Rachel A. James’ book released Friday. Bless her—right in the middle of all the Covid-19 chaos. Which is why the Tuesday Prude is posting about it on a Saturday morning.
A Field of Forget-me-nots is part of the “Ponder This” series based on Philippians 4:8. The book centers on the virtue of honor. What is a noble, honourable way to behave in an almost impossible circumstance? That is what Luke and Ana grapple with as they enter into a marriage of convenience based on pity and desire to please the last wish of a beloved dying woman.
Let’s let Rachel tell us what the book is about. She is in the best position to know!
A Field of Forget-me-nots by Rachel A. James
When the patron of the Foundling School takes pity upon young orphan, Georgiana (Ana) Weston, Lady Dunston raises her as one of her own. However, years pass and Lady Dunston’s health begins to fail. With the Longworth estate entailed away, Ana is faced with an uncertain future.
Mr. Luke Renshaw still mourns the loss of his parents, and would rather travel the world than live in a place that reminds him of so much pain and loss. But responsibilities await, and when his only aunt becomes sick, he returns to Longworth. After all, it is where he will receive his inheritance.
Luke and Ana used to play together as children, though many years have passed and much has changed. The prospect of marriage without love holds little hope for their romantic ideals, and yet it seems the most sensible solution for both parties.
I read this novella, set in Victorian England, and enjoyed it! Then I had a few questions for Rachel.
The book has such a lovely title! And very appropriate. Do you have a favorite flower?
I love roses – especially white roses. I believe they’re supposed to symbolise innocent love!
-Do you have a favorite genre to read? Write?
My favorite genre to both read and write is Christian romance. It doesn’t matter if it is historical or contemporary, I just love clean romance with an inspirational storyline.
-Are you as accomplished as Ana, your heroine? The woman can do almost anything! Which of her accomplishments do you enjoy doing—or wish you could do?
No, I don’t think I’m accomplished at all, at least domestically like Ana is. I truly wish I could sew, though. I did take Textiles in high school, but I was better at the research than the practical, and my teacher had to rescue my feeble attempts on many occasions!
–Your story is set in Victorian England. What do you like or admire about that era?
I’ve always loved the Victorian period ever since I studied it at school, I just find the way they lived back then so fascinating. I particularly admire the clothing and the charm that is associated with the Victorians.
To buy A Field of Forget-me-nots : https://www.amazon.com/Field-Forget-me-nots-Ponder-This-ebook/dp/B084JRTCLQ
Rachel is an inspirational author. She has an MA in Creative Writing and loves to write fiction that uplifts, inspires, and encourages others. She lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three adorable girls and when not writing she enjoys idling time away in a vintage teashop or visiting a historic landmark in pursuit of a new story! For more information visit www.rachelajames.com
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