Play Is It True with today’s guest Caroline Warfield author of The Reluctant Wife, a Historical Romance set in 1835. This is a game in which authors answer yes and no questions. They can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.
First, tell us about your book.
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R (or maybe PG13 with extra caution)
When Bengal Army Captain Fred Wheatly, a disgraced soldier with more honor than sense, is forced to resign, and his mistress dies leaving him with two half-caste daughters to raise, he reluctantly turns to Clare Armbruster for help. But the interfering, beautiful widow demands more of him than he’s ready to give. He’s failed so often in the past. Clare’s made mistakes as well. Can two hearts rise above past failures to forge a future together?
When all else fails, love succeeds…
Now, tell us Yes or No for each answer below. Feel free to explain any (or none) of your answers.
Is it true:
this is your first book?
this book is part of a series?
Yes. The Children of Empire series is about three cousins torn apart by lies and deceit and driven to the far reaches of the empire, who struggle to find their way home. Each has is own problems to overcome and each one finds happiness his own way.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
you did research for this book?
Oh yes. Quite a lot, especially about the East India Company, Bengal, and travel between England and Calcutta. I was astonished to discover the India Mail’s overland route through Suez across the desert to Cairo, then Alexandria and on to London. It was fun to put them there.
some characters in this book are not human?
Yes. (The hero’s horse-grin!)
this book has more than one genre?
you speak more than one language?
Yes, French, but not well. I can read Latin as well but I’ve forgotten all my Mandarin.
you grew up where you live now?
Hardly! I was an army brat. By the time I was six we had lived in the midwest, New England the Deep South and Europe. We recently moved here to be close to our grandson.
you love to read?
you are never late?
No. I am clock impaired.
you love pizza?
Yes Thin crust with lots of fresh tomatoes and other veggies.
you love sushi?
No. Never touch the stuff, but I’m proficient with chopsticks and love most other Asian cuisine.
you have a pet?
No. We travel too much to keep one.
Where can we find your book online?
Caroline Warfield Social Media
Traveler, poet, librarian, technology manager—award winning author Caroline Warfield has been many things (even a nun), but above all she is a romantic. Having retired to the urban wilds of eastern Pennsylvania, she reckons she is on at least her third act, happily working in an office surrounded by windows while she lets her characters lead her to adventures in England and the far-flung corners of the British Empire. She nudges them to explore the riskiest territory of all, the human heart.
Caroline is a RONE award winner and has five star reviews from Readers’ Favorite, Night Owl Reviews, and InD’Tale. She is also a member of the writers’ co-operative, the Bluestocking Belles. With partners she manages and regularly writes for both The Teatime Tattler and History Imagined.
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Caroline-Warfield/e/B00N9PZZZS/