazon. This sweet, romantic novella, originally released in January of 2013, is the first historical romance I ever wrote.
At its core, the London Season was about marriage, and these marital arrangements were often quite practical in nature. The royal class often married for money. Accordingly, wealthy commoners frequently had the desire to marry royalty. Where the money came from was always critical to society, however. If a girl’s relatives were deemed to be “in trade,” her chances to make a good match might be doomed from the outset. Essentially, accepting money for work was “trade,” but sometimes hairs were split thin. For example, a solicitor was in trade, but a barrister was not. A surgeon was in trade, but a doctor was not. A military captain might be acceptable to society, but what about the captain of a merchant vessel? Is he in trade or not? Such is the backdrop for The Ice Captain’s Daughter.
To read a sample, go HERE. Enjoy the freebie! ~ Suzanne
Blurb: The daughter of a wealthy ice merchant, Miss Jillian Roring intends to marry for love. En route to her first season in London, however, a failed kidnapping sends her into the arms of the most jaded bachelor in England. When Logan and Jillian unwittingly violate the rigid rules of propriety in Victorian-era England, he is obliged to make her an offer of marriage. Because she aspires to be more than an obligation, Jillian refuses the match. Logan follows her to London to woo her properly, but his scheming ex-fiancée has other plans.
Can Logan convince Jillian that his love for her is real or will the cruel gossip and sharp tongues of London society tear their budding relationship apart?
A romantic Victorian-era tale set in 1899, England.