Three Romantic Stories that are Short & Sweet: Brizecombe Hall ‘A young woman must value, above all else, her virtue.’ Ann Rhys, daughter of a minister, is employed by Mr Brindley, the widowed Master of Brizecombe Hall, to be governess to his two children. Her initial feelings of apprehension regarding her employer are rapidly surpassed by other emotions that are new to Ann. Under Ann's influence Mr Brindley takes a greater interest in his children's upbringing but does his action imply that he sees her as more than a mere governess or does his heart truly belong to Cassandra, the wealthy young woman rumoured to be the future mistress of Brizecombe Hall? A late Regency / early Victorian romance set in England. "This tugged on your emotions a lot and kept me interested through the end and the ending made me smile. I love when true love overcomes social standing," (5 star review, Barnes & Noble). "Great book, great read, I recommend it to all," (5 star review, Apple Australia). "A really lovely read … beautifully written … very satisfying," (4 star review, Apple UK). Kitty ‘Honestly, Mama, the way Kitty looked at Captain Northwood, when he kissed her hand at the end of the evening, was positively sinful.’ Kitty Lewis travels with her younger sister, Clara, to join their family for the season in Bath. Her mother is intent upon finding a husband for their elder sister, Lucinda, and believes she has found the perfect match in Captain James Northwood, a distinguished naval officer. With time, however, Kitty begins to suspect that her sister’s affection lies elsewhere. Meanwhile, her own plan, to keep her head firmly fixed in a book and thus avoid all the nonsense going on about her, goes gradually awry. "Captured the spirit of our well-loved Regency romances far better than some lengthier works," (Goodreads review, 2013). "Very engaging read; authentic to the time," (5 star review, Amazon.com). The Hangar Dance Sylvie is a girl who longs to be a woman. When her friend Betty invites her to a dance at the local airfield, where a US squadron is based, Sylvie knows she has to go, even if it means lying to her parents. Upon meeting Jack, a young American airman, life becomes even more complicated. A World War II romance, set in Norfolk, rural England. "Short and sweet story about love, innocence and loss," (Barnes & Noble review, 2013).
Catherine E. Chapman is a UK-based author of fiction and romance.
Catherine's longer works have been described as quirky romances. They are accessible literary character fiction, set in contemporary times, with humour being an important ingredient. Catherine also writes shorter fiction in the genre of historical romance.
Most of Catherine's publications are available digitally on Kindle. 'Elizabeth Clansham,' a novel set in the Scottish Highlands, is also available in print from Amazon and Createspace.
'Three Romances,' a collection of the historical romances, 'Brizecombe Hall,' 'Kitty' and 'The Hangar Dance,' is also available in print.
"Very engaging read; authentic to the time," (5 star review of 'Kitty,' February 2013).
"The plot was tight and kept me engaged; good characterisation meant I truly cared about what was happening," (4 star review of 'Danburgh Castle,' April 2012).
"I loved this book ... Many LOL moments. A very satisfying read," ('The Beacon Singer,' March 2013).
Catherine really values feedback from readers and would like to thank all those who have taken the time to read, rate, review and comment on her fiction.
She is currently working on ideas for new full-length fiction, with a couple of short historical romances also in the pipeline...