“Always True to Her (Emerson Book 2)” by Maureen Driscoll #Spotlight

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Historical Romance Month continues this week on Nesie’s Place with the work of author Maureen Driscoll in the spotlight! Maureen shares her personal insights on books from two of her series, The Kellingtons and The Emersons. Also, THREE random commenters will win ebooks each day this week! Good times!

This is from the second series I did, about the Emerson family.  The Kellingtons are rich.  The Emersons start out poor and they remain that way through (most of) five books.  That did not go over too well with some readers.  And this book got the most hate, though it’s probably my favorite.

For me, it’s fun to think of the fantasy where the rich guy comes in, loves you truly and sweeps you off your feet while showering you with money (basically all the Kellington books, except Lizzie’s husband is also rich and titled).  But for me, there’s something really romantic about loving someone despite the fact your life is still going to be a struggle.  I went through two periods in my life (once after my divorce and the other when the recession hit), when I was hugely in debt.  I was weeks away from having to move in with my mom in my 40s, when things finally started turning around.  You don’t forget times like that when splurging on yourself might be getting a $2 Wet n Wild eyeliner.  So I wrote a series where life was a struggle, but love was abundant.

In this book, James Emerson returns to England with his six-year-old daughter Anna in tow.  She was the result of a liaison he’d had with a Native American woman.  So not only are they facing poverty, but also the bigotry of society against a mixed-race child.  But none of that matters when he meets Irene, the sister of the man who cheated him out of land in America.

There are two reasons this book gets hate.  One is that I think everyone expected them to fall into a pot of money at the end, which did not happen.  And the other is that book three starts with a huge jolt at the end of book two.  But, again, it remains my favorite.

If you’ve ever been at a point when money was truly scarce, what was the small treat which brought you the most joy?

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Always True To Her

“Always True To Her (Emersons Book 2)”

Author: Maureen Driscoll

Genre: Historical Romance/Regency/Victorian

Release Date: August 22, 2014

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ADVISORY FROM THE AUTHOR: This book contains explicit language of a sexual nature. If you don’t like explicit sex in your books, you won’t like this story. It’s also pretty light on the history. One story ends on a cliffhanger, though the main story is resolved. If you hate any type of cliffhanger — as many, many people apparently do — there’s nothing to see here and you may want to move on, though I appreciate your stopping by. However, if you like romance, humor and an ending that’s more realistic than most happily ever afters, there’s a chance you may like this book…

From the author of the Kellington series of Regency romances, comes the second book in the Emerson saga.

Lord James Emerson has returned to England intent on regaining the land that was stolen from him in America. He has come, with his daughter in tow, to confront the family of the man who cheated him out of his life’s savings. But he did not expect to meet the woman who steals his heart.

Miss Irene Wallace is certain her brother could not have acted so dishonorably. Yet it is hard to believe the man who loves his daughter so much is lying. She decides to work with Lord James to resolve the issue in the interest of justice. But instead, she finds herself falling in love with her brother’s enemy.

ALWAYS TRUE TO HER is a passionate Regency romance about the bonds of love and family.

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Maureen DriscollDanielle Fishel calls Maureen Driscoll her “most favorite author of all things naughty and delicious.”

Maureen is a television writer based in Los Angeles whose credits include MADtv, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Nickelodeon’s BrainSurge.  She was also a former recipient of a Walt Disney Studios screenwriting fellowship, where she wrote a romantic comedy based on her rather painful divorce.  The script didn’t make it to the big screen, but it did teach her a few things about happily ever after.

Before moving to Hollywood, Maureen spent nearly a decade working on Capitol Hill.  Her Dating Geroge Clooneynovel Dating George Clooney is a political satire inspired by those years.

She has written two Regency Romance series, one centered on the Kellington family and the other on the Emersons.  She is launching a third in 2017 called the Jasmine Cottage series and has also written a time travel romance set in America in the 1920s called The Tycoon Murderer, to be released later this year.  She can be found occasionally on Twitter at @MaureenDriscoll, slightly more frequently on Facebook at Maureen Driscoll Author and almost never on her blog at MaureenDriscollRomance.wordpress.com.

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54 thoughts on ““Always True to Her (Emerson Book 2)” by Maureen Driscoll #Spotlight

  1. Bookworm says:

    Reblogged this on bookworm2bookworm's Blog and commented:
    One of my favorite authors blogs about some of her favorite things. Maureen shares her personal insights on books from two of her series, The Kellingtons and The Emersons.
    Also, THREE random commenters will win ebooks each day this week! Good times!
    Check it out!

  2. Candice Royer says:

    I’m woefully behind in reading, and this is the book where I need to pick back up reading Maureen’s books. (I began editing for indie authors, and free reading time basically became non-existent!)
    Personally, I prefer realistic love stories. If they don’t get rich, if they aren’t the most beautiful, if they have scars, if they have illegitimate children, these stories are the best, in my opinion, because they embody every day life.

      • Mo says:

        I’m reading a romance right now that’s actually really good, but she’s 23 and a jetsetter who flies to Paris every other week and he’s a pro baseball player. It is a good story, but it’s so far out of my personal experience it occasionally takes me out of the story. I like it, but don’t love it. If that makes sense.

      • Ugh! You just hit on one of my major pet peeves! All these uber successful characters barely into their 20s and/or out of college with money to burn… or landing THE prime position at a major corporation. Not a bad premise…ONCE in a while. But where are all the folks who have to work in call centers, or at Panda Express? 😀 😀

        Also not a fan of the down-on-her-luck broad who’s suddenly BROKE and alone… and she runs away…to EUROPE! *throws brick of credibility* I just… can’t! 😀 😀

      • Mo says:

        I almost stopped reading when I found out she was 23, constantly flew back and forth to Paris, then was so disappointed when she inherited a vineyard in California from her grandmother. I mean, really? But I am engaged in the story. I just don’t know if I’ll read any more of the series.

      • Nope. I like realism, the kind of stuff that could actually happen in real life…and those are the kinds of characters I try to write…

    • Mo says:

      Hi Candice! There’s a place for escapism, but my life is quite imperfect and I guess I like to think these things could happen to me.

      • Candice A Royer says:

        Ahh! Sorry! I missed this, but Mo emailed me. Thanks, ladies!!
        Mo, unless that book was by an author I read religiously, I never would have picked it up. I’m over billionaires, celebrities/athletes/rockers, and poor, little rich heir/heiress books. It’s funny, because I edit for two who write billionaires (though admittedly they have unique circumstances, so the plots remain interesting), two who wrote rockers but moved on, and so I fabulously don’t have to read the plots I’m bored with. Ha! I’ll have to be sure to mention that to my ladies. They’ll all get a good chuckle. 🙂

      • Glad Mo contacted you, Candice! And I’m with you – I’m always in search of the story that’s a little different or brings something new to table! 😉

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