by Patricia Kiyono
Book 1: The Partridge and the Peartree
Phillip Peartree, Duke of Bartlett, dreamed of a peaceful life with a suitable mate until a hunting accident left him scarred and nearly deaf. Resigned to spending the rest of his days alone, Phillip has devoted himself to rebuilding his family estate. But a chance encounter with a lovely young woman in a dusty bookstore rekindles his almost-forgotten hopes and dreams.
Lady Amelia Partridge has no time for the frivolity of the London social scene. In addition to her work with the Ladies Literary Society, she has a mission – educating poor children in the city. She also has a secret life, one she fears might drive away the young duke who has become increasingly important to her.
“A touching Regency Christmas short story, perfect for the busy Holiday Season. The characters are delightful! it is a story sure to warm your heart, lift your spirit, and believe in the spirit of love and giving.”
“What a lovely little Regency short story! Practically perfect. A true lover of the traditional regency romance genre will love this.”
“Such a very charming story! I need to find more by this author.”
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Book 2: Two Turtle Doves
Robert Townley prides himself as an efficient and indispensible valet to Phillip, Duke of Bartlett. But when Robert is coerced into teaching the poor children at the duchess’ chapel school, he’s out of his element. Thankfully, he has assistance from some of the other servants, including the prickly Miss Brown.
Jeanne Brown is lady’s maid to the Duchess of Bartlett. She loves working with the children but can’t abide Robert’s lofty attitude toward them. She’d love to put him in his place — but she needs her job.
When the duchess decides to hold the school’s Christmas party in her home, Robert and Jeanne must put aside their differences and work together to ensure that the holiday celebration goes off without a hitch. Will they be able to endure the partnership, or will their sparks ignite something more?
“If you’re looking for a book to get you into the spirit of Christmas, this is the first book you need to pick up – and if you love regencies you are in for a treat!”
“What a charming story! Perfect for Christmas or any time of year.”
“I loved this story. The characters seemed so real as did all of the historical details.”
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Book 3: Three French Inns
Peter Brown joined His Majesty’s Army in the fight against Napoleon, but when he was wounded, a lovely French woman tended him. She was a recent widow, and they were on opposing sides of the war, so they went their separate ways. But he never forgot his “bel ange” — his beautiful angel.
Caroline Bouchard Duval marched with her husband in Napoleon’s army, eager to leave her sleepy village and see the world. But after being widowed, she returned to her childhood home in the French Alps. When a bloody traveler enters her father’s inn, she recognizes him immediately. Could this man give her another chance to fulfill her dreams?
“Full of mystery, suspense, secrets, heartache, angst, and regrets.”
“Interesting characters drive this sweet historical romance forward to a satisfying ending. You’ll find yourself cheering them on as they get closer and closer to the truth and to each other.”
“I enjoyed the author’s voice, her writing style, and her attention to the history of that time.”
CIR: What was your favorite part of writing this story?
KIYONO: Connecting with the people who helped me write it – my brainstorming partners, the history professor who helped me sort out how things were done, and my beta readers.
CIR: What was the hardest part of writing this story?
KIYONO: Finding resources to describe life in rural France during the early 1800s.
CIR: Who is your favorite character and why?
KIYONO: The heroine, Caroline. She is a strong, adventurous woman who is passionate about protecting those she loves.
CIR: What themes do you address in this story?
KIYONO: Identity, belonging, achieving lifelong dreams.
CIR: What message do you hope your readers take away from this book?
KIYONO: Finding your soul mate is a great adventure.