Louisa Newcomb, still mourning the death of her beloved mother, is stunned when her father finds solace all too quickly by marrying an unspeakable woman with two beautiful daughters of her own. Louisa soon finds herself the �ungainly cuckoo in Drusilla Newcomb�s well-feathered nest,� a particularly painful position, especially when her stepsisters are courted by the fascinating Jason Fielding, the Earl of Ashbury. And when Louisa seeks to earn her own independent future by penning a novel satirizing her despicable step relations, she finds that she has unwittingly revealed her own heart.
About the Author
Catherine Moorhouse is the pseudonym of Dorothea