Sunday, 24 July 2016

Final Offer.Kindle Countdown

Tomorrow, I’m leaving for Brighton early in the morning, so here is my final reminder about my 5* romance, mystery and suspense novel, False Pretences set in the ever popular Regency era, in which my characters are too shy to open the bedroom door.

 False Pretences is on kindle countdown until tomorrow for £0.99 p from and $1.31.

 Rosemary Morris

 2nd editions from Books We Love as e-publications and paper back:-

 False Pretences

 “Annabelle runs away from school into the arms of a charismatic gentleman…but can she trust him to help her to find out who her parents are?”

 The Captain and The Countess set in Queen Anne Stuart’s reign 1702-1714.

 “His heart captured by the Countess, only Captain Howard sees pain behind her

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Special Offer

Special offer.My novel Regency romance, mystery and suspense novel, False Pretences, is available as an e-publication from amazon for £0.99p and $1.31.

All the best,
Rosemary Morris
Multi-published Historical Novelist

Sunday, 17 July 2016


      I am delighted by my interview on Barbara Donlan Bradley's fascinating blog site. The link is: https;//

Rosemary Morris
Multi-published Historical Novelist    

Saturday, 16 July 2016

5* Review of False Preteces by a Famous Author

I am delighted with best-selling historical romance novelist, Maggi Anderson’s review of False Pretences.

 Five Star review.

A Delicious Romp

By Maggi Andersen on July 11, 2016

“I enjoy the historical accuracy in Rosemary Morris' novels. This one is no exception, the exquisite details are a delight. Feisty, adventurous heroine, Annabelle Allan, yearns to discover who her guardian is. With only a dim memory of a French lady who left her at Beeches, a school for young ladies, Annabelle runs away when she is told she is to marry a stranger, an older man with a rakish reputation. This charming story lives up to its title, False Pretences, and we remain unsure who anyone is, including the gorgeous hero, until near the end of the story when the mystery is revealed. Despite the lack of explicit detail in the sex scenes, there is an unceasing, delicious frisson between the hero and heroine throughout.”

This review makes all the hard work of writing False Pretences worthwhile.
False Pretences and The Captain and The Countess early 18th century romance, mystery and suspense are available as e-publications and paper backs from and

Friday, 15 July 2016

Romance, Mystery and Suspense

Such a thrill today when the paper backs of my Regency romance mystery and supense, False Pretences arrived. Such a thrill to handle a copy! I hope everyone who reads the tale of a young lady desperate to find out who her family is. I've read so much about 21st entury people abandoned or given up for adoption, who need to find out who their parents are.

Published by Books We Love

Available from and,

Sunday, 26 June 2016

False Pretences Regency Romance, Mystery and Suspense.


I am delighted to announce that the 2nd edition of my *5 Regency, romance, mystery and suspense, paperback, False Pretences, has been published by Books We Love


“Five-year-old Annabelle, who does not know who her parents are, arrives at boarding school fluent in French and English. Separated from her nurse, with few memories of her past, a shadow blights Annabelle’s life.

When high-spirited, eighteen-year old Annabelle, who is financially dependent on her unknown guardian, receives an order to marry a French baron more than twice her age, she refuses. 

Her life in danger, Annabelle is saved by a heroic gentleman, who promises to help her discover her identity. Yet, from then on, nothing is as it seems. To protect her captivating champion, broken-hearted, she is forced to run away for the second time.

In spite of many false pretences, even more determined to discover her parents’ identity, Annabelle must find out who to trust. Her attempts to unravel the mystery of her birth, lead to further danger, despair, unbearable anguish and even more false pretences, until the only person, who has ever wanted to cherish her, reveals the startling truth, and all’s well that ends well.”

Please visit my website to read the first four chapters.

False Pretences is available from:






Sunday, 19 June 2016

False Pretences, Regency Romance, Mystery and Suspense

I am delighted to announce that the first edition of my Regency novel, False Pretences, which received *5 reviews, has been re-published as an e-book by Books We Love.

Five-year-old Annabelle arrived at boarding school fluent in French and English. Separated from her nurse, a dismal shadow blights Annabelle’s life because she does not know who her parents are.

