Playing host at his country estate, Major Anthony Lyndhurst is making his return to society which has shunned him for four years. Rumour and speculation still surround the mysterious disappearance of his young bride.
As family, friends and servants gather, further scandal comes close on their heels. Passion and intrigue, secrets and desire, make for surprising bedfellows – both above and below stairs. It promises to be the most memorable house party of the Season!
Three dramatic stories... one whirl of a Country House Party
This would have to rank as the most enjoyable project I’ve ever worked on. Joanna Maitland had the original idea, inspired by the reality TV show A Regency House Party. She suggested to our mutual editor that a trio of linked stories set at a house party would be a marvelous idea. Linda agreed and turned the three of us, Joanna, Nicola Cornick and myself loose with instructions to be scandalous and sexy!
We had a wonderful time working together, getting inside each other’s characters and tweaking each other’s plots. I’d never met either Joanna or Nicola, but by the time we were finished we were all good friends, and looking forward to doing it again sometime.
If you want more information about the book, such as why the butler is called Ufton, and how we wrote it when I live in Australia, then do check out our article and the blog version of the emails. We did edit them slightly to protect the innocent, but it gives a very clear picture of the progression of our ideas and how we fitted them all together.