It’s always nerve-wracking waiting for the first review of your latest novel but I’m happy to say the waiting is now over. And it’s an Amazon five star!
Reviews are so important to an author so thank you to Mrs M G Powling. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that other readers like The House in Quill Court too.
Charlotte Betts has carefully researched this period but she uses a light touch with the facts of Regency life and, in so doing, brings this period in our history vividly to life – the sights, sounds, smells not only in the homes of the wealth – the taking tea by the fireside, the rustle of fabulous silks, the smell of beeswax with which the elegant mahogany furniture is polished – but also of the underworld, a city still without the cleansing properties of sanitation and drainage.
One word about the cover. Attractive though it is, with an elegant woman in a straw hat gazing towards rows of Georgian town houses, it might give some potential readers the impression that this is simply a light,romantic novel. I say it is much more than that: as well as an exciting story, it is a social commentary of the period.