Hello, and welcome to my blog! My name is Susanna Fraser, and I'm soon to be a debut historical romance author with Carina Press. I live in the Pacific Northwest with Mr. Fraser and our daughter, Miss Fraser, a bonny and energetic lass of six years.
My first novel, The Sergeant's Lady, is a tale of star-crossed love during the Napoleonic Wars:
In the spring of 1809, Scottish heiress Anna Arrington married in haste and followed her husband to the battlefields of Portugal and Spain, hoping that life with a dashing cavalry officer would bring her the adventure and significance she always longed for. Two miserable years later, she’s had ample leisure to repent. Her husband falsely believes she has betrayed him, and he blames her for failing to give him a child.
After he dies, Anna wants nothing more than to return to the sanctuary of her ancestral home and never seek adventure again. But fate has other plans for her.
She joins a wagon convoy of wounded bound for Lisbon, where she plans to take ship for home, but along the way they are ambushed and captured by the French. When a half-mad enemy officer assaults her, she is rescued by Sergeant Will Atkins, a common soldier of uncommon intelligence and bravery. Will has always had a chivalrous streak, but little does he suspect that this time his warrior’s instinct to protect a woman in peril will change his life forever.
Will and Anna escape into the countryside to take word of the ambush to their army. On the four-day journey, after fighting off bandits and French cavalry together, they discover that they are kindred spirits and yield to the passion that has grown between them. But their world does not allow a mere sergeant to raise his eyes to a wealthy viscount’s daughter. Falling in love will challenge them to take on the greatest adventure either has known.
Check this space for the inspiration and research behind my writing, tales of the writer's life (and the writer's struggles with time management and balancing writing with a family and a full-time day job), and, since Mr. Fraser and I are about to buy our first house, quite possibly the writer's moving woes and remodeling challenges.