It's always exciting to hold a new book in my hands, and my newest has finally arrived! An Unlikely Suitor is set in the Gilded Age, 1895. A New York seamstress, along with her sister and mother, help create a summer wardrobe for a rich heiress. They end up in the summer haven of the rich, Newport, Rhode Island. A friendship ensues, a bit of danger, and a lot of romance.
I've talked about the book in earlier posts, and have begun sharing some of the insights into Newport and the sewing process that I discovered while doing the research. I'll share more in future weeks. Here's a woman who looks like Lucia Scarpelli, my seamstress... I love finding portraits of people who match the characters in my head. The fact she'd dressed ala 1895, and is sitting in a place that looks like Newport's Cliff Walk. Zounds, I couldn't have imagined her any better!
I'm so excited about the book's release that I'm having a contest. I'm giving away a vintage-inspired wooden box full of goodies (worth over $50), an antique piece of jewelry (that sparkles), and a copy of the novel. Three winners. All you have to do is leave a comment to this blog entry and tell me the era of history you most like to read about. Who knows? Maybe I'll choose that time in history as a setting in a future novel. Or you can also enter on my website at www.nancymoser.com or on my Facebook page. I'll draw the three winners on May 15.
Also, just a note... if you like the book I'd sure appreciate you spreading the word, and leaving a review on one of the online bookstores like Christianbook.com, Amazon.com, or barnesandnoble.com. If you don't like the book, shhh! Just kidding. You're welcome to give your true opinion.
Thank you ever so much for your readership! Without you, I'm writing to the wind.//Nancy