Thursday, June 20, 2013

RITA Watch: An Heiress at Heart by Jennifer Delamere



Welcome to another 2013 RITA® finalist book, An Heiress at Heart by Jennifer Delamere. We're so glad you agreed to answer some questions today.



1.  Where were you born?

As a story, I was born October 30, 2012. But I take place in London, England, in 1851. (However, my prologue takes place six years earlier in colonial Australia.)

2.  Do you have any brothers or sisters?

I'm the oldest, and there are two younger siblings on the way.  "A Lady Most Lovely" will arrive in just a few months, on September 24!

We can't wait!

3.  What do you think made you a RITA finalist?

Two reasons, I think. First, it's a bit of a Cinderella story. A young lady from a humble background discovers she is related to a wealthy family, and steps into the role of an heiress! Another even more exciting reason is the hero, Geoffrey Somerville. He was born the third son to a baron, and as many younger sons did in England in those days, he went into the church. But in the end he also inherited the title. I think the idea of a hero who is both a clergyman and a peer has really resonated with readers. In fact, Geoffrey won the title "Most Memorable Hero" in a contest given by the Hearts Through History Romance Writers. The ladies love him!

We love those memorable heroes!

4.  Please share the backcover blurb for An Heiress at Heart...

A youthful indiscretion has cost Lizzie Poole more than just her honor. After five years living in exile, she's finally returning home, but she's still living a secret life. Her best friend Ria's dying wish was for Lizzie to assume her identity, return to London, and make amends that Ria herself would never live to make. Bearing a striking resemblance to her friend, and harboring more secrets than ever before, Lizzie embarks on a journey that tempts her reckless heart once again . . .

A committed clergyman, Geoffrey Somerville's world is upended when he suddenly inherits the title of Lord Somerville. Now he's invited to every ball and sought after by the matchmaking mothers of London society. Yet the only woman to capture his heart is the one he cannot have: his brother's young widow, Ria. Duty demands he deny his feelings, but his heart longs for the mysterious beauty. With both their futures at stake, will Lizzie be able to keep up her façade? Or will she find the strength to share her secret and put her faith in true love?

Congratulations on being a RITA finalist! You and your author must be very excited.

For more information on Jennifer Delamere and her books, please visit her website (click here.)

7 comments:

  1. It's an AMAZING book! That's why it's a RITA finalist :)

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  2. Sherri, I just started reading it this week. I can't wait to get further into it!

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  3. I have not read this author but the story sounds great, congrats on being a Rita finalist, I like the cover on the book reminds me of scarlet's stairway where she and Rhett had the Big scene...
    Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

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  4. Thank you Sherri for the kind comments! Missy and Paula I hope you enjoy the book! I love the staircase too, and the bracelet she's wearing is a copy of one I own. Many thanks to the craftie ladies for inviting me here today!

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  5. Thank you Sherri for the kind comments! Missy and Paula I hope you enjoy the book! I love the staircase too, and the bracelet she's wearing is a copy of one I own. Many thanks to the craftie ladies for inviting me here today!

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  6. It is a good cover, isn't it, Paula!

    Jennifer, thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Beautiful cover! Interesting premise. I will look for it.

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