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About the author:
Felicia Rogers born and raised in the southern part of the United States is a Christian wife and mother, with a side interest– writing. She won the Celebrate the Season Contest by Solstice Publishing in Sept. 2010 allowing her first novella, “The Holiday Truce” to be published. Since then she has published more than fifteen novels and novellas.
What inspired you to write your book?
I was inspired to write this book after visiting several plantations in Louisiana. The opulence, the romance, and the history enthralled me.
Here is a short sample from the book:
Victor was slow to release her hand. Amelia hitched her skirts and hastened to the lit patio. No one enjoyed the night air, leaving her in peace. She leaned over the railing, closed her eyes, and took large gulps of air. Still, her heart beat rapidly against her chest, her hands shook, her stomach felt queasy, and her head pained.
Assured she was alone, she stomped the length of the patio and spoke aloud. “How dare he? Simple minded, indeed. I don’t know who he is used to dealing with but when I get a chance, I’m going to–”
“Enjoying your evening?” asked Charles.
The sudden interruption made her heart skip a beat. She twirled on her heel. Charles leaned against the stone railing, his legs crossed at the ankles, looking more handsome than ever.
She tried to rehash what she’d said, but her mind failed to work. Standing straighter, she tried to act calm. “I was.”
“Don’t tell me, my uncle opened his mouth and ruined everything.”
Amelia sighed and played with the folds of her gown.
“You know I didn’t get to tell you what I thought of your dress.”
She lifted her chin and looked at him. “No, you didn’t.”
“Would you like to know?”
“Yes,” she whispered, breathlessly.
As he spoke, he rose from his position and closed the gap between them. “Your dress reminds me of a spider web on a foggy morning. When the sun’s light hits the dew drops the gossamer shimmers like a pale rainbow.”
“Combine that natural loveliness with your own, and nothing, and no one on earth can compare.”