Patience Cherwell is resigned to a life of spinsterhood. When her young friend comes to stay for a London season, Patience decides the eligible Lord Blackwood is the perfect match for her guest and determines to see the pair united. So why is Patience anything but happy when the pair seems to actually like each other? And, when a mysterious Valentine corsage arrives, who will Patience discover is the anonymous admirer?
I grew up on a diet of Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, and many other writers of that period. I also love history and generally find the past more fascinating than the future. I have been steeped in Regency writers since I was a teenager. From Jane Austen to Georgette Heyer, I read 'em all! I love writing Regency romances because they are romantic, fun and enable me to create feisty heroines and hunky heroes. I hope you'll enjoy my stories!
Well, nothing much has changed in that of course the man's age did not matter. These days many young women marry much older men for ... let's be blunt ... for the money. Way back in the Regency era, an older man had no problems getting a young and beautiful wife, as long as he was 'plump in the pocket!'
Lord Blackwood's Valentine Ball
Lord Blackwood was much older than one would expect the bridegroom of a fresh, young debutante to be. However, many parents were not averse to their daughters marrying older men, more mature and established than some frivolous and spendthrift young coxcomb who would not prove to be as much of a steadying influence on their daughter. A wealthy older man with a title offered a bride the noble weight of historical grandeur behind him, as well as the pinnacle of social achievement any self-respecting mama desired when she announced to her cronies (and the world at large) that Lord Such-and-Such had offered for and been accepted by her darling. If Patience gave her approval to the prospect of Lord Blackwood as a suitor for Lorna, then no doubt Lorna’s parents would look even more kindly upon him.