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Laid Siege to her Castle… and her Heart

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Dear Aunt Augusta,

I am in a conundrum and require your advice. I am beginning to have feelings for the very man who has laid siege to my castle. He fills my head both night and day and I canna seem to help myself. Please help me, Aunt Augusta, afore I do something horrible and reveal my true identity to a man I should consider my enemy.

Signed,

Amiria of Clan McLaren and Berwyck Castle, the heroine of If My Heart Could See You by Sherry Ewing

Dearest Amiria,

Oh, dear! Your castle is under siege? I do so hope you are quite safe behind your walls! And I do not merely mean the walls of your castle but also the walls of your heart.

I think, Amiria, that perhaps it might be best for you to endeavor to determine what it is you want and what it is that he wants. Without a doubt, you two are at odds with one another. Strangely, but it has happened to many times before for it to be ignored, people who cannot be more different find themselves becoming a match that serves rather nicely.

You do not give enough details about him for me to understand enough, but that he fills your head both night and day — that I do understand. Preoccupation of the mind like this does suggest deep feelings.

My suggestion is to tread carefully, both with your castle and with your heart. Perhaps you both need to talk in order to settle matters on both accounts.

I wish you the very best,

Aunt Augusta

If My Heart Could See You by Sherry Ewing

When you’re enemies, does love have a fighting chance?

http://www.SherryEwing.com

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Dear authors, if ever you should find that one of your characters has found him or herself in a rather trying position, whether in matters of the heart or matters of fashion or any matter at all, do be a kind soul and write to me. I will endeavor to answer your questions, if you but pen them for me.

A Wary Widow Seeks Advice

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Dear Aunt Augusta,

I am alone in a foreign country where I speak not a word of the language. I recently hired an Englishman fluent in Italian to interpret for me. He claims to be a military man but I see no evidence of it. He wears a shabby coat, is in want of a hair cut, and, I am embarrassed to say, smells of drink. He does his job, but frequently oversteps and appears to think he is my bodyguard. I fear I like him too much. Can he be trusted?

Signed,

A wary widow, the heroine of DANGEROUS SECRETS by Caroline Warfield

Dearest Wary Widow,

I commend you for being alone in a foreign country and endeavoring your best to not only survive there but to thrive. Hiring an Englishman to interpret for you is smart, and it is smart, too, I feel, for you to be wary. If a man claims to be military but you see no evidence of it, that does raise suspicions.

Then again, you mention that he appears to think he is your bodyguard. He obviously cares about you, and your safety, as do I, and I am grateful that he is there for you. It cannot be easy to be alone in a foreign country and you a widow!

You fear you like him too much. I always advise to follow one’s heart, and if you feel safe with him, your interpreter and bodyguard, maybe you can trust him.

I would suggest that you talk to him. Ask him for more details. And maybe, just maybe, you can interpret each other’s hearts.

 

I wish you the very best,

Aunt Augusta

DANGEROUS SECRETS by Caroline Warfield

Will love—and the truth—bind them both together?

http://www.carolinewarfield.com

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Dear authors, if ever you should find that one of your characters has found him or herself in a rather trying position, whether in matters of the heart or matters of fashion or any matter at all, do be a kind soul and write to me. I will endeavor to answer your questions, if you but pen them for me.

For the Love of a Ghost

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Dear Aunt Augusta,

Is it all right to be in love with the ghost of my late wife? We were true soul mates but she is passed now and has returned as a ghost. Well, I say a ghost but she has somehow managed to time travel to 1897 from 2016. The thing is, she is as lovely as ever but I’m the only one who can see and feel her. Would it be right to –uh–you know–uh…. Well, never mind, is it all right to be in love with a ghost?

Thanks in advance for your answer,

Colby Gates, the hero of Long a Ghost, and Far Away in the anthology The Good, The Bad and The Ghostly by Andrea Downing

Dearest Colby Gates,

I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one, especially a beloved spouse is no easy task to bear, and it is, unfortunately, one that I have had to bear myself. I must confess that some days are easier than others, whereas some days are quite, and that is perfectly normal.

You ask if it is all right to be in love with the ghost of your late wife, and to that I say most certainly. After all, your love does not die the moment that your wife did. The bonds of marriage lasts until death do you part, but that does not mean that the love dies then as well.

