Please join me in congratulating award-winning author Sandra Byrd on the release of her newest historical fiction novel, Mist of Midnight, the first novel in her Daughters of Hampshire trilogy. I was honored to offer Sandra some developmental assistance in crafting this addictive Gothic-style tale of deception, danger, and romance in the English countryside. Here's the book description:
Rebecca Ravenshaw, daughter of missionaries, spent most of her life in India. Following the death of her family in the Indian Mutiny, Rebecca returns to claim her family estate in Hampshire, England. Upon her return, people are surprised to see her… and highly suspicious. Less than a year earlier, an imposter had arrived with an Indian servant and assumed not only Rebecca’s name, but her home and incomes.
That pretender died within months of her arrival; the servant fled to London as the young woman was hastily buried at midnight. The locals believe that perhaps she, Rebecca, is the real imposter. Her home and her father’s investments reverted to a distant relative, the darkly charming Captain Luke Whitfield, who quickly took over. Against her best intentions, Rebecca begins to fall in love with Luke, but she is forced to question his motives–does he love her or does he just want Headbourne House? If Luke is simply after the property, as everyone suspects, would she suffer a similar fate as the first “Rebecca”?
A captivating Gothic love story set against a backdrop of intrigue and danger, Mist of Midnight will leave you breathless.
Mist of Midnight is available on Amazon and wherever books are sold, and it is also touring the blogosphere with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours. Check out the tour schedule and visit the blogs that are hosting reviews, interviews, and giveaways! Sandra will be on my blog, Let Them Read Books, on March 20. And check out Sandra's website for the scoop on all of her books.
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