Jane Charlotte Danes has loved the squire of her idyllic country town for as long as she can remember. He is good, kind, and alluring beyond words… and he chose to marry another. Tired of dwelling on her futile longings, Jane plans a move to Bath, where she dreams of a new beginning. But the man who has so imprisoned her heart is only a few steps behind…
He Can't Let Her Go…
Until now, Matthew Cleaves has endeavored to meet the responsibilities of his position with dignity and good spirits--including his dutiful marriage. But when his wife leaves him for another man, Matthew is at last free to pursue his one true love. Only one vital question remains: will the captivating, stubborn, beautiful Jane allow him the challenge, and the pleasure, of winning her back?
For the next few days, Wild Women Authors is thrilled to welcome back a dear friend and writer pal from our Class of '85 days, Rachel Brimble, with her latest release, Her One True Love. She's brought Jane Charlotte Danes with her who will go first.
Where are you from, Jane? I was born in the small village of Biddestone, near Bath, England.
Tell us a bit about Her One True Love. It is a story of my journey to self-discovery and trying to forget about my one true love, Matthew Cleaves. I wanted to move away from the village and seek my destiny in Bath…but things never turn out as one expects.
What did you think the first time you saw Matthew? We were very young [when we first met] so at first I thought he would be a fun play mate. We grew up together with my sister and other village children having lots of fun and getting into trouble.
Nice way to begin any relationship. And your second thought? I will love this boy forever.
Aww. So for you it was love at first sight? Yes
What do you like most about Matthew? His loyalty and love of the village and his tenants. They always come first.
How would you describe this jewel of a guy? Kind, caring & hardworking.
Perfect. How would he describe you? Stubborn, determined, honest
Hah! Good one. What made you choose caring for underprivileged children as a career? I have always been very much a nurturer in the village and cared for my elderly and mentally ill mother for many years. When I discovered more about the boarding houses in Bath, I knew I’d found where my destiny lies.
Jane, what is your biggest fear? Of not being able to help more children live the lives they deserve – every child is deserving of a good, healthy and long life.
How do you relax? Reading or sitting in the sunshine surrounded by my loved ones.
Who is your favorite fictional character and why? Jane Eyre – she was a strong, kind and caring woman who rose from a terrible childhood to nurture and love the man of her heart.
She's one of our faves, too. And Rochester's no slouch. What is the best piece of advice you ever received? Seek your destiny for it won’t seek you
This has been great—chatting with another of Rachel's well rounded and fun characters. It's always a treat. Now, it's time to talk to the creator.
What movies or books have had an impact on your career as a writer and why? Nora Roberts’ and Jean Fullerton’s books have impacted enormously in showing me the type of books I want to write. For a long while I wrote what I felt I ought to write rather than what is genuinely in my heart. It doesn’t work. Your readers will sense your disconnection. Write freely and fully!
Absolutely. What event in your private life were you able to bring to this story and how do you feel it impacted the novel? I can’t think of a single event, but there is a small piece of me in all my characters – young, old, male or female something of myself always seeps into the characters and/or dialogue.
Tell us a bit about your publisher: how did you hear about them and what influenced your decision to submit to them? I write Victorian romance for eKensington and mainstream romance and romantic suspense for Harlequin Superromance. I feel very blessed to write for two such well known romance publishers and it’s a dream come true that I continue to do so.
What project[s] are you working on now? I am about to start editor revisions on my next Harlequin novel. Saved By The Firefighter will be book 6 in my Templeton Cove series (all books can be read stand-alone). As well as that, I am writing the first book in what I hope will be an ongoing Edwardian romance series. Busy, busy!
We'll say so. What's up next for you? Saved By The Firefighter is slated for release in November 2016.
As we said before it's always a treat when Rachel visits us. We wish her enormous luck with this story and those to come.
Kat and Veronica
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