"Passion, wit, warmth-thoroughly charming." --Stella Cameron, author of "Wait For Me"
From the Author
If romance is what you want....
Growing up in a small town in Southern Indiana, where the local library offered only a single rack of romance novels, it didnt take me long to figure out that there was something missing from my life. My pursuit of that elusive something began at a very early age, when I started penning my own romances to make up for the lack of them at the library. I had discovered something at the age of twelve that most people dont ever figure out:
If romance is what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself!
And thats the motto by which Ive tried to live my life, pursuing my college degree in fine arts, instead of something "sensible" like business; moving to New York City at the age of twenty-two...even eloping to Italy when I found the man of my dreams (who, wouldnt you know it, I met when I was fifteen, right in my own hometown)! A lot of people would say that there isnt anything romantic about getting married on April Fools Day, which my husband and I did, but as we explained to our families at the time, Only Fools Fall In Love....
And thats just how the heroine of my first historical romance novel, Where Roses Grow Wild, feels. Pegeen MacDougal doesnt have much time for romantic sentiment--not when shes busy single-handedly raising her hellion of a nephew. But when the arrogant and handsome Lord Edward Rawlings appears on her doorstep in search of the heir to his fathers dukedom, Pegeen is hard pressed to remember that she thinks romantic love is drivel, much less that she despises everything about the British aristocracy....
Stella Cameron, author of Wait For Me (Warner Books) calls Where Roses Grow Wild "thoroughly charming," a book with "passion, wit, and warmth." I hope youll enjoy reading Where Roses Grow Wild as much as I enjoyed writing it!
Be sure to look for my next historical romance from St. Martins Press, Portrait of My Heart, due out in January 1999.