Monday, July 25, 2016

Letterbox Love Stories makes the Best-sellers at Amazon! #WRWbuzz

AWESOME NEWS!!! We did it, late last night we made it into the Top 100 on Amazon.com, and our Canadian Ranking is incredible!!


Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #859 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#20 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Anthologies
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#69 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Supernatural



Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,637 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Available NOW - Only 99 cents for limited time... come see what the #WRWbuzz is about....

LETTERBOX LOVE STORIES: Vol I
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What if a life-changing letter arrived in today's mail? Now imagine it leads to love and adventure! From the northern British Isles, across the mainland of Europe, and on to Turkey, nine international Award-winning and Multi-published Romance Authors share spellbinding love stories told across time. This collection includes contemporary, historical and futuristic time travel romances touched by magic. And each begins with a letter... 

MORE THAN WISHES by Rose Anderson 
Raised on a sailor’s tales of adventure and eager for her own, Stella Cunningham answers an advertisement for a traveling companion to the Orient. There she purchases an ancient bronze lamp with a secret. In the land of flying carpets and genies, Stella is about to have the adventure of a lifetime.

ALL OR NOTHING by Denysé Bridger 
Casino Coranthos is a playground for wealthy, bored people, but for some, it’s also a place where dreams and promises change lives forever. When a letter becomes part of an unexpected inheritance for Ryann Thomson, her aunt’s past brings her face to face with Ariston Katsaros, a man haunted by loss and driven by anger. As the attraction between them sizzles and grows, can Ryann convince him she isn’t looking to rob him or his father, or will she become a casualty of Ari’s vengeance? In this dangerous game of all or nothing, her heart and future happiness are at stake.

SEALED WITH A KISS by Lynn Crain 
In 2084, time travelling detective, Tandi Reynolds, tipped off by a letter, needs to stop an assassin before he kills a newly elected leader. When she finds him in 1874, Vienna, it’s clear a cold blooded killer is only one of her problems. Time is fleeting, so falling in love with her contact, the charismatic Count Leopold Radetzky von Radetz, is a bad idea, but keeping her feelings in check is not easy when she relies on him for her every need.

COME DATE ME IN PARIS by Helena Fairfax 
When a letter arrives telling Alice she's won a place on a TV blind date show, she should be excited - only trouble is, the show involves cooking for your date...and Alice can't cook. Forced to throw herself on the mercy of her chef neighbour, Edmond, Alice asks him for lessons. But will she be cooking up a romance...or cooking up disaster?

ABANDONED TREASURES by Gemma Juliana 
What do a reality TV star and a Sardinian billionaire have in common? Sophie Hayes buys and sells the contents of abandoned storage units. When an invitation arrives out of the blue to personally deliver an antique desk to an exotic island, she decides on a whim to spend what would have been her honeymoon with the famous Rico di Carlo. Can Rico convince Sophie in one short week to stay forever?

SONS OF THE WIND by Marie Laval 
Provence 1826. Ten years after her brother disappeared in the marshes of the Camargue, Venetia Rigby receives a letter suggesting he is alive. Will Philippe Dantès, half-gipsy master of Terres Mortes, help her find him when he has his own demons to fight?

CURATING LOVE by Cara Marsi 
A letter inviting Chloe Decker to curate the art collection of the wealthy DiMarco family of Ravello, Italy, lets Chloe begin to picture a new beginning for herself after a tragic loss. But she hadn’t included her employer’s sexy grandson, Matteo DiMarco, in that portrait. Chloe’s not ready for a relationship, even with a fine Italian masterpiece of a man like Matteo, but can he convince her to paint a new life that includes him?

PLAIN HARRY by Lindsay Townsend 
Recovering from a brutal marriage, Esther is living quietly as a widow when a letter from her brother Sir Stephen destroys her contented life by ordering her to marry Sir Henry—but who is this “Plain Harry” and how will he treat her? Set in medieval England when women had few rights, this story shows how love can flourish between the unlikeliest of people.

THE MINSTREL BOY by Jenny Twist 
In 1936 a band of students went off to Spain to fight in the Spanish Civil War. Only one came home.


