Linda Wood Rondeau

Snark & Sensibility

FOREVER LATELY
Friday, November 22, 2019 by LINORE BURKARD

 

PLEASE WELCOME

LINORE BURKARD

TO

FICTION FRIDAY

WHY I WROTE A REGENCY ROMANCE

I wanted to write a Regency time travel for years. When I saw the movie “Kate and Leopold” with Meg
Ryan and Hugh Jackman I thought, Oh no! Someone used my idea! But I needn’t have worried. Leopold
was a Victorian gentleman, not from the Regency, first of all, and secondly, though I enjoyed the flick, I
kept thinking it missed so many opportunities for humor. (Having written a screenplay since then, I realize
now why it missed so many; tight scripts just don’t have room for all the scenes that could be fun.) When I
wrote my story, however, not only was it fundamentally different and unique, but I was able to include the
humorous scenes that had been floating around in my head for eons. This makes the book a lot of fun—
particularly when the Regency hero shows up in the present day. On a side note, I started the book years
ago and then dropped it, mostly because I wanted to write it as a Christian romance like my other
Regencies. But I kept running into roadblocks. And Christian publishers weren’t interested in time travel.
Finally, I realized I had to let God out of MY box and write the story He was giving me, not the one I
thought He should give me. After that, it came together remarkably easily, and I think in a very fun way.
Due to reader interest in a sequel, I’m now brainstorming that book

 

ABOUT FOREVER LATELY

1816, England
Julian St. John needs a wife. An oath to a deceased guardian must be kept. Miss Clarissa Andrews, a
vexatious beauty, has dangled after him all season, but he has no intention of choosing such a she-devil.


Maine, Present Day
Author Claire Channing is desperate to write a bestseller to save her failing career. She moves into her grandmother's abandoned cottage to write the book, but a local resort baron wants to raze the place. Without the deed, the clock is ticking on how long she can stay. She thinks she’s writing St. John's story. But when she discovers an old prayer shawl and finds herself in his Regency world, she falls in love with
him, a man she thought she invented! Miss Andrews, however, is also real—and she’d rather see Julian dead than in another woman's arms!
Claire must beat the clock to prevent a deadly tragedy, but can Love beat the limits of time itself?

Purchase links

Purchase link: ebook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WXB3F4C/
Purchase link: Print: https://www.amzn.to/2MDOTwn
B&N purchase link: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1133341716?ean=9781733311106

 

ABOUT LINORE BURKARD

Linore Rose Burkard is a serious watcher of period films, a Janeite, and hopeless
romantic. An award-winning author best known for Inspirational Regency Romance, her
first book opened the genre for the CBA. Besides historical romance, Linore writes
contemporary suspense (The Pulse Effex Series, as L.R. Burkard), contemporary romance
(Falling In), and romantic short stories. Linore has a magna cum laude English Lit.
degree from CUNY which she earned while taking herself far too seriously. She now
resides in Ohio with her husband and family, where she turns her youthful angst into
character or humor-driven plots.
Linore is Vice President of the Dayton Scribes, and a Regional Director of CAN, Christian Authors Network. She
founded Lilliput Press, a vehicle for Indie Publishing, where “little dreams become books.”
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