Please join me in congratulating Holly Bush on the publication of her newest historical romance, The Professor's Lady, the third book in her Thompsons of Locust Street series! I had the pleasure of providing some copyediting assistance, and I helped Holly design the cover. Here's the book description:
1870. Kirsty Thompson is determined to begin her own business bringing beloved Scottish fabrics and yarns to Philadelphia, but first she must meet the men and women who weave the plaids and spin the wool. How will she ever escape her protective older siblings and sail to Scotland?
Albert Watson is a medical doctor focusing on research, especially that of Joseph Lister and his sterilization techniques. He speaks at universities in America and in England while visiting his London relatives. As he prepares to sail for just such an engagement, Kirsty Thompson boards his ship to beg him to take her with him. What’s a gentleman to do? Albert cancels his trip across the ocean to escort Miss Thompson back to Philadelphia and finds there is danger afoot for her and her family.
Soon he comes to realize there is also danger for his heart, even for a man who rarely pulls his nose from a medical journal. He finds himself unable to put Miss Kirsty Thompson out of his thoughts, where they belong, because certainly a beautiful, ambitious, and charming young woman could have no interest in him. Or could she?