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An Anglo/American who has lived in France for over 30 years, she began writing as soon as she retired. She moved to London in 2012 and spent more than a year there with family. The spring of 2014, she returned to France, Her laptop has never had any trouble following her.
Before retiring, she worked at a variety of jobs. Some of the more interesting have been : Art & Crafts teacher, Bartender, Marketing Assistant for N° 1 World Yacht Charterers (Moorings), Beaux Arts Model, Secretary to the French Haflinger Association...
With her daughters, she is a vegetarian and a supporter of animal rights! She is also an admirer of William Wilberforce.
(If you should read her book 'The Viscount's Midsummer Mistress' you will see that she has devoted some paragraphs to the subject in Regency times.)
PLEASE BE KIND ENOUGH TO LEAVE A REVIEW FOR ANY BOOK YOU READ (hers included).
on Sep. 15, 2012 :
Claire de Lormes has just become the governess for young Katherine. As Claire gets to know the widowed viscount she sees past his thinness and imperfect face to find a man she enjoys being around. She is just happy to have a home for her and young Celestine to keep their secret safe. Claire knows she is still just an upper servant….not someone that could have more with a wealthy aristocrat.
Timothy Cardan, 6th Viscount of Asterley, is impressed from the moment he meets Claire. She is intelligent and enjoyable to speak with. In a moment where his brain must have stepped out he finds himself in a bad situation. Can he repent and have a second chance or will this ray of sunshine be gone from his life?
Suzy has way of putting a full size story into a quick read, which I appreciate when I want to read something in between full size books. She did a good job of bringing out the emotions and personalities of the characters as well.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Feb. 11, 2012 :
A woman accepts a post as governess and brings a child along with her, while letting her employer assume she is a widow with a child to support. There is a spark of attraction, but the governess is not what she seems. When her employer acts upon the attraction without her consent, lives in the household are changed forever. This is a good story but some may find the sexual element disturbing.
(reviewed long after purchase)