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Mary Florida: Enthralling romance entertains with 17th century charmer hell bent on winning his girl

Lindsey Erith’s Mary Florida opens the window for readers to escape in the company of a forthright 17th Century Royalist faced with defeat, illegitimacy, espionage, hatred, and desire for the lady of his urgent dreams.



Published on 26th July 2022, Mary Florida captivates from the outset and will have fans of historical romantic fiction desperate to learn whether protagonist and ultimate man of the moment, John Blackavise, overcomes the trail of misfortune and danger that comes his way to finally win the heart of the woman of his dreams - Mary Florida.


Skilfully using her aptitude for attention to detail (developed through the author’s work as an portrait and equine artist), Lindsey Erith delivers the full romantic package in a well-crafted storyline that features historical accuracy, a strong-willed heroine and emotional conflicts that drive the story forward.


A hugely satisfying romance in which both hero and heroine will capture the hearts of readers, Mary Florida is a fine and credible romance that aptly showcases the writing skills and imagination of this talented debut author.


Synopsis:

Blurb - ‘Mary Florida’ opens the window for readers to escape in the company of a forthright 17th Century Royalist faced with defeat, bastardy, espionage, hatred, and desire for the lady of his urgent dreams.


The man of the moment is the reinvention of what it means to be a hero.


Mary Florida is a romance. It concerns John Blackavise, who is a forthright and attractive man; an alternative to run-of-the-mill cardboard action men or to introverted sufferers. In essence, he is the reinvention of what it means to be a hero.


He has to confront King Charles’s defeat and deal with the decisive melting pot of his own life. The siren song of the Royalists’ lost cause is subdued by his adventures and his desire for an unattainable beauty. Will his bastard birth prevent Mary Florida loving him? Why do enemies gather to do him down? Will he inherit his Godmother’s fortune when she dies, or will he be dead in a ditch? Will Mary Florida awaken to his charms? All of which, vitally, depends on his survival.


Published by Cranthorpe Millner Publishers, Mary Florida (ISBN: 978-1-80378-094-8) is published on 26th July 2022 and is available in paperback (£8.99) and Kindle format. Waterstones | Foyles | Amazon | Cranthorpe Millner

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