Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Struggle With Jason

So those of you who have been faithful followers of the Jonquil Brothers Series are, of course, waiting in eager anticipation of the next book. In case you couldn't guess from reading "As You Are," Jason Jonquil is the next brother to traverse the slippery slopes of love. And for him it is not smooth sailing.
It hasn't been for me, either. During the Regency Era, England was at war with Napoleonic France. You will recall that Stanley, yet another brother, is a soldier fighting with the 13th Light Dragoons in that very war. Well this is the book where the war begins to play a more crucial part in the lives of this family. That is where the difficulty has arisen. My own perfectionism had positively required me to be as accurate as possible when discussing or mentioning actual battles and regiments. So I can now say I know about as much about the Peninsular War as I ever imagined I would. And I will know more as the books go on.
It is times like those lately, sitting in the Library pouring over regimental histories, that I begin to wonder what in the world I have gotten myself into.
Give me a few more weeks and we'll see if all that research was worth it....

4 comments:

Joe and Ash said...

We love your attention to detail! That is part of what makes your books so good!

Jewel said...

I'm excited to see what happens to Jason...thanks for sharing! :)

SimplyGigi said...

Hey Sarah, are your books Historical fiction or just fiction?

SME said...

Hey, Gigi,
Thanks for the comment. They are Historical Romantic Fiction. The characters themselves and their exact situations are made up, but within the historical context of their time. They aren't meant to be a history lesson, but they are as accurate historically as I can get them!

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