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Thursday, October 15, 2009

October Newsletter and Mr Rochester

My October Newsletter went out this morning. The Reader contest (void where prohibited) is for a signed copy of Carla Capshaw's debut novel -- The Gladiator. It is the first Roman set historical that Love Inspired Historical has done and is an excellent read. I look forward to reading more books by Carla. If you did not get my newsletter and think you should, I would ask you to resign up and I will forward the newsletter. There is a click through email that you do have to use. The contest closes on 31 October.

I see that Mills & Boon has done a reader survey and Mr Rochester has come top in most romantic literary hero -- beating Sharpe and Mr Darcy. Personally I have been a fan of Mr Rochester since I first read Jane Eyre way back when I first visited my great aunt in South Carolina. Yes, he is a flawed hero but he redeems himself. He is selfish and decides to grab love with both hands when it comes. Would I have been as principled as Jane and left Mr Rochester for the icy moor? The ending scene is wonderful... I may have to re watch Jane Eyre with Toby Stephens...somehow Johnny Lee Miller as Mr Knightley does not give the same thrill.


Carrie Lofty said...

Jane, I want a wife.

I love that Ruth Wilson/Toby Stephens finale! She's so self-possessed, knowing she'll get her way on this. And he just can't help it.

Caroline Storer said...

Carla's cover looks great, and the book looks like a good read too. (On her website there is a link to a sample of the book that you can read!)

I loved all your "Romans's" BTW and it was from reading your books that inspired me to write a book, and I've got a partial out with HM&B at the moment - no surprise's it's a Roman! Fingers crossed! Take care. Caroline x

Linda Yezak said...

Carla's book looks really good. I love that historical period. I hope her sales are high!