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Monday, June 27, 2016

Author Gemma Juliana. Letterbox Love Stories, and a Sardinian billionaire romance #WRWBuzz

We’re really excited here at World Romance Writers to announce that our first anthology – Letterbox Love Stories – is now available on pre-order!
helena fairfax, gemma juliana
It’s a special pleasure to introduce Gemma Juliana today, the brainchild behind our international group of authors and our first collaboration.
Congratulations on putting the anthology together, Gemma, and welcome!
Please introduce yourself in a few words and tell us where you live.
It’s lovely to be on the WRW blog today!
I was born in Canada, raised in the Caribbean and educated in Europe, and have lived and travelled all over the world.
I believe international settings add extra romantic spice to a novel. The writer in me is an eternal matchmaker. It brings me great joy to create love stories where two hearts end up beating as one.
These days my home is in the USA. I share a cozy cottage with my true love, our teen son, and a crafty dog who rules us all. My muse is nourished with the finest fuel for creativity—chocolate and coffee—and I may add champagne to the list!
What genre do you write?
I write across genres in the same way I read anything that catches my interest. I wrote a series of suspenseful sheikh romance novellas, Sheikhs of the Golden Triangle. They are spicier than the books I’ve been writing the past two years. My stories are sensuous and often contain mystical elements such as ghosts, wizards and the supernatural as they feature into everyday life. I particularly love doing novellas and novelettes for anthologies, and have several coming out this year.
Please tell us about your story for the Letterbox Love Stories anthology.
Photo courtesy of Heinz-Josef Lücking, via Wikimedia Commons
Abandoned Treasures


The love story of Sophie and Rico unfolds on the stunning Mediterranean island of Sardinia. Sophie is a Las Vegas reality TV star. She gambles on purchasing the contents of abandoned storage units and hopes she’ll find treasures instead of trash. She has a special gift. When she touches things, she “sees” the item’s past. Reclusive billionaire Rico di Carlo sends his private jet for the treasured item he bought from her, and insists she accompany it to the Costa Smeralda. Sophie falls fast and hard for Rico, but doesn’t trust herself when it comes to choosing men. Rico—a man with secrets—has one week to convince her to stay with him in Sardinia. Forever.
Why did you choose this setting?

Our anthology started as European by definition and morphed a bit further into International. Several stories were set in France, Greece and Italy—the three countries I was most likely to choose. I’ve always been intrigued with Sardinia and a bit of research convinced me that it’s one of the most romantic places in Europe, and still largely under the radar when it comes to romance stories.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay


Where is your favourite place in the world?
I’ve always been a travel bug, so that’s an impossible question to answer! Let me say Ireland has a very special place in my heart, along with its ancient gods and goddesses. I love all the European countries that open onto the Mediterranean, and believe they are unbeatable when it comes to romance. The country I most want to visit right now is Iceland. When I can’t travel, I enjoy travel shows.


What is your idea of the perfect holiday?
Sardinia - photo courtesy of Pixabay
My Fantasy Self: Being on a small luxury cruise ship that calls at all the ports I want to see in Europe and stays in each port until I’m ready to move on.
In reality, I love travel adventures that speak to me either by way of cultural or archaeological sites and magical places. For instance, a trip to the UK for me would include Stonehenge, Avebury, Tintagel and some fields with crop circles.

No matter where I go, my muse goes into overdrive. Travel is a great stimulant for creative thinking, so I always keep a notepad and pen handy.
What sources do you use for inspiration in your writing?
Aromatherapy, a cup of coffee, magazines, news headlines, snippets of overheard conversations, chats with friends and family… I find inspiration comes from the strangest of places. Often I’ll have an epiphany while chopping veggies or soaking in the tub!
What do you do when you aren’t writing?
There are always chores at home. I’ve orchestrated my younger son’s homeschooling education which is now coming to an end. I do our bookkeeping and attend fairs and expos with my husband, and enjoy making jewellery, reading and cooking. I consult for a small loyal group of clients.
Where do you write, and why does that spot work for you?
I set up my laptop on a breakfast tray on my bed and work there, surrounded by crystals and statues that speak to my soul. The view of trees outside inspires me, and the fan overhead cools me. Most of all, it’s a place where I have silence.
If you had to marry someone from film, books, or television, who would that be?
Oh my. Really? Shrek, a true chivalrous gentleman who loves his gal. If it must be a human, Rick Steves so I can travel the world forever!
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Yes, I absolutely do! Sometimes it is only recognized later for what it was, but that certain “knowing” that this is the soul you’ve been waiting to meet is real. I’ve been there.