High-spirited Annabelle, who is financially dependent on her unknown guardian, refuses to obey an order to marry a French baron more than twice her age.

Her life in danger, Annabelle is saved by a gentleman, who says he will help her to discover her identity. Yet, from then on nothing is as it seems, and she is forced to run away for the second time to protect her rescuer.

Even more determined to discover her parents’ identity, in spite of many false pretences, Annabelle must learn who to trust. Her attempts to unravel the mystery of her birth, lead to further danger, despair, unbearable heartache and even more false pretences until the only person who has ever wanted to cherish her, reveals the startling truth, and all’s well that ends well


False Pretences is available form,, Smash Words,  All Romance – e books, Barnes and Noble  Kobo,  the Apple i Store, and at other sites where e Books are available.


All the best,

Rosemary Morris

Multi-Published Historical Novelist.


Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Rosemary Morris - N.N.Light's Guest Blogger

Today, I am N.N.Light's guest, blogging about my novel The Captain and The Countess set in the reign of Queen Anne Stuart - 1702-1714.

 All the best,

Rosemary Morris

Multi-published historical novelist


Wednesday, 8 June 2016

18th Century Novel - The Captain and The Countess - Special Offer

I am delighted to announce the Captain and the Countess, has been republished by Books We Love.

The Captain and The Countess by Rosemary Morris is available for £0.99 and $1.45 from the 8th of June to the 15th June from and

London. 1706

Why does heart-rending pain lurk in the back of the wealthy Countess of Sinclair’s eyes? 

 Captain Howard’s life changes forever from the moment he meets Kate, the intriguing Countess and resolves to banish her pain.

 Although the air sizzles when widowed Kate, victim of an abusive marriage meets Edward Howard, a captain in Queen Anne’s navy, she has no intention of ever marrying again.

However, when Kate becomes better acquainted with the Captain she realises he is the only man who understands her grief and can help her to untangle her past.




Friday, 27 May 2016

Changing Publisher.

Changing my publisher to Books We Love is very exciting, but a lot of hard work is  involved. At the moment, I am updating my website, slowly but surely, and working on the final revision of Tuesday's Child, a follow on Regency novel from Sunday's Child and Monday's Child. Also it's the time of year when my organic garden in which I grow my own tempts me to go outdoors.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

The Captain and The Countess by Rosemary Morris

I am delighted to announce that my novel the e-book edition of  The Captain and The Countess set in Queen Anne Stuart's reign, 1702-1714, has been published by We Love Books.

It is available at and www. amazon. com.

The link is B01FCENLKE

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Snippet from Anne of Green Gables

I've been re-reading L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables. This snippet about the layer cake Anne made amused me. "I'm sure I haven't forgotten anything this time, Mirella. But do you think it will rise? Just suppose perhaps that baking powder isn't any good. I used it out of the new can. And Mrs Lynne says you can never be sure of getting good baking powder nowadays when everything is so adulterated. Mrs Lynne says the Government ought to take the matter up..."

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Guest Blogger Rosemary Morris.

Today I am a Caroll Bradd's guest. If you have time, you may read the blog. The link is:

All the best,

Rosemary Morris
Multi-published Historical Novelist

Friday, 15 April 2016

Free Read: 350 Word Flash Fiction, Daisy Won 2nd Prize

My 350 word Flash Fiction Daisy won 2nd Prize at Watford Writers.





Jack stared at the cheque. If the court verdict resulted in no other couple suffering as they had, it was more important than the money.

He reached into the inner pocket of his jacket, and took out a pair of tiny socks with lace-edged frills. The ones Daisy had worn when they had rushed her to outpatients at the weekend.

“Nothing serious,” the intern said.

Frightened, they gave Daisy her medicine, cooled her with damp flannels, and then, panic stricken, took her to the surgery.

A year ago they had looked forward to Daisy’s first white Christmas. Instead of celebrating it they watched snow gently settle on her tiny satin-lined coffin.

Their grief-stricken parents and other relatives rallied to help them. Fair weather friends avoided them, not knowing what to say.

