Inside Fool For Love
Warning! In describing relations between characters, I may wreck a book for you by making it clear who someone marries, or the outcome of a book. Please do not read about The Inside Take if you're wary of knowing who is paired with whom!
- The Duchess quartet should be read in this order: Duchess in Love, Fool for Love, A Wild Pursuit, Your Wicked Ways.
- I wanted Simon to be a challenge: a man who wore lace, appeared to be without any money, and had no title. Thus he was a man who had none of the obvious testosterone markers that signal HERO to a reader loving the Regency period. I dressed him in lace and colors, rather than black and white. As it turned out, his colors were historical, if his lace was a trifle outdated.
- Simon Darby mentions in Fool for Love that his younger twin brothers left England years ago, and he has no idea if they are still living. One of those brothers (Tobias) returns to England in the anthology, The One That Got Away.
- Josie is my antidote to the sickly sweet children who populate far too many novels. Anabel is another paeon to reality. My own daughter upchucked her milk well over her first year of life. She is now ferocious, militaristic and impudent in the extreme. One could think of Josie and Anabel as joint tributes to my daughter.