Here is the blurb for:
ABANDONED TREASURES by Gemma Juliana
What do a reality TV star and a Sardinian billionaire have in common? Sophie Hayes is jaded from years of buying and selling the contents of abandoned storage units, so after dumping her fiancé she decides the best way to spend what would have been her honeymoon is to accept an invitation to deliver a rare antique desk to Rico di Carlo. The reclusive widower has secrets—when he lures Sophie into his world he has one week to make sure she never wants to leave.

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Gemma's Sardinian romance is part of the Letterbox Love Stories anthology - on pre-order now!





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Thanks so much for joining us, Gemma. We can't wait to read your story!

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Friday, June 24, 2016

All or Nothing - author Denysé Bridger and her dangerous Greek hero #WRWBuzz

It's a real pleasure to welcome Canadian author Denysé Bridger to the World Romance Writers blog today. Denysé is part of the WRW international group of authors, and she's here today to tell us about her story for our Letterbox Love Letters anthology - coming soon!


Great to meet you, Denysé!

Please introduce yourself in a few words.
 I’m a much published, award winning author who writes in many genres, and over the years I’ve experimented with lots of styles. Apart from a multitude of styles, you can be guaranteed there is always a touch of romance, passion, and fantasy in anything I write. My heroes are solid, driven alpha men who are willing to do whatever it takes to win the heroine’s heart and trust, while my heroines are strong, emotionally courageous women who put their hearts on the line for the men they love. Passionate, honorable characters drive my stories, in whatever genre you find them in.


What genre do you write, Denysé?
I write in almost every genre, except sci-fi. There are a couple of sub-genres I’d like to try, but I can’t quite get the hang of it, so I’ll leave them to people who have the gift of writing them. I’ve become a lot less cross-genre in recent years, so the primary sub-genres that have emerged for me are historical (Old West and Victorian), and contemporary romantic suspense. I have two pretty detailed paranormal novels outlined, so who knows, there might be a journey back to that genre someday in the future, too.

Beautiful Greece (Image courtesy of Pixabay)
Please tell us about your story for the Letterbox Love Stories anthology.  

I chose a contemporary setting for All or Nothing, and set it mid-1999 because I wanted it to tie back to the Vietnam conflict, but not be dominated by the war. Greece has been the site of many of my favourite romances, and the country is so beautiful and filled with rich history. Lots of small islands surround it, so I chose to make a fictional one the location. All or Nothing is a story about how the past can lead us to our futures in unexpected ways. A letter left behind and discovered after a tragedy reveals a past the heroine had no knowledge of, and when she chooses to see her aunt’s old love has some closure to their dreams of being together, she meets a man who’s also haunted by their past… but is not so accepting of it.


Why did you choose this setting?
I love Greece, it’s romantic, beautiful, and the history and culture is timeless. Everyone who knows me knows I’m in love with Italy and always have been, but Greece is like another world for me. The first romances I read were often set in Greece, I used to pour over back covers in the romance section of the book store, hunting specifically for stories set in Greece. This is the first time I’ve set a story there myself, though. I don’t think it will be the last.

Image courtesy of Pixabay
Where is your favourite place in the world?
Home in Canada these days. I’ve longed to see Italy since I was a kid, but I know it’s not going to happen. I am very happy these days to live exactly where I do, in my family home on the East Coast. It’s beautiful, the weather is ever-changing, and for the most part, the pace and people are wonderful.

