Promise of Rose Cottage
by Dawn D. Jones
A short peep into the scheme of 1930s romance writer Esperance, plus a note from the author on the end of the breathless Victorian love novel.
Esperance lived as a secret writer in the sense that nobody, except her maid, knew how she wrote or indeed who she was. In private, the two recluses laughed at society, never allowing their sighing readers to invade a moment of their shielded lives.