Nineteen year-old Lady Allisandra is a ward of King Charles II. When he orders her from court to stay with her old friend Elizabeth Hastings, the Duchess of Langley, Allisandra finds herself trapped inside a coach-and-four with the notorious rake Lord Dorchester. Has the duchess betrayed her? Perhaps, but things are not as they appear, and whether it is Her Grace, the infamous earl of Dorchester or the king himself bent on evil,only time will tell. In the meantime, how does a strong-minded young woman handle first a highwayman, then a debauched earl? Find out in this tale of late 1600s England, when conspiracy and betrayal can lead to unexpected love.
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Let's get to know Linore a little better. What does a normal workday look like for you?
"Normal," doesn't really fit my life, since with the kids having such different schedules, mine is always changing as well. However, I do try to hit the pc as soon as I get a load of laundry going and maybe assemble ingredients in the crock-pot for dinner. I'm big on planning, whether it's menus for the week or the month; shopping trips, chores, etc. I don't plan out my writing to the same degree, but lately I do try to reach a daily word count. I'm more focused on finishing a scene than filling my word quota, however, unless it's a dry period where each word has to be squeezed out (ouch!) and those periods do happen.
What are some of your favorite things to do when you're not writing? Least favorite?
I love to get involved in really good television which is rare to find, but rewarding when it happens. I've enjoyed Lost, 24, and most recently Downton Abbey and The Mentalist. I adore most Masterpiece Theater BBC presentations--catching anything 19th century is a real treat. I love doing large jigsaw puzzles but I'm extremely picky about what I'll buy in this category. I lean toward art by the Impressionists, and I only do one or two a year during the winter, during breaks from writing and family chores. Family game nights are high on my list, as is reading, but I do that all the time. A least favorite occupation for me is cleaning the bathrooms. (No surprise there, huh?)
If you had a Friday night all to yourself, what would you do?
Wow--I'd love it, first of all! If I had a deadline, whether from a publisher or self-imposed, I'd hunker down and write. If not, I'd look for a BBC special, choose from my own DVD collection, or just get cozy and read one of the many books I've stored on my Kindle. There are times when I'll use a "free" evening to get a special job done, such as rearranging a room or cleaning out a closet. I hate to say I'd waste a whole night that way, but I do! I often have to write, cook and shop during the day so that evenings are the only time to do the extra stuff.
Thanks for visiting, Linore!
Linore Rose Burkard creates Inspirational Romance to Warm the Soul. Ms. Burkard's novels include Before the Seasons Ends, The House in Grosvenor Square, and The Country House Courtship. Her stories blend Christian faith and romance with well-researched details from the Regency period. Experience a romantic age, where timeless lessons still apply to modern life and happy endings are possible for everyone. Ms. Burkard was raised in NY, but now lives in Ohio with her husband Michael and five children.
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