Release day: The Currency Lass
Today is the official release of The Currency Lass by Tea Cooper (ebook and print, Harlequin MIRA). Here’s the blurb:
Sometimes running away leads you right back where you started
As her father’s only heir, Catherine Cottingham expects to inherit their sprawling property in the Hunter Valley. What she doesn’t understand is why her father is trying to push her into a marriage to the pompous and repulsive Sydney businessman Henry W. Bartholomew.
When the will is read it becomes clear money, or the lack of it, lay behind her father’s plans. Catherine is mortified — as a married woman all her possessions will pass to her husband, the overbearing Bartholomew. Her only alternative is to wait until her twenty-first birthday and inherit the property in her own right, but can she elude such a determined man until then?
A chance encounter with a travelling circus and its fiery lead performer, Sergey Petrov, offers the perfect solution and Catherine escapes to the goldfields. But there is more to the circus than spangles and sawdust and Catherine finds herself drawn into a far-reaching web of fraud and forgery…
Tea dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
The Currency Lass is a sweeping Australian love story set in the Hunter Valley and the goldfields of NSW in 1851. Inspired by the history of the circus in Australia it will appeal to lovers of historical suspense and rural romance.