Counselling helped to break free of their individual prison cells of sorrow, and to communicate with each other. It also gave Jack the courage to insist Emily visited her parents to be cossetted.

Alone in the house, where the memory of Daisy’s chuckles echoed, Jack had packed her clothes and toys. If his heart had been brutally ripped out, surely the pain could not have been worse. 

Tears filled his eyes. His arms ached to recapture the past. Another baby could never replace Daisy, but he or she would have a unique place filled with his love.

Jack sighed. Once, when he was a small boy he played with his sister’s doll and pushchair.

“What are you doing?” his mother had asked.

Even at that age he realised she was surprised.

“I’m pretending to be a daddy,” he replied.

He had always looked forward to bringing up his children, but now it was up to his wife.

Emily arrived as softly as one of the snowflakes falling outside.

For fear of upsetting her, he quickly returned the socks to his pocket.

She kissed his cheek. “I’m ready.”

“For what?” He hoped she would say what he longed to hear.

“Another baby.”

“Are you sure?”

“I’ve never been more certain.”

A year later, Poppy joined Daisy in his heart forever.







Monday, 11 April 2016

Guest on Anastasia Pollock's Blog

11th April. Today I am a guest of Anastasia Pollock, crafts editor and reluctant amateur sleuth, on her blog, Crafty Knitters. My article features naval captain, Edward Howard, the hero of my novel, The Captain and The Countess. Edward’s outstanding artistic ability makes him more perceptive than most gentlemen in Queen Anne Stuart’s reign, 1706-1714. 



Rosemary Morris

Multi Published Historical Novelist

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Stretching the Mind and Body

Hooray. By almost ignoring social media for four months I have just finished researching, revising and editing my new 85,000 word historical novel. Three more chapters to post, one by one, to my online critique group. After I receive constructive feedback, I'll put the novel aside for a month before I read through it and make minor corrections etc.

This morning, I also worked in the garden, I planted a rosemary bush that languished in a plant pot all winter. At one end of an eight foot by five foot vegetable patch, I planted yellow gladioli in groups of five, removed tete-a-tete daffodils from pots and interspersed them with the gladioli. They will flower against the backdrop of the holly bush and make a splash of colour. I also raked the bed and worked potato fertiliser into it before planting chitted second early potatoes. Phew! I shall put my feet up and read for pleasure,

All the best,

Rosemary Morris

Multi Published Historical Novelist


Monday, 4 April 2016

Touching Base

I'm have returned to social media after two months during which I have been very productive. I finished the third of my days of the week series, Tuesday's Child and have nearly finished editing and revising it with the online critique group that I am a member of. Two of my Flash Fiction stories won second prizes at the Watford Writers, the group I belong to, and I've written a short story for a weekly woman's magazine. I also double checked the spelling and grammar in my mediaeval novel set in the reign of Edward II. Phew! And now it's nearly time to write a competition entry, a short story and begin a new novel, as well as getting on in my garden in which I grow, fruit, herbs, ornamentals and vegetables.

All the best,
Rosemary Morris
Multi Published Historical Novelist


Monday, 21 March 2016

Rosemary Morris's Article re:Writing Historical Fiction at Love Romance

I have neglected all of you while completing the final revision and edit of my mediaeval novel set in the reign of Edward II, and writing my new novel, Tuesday's Child, set in the Regency era.
Just popping in to let you know that, to day, I am Dawn Roberts' guest at Love Romance, where she has posted my article about writing historical fiction.
Rosemary Morris
Author of Romantic Historical Novels

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Free Prize Winning Flash Fiction Short Story

Watford Writers invited members to submit a Flash Fiction 350 word Valentine's Day story. I'm delighted to have won second prize for Unchained Love. I hope you enjoy it. Your comments will be very welcome.

Unchained Love


The consultant broke the news. “I’m very sorry to tell you both that Paul only has two months to live.”

He and I packed as much as possible into December and January. His last birthday celebrated at a restaurant, although he could eat little. Christmas, at our daughter’s house. My final goodbye at the graveside.

