Jan Selbourne, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your heroine, but first, tell us about the book.
Behind the Clouds by Jan Selbourne
Genre Historical Fiction
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Barely tolerating each other, Adrian and Gabrielle Bryce are trapped in Belgium as the clouds of war loom over Europe. Plunged into a nightmare of lies and betrayal, they flee for their lives as the German forces cross the border. Disguised as peasants, they avoid capture, witness death and atrocities, and reach safety as two different people who’ve found deep love. But, the tentacles of treachery have spread to England where Adrian faces charges of treason and a woman who’ll stop at nothing to see him dead.
Know the Heroine from Behind the Clouds
Here are some fun questions to help us know your heroine.
It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?
Well, no one knows Gabrielle has a lover. If he’s not with her, she’s dreaming of him.
What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?
Gabrielle is an upper- class English lady with servants. Her meals are traditional, but chocolate is a favourite for after dinner.
Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.
She wore expensive but uninspiring clothes until that fateful trip to Belgium. When the Germans invaded, sparking World War One, she and her husband Adrian, whom she despised, had to run for their lives. To survive, she wore anything to hide her identity.
Does she know how to fix things?
She couldn’t slice bread until they were trapped in Belgium. Fear and hunger and deprivation soon taught her to be self-sufficient.
She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
She was expected to marry well, and she did – to the wealthy Adrian Bryce. Eight years and two children later they could barely stand the sight of each other, until they travelled to Belgium – where a war was about to hit the world.
How does she act around children she doesn’t know?
Gabrielle is very fond of children.
What is she like first thing in the morning?
Mornings in her upper class world were orderly and pleasant until she and Adrian were betrayed in Belgium. After that, her mornings were gut wrenching fear of being caught, hiding in ditches and barns and looking for food.
How does she handle things when in a “proper” social situation?
Very well, Gabrielle was born into a wealthy upper class family.
Maid or takes care of herself?
Gabrielle had a maid until the world as she knew it ended in 1914. The terrifying journey through Belgium to safety taught her a lot – being self sufficient was one big lesson.
Proper dress or casual clothes?
Always proper clothes
Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?
Powdered wig or natural hair?
Carriage or horseback?
1914 – 1918 – car and train.
Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!
Where to buy Behind the Clouds
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/behind-the-clouds-jan-selbourne/1122916686?ean=9781936556694
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Jan Selbourne grew up in Melbourne, Australia. Her love of literature and history began as soon as she could read and hold a pen. Her career started in the dusty world of ledgers and accounting then a working holiday in the UK brought the history to life. Now retired, Jan can indulge her love of writing and travel. She has two adult children and lives near Maitland, New South Wales.
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