To see her ghost, to be able to feel her, that is a true and special gift. Where it be real or merely your imagination or your grief, that does not matter. Love can conquer all things, whether in this life or in the next, whether real or incorporeal. Love and cherish her ghost and her memory.

I wish you the very best,

Aunt Augusta

Long a Ghost, and Far Away in the anthology The Good, The Bad and The Ghostly by Andrea Downing

Colby Gates misses the wife he loved, yet a ghost is a poor substitute. Unhappily re-married and with outlaws searching for buried gold on his ranch, his wife’s spirit is a complication. Perhaps if the questions surrounding Lizzie’s death can be answered, the two can be together. For all time.

https://andreadowning.com

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Dear authors, if ever you should find that one of your characters has found him or herself in a rather trying position, whether in matters of the heart or matters of fashion or any matter at all, do be a kind soul and write to me. I will endeavor to answer your questions, if you but pen them for me.

A Tradesman’s Daughter…A Wife of a Peer?

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Dear Aunt Augusta,

Can a tradesman’s daughter, even one educated above her station, find happiness as the wife of a peer? He says that love will conquer all, but I fear it will not survive the scorn of his neighbours and friends.

Yet I truly love him, and I do not think I will ever be happy unless it is with him.

Signed,

Hopeful from Bath, the heroine of Candle’s Christmas Chair by Jude Knight

Dearest Hopeful from Bath,

Love and happiness can be two sides of the same coin, but it might not always start out that way. If love were but simple and easy, there would be no need for songs or courtship or anything of the like! If love were as simple as meeting the right person’s gaze, it would almost not be worth the effort.

Is it possible for a tradesman’s daughter to find happiness as the wife of a peer? I must say that I do have to agree with him. Yes, indeed, love can conquer all, and if he feels for you as much as you feel for him, I do suggest you go and try to see if matters might work in your favor. Will it be trying? Yes. Will there be talk and gossip? Most likely. Will it be worth it? If you two truly love each other, then yes, it will be, and it will be the single best decision you might ever make for yourself, for the two of you.

I wish you the very best,

Aunt Augusta

Candle’s Christmas Chair by Jude Knight

Minerva Avery has a second chance at love when the young viscount she once lost comes into her father’s carriage making establishment.

http://judeknightauthor.com/books/candles-christmas-chair

http://judeknightauthor.com/

@JudeKnightAuthor

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Dear authors, if ever you should find that one of your characters has found him or herself in a rather trying position, whether in matters of the heart or matters of fashion or any matter at all, do be a kind soul and write to me. I will endeavor to answer your questions, if you but pen them for me.

Guilt and Pressure

Ask Aunt Augusta

Dear Aunt Augusta,

I am starting to have feelings for a young woman. She is from the poorer end of the street, but that doesn’t matter to me. My family, however, don’t approve and they are trying to set me up with a daughter of a friend. How do I get out of this and hold onto my temper with all the guilt and pressure bearing down on me?

Signed,

Tom the hero of Sun on Sundays by Wendy Lou Jones

 

My dear Tom,

Matters of the heart can never be simple, can they? Why, just look at yourself! You are starting to fall for a young woman that your family does not approve of. Now, I will say that family is very important, almost as important as love itself. After all, families are born of both blood and love.

Your family, to be sure, is merely looking out for you and what they perceive to be your best interests. What of your heart, you say? Let that be your guide. Choose well. Sleep upon the matter. And if the young lady who has stolen your heart is also in love with you, then maybe you had better to hold your temper by letting go of guilt and pressure and by going to do whatever it takes to be with her.

I wish you the very best,

Aunt Augusta

 

Sun on Sundays by Wendy Lou Jones

In her heart hid an ember that would never burn out.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sun-Sundays-Wendy-Lou-Jones-eboo k/dp/B01ERWIQOI

http://wendyloujones.weebly.com

@WendyLouWriter

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Dear authors, if ever you should find that one of your characters has found him or herself in a rather trying position, whether in matters of the heart or matters of fashion or any matter at all, do be a kind soul and write to me. I will endeavor to answer your questions, if you but pen them for me.

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