She would follow him through peace and war.
The London Season is ushered in with a thrilling flurry of invitations, gowns, and parties. But despite her status as belle of the ball, lovely socialite Emma Drake simply cannot fathom becoming entangled with any gentleman of her acquaintance. For in truth, since childhood her heart has belonged to Captain Sidney Fletcher, a man of the sea—and her brother’s best friend. Emma knows that Sidney’s directive to free the Spanish city of Cadiz from French occupation will be dangerous, but when word arrives of his capture, she is frantic. Determined to aid her brother in Sidney’s rescue, she hides aboard his ship and sets a course to Spain. But the realities of war are a far cry from the drawing rooms of London, and Emma finds the man she loves a mere shadow of his former self. When a series of events leaves them trapped together behind enemy lines, Emma and Sidney must embark on a journey fraught with danger—from a bloody hunt for Spanish treasure to the battlefields of war-torn Spain, new threats lurk around every turn. As their flight becomes increasingly perilous, Sidney and Emma must trust each other with their lives—but can they trust the other with their heart?
Jennifer Moore is a Passionate reader and writer of all things romance, helping her find balance with the rest of her world, which includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that are anything but romantic. Jennifer has a BA in linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family. You can learn more about her at authorjmoore.com. The author’s first book, Becoming Lady Lockwood, is a regency romance centered on the British navy during the Napoleonic Wars of the early 1800s.
Yogurt and granola. I love plain greek yogurt and I like a drizzle of honey in it.
If you could choose only one time period and place to live, when and where would you live and why?
I know people always want to travel backward and live in Regency England or some time that seemed more romantic, but truthfully, with disease, infant mortality, poor living conditions, short life expectancy, a huge class division, etc, It’s fun to read and write about, but I am glad it’s not my real life. I think I am so lucky to live now, and here in America. Especially for a woman, it’s a pretty great time to be alive. We can read, vote, own property, get jobs….True, we don’t wear pretty dresses or have lady’s maids or carriage rides, but that’s why we read books, right?
What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?
I remember being pretty discouraged after so many rejections a few years ago when I was trying to publish and kept getting close, but it just didn’t work out–again and again. My friend Josi Kilpack told me that “God doesn’t waste passion.” So if you’re passionate about something, there’s a reason you’re on that path, and whether it was to publish or to change me or to touch someone else, I was doing what I was supposed to be doing because it was something I felt so strongly about.
Just. I say that all the time. Also, characters are always raising an eyebrow or drawing the eyebrows together.
I’m reading “Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival” right now. Then it’s time to get serious about research for my next historical. So, I’ll be reading about India.