Regency Mystery Romance
Finally I can let you all know my book is with my Editor. Scary though this sounds, I am looking forward to seeing what she thinks. My excitment and glee is increasing as the time passes, after this is my first novel which was written over four years ago.
Historical Mystery Romance seat in late Regency and early Victorian times, is shows how marriage was made for the best as a business deal, very few were for love. Men and women frolicked (nope not like the lambs) with others, having descret affairs. Divorce was only for the very rich and always frowned upon. Daughters did what their fathers told them, many were locked away for disobedience for one reason or another.
There again if you were a servant girl, so much lower down the scale you probably married for love or because you were pregnant. As a servant girl you would be dismissed by the household if discovered single and withchild. You were the one to be found at fault, rather than the lord or son of the manor. Scary days indeed.
A man forcing themselves on a woman was sadly not uncommon even though there were brothels in abundance. Many marrages were abusive, though as a duaghter and a wife youo had to do what you were told. After all the father or husband near enough owned you, very few women owned land or house. It was a totally different world.