Monday, June 25, 2012

Lady Cadoret's Longing

As some of you may know, I've been moving. Sorry I missed my blog post yesterday.

But in the transporting of my "stuff" from one house to the other, I've found the beginnings of a new story. Actually, the beginning, middle, backstory, and almost the end of another short story -- Lady Cadoret's Longing.

Lady Dorcas Cadoret has been in a few of my short stories. She's the pretty lady no man wants to speak with because all she talks about is her cat. I felt bad for her, I thought for sure the Earl of Greenleigh would have seen through her feline fancy, but alas, he found his true love in Lady Ryder.

It's come to my attention (through the sheer physical exhaustion of my days) that Lady Dorcas Cadoret is not as shallow as most people think. She's lost someone very dear to her heart and has never found another to take his place. Hence all the cat talk. She doesn't want to be bothered looking for someone new. She'd rather remain loyal to her one true love than find someone else.

Her mother has other plans. And so does Lady Olivia. Only problem is, I have no idea who is going to sweep her off her feet. The man has not come to me, or to her yet. I'll let you know when he does.

Also, in case you wanted to stop by, I will be guest posting on Romantic Friday Writers today -- my topic -- historical research. This is a brief overview of something I'm trying to put together on this blog over the next couple of weeks -- breaking down historical research into palpable bite size pieces. Hope to see you.


  1. Hi Anne - I've given you the Be Inspired blog award. If you wish to accept it and answer the questions, you can pick it up on my readingandwriting blog!

  2. Thanks Rosemary. I'll be by in a little while.

  3. Perhaps she could fall for a lion tamer or another such man who also adores felines? ;-)

    She's certainly a woman after my own heart.

  4. I'm obviously very late getting here. I'm glad you learned what was behind all Lady Dorcas's cat talk. I think the man who steals her heart will be a total surprise :)

    Hope your move is progressing well.

  5. Oh my, I do remember much I have loved moving. I say loved, past tense. I still like the IDEA of it, but... So I do hope you're enjoying YOUR move. And this story you found... How awesome! You have written and are still writing some wonderful books, and you're an excellent writer. I'm slow with it, but I am enjoying your stories!

    Ann Best, Memoir Author

  6. Charlotte -- A lion tamer. Now that could be amusing in the Regency period. I'll have to check and see if they had such a thing.

    Carol -- Working with my CP this last week, yes, we've both decided the man who steal Dorcas' heart will be very surprising indeed! Thanks for stopping by. And the move is almost over. YAY!

    Ann -- Ah moving. Yes, the IDEA of it is all very well and good, however, the physicality of it has broken me once again. I'm glad you're finding the time to read my books. Thanks for stopping by. It's good to see you.

  7. Pussycat, oh please don't yowl, Moving makes me want to howl.
    I'm so tired, my words I'm slurring,
    And then, to hear you sit there purring,
    STOP THAT NOISE, or I swear I'll end Up going round the ruddy bend!
    Heh Heh.
    Just to help you see the lighter side of things.


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