I can’t believe it. One more step toward my life-long dream of publishing.
This is the cover for my novella, and I couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out. Shaela Kay of Blue Water Books did an amazing job with it. This was one thing I was super stressed about, and I needn’t have been.
What do you think?
I almost cried when Shaela sent it to me the first time. I think it perfectly represents Holly, as well as my favorite setting in the book. Here’s the blurb—
A broken sailor looking for a purpose, a jilted lady longing for the past, and a chance at happiness neither expected.
After losing his foot in battle, Lieutenant Robert Brenton can’t find his place in the navy or society, where he fears he is seen only as a cripple. He retires to his small estate to find peace, not anticipating the distraction awaiting him.
Holly Addison has the world at her feet, until her prized beau cancels their engagement and ruins her reputation. Banished to Cornwall, she finds herself a guest in Robert’s run-down manor by the sea. She writes repeatedly to her former love, trying to persuade him to take her back to society. But Robert’s charm and simple life make her consider what she really wants—a life of excess, or a life of meaning.
As time runs out on their chance to be together, both are forced to examine their hearts and uncover a strength neither knew they had.
The Steadfast Heart, a Regency novella based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Steadfast Tin Soldier” will release February 27th, but you can preorder it now on Amazon.
This novella is the third in a series of Regency fairy tale retellings. The first two novellas are fantastic! Check out Joanna Barker’s Beauty and the Baron (available now) and Sally Britton’s The Captain and Miss Winter (preorder now, available February 6th).
Stay tuned for more updates and sneak peeks at The Steadfast Heart!