As you may recall, my mother hails from Devon ... but lives in Florida. After I left for college, she spent her summers in the UK, volunteering with the National Trust. Her favorite locale outside Devon - the Lake District.
The Lake District has caught the attention of several literary greats:
- Beatrix Potter vacationed with her family in the Lake District, inspiring her imagination of farm animals. She purchased Hill Top with the earnings from her first book, THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT. Upon her death, she bequeathed Hill Top to the National Trust to preserve its beauty.
- Jane Austen took Elizabeth Bennet with her aunt and uncle to the Lake District in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.
- Regina Scott, historical romance author, has set her new Love Inspired Historical novel, AN HONORABLE GENTLEMAN, in the Lake District.
The decaying estate is just another reminder to Trevor of his noble father's rejection. Abandoning it for London could restore his hopes, but how can he disappoint Gwen? Her faith in him makes him yearn to live up to the ideals she holds dear. As mysterious mishaps begin plaguing Blackcliff, Gwen's steadfast courage will rise to meet Trevor's newfound honor as they learn that there's no dream like home.
Please join me in welcoming Regina Scott back to SOS Aloha!
When I dropped by SOS Aloha last June (at this link), I mentioned I was born in the Pacific Northwest, with the Cascade Mountains in my backyard. So, setting a book, or several, in the Lake District of Regency England came naturally, you might say. It's the most mountainous area of England, with towering peaks, deep lakes, and crystal streams. It was easy for my characters to fall in love there. I could go on and on, but I thought you'd prefer to see what my hero, Sir Trevor Fitzwilliam, thinks of his new home. Enjoy!
Here is the link to Regina's beautiful trailer of the Lake District in THE HONORABLE GENTLEMAN. Regina is giving away an autographed copy of AN HONORABLE GENTLEMAN - just leave a comment about a place that inspires you!
Kim in Hawaii
To learn more about Regina and her books, check out her website at www.reginascott.com.
|Stone Circle at Castlerigg in the Lake District|