Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Remember When . . . You Searched for Revolution?

I usually post a Remember When more appropriate to the Resurrection season this week, but every thought I have about it today I discover I've already posted about, LOL. So I'll get reflective tomorrow, but today we'll keep talking about whatever I've been researching.

A small excitement I had recently was getting the enthusiastic go-ahead from Harvest House to plan a novella to use for promotional purposes between the releases of Ring of Secrets and its sequel, tentatively titled Mask of Truth. This story will be the happily-ever-after of a character from Ring of Secrets, the second book being about his daughter.

So as I started thinking about what could happen in this snippet of a story, I realized I still needed to have the tension of war--given that it's in all the other stories. And I knew approximately when I'd need this book to be set. So an idea niggled, I did a wee bit of research, and I commenced grinning. 

The French Revolution. Perfect.

Most of the Revolution was a bit too late for me, but those first days of it would be just perfect. My hero, though British, could make his way into France as a favor to a friend. The favor being to find this friend's estranged wife and daughter and bring them back to England before the violence he suspected was brewing could erupt.

So of course, my hero does. And of course, he finds the daughter, my heroine. And of course, they're going to fall in love. But, of course, that brewing violence is going to spew over just in time to cause some difficulty. Climax around the storming of the Bastille, anyone?? ;-)

I'm going to have to do some whirlwind research about the French Revolution for this one, but I'm looking forward to writing this character's romance. =) He deserves his happily ever after. Of course, after fighting in the American Revolution, his first thought upon ending up in France during theirs is going to something along the lines of, "Another revolution? Really? Grrroooooooaaaaaaannnnn." LOL


  1. Sounds SOOO fun. Enjoy that research - I KNOW I'll enjoy the book :)

  2. This is my first attempt at a novella, so it could be interesting, LOL. We shall see if I have it in me to sum up a story in 20,000 words or less!

  3. I am so excited for this! Both for the Colonel's story (though in my mind he's NOT wearing a powdered wig!) and to see you attempt a book under 80k :)

    1. LOL, Stephanie! Don't you remember the many, many times in RoS his wig is mentioned?? Though by this story, they're not so in style. He probably wouldn't have been. I just lacked a better painting of him. ;-)