February brought slate grey skies and curtains of rain. Valentine’s Day approached. No cards or flowers for me this year

The shop is filled with heart-shaped balloons. Invitations to Be My Valentine. Cards ornamented with glitter, beads and ribbons are filled with romantic messages, and decorated with roses or cupids with bows in hand ready to shoot arrows.

I splash my way to Paul’s tombstone where I prop my card, wrapped in cling film. The rain washes away my tears, but can’t kill the powerful fragrance of red roses. It pierces my heart. I arrange the flowers in a vase and place them on the marble slab. God, please bless, my darling. One day, may we be reunited?

I trudge between graves, on some of which are sodden teddy bears. So much loss. My own threatens to overwhelm me. I want to run back to Paul’s last resting place and fling myself onto it. To tell him life is unbearable without him. Instead I catch the bus to the house we shared, every part of which brings poignant memories. Oh, we weren’t the perfect couple. Sometimes we had arguments, but they couldn’t have been important because I can’t remember what they were about.

I answer a knock on the front door. My next door neighbour holds out red roses. She smiles but looks curiously at me. “These came for you while you were out.”

Who on earth could they be from?

Alone, I read the card that nestled in the heart of the bouquet.

“My love, you filled my life with joy. Although I’ve left you, for my sake, please fill yours with happiness.”

I don’t know if I can ever again be happy, but day by day, for Paul’s sake, I shall try.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Interview at Book Club

Yesterday, I was interviewed by Book Club
Unfortunately, an 80 year old relative, who has a pacemaker, fell down the stairs from top to bottom. Blood everywhere from a cut on his head. Shocked, battered and bruised, he is fortunate not to have broken an arm and a leg. I went to the hospital and returned late to tired to promote the interview yesterday,
All the best,
Rosemary Morris
Historical Novelist

Monday, 18 January 2016

Special Offer. False Pretences. Regency/Mystery Novel

Special Offer.
I am delighted to announce an Exclusive MuseItUp & Amazon e-book deal for my Regency  Mystery Romance  False Pretences.

#False Pretences is available for £0.99 - $1.41 until the 30th January.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Plot, Well Researched, Enjoyable Novel, 

J. Pittam “Maythorn” (Hertfordshire, England.) 

This review is from: False Pretences (Kindle Edition)
I very much enjoyed this novel by Rosemary Morris. It is set in 1815, but is not what I'd call a typical 'Regency Romance'. There certainly is a romance involved, eventually, but there's an elegant, well-told mystery story before we get there. The plot is intricate and the research superb. I very much enjoyed following Annabelle's search for identity, which involves bitter discoveries about her father and half-brother’s political intrigues, covers her own fears and worries for her sister and servants (she's a compassionate lass, is Annabelle, and inclined to pick up waifs and strays) and finally the moment when she succumbs to a delicious hero.

All in all I hope Rosemary Morris has some more books under her sleeve.

This book is suitable for those who like their history accurate, their heroine to be a real person, the hero likewise (but gorgeous). There is no explicit sex in this novel. As a kindle read it's also suitable for those with a visual disability.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Who? A Question an Author Needs to Answer

Whether you are writing non fiction or fiction, at the beginning it is necessary to engage a reader in the story by establishing who it is about as soon as possible.

In Tangled Love, set in Hertfordshire, in 1693, the unpopular King James, brother of Charles IInd has fled England and his daughter Mary and her husband William now sit on the throne. In the prologue, nine year-old Richelda’s father explains his dilemma.

     With a sigh, Father lifted her onto his knee. ‘Richelda, I must follow His Majesty for I swore an oath of allegiance to him. Tell me, child, while King James lives how can I, with honour, swear allegiance to his disloyal daughter and her husband?’

Unable to think of a reply, she lowered her head breathing in his spicy perfume.

Father held her closer. ‘Your mother pleads with me to declare myself for William and Mary. She begs me not to return to France, but I am obliged to serve King James. Do you understand?’
Rosemary Morris
Romantic Historical Novelist

Friday, 1 January 2016


Wishing all of you a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year in which your writing goes from strength to strength,

Rosemary Morris
Historical Novelist