I highly recommend the audiobook version if you would like to hear the Reverend Bridget Claremont, A.K.A Mistress Black, brought to life by the wonderful Nicola Victoria Vincent.
In 'Charming The Vicar' a newcomer to Axedale forces Bridget to face a part of herself she has hidden deep down inside herself a long time ago. Finnian Kane brings out the kinkier side of the village vicar, and things heat up dramatically.
The second thing that brings excitement and happiness this January is wedding bells. My partner Lou and I are getting married, on our 13th anniversary, the 27th of January.
After a very difficult few years in our family it will be nice to celebrate some love and hope. As Lady Harry finds out in Courting the Countess, ‘“And now these three things remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. Everything fell into place. Faith, hope, and love were all that mattered in life.”
When you go through difficult times you realise how true that quotation is.
Love and family are where life begins and where life ends. Luckily Lou and I share these similar values.
I’ve written about a lot of weddings since I began to write back in 2010, and they tend to come at the end of the couple’s story, as an affirmation of their lifetime commitment together, the ending of the fairytale.
But when you think about it, weddings are not the ending, they are the beginning of the couple’s love story, fairytale, and their happy ever after. Love stories last a lifetime. They may not be smooth, there may be hard times and difficulties along the way, but how you handle them— that’s what makes the love story.
Love isn’t easy. Love takes time, patience, care, determination, and shared core values, if you have all of these then you hope your love story will be strong, and endure.
This time it’s my turn to have the end of the book wedding, and unlike my characters, I’ll probably be undignified and cry all the way through, because as we’ve already established in previous blogs, I’m a hopeless romantic and an overemotional fool.
One of the things I’m looking forward to is having my surname and my pen name match at last. When I began writing I used Lou’s surname for lots of reasons, one being that I knew when we married I’d be taking her name. So from the 27th I will officially be Jenny Frame in all areas of my life.
Keep your fingers crossed we get some decent weather on the day! See you next month when I’ll officially be Mrs Frame. :-)
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