So I’m feeling a wee bit smug. I’ve managed to finish the first draft of ‘Seizing Heaven’ in just over a month. Yes, I know there are a heap of authors who can write entire novels in that time period – but for me it is an achievement. ‘Seizing Heaven’ is the second book in the Foxwoods Annals; the first was ‘Capturing Bliss.’
The story takes place just over a hundred years after William & Blissot. It deals with the new Lord Reynard, Savaric. He is intent on marrying the widow of Blackstone Manor, that is, until fate and the Reynard betrothal ring get in the way. On his way to meet the widow, Savaric is waylaid by Rosamund, an artist and a traveller. You can run from Fate, but somehow it always seems to catch you in the end. This is a lesson that Savaric should have taken to heart.
I’m excited to revisit Foxwoods Hall and the Reynard family... especially the Reynard men! (Oh dear, I think I’m developing a taste for them. J)
I liked the thought of visiting a family through pinpoints in its history. To explore the traits, beliefs and traditions that can bind a family together and help it endure.
So, does the Reynard betrothal ring really have the power to choose the true bride? Or is it just a quaint family legend? Sorry, I’m not telling – perhaps you will find the answer in Seizing Heaven!
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