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When did you first start writing?
I have been writing since I could hold a pencil. I have been "a writer" since about 1986, starting with angsty poetry. I have been a fiction writer since 2009.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Royal Regard began as a experiment, just to see whether I could write historical romance without embarrassing myself. (As it turns out, I can.) Once I met the villain, though, I was completely hooked, not just on the book, but also on the Regency romance genre. More coming soon.
For shy Bella Smithson, landing a husband seems laughable, so when shipping magnate Myron Clewes offers to buy her from her unfeeling family and take her to sea, she is obligated to accept his suit—and a long list of demands she might never be able to meet.
After a life traveling the globe, Baroness Holsworthy comes home to London facing imminent widowhood. Hindered by the meddling of her dying husband, not to mention the King himself, Bella must decide between two eligible, fascinating--dangerous--suitors or the quiet country life she has searched the world to find.
The Regency romances of shy Bella Smithson and her family.
All are standalone books, but the reading order begins with Royal Regard. The prequel novellas are: 'Tis Her Season (in the Mistletoe, Marriage, and Mayhem box set), Shipmate, and A Rose Renamed (coming Spring 2016).
This was such a great novella! In the tradition of sweet Regency romance, Knight introduces a strong and opinionated heroine, a gentle but determined hero, and a relationship that is all the stronger for the struggle to attain the happy ending. Without obvious and blatant sexuality, and without forcing a situational resolution, the reader can believe in the interconnection of two less-than-perfect souls thwarted by circumstance. As a spin-off novella to a book as yet unpublished, Candle's Christmas Chair gives me a strong impetus to put this author, and all her future novels, on my permanent TBR list.