Rona Jaffe wrote several novels and cultural pieces for COSMO. Her works are considered the inspiration for SEX IN THE CITY. Just imagine a Regency miss reading COSMO instead of La Belle Assemblee ...
|Perhaps a white dress with red shawl ...|
... but never a red dress!
Painting by Ellen Wallace Sharples
In BEDDING LORD NED, Ellie Bowman once made a red dress, with matching red drawers, to capture the attention of a childhood friend, Lord Ned Valentine. Ellie was sent back to her room to change ... but Ellie kept the drawers as a reminder of the passion within. Her beloved Ned married another and remains faithful to the memory of his dead wife. Years later, Ellie arrives at Greycliffe Castle for the annual Valentine Ball. She wants children so she seeks a husband who she knows cannot be Ned.
|Lawrence's portrait of Princess Sophia.|
As the Regent's sister, she could wear Royal Red.
But Sir Reginald, a mischievous cat in residence, absconds with Ellie's red drawers and hides in Ned's room. As Ellie tries to retrieve them, she is caught red handed by Ned. Just like a matador waving a red flag in front of a bull, Ned is tempted. As the humorous antics unfold, the passion within is ...
|Lucky is one of my mischievous cats ...|
... you have to read this book! Here's an excerpt at this link. You can also read my five star review on Amazon at this link and Goodreads at this link. I am giving away a print copy of BEDDING LORD NED, including the novella THE DUCHESS OF LOVE, to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about the color red - love it or loathe it?
I love the red Byodo In Temple against the backdrop of green trees and white mist.
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, June 9, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, June 10.
Kim in Hawaii
To learn more about Sally and her books, including links to purchase, check out her website at www.sallymackenzie.net.
|... the other is Zsa Zsa.|