Romantic Novelists' Association

Rags-to-Riches Wife

Catherine Tinley

Mills & Boon Historical

The Romantic Novel of the Year Awards

The Historical Romantic Novel Award 2021

Sponsored by Goldsboro Books

About the book

Lady’s maid… To wedded Lady?

Lady’s maid Jane Bailey’s life is turned upside down by the arrival of wealthy gentleman Robert Kendal. He’s come to take Jane to visit her long-lost, aristocratic grandfather. Travelling together, they succumb to a mutual attraction. Yet Jane knows a maid should not hope to love a gentleman, even if she’s suddenly wearing silk dresses and dining with the Family. Society decrees they cannot marry, but how long can Jane deny her heart?

About the author

Catherine has a busy day job managing an NHS maternity hospital, so mostly writes at the weekends. She won a Rita Award in the USA for her first book, Waltzing with the Earl. She lives in Ireland with her husband, three YA children, 4 cats, and her beloved dog, Carey.