What is your idea of the perfect holiday?
That’s a tough one, it’s so different for everyone. For me, I guess the perfect holiday would be one where I could see museums, historical places, and mingle with the real people of the places I was visiting. Ideally, I’d love to visit just about everywhere in Italy, listen to the language spoken, sample the food. Ultimately, a perfect holiday would be one that lifted your spirits, enriched your soul, and left you smiling long after you were back home…

What sources do you use for inspiration in your writing?
Everything around me is an inspiration for writing. I hear bits of conversation from people, and they spark ideas. Images are an endless source of inspiration and ideas. Everything we experience, visually, emotionally, audibly, all of it is food for inspiration if you just listen closely and let your imagination loose.
Image courtesy of Pixabay

What do you do when you aren’t writing?
I tend to read a lot, or listen to music. I used to walk in the local historical park, but I’m waiting for knee surgery at the moment, and it means I don’t get out much anymore. Walking has become a painful thing, sadly. Leaves me a lot more time to write and read, or bake–another thing I absolutely love to do–so I’m at a very quiet and calm place in my life these days.

Where do you write, and why does that spot work for you?
I can write anywhere. I don’t need a special spot. I’ve written whole chapters of books sitting in hospital waiting rooms, at a picnic table in the park, even sitting in my car. All I need is a notebook and pen and I’m in business.

If you had to marry someone from film, books, or television, who would that be?
I have no clue. I don’t think there is anyone who intrigues me to that extent.

Do you believe in love at first sight?
Absolutely. I think for some people, they recognize whatever it is that pulls people together very quickly. For others, those who overthink it or are afraid for a variety of often logical reasons, it takes a while to build trust and security. But, yes, I’ve always believed in love at first sight…

Here is the blurb for All or Nothing:
Casino Coranthos is a playground for wealthy, bored people, but for some, it’s also a place where dreams and promises change lives forever. When a letter becomes part of an unexpected inheritance for Ryann Thomson, her aunt’s past brings her face to face with Ariston Katsaros, a man haunted by loss and driven by anger. As the attraction between them sizzles and grows, can Ryann convince him she isn’t looking to rob him or his father of anything, or will she become a casualty of Ari’s vengeance? In this dangerous game of all or nothing, her heart is at stake as well as her future happiness…

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What beautiful photos, Denysé. We can see why you chose Greece as your setting. And we love the premise of your story - can't wait to read it!

If you have any questions for Denysé, or any comments at all, please let us know by visiting us on Facebook or at the WRW Reader's Group. We'd love to hear from you!


Monday, June 20, 2016

Author Jenny Twist and a romantic story set in the Spanish Civil War #WRWbuzz


Today we're welcoming British author Jenny Twist to the WRW blog. Jenny is here to talk about her page-turning and unusual short story for the World Romance Writers' Letterbox Love Stories collection - which will be released soon!

Good to meet you, Jenny!

Please introduce yourself in a few words and tell us where you live.

I’m Jenny Twist and I live in Southern Spain. My house is in the mountains, facing the sea. On a clear day you can see the Rif mountains of Africa. You can find out more about my house here.

What a stunning place to live!


What genre do you write, Jenny?

I don’t write in any particular genre. My stories range across romance, horror, science fiction, myth and historical fiction. This makes it fiendishly difficult to categorise me, I suppose most of them would fit loosely into Speculative Fiction.

Please tell us about your story for the Letterbox Love Stories anthology.

This particular story is about a young Englishman who joined the International Brigade fighting the Fascists in Spain during the Spanish Civil War. He was in the last battle for Malaga, fighting beside a young and beautiful resistance fighter, Rosa. Forced to return to England, he is haunted by her memory.


Why did you choose this setting?

Jenny's house in the Spanish mountains
I chose Spain because I live here and I know a lot about its history. Some years ago I wrote a book about a young woman who went to live in Franco’s Spain. I did a lot of research for that book, including interviewing my neighbours who lived through it. But even so, I found out more later and I wanted to write about that.


Where is your favourite place in the world?

This is my favourite place in the world. I wake up every morning and look out at that magnificent view to the sea and feel like the luckiest person on earth.

People used to ask me whether I still felt as if I were on holiday. I don’t. I never did. This isn’t a holiday. It’s home.

I can see from your photo exactly why you love it!

What is your idea of the perfect holiday?

When it comes to holidays we like to go to interesting places with a nice climate. There’s nothing we like better than spending the day stumbling over ancient ruins, interspersed with stopping to have nice things to eat.

What sources do you use for inspiration in your writing?

I have never had to look for inspiration in my writing. The ideas come rather more quickly than I can deal with them.

