Build Us A Story with Renee Dahlia
As someone who reads almost exclusively* romance, I can’t go past the $5 for a Happily Ever After. Yes, it uses up fifty percent of my budget, but I consider it an essential. *My other reading is mostly non-fiction for character research, and the occasional mystery (does solving the crime equate to an HEA?).
For the rest, the choices are endless, however, I’ll go for $3 for ‘conflict that forces personal growth’ because the main characters in The Heart of a Bluestocking get knocked out of their comfortable life and are forced to grow. I’m a big fan of a take-charge hero, however, I think I’ll pass on spending my final $2 there. I’m going to grab ‘unquestioned trust between characters’ for $1 and ‘emotionally charged love affair’ for $1 to make up my $10.
The Heart of a Bluestocking is a story of two people who don’t quite fit into proper Victorian society. They have to work together to solve a mystery and figure out how to trust each (there’s that cheeky dollar) while embracing the emotions that come with a slow-burn love affair.
The Heart of a Bluestocking
When an uncommon lawyer meets an unusual doctor, their story must be extraordinary…
September 1888: Dr Claire Carlingford owns the bluestocking label. Her tycoon father encouraged her to study, and with the support of her two best friends, she took it further than anyone could imagine, graduating as a doctor and running her own medical practice. But it’s not enough for her father. He wants her to take over the business, so he can retire. Then his sudden arrest throws the family into chaos and his business into peril.
Mr James Ravi Howick, second son of Lord Dalhinge, wants to use his position as a lawyer to improve conditions for his mother’s family in India. When an opportunity arises to work for Carlingford Enterprises, one of the richest companies in the world, Ravi leaps at the chance to open his own legal practise. But his employment becomes personal as he spends more time with Claire and she learns the secret that could destroy his family.
Both Ravi and Claire are used to being outsiders and alone. But as they work together to save their respective families from disaster, it becomes clear that these two misfits might just fit together perfectly.
About the Author
Renée Dahlia is an unabashed romance reader who loves feisty women and strong, clever men. Her books reflect this, with a side-note of dark humour. Renée has a science degree in physics. When not distracted by the characters fighting for attention in her brain, she works in the horse racing industry doing data analysis. She writes for two racing publications, churning out feature articles, interviews and advertorials. When she isn’t reading or writing, Renée wrangles a husband, four children, and volunteers on the local cricket club committee.
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