It started out as a modern fairy tale, but when my editor, Penny Freeman, suggested that I make it a historical romance and set it one hundred years back, I took a deep breath -- and went to work. Some changes had to be made: no telephones, hardly any cars, no electric lights, no computers. It took me two weeks to make the changes, and I like the outcome.
Here is the blurb my editor created:
Anything but a typical aristocrat, young Baroness Marie-Louise is not afraid to roll up her sleeves and get to work, especially when it comes to saving her ancestral estate. Determined to shake loose the shackled of propriety and gain the warm family life her upbringing denied her, she has vowed to marry a man of lower rank. Blue-bloods need not apply.
But when she is forced to turn to a childhood friend for assistance, the handsome, debonair count may prove a temptation impossible to resist. Marie-Louise soon finds herself caught between the comfort of a middle-class doctor and the passion of a nobleman, with the future of her childhood home at stake.