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Know the Heroine from Lady Elinor's Escape by Linda McLaughlin @LyndiLamont #RLFblog #RegencyRomanceCinderella meets Mr. Knightley in Linda McLaughlin’s sweet Regency romance, Lady Elinor’s Escape. In disguise and on the run for her life, Lady Elinor meets a curious barrister. Can he learn her secret in time to save them both?

Linda, 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 Lady Elinor’s Escape.

Lady Elinor’s Escape by Linda McLaughlin

Genre Regency Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

A mysterious lady. An inquisitive gentleman. And a secret that could tear them apart.

Lady Elinor should be in London enjoying the season, not fearful and trapped in a country cottage with an unbalanced relative. When her aunt becomes violent, she flees straight into the path of a compassionate barrister. Desperate, she accepts his help, but will she be able to hide the truth from this inquisitive, intelligent man?

There are too many women in barrister Stephen Chaplin’s life, but he has never been able to turn his back on a woman in need. The reticent seamstress resists his every attempt to draw her out and remains a mystery he can’t solve.

Then a Bow Street Runner hired by her aunt comes asking questions. Elinor again turns to Stephen for help. But when circumstances reveal the truth about her background, will Stephen and Elinor lose their chance at happiness?

Lady Elinor’s Escape is a Cinderella-inspired traditional Regency romance. If you like noble gentlemen, independent ladies and sweet romance, this book is for you! Read now for free with Kindle Unlimited or grab a copy for 99 cents during the Kindle Countdown Deal, US and UK only.

Know the Heroine from Lady Elinor’s Escape

Here are some fun questions to help us know your heroine.

It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?

Read or draw.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

A meat pie from a street vendor.

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

Naturally, she would prefer clothing made from fine cotton or silk, though she dresses more casually in most of the book, as she pretends to be a seamstress.

Does she know how to fix things?

Not mechanical things, but she’s quite handy with a needle.

She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

In the first chapter she runs away from her abusive aunt, planning to take the mail coach to London, but then finds out it doesn’t stop at the local inn, which is how she meets the hero.

How does she act around children she doesn’t know?

She is kind to them.

What is she like first thing in the morning?


How does she handle things when in a “proper” social situation?

She possesses the social graces of her station in life, but she also adapts to a less exalted environment.

Maid or takes care of herself?

She takes care of herself for most of the book.

Proper dress or casual clothes?

Proper dress.

Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?

Buttoned, of course.

Powdered wig or natural hair?

Natural hair, except at a masquerade ball.

Carriage or horseback?


Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Lady Elinor’s Escape

Amazon US
Amazon UK

Linda McLaughlin Social Media

Linda McLaughlin grew up with a love of history fostered by her paternal grandmother and an incurable case of wanderlust inherited from her father. She has traveled extensively within the United States and has visited Mexico, Canada, Australia, Europe and Iceland. She now lives near the ocean in Orange County, California.
Linda writes historical and Regency romance under her real name and spicier romance under the pseudonym Lyndi Lamont.
Amazon Author Page
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RLF Gems 

In April, Romance Lives Forever had 26 posts in a 30 day
month. Here are the top posts (judging by page views).
1. EM Lynley
2. Linda McLaughlin
3. Nicole Hurley-Moore
4. Selena Illyria
5. Karen Lopp
Authors who guest with us are promoted on Facebook, via
Triberr to over 549k potential readers, are featured front page in the daily Romance Lives Forever ezine,
and the blog has its own hashtag (#rlfblog) on Twitter. This year, we also
created the Booklover’s Guide to Romance
Lives Forever
with links to guest authors’ books and social media. It is
110 pages crammed full of who to follow and what to read. The FAQ page provides
updated downloads of optional interview questions, and a guide to the blog. You
can also grab our button to promote your visit.
My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance
Lives Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.
Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first
name are:
Brita Addams, Charlotte
Davila, Chris Karlsen, Cynthia Arsuaga, DJ Swykert, Donna Cummings, Gwenna
Sebastian, Heather Brooks, Katya Armock, Kay Dee Royal, Margie Church, Mickie
Sherwood, Neil Plakcy, Nicole Morgan , Rachel Kall, RE Mullins, Rose Anderson, Sara
Ellwood, Taylor
Rogue’s Hostage 

His hostage …

In 1758 the Pennsylvania
frontier is wild, primitive and dangerous, where safety often lies at the end of
a gun. Mara Dupre’s life crumbles when a French and Indian war party attacks her
cabin, kills her husband, and takes her captive. Marching through the wilderness
strengthens her resolve to flee, but she doesn’t count on her captor teaching her
the meaning of courage and the tempting call of desire.
Her destiny …
French lieutenant Jacques Corbeau’s desire for his captive threatens
what little honor he has left. But when Mara desperately offers herself to him in
exchange for her freedom, he finds the strength to refuse and reclaims his lost
self-respect. As the shadows of his past catch up to him, Jacques realizes that
Mara, despite the odds, is the one true key to reclaiming his soul and banishing
his past misdeeds forever.
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