Featured New Book: Livy by Angela J Conrad- Author: Susan Helene Gottfried
Angela Conrad came into my life in a funny way: she was referred by one of my editing clients — but not for editing (sadly. You guys know how I love to edit and wish the world could be my client!). She came to me looking for someone to format her e-book.
Of course, I have someone handy for that! And look: she also used my good friend Carol for her book cover. Geez. If I’m not helping build community here at West of Mars, I am a banana. And I may be wearing a yellow shirt today, but that’s as far as it goes.
Yeah. Two-stop shopping, for all your publishing needs. That’s us at West of Mars.
So. Livy is out at Amazon only (sorry, folks!) and that means Angie has one more thing to do before she can truly say her book is for sale. YES! Answer the Famed One-Question Interview!
Angie, what song makes you think of your book?
Dear Prudence by the Beatles. The lyrics of the song are simple and innocent and praise the beauty of nature and the lines.
I think I’d have to agree!
Ready for the description from the back cover?
Livy is an 1816 regency historical romance, taking place in London and the countryside of Suffolk and Essex, England. Livy is the first of a series, Rayburn Park.
This book sparkles with witty conversations and heartbreaking romance.
Livy, Lady Olivia Rayburn is an artist who has sketched and dreamed of marrying her childhood sweetheart for eleven years. Sheltered, living on her viscount brother’s palatial estate, Rayburn Park, she hopes for a future with Lord Nathan Wentworth.
Now on her twenty first birthday, beautiful and kind Livy overhears Lord Nathan tell her brother Sam that he will never offer for her. Nathan has other plans.
Driven by hurt, despair, and compassion, Livy goes into the park and meets another gentleman, the handsome Earl of Essex who needs a wife immediately, that day, and she says yes to his marriage proposal.
This starts the story of Lady Winston, the Countess of Essex, her loves, struggles, heartbreaks, and joys. Livy’s love story, her marriage to a rogue and her growth as a woman intermix with the saga of Rayburn Park, a thoroughbred racing park in Newmarket, and its four owners, all dashing, unmarried lords.
I love a good Regency, and this one sounds like fun. To marry a man you only met that day… brave woman!