Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I’m on a roll...or should I say ‘an Elizabeth Rolls’.
Yes, it is with thanks to her that I am powering with my writing at present.

Prior to Bootcamp 109 I’d heard she was a master at how an author should ‘show’ rather than ‘tell’, and as an aspiring writer in the contemporary fiction end of the market, I figured (since she was to be a presenter at Bootcamp) I’d take a look. Just a quick flick at her latest - His Lady Mistress - surely wouldn’t take too long.

The result - WOW!

Yes - for the first time ever I am reading a romance novel of the historical/regency kind and, I do declare, I was hooked from the very first page (hmm, hooked from the first page – I should write that down).

I was there, shivering with Verity, caring about the ‘bitter cold leeching into her’ and feeling her loss (hmm, emotional grab – better write that one down as well).

I sensed the tension and wept with her. I was totally engaged as a reader (hmm, engage the resder -- better write that down, too).

His Lady Mistress is an amazing read.

If you love beautiful prose you must read His Lady’s Mistress.
If you are an aspiring author, do yourself a favour and find an Elizabeth Rolls novel, buy it, download it, ask your library to order it, or go to her site now
Then just open it, sit back and prepare to fall in love.

For more information about Elizabeth Rolls, here is a link to her website.
Regency rocks!
Jennifer McLeod


  1. Jenn,
    Elizabeth's workshop was fantastic. I love historical romance novels and when you pick up one that is well written it makes the reading all the more enjoyable.

    Great post by the way.


  2. I learned so much from Elizabeth in the workshop. She's an absolute professional and a wonderful teacher. After reading Jenn's review of His Lady's Mistress, I'll now have to buy the book!

  3. Excellent post, Jenn! Elizabeth ran an interesting workshop which got my brain ticking over.