What do you do when you aren’t writing?

The Temple of Theseus
I must confess that when I’m not writing I spend most of my time reading, knitting and doing puzzles. Sorry to be so boring.

Nothing boring about either of those. I love to knit, too!

Where do you write, and why does that spot work for you?

I have a study that doubles as a guest room and I spend most of my time in there, beavering away at the latest project or wasting my time on Twitter. I live in such a lovely place that I daren’t write outside. I would be continually distracted.



If you had to marry someone from film, books, or television, who would that be?

If I had to marry someone from film, books, or television (and I would like to stress that there is no way I would prefer any of the possibilities to my own dear Mr Twist) I think it would probably be Harrison Ford. I’ve never quite got over that scene in ‘The Witness’ where he and the Amish girl are dancing to the car radio.

Do you believe in love at first sight?

Do I believe in love at first sight? I certainly believe in lust at first sight. I rather think love takes a little longer to develop.

Here is the blurb for The Minstrel Boy:

In 1936 a band of students went off to Spain to fight in the Spanish Civil War. Only one came home . . . and he was haunted by the girl he left behind.

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We love the stunning location of your house, Jenny. What a wonderful place for a writer!
Thanks for dropping in today. It's been lovely getting to know you. If you have any questions for Jenny, or any comments at all, please let us know by visiting us on Facebook or at the WRW Reader's Group. We'd love to hear from you!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Come Date Me In Paris - a romantic short story with delicious French #recipes #WRWbuzz

Letterbox Love Stories - the first anthology of the World Romance Writers group - will be released later this month - and we can't wait! For the past few weeks we've been meeting some of the nine international authors whose stories will appear in the collection.
Today it's the turn of Helena Fairfax who lives in Yorkshire, in the north of England.
Good to meet you, Helena!



What genre do you normally write, Helena?
Mainly contemporary romance, but I also have a couple of romantic suspense novellas which were great fun to write.

Please tell us about your story for the Letterbox Love Stories anthology.
Alice - the heroine in my story - wins a place on a blind date show called "Come Date Me in Paris". It's the most popular show in France and, this being Paris, the contestants have to cook a gourmet meal for each other. Only trouble is, Alice can't cook. In a bit of a panic, she asks her chef neighbour Edmond for lessons. Edmond is looking after his mother's poodle, Sweetie, and the deal is that Alice will walk the poodle in return. Sweetie turns out to play quite a large part in the events that follow...!
At the end of the story I give the recipes for the delicious meal that Edmond shows Alice how to make - with a French chocolate dessert to die for!
Chateau in the Bois de Vincennes - photo courtesy of Pixabay

Why did you choose this setting?
Paris is such a romantic city. Everyone knows the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, but I thought it might be nice to show other parts of the city that aren't so well known, but which are equally romantic. Edmond and Alice take a picnic in the Bois de Vincennes, which is an enormous park with a wood, a lake, a zoo - and even a chateau! - right in the middle of the city.
Where is your favourite place in the world?
 I live very near the Yorkshire moors and the town of Haworth, which was the home of the Brontë sisters. I walk the moors every day with my rescue dog, and I absolutely love to watch the changing seasons and the wildlife. I can really see how this wild landscape inspired the sisters in their own writing.
What is your idea of the perfect holiday?
 I love to visit the coast, especially the seaside at Cornwall (home of Poldark). The coastline is so rugged, the temperature in this part of England is often much warmer than elsewhere, and it's wonderful to walk on the beach with my dog and watch the wild waves.
The Cornish coast

What sources do you use for inspiration in your writing?

I have a lot of my best ideas while reading other books, watching TV programmes or films. I often wonder what would have happened to certain characters if they'd taken a different path, and my "What if...?" ponderings can take me down the path to a completely different story. It's very strange how the mind works, and where the imagination leads!

What do you do when you aren’t writing?
As I mentioned above, I love to walk on the moors, and I take a long walk every day - rain or shine! I also do a lot of knitting, I love to garden...but my main pleasure is to read, read, read!
Where do you write, and why does that spot work for you?
I write in my sitting-room with my dog curled up next to me. My dog is a rescue dog and she suffers from separation anxiety, and so likes to be with me most of the day. The place I write is comfortable which is important if you are writing all day. I have to be careful not to get repetitive strain injury.

