A Winter’s Day

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It is 1666, and young heiress Elizabeth Mallet is in London, stifled by the restrictions imposed by her family and unimpressed by the suitors her mother is trailing in front of her. Yet Elizabeth is convinced that it is her destiny to find, in this thrilling capital city, a man of passion and excitement, the man who will be her soulmate. When she meets the dashing but penniless John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, her heart is instantly lost to him and she must make him hers.

 

This spellbinding romance takes place at the heart of bawdy Restoration London, against a backdrop of momentous events in English history: the Plague, the Great Fire and war against the Dutch. Will the determined Elizabeth get what she so desires ‑ wedded bliss in an era of loose social mores and strategic marital liaisons? Or will the promiscuous Rochester’s seeming dread of marriage end up leaving her frustrated and broken-hearted? This intimate and intricate historical tragic-comedy will transport you back to the Devil’s year and the romance of the century.

A story of true love, it shows a side of the notorious earl never told in fictional accounts such as Forever, Amber and The Libertine.

 

 

Back of Jacket Quote

 

What is this force that made me feel my Lord of Rochester before I ever met him and that now draws me to him as if we were two raindrops on a pane?

It is something deeper than marital affection, deeper than character. My lord draws me as I draw breath.

And I seem powerless to resist.

 

“This was a brilliant retelling of the lives of two lesser-known historical figures and well worth reading. . .
“Fabulous, truly fabulous!
“What I loved most about this novel was the author’s portrayal of the extremely sexy, magnetic, and alluring John Wilmot. From his incredibly quippy and sharp dialogue, to his lovably bold and confident romantic antics, I was completely absorbed by this enigmatic man. I could not wait to turn the pages to find out what he would do or say next. I cannot say enough about how exceptional the author’s depiction of him his. By far one of the best characterizations of a romantic hero I have ever read.
“Equally fabulous was the development of the heroine, Elizabeth Mallet. Her growing love for the earl was written in a credible, realistic fashion. A woman trapped by social convention, she was feisty enough to follow her heart and do everything she could to be with the man she loved despite the entire world discouraging her from him.”

http://www.historyandwomen.com/2012/08/a-winters-day-restoration-tragedy-by.html 

Also see a reference to this novel in Lord Rochester in the Restoration, Google Books:

https://books.google.com/books?id=rVe3BwAAQBAJ&pg=PA33&lpg=PA33&dq=Bunny+paine-Clemes&source=bl&ots=YKxrz1SmRA&sig=AFua3sfCg66sICSyZc0LouTDhkU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CFIQ6AEwCTgeahUKEwjJ_bGMvY3GAhVFL4gKHch6Di4#v=onepage&q=Bunny%20paine-Clemes&f=false

 

 

 

 

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