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The Duke’s Daughter, Sasha Cottman
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: August 19, 2015
When handsome army officer Avery Fox unexpectedly inherits a fortune, he instantly becomes one of the season’s most eligible bachelors. More accustomed to the battlefield, he has no patience with the naive debutantes who fill the ballrooms of London.
Honest and impetuous Lady Lucy Radley is a breath of fresh air, guiding him through the season and helping him to avoid any traps. So when Avery is left with little option but to marry Lucy, he can’t help but feel he’s been manipulated. Nor can he shake the feeling that a duke’s daughter should be out of his reach.
From the wildly beautiful Scottish Highlands to the elegant soirees of Paris, Avery and Lucy go on a journey that is full of surprises for them both. But will their feelings for each other be strong enough to overcome the circumstances of their marriage and survive the ghosts of Avery’s past?
THE DUKE OF STRATHMORE SERIES:
Letter from a Rake
An Unsuitable Match
The Duke’s Daughter
The Duke’s Daughter is released through Destiny Romance
Who first encouraged you to write?
That’s actually a really hard question. Unlike a lot of other romance authors I didn’t grow up reading romance books. Other than Pride and Prejudice which we had to read for school, I had never read a romance book until I accidentally signed up for a writing course at the local adult education centre.
Of course once I had read the first of the Julia Quinn Bridgerton series I was hooked like a cat discovering catnip. I then decided to try my hand at writing.
What inspired you to write this book?
Another hard question. Ask any author where their ideas come from and they will often scratch their heads. I wanted to write a hero who hailed from Yorkshire, which was my father’s favourite place when he lived in England. Having spent time in Yorkshire last year I can understand why people love it so much. It has wild beauty and a rugged coastline which rivals London for its appeal.
Lucy, the heroine is the sister of the two heroes from my first two Duke of Strathmore series books. She was always going to get her own book.
What do you think is the most important quality to cultivate to be a successful writer?
Always be writing the next book. I write on the train on the way to and from work. Any words written add to the daily word count. Oh and don’t compare your writing style to others, what works for you is all that matters.
About the Author
Born in England, but raised in Australia, Sasha has a love for both countries. Having her heart in two places has created a love for travel, which at last count was to over 55 countries. A travel guide is always on her pile of new books to read.
Her first published novel, Letter from a Rake was a finalist for the 2014 Romantic Book of the Year.
Sasha lives with her husband, teenage daughter and a cat who demands a starring role in the next book. She has found new hiding spots for her secret chocolate stash. On the weekends Sasha loves walking on the beach while trying to deal with her bad knee and current Fitbit obsession.