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Historical fiction set in late Victorian times and featuring ‘a girl with a blighted past and a fortune she deems a curse’ and ‘a collector of rare and beautiful insects’
What’s being said on Amazon :
‘ . . .dialog felt natural, restrained, characterized excellently, and smoothly flickers between intense and amusing.’
‘A world of deception, lies and love that twists an amazing tale! I loved the dialogue between characters which is witty, sharp and true to the age. I recommend this book for any fan of historical fiction.’
A full review here : ‘A Woman Of Property or a Woman As Property?‘
About the Book:
‘Archer Hamilton is a collector of rare and beautiful insects. Gina Shaw is a servant in his uncle’s house. Clearly out of place in the position in which she has been discovered, she becomes a source of fascination . . . and curiosity.
A girl with a blighted past and a fortune she deems a curse, Gina has lowered herself in order to find escape from her family and their scheming designs. But when she is found, the stakes suddenly become dire.
All Gina wants is the freedom to live her life as she would wish. All her aunts want is the money that comes with her. But there is more than one way to trap an insect. An arranged marriage might turn out profitable for more parties than one.
Mr. Hamilton is about to make the acquisition of a lifetime. But will the price be worth it? Can a woman captured and acquired learn to love the man who has bought her? ‘
Click on the book cover below to read opening extract :
About the Author:
V.R. Christensen attended Brigham Young University, Idaho, where she earned a degree in Interior Design, while, at the same time studying English Literature, Art History and Sociology. When she is not writing, she is designing impractical clothing, redecorating her historical homes, or making impossible demands of her husband of seventeen years. She travels a great deal and considers herself a citizen of the world. Currently, V.R. makes her home in Appalachian Virginia, where she lives with her husband, three children, seven cats and a dog named Jasper. V.R. is a member of Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative, Past Times Books, Authors Anon and Literary Underground, all of which are aimed at ensuring that the publishing revolution now upon us produces some of the finest work available to the reading public–and makes it available.
Interview with V.R.Christensen on the Newsletter:
“Where did the idea for Of Moths and Butterflies come from?” “The subject of arranged marriage has always been a fascinating one to me. What would happen if you found yourself married to someone whom you might have learned to love under more congenial circumstances? . . . ” Interview with the author, V.R.Christensen, continues here.
- Interview with V.R. Christensen (missbluestocking.wordpress.com)