Marilyn Clay knew she wanted to produce fiction but she did not anticipate garnering so much interest for her Regency era novels. Marilyn nurtured a love for stories set in the Regency era fairly early on. There were several Regency authors she not only admired but also sought to emulate.
However, in attempting to probe the field, Marilyn Clay was shocked to find that information surrounding the Regency era was so scarce. To be fair, the Regency Era was a relatively short period in English history, so it was hardly surprising that no notable publishers had bothered to explore it. The newsletter remained in publication for over a decade.
During that time it attracted subscribers from all over the world, with romance authors, historical researchers and everyone in between looking to the publication for vital information about the Regency era. The newsletter kept Marilyn very busy. But she always found the time to experiment with her own fiction and it did not take her long to begin writing Regency-era fiction.
Though, there are still people to whom she is still best known for her newsletters. She believes that the undertaking will allow her to leave an independent life. Felicity does not expect the boarders to bring such eccentric personalities and attitudes to the table, and she certainly does not expect to encounter love. The book follows the exploits of Felicity Rhoades.
Her brother does not approve but his protests go largely unheeded. Felicity wants to run a respectable boarding house. But she quickly finds that the task will be easier said than done.
There are people in her life who seem determined to sabotage her efforts. Felicity is determined to push forward with her plans regardless. At the center of her story is a bevy of mysteries that flow in and out of one another. Felicity is clearly hiding something. She has chosen to operate under an assumed name which suggests that she might be protecting her late husband.
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She must also lock horns with Maitland, a charming Lord who thinks Felicity is as stubborn as she is irritating. The letter by Marilyn Clay 1 edition published in in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide In Jamestown Virginia a daring deception leads to dangerous passion in this riveting blend of romance, intrigue, and adventure. Desperate to escape a marriage arranged by her aristocratic London guardians and to wed her childhood sweetheart, beautiful but innocent Catherine Parke secretly boards a ship bound for the New World.
But the shock of what greets Catherine in Jamestown nearly destroys her. Catherine's betrothed, now a successful trader, has an uncanny way with the Powhatan Indians. Although Catherine knows that adherence to strict moral codes rule the colonists' lives, she soon discovers that beneath their proper facades not all is as it seems.
Although disappointments and disasters repeatedly test Catherine's strength and courage, a burning desire to uncover the truth drives her to unravel a confusing web of lies and deceit.
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With her own life in jeopardy, Catherine is drawn to the one man who can save her, but wonders if she can trust him, or will she be swept into an unknown and terrifying wilderness, once again loving the wrong man and paying dearly for it? Vivid historical details bring the Jamestown settlement and Indian villages to life. Marilyn Clay's suspenseful and compelling tale of one courageous woman determined to forge a new life for herself in a frightening and dangerous New World is an irresistible combination of suspense and romance.
Also included are descriptions of the various types of chamber pots and toilet furniture that came into use and the gadgets and mechanical devices invented prior to the toilet as we know it today. The final chapter of the book covers the emergence of indoor bathing, and early indoor plumbing, in both England and France.
For sixteen years, she published The Regency Plume Newsletter, an international newsletter chock full of well-researched articles useful to writers, historians and people interested in all aspects of the 18th and early 19th centuries in English history. Marilyn Clay was honored to be invited to contribute essays, which were published in an Encyclopedia of Romanticism: Culture in Britain from the s to s, a book now found in many University libraries. All of Marilyn Clay's Regency novels are now available in e-book format. A pretty puzzle : a regency romance by Marilyn Clay 1 edition published in in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.
Breathtaking suspense follows as Catherine tries to unravel the various mysterious happenings between her husband and the Powhatan Indians. Readers will relish this in-depth look at how the first English colonists struggled to survive in Jamestown, circa Desperate to escape a marriage arranged by her aristocratic London guardians and to wed her childhood sweetheart, beautiful but innocent Catherine Parke secretly boards a ship in England bound for the New World in But the shock of what greets Catherine in Colonial Jamestown nearly destroys her.
Her betrothed, now a successful Indian trader seems to be hiding dangerous secrets. With her own life in jeopardy, Catherine is drawn to the one man who can save her, but can she trust him, or will she be swept into an unknown and terrifying wilderness, once again loving the wrong man and paying dearly for it? This book kept me up late and when I finished reading it, I wanted to start all over and read it again!
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Faithful to historical detail, including language and actions, it was a joy to read such a wonderfully written historical novel. Readers of historical fiction will find themselves completely immersed in the time period and, more importantly, in the story of feisty and intelligent Catherine, whose voyage to Jamestown is the beginning of a life-changing journey. Four young girls, destined to become brides to the settlers, travel from London to the New World aboard a Bride Ship.
But instead of love, marriage and new lives, the girls are swept into a maelstrom of lies, treachery, and deceit. Someone in the colony wants one, or all of them dead! Both novels were originally published in hardcover and are now available as e-books from major online retailers. Betsy Ross : accidental spy by Marilyn Clay Book 2 editions published in in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide "In Philadelphia , Betsy Ross wonders what really happened the night of the munitions warehouse explosion that killed her beloved husband John Ross.
Was the explosion an accident or was the warehouse fire intentionally set?
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Was someone attempting to steal the Patriot weapons and gunpowder stored there? When the authorities refuse to investigate the crime, Betsy determines to uncover the truth, and soon finds herself deep in Philadelphia's dangerous and confusing underworld of spies and double agents, working for both the British and the Patriots. Ultimately she has no choice but to trust the wrong man, but will she lose her life, or the lives of those she holds dear, in the process?
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