If you had to marry someone from film, books, or television, who would that be?
Oh, that's such a difficult question! I'm loving the TV series The Musketeers at the moment, and I totally fell in love with the character of Athos in Dumas' novel. But I'd only marry Athos if I got to join in all the adventures. It would be no fun at all waiting at home for him to come back! 

Do you believe in love at first sight?
I think it can happen. My father-in-law saw a photo of my mother-in-law when she was sixteen and he was nineteen. He knew this was the person he wanted to marry. They've just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary :)
What an amazing achievement!
Thanks so much for dropping in today to introduce yourself, Helena. It's been lovely to meet you!

Here is the blurb to "Come Date Me in Paris" - Helena's story for the Letterbox Love Stories anthology
When Alice receives a letter telling her she’s won a place on a TV blind date show, she should be excited - only trouble is, the show involves cooking for your date…and Alice can’t cook. Forced to throw herself on the mercy of her chef neighbour, Edmond, Alice asks him for lessons. But will she be cooking up a romance…or cooking up disaster?
helena fairfax

You can find Helena on her website/blog Helena Fairfax, on Twitter @helenafairfax, on Facebook, or sign up to Helena's newsletter to receive a FREE novella.


If you have any questions for Helena, or any comments at all, please let us know by visiting us on Facebook or at the WRW Reader's Group. We'd love to hear from you!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Yorkshire author Lindsay Townsend and "Plain Harry" - her enchanting medieval romance #WRWBuzz

Today the World Romance Writers group is talking to one of our British members, Lindsay Townsend. Lindsay lives in Yorkshire in the north of England. Good to meet you, Lindsay, and thanks for dropping in!

Lindsay Townsend
Please tell us what genre you normally write?
Historical Romance mostly, plus modern Romantic Suspense

That's an intriguing mixture! Please tell us about your story for the Letterbox Love Stories anthology.
I wrote “Plain Harry” as a medieval historical romance, opening with a letter and containing letters from the hero and heroine to each other while they court. It’s a love story and a getting to know story, during which Harry and Esther heal themselves and each other. Both have been wounded by life in the past. This story shows their recovery, set against the backdrop of an English countryside and an English spring.

That sounds such a charming story. Why did you choose this setting?
I love English woods and flowers, the landscapes of England, its rich past and its varied light and weather.
Where is your favourite place in the world?
 My local bluebell wood. I also adore Venice.
I love the bluebell woods in England, too, especially in May. What is your idea of the perfect holiday?
 Visiting a new place to see the people, smell the scents, listen to the sounds and absorb the wildlife and culture.

What sources do you use for inspiration in your writing?
An English wood

Paintings, music, the internet, books, films, people-watching – my inspiration comes from everywhere.

What do you do when you aren’t writing?
I love to read and listen to music.
Where do you write, and why does that spot work for you?
I write in a small corner of a study full of books. I also write on a pad of paper and take that with me when I’m mid-story.

If you had to marry someone from film, books, or television, who would that be?
Faramir from Lord of the Rings. I think he has real depth of character and is an overlooked son, so he has my sympathies.

Faramir is a great character! Do you believe in love at first sight?
I believe in mutual attraction that can I grow into love very quickly. If that counts as love at first sight, then yes.
Thanks so much for dropping in today to introduce yourself, Lindsay. It's been lovely to meet you!

Here is the blurb to "Plain Harry" - Lindsay's story for the Letterbox Love Stories anthology
Recovering from a brutal marriage, Esther is living quietly as a widow when a letter from her brother Sir Stephen destroys her contented life. Stephen orders her to marry Sir Henry—but who is this “Plain Harry” and how will he treat her?

Set in medieval England in a time when women had few rights, this story shows how love can flourish in the unlikeliest of places and between the unlikeliest of people.

helena fairfax, lindsay townsend

You can find Lindsay on her website/blog Lindsay Townsend or on Twitter @lindsayromantic


If you have any questions for Lindsay, or any comments at all, please let us know by visiting us on Facebook or at the WRW Reader's Group. We'd love to hear from you!