Since the first of my nine Romantic Historical Fact Fiction Novels was published by BooksWeLove Inc. a frequent question is: “Where do you find ideas?” I answer: When I read historical non-fiction something activates, my imagination. For example, I read about James II, whose daughter Mary and her husband William of Orange, usurped his throne. After their deaths, his younger daughter, Anne, became Queen. When the peers of the realm were required to swear an oath of allegiance to her, some refused to break their pledge to James II. Even if they disliked the man, his politics and his religion, they believed they were honour bound not to break faith with him during his lifetime.
and sense are needed for Amelia Carstairs to accept her late grandmother’s
choice of her guardian, the Earl of Saunton, to whom Amelia was previously
Mrs Bettismore lies on her death bed. Her twenty-year-old granddaughter, Amelia
is distraught by the imminent loss of her only relative, who has raised her in
an atmosphere of seclusion and unyielding discipline.
sheltered upbringing she finds herself lost and alone. Her emotional growth, is
stunted by Mrs Bettismore and she is afraid to do or say anything of which her
grandmother would disapprove.
her guardian’s noisy household and his family of irrepressible sisters.
will a home filled with love and high spirits change her outlook and encourage
her to find love?
Or do the long-hidden secrets of her birth threaten to
Rosemary Morris was born in Sidcup, Kent. As a child, her head was ‘always in a book.’ While working in a travel agency, Rosemary met her Hindu husband. He encouraged her to continue her education at Westminster College. In 1961 Rosemary and her husband, now a barrister, moved to his birthplace, Kenya, where she lived from 1961 until 1982. After an attempted coup d’état, she and four of her five children lived in an ashram in France.
Back in England, Rosemary wrote historical fiction and joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Historical Novel Society, Watford Writers and many online groups. To research, Rosemary reads non-fiction, visits museums and other places of historical interest. Her bookshelves are so crammed with historical non-fiction, that if she buys a new book she has to consider getting rid of one. Apart from writing, Rosemary enjoys time with her family, classical Indian literature, reading, vegetarian cooking, growing organic fruit, herbs and vegetables and creative crafts.