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Thursday, July 30, 2015

WE LOVE HISTORY TOUR: HENRIETTA BY SHIRLEY KELLY


RWA/NYC Celebrates Historical Romance.
Medieval Times. Regency. Victorian. WW II. Jazz Age, etc.
Visit us daily for excerpts from our members’ historical novels.  
Happy Reading!




HENRIETTA
By Shirley Kelly
(work in progress)



SUMMARY:   Henrietta dreams of marrying her childhood friend despite her parent’s objections. The Duke and Duchess of Branford don’t consider a penniless man with no title a suitable match for their eldest daughter. Henrietta’s dreams are crushed when her friend comes home with a wife. Heartbroken, she vows she’ll never love again. She hardens her heart and swears to marry solely for position and wealth. She’s ready to accept the proposal of a man she doesn’t love when she realizes she’s already met the man of her dreams.



Autumn, 1811 
Devon, England 

Henrietta smiled with pride as she untied her apron and looked around the tiny kitchen. The sun sparkled through the clean windowpanes. Not one spot of dust dared to mar the worn, but cherished furniture. The delicious smell of chicken and fresh herbs came from the pot bubbling on the stove. 

She couldn’t wait until her dearest friend Peter Wickett came home. She knew he’d be so delighted by her efforts, he’d get down on bended knee. However, she knew her parents would not approve. After all, she was Lady Henrietta Ashford, the eldest daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Branford, and they expected her to make a spectacular match. She doubted they would consider marriage to her childhood friend a spectacular match, or for that matter, even a suitable one.




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Shirley Kelly has always been a voracious reader. Growing up, her favorite genres were mysteries and romances. Her favorite romances were set in the Regency era. Shirley always knew she’d be a writer, but it wasn’t until she joined the RWA that she got serious about her craft. Shirley currently lives on the UWS of Manhattan. She loves cats, enjoys traveling, watches a lot of TV, and is interested in history and politics. She follows tennis and figure skating, and is a life-long Yankee fan. Follow Shirley on Twitter at @ShirleyKelly16.


REMEMBER TO COME BACK TOMORROW 
FOR ANOTHER HISTORICAL ROMANCE EXCERPT. 




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