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ABOUT THE Indebted Earl
Title: The Indebted Earl
Series: Serendipity & Secrets #3
Author: Erica Vetsch
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Release Date: March 23, 2021
Genre: Christian Regency Romance
Can Captain Wyvern keep his new marriage of convenience all business–or will it turn into something more?
Captain Charles Wyvern owes a great debt to the man who saved his life–especially since Major Richardson lost his own life in the process. The best way to honor that hero’s dying wish is for Wyvern to escort the man’s grieving fiance and mother safely to a new cottage home by the sea. But along the way, he learns of another obligation that has fallen on his shoulders: his uncle has died and the captain is now the Earl of Rothwell. When he and the ladies arrive at his new manor house in Devon, they discover an estate in need of a leader and a gaggle of girls, all wards of the former earl. War the new earl knows; young ladies and properties he does not. Still wishing to provide for the bereaved Lady Sophia Haverly, Charles proposes a marriage of convenience.
Sophie is surprised to find she isn’t opposed to the idea.
It will help her care for her betrothed’s elderly mother, and she’s already fallen in love with the wayward girls on the Rothwell estate. This alliance is a chance to repay the captain who has done so much for her care, as well as divert her attention from her grief. When Wyvern returns to his sea commission, she’ll stay behind to oversee his property and wards. It sounds so simple. Until the stalwart captain is arrested on suspicion of smuggling, and Sophie realizes how much he’s come to mean to her. Now she’ll have to learn to fight, not only for his freedom but also for his love.
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Author Interview With Erica Vetsch
Hello Erica! Thank you for letting my reader friends and I get to know you better!
Which of your Published or Unpublished books is your favorite, and why?
This is like asking which kid is my favorite…and the honest answer is…it varies! J I usually say either my most recent release…which in this case is The Indebted Earl, or the one I’m working on now, which is called Millstone of Doubt, book two in the Thorndike and Swann Regency Mystery series.
How do you pick your character’s personalities or looks?
I use a book of master archetypes for heroes and heroines, trying to find a combination of hero and heroine who will be at odds at first, but who ultimately complement each other. As to the characters’ looks, I usually paddle around Pinterest looking for heroes and heroines.
Do you have a favorite genre to read? What is your favorite genre to write? And why are they your favorites?
I read widely, lots of fiction genres. Thrillers, suspense, historical. I prefer to write historical fiction, and currently Regency fiction is what I’m working on, I enjoy the research, the creating of a fictional world based on historical events. I enjoy exploring the emotions of characters within the moral and social constructs of a different age.
What inspires you the most?
Courage. Because one never knows if one has it until one is asked to demonstrate it. Also, kindness. Because kindness stands out so brightly in today’s world because it is becoming less common.
Once an idea takes root, how long does it take you to write it down? Do you use outlines?
I am a plotter/outliner. The book I’m currently working on, my darling daughter gave up a Saturday afternoon to help me plot it out. We spent six hours in our church basement with huge whiteboards and post-its and lots of ‘what if’ questions until we had the story threshed out.
Do you have a favorite author? Or someone whom you would say has influenced your writing style?
So many authors have mentored me through their work, but the most influential is Essie Summers, who wrote 50 books over the span of her career, stories set in her homeland of New Zealand and that are so well done!
What are your hobbies other than writing?
I love reading, watching movies and sports, sewing, quilting, cross-stitch…collecting research books…:D
Do you have a genre that you would never write?
I’d never say never, but I cannot imagine writing fantasy or sci-fi. There’s too much history for me still to dive into to have to create a whole different planet or universe or world.
What is one thing you would say has had the greatest impact on your writing?
The people I have met and the friends I have made since starting this writing journey. Friendships that go beyond just writing fiction and into sharing each others’ lives, praying for one another, celebrating triumphs, commiserating at tragedies, and just doing life together.
Lastly, what was your favorite book growing up?
Based upon how tattered they are, I would have to say either my copy of Misty of Chincoteague or my copy of The Black Stallion.
Thank you for stopping by Erica Vetsch!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR of THE Indebted Earl: Erica Vetsch
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