I first discovered Western romances by reading those written by my favorite authors who wrote in other subgenres of historical romance. Since then, I have become a true fan of stories set in the Old West. If you're looking for a good one, check out my "Best List" on Historical Romance Review. See it HERE.
In my new Georgian romance, Echo in the Wind, the hero, Jean Donet, comte de Saintonge, gave up his privateering with the end of the American War, but he is not immune to a bit of smuggling to keep England in brandy and tea.
Jean Donet kept his warehouse, full of goods to be smuggled, on Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands, or as they were known in 1784, “the French Isles”.
Guernsey has a beautiful coastline with sandy beaches and flower-covered dunes, rock pools, coves and rustic harbors. Just the sort of place a former pirate might like. Take a look at the island and a snippet from my story HERE.
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To Tame the Wind is the prequel to the Agents of the Crown series and Racing with the Wind is book 1.
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Praise for To Tame the Wind and Racing with the Wind:
“... a dazzling mix of passion, adventure, mystery and love.” — Breath of Life Reviews
“An adventurous, romantic and mysterious page turner from the gifted story teller Regan Walker.” — Tartan Book Reviews
"Masked balls, handsome sea captains, and a plot that will keep you hooked. What's not to love!? To Tame the Wind is romantic historical escapism at its finest - a historical romance fan's dream of a novel! 5/5 stars."
— Good Friends, Good Books
My new Georgian romance, Echo in the Wind, features a hero and heroine engaged in smuggling. The story includes a smuggling trial at the Old Bailey. To portray the trial accurately, I dove into the Old Bailey archives and found some trials I used as a model. See my post on the smuggling trials and the Old Bailey from my research and catch a few snippets from the book! Here.
Albert Bierstadt was among the most internationally honored American artists of the nineteenth century, best known for his huge, panoramic landscapes that depicted the unsettled American West of the 1800s. He brought the West to the people and, I daresay, we are still falling in love with the romantic images he portrays. See the post on his life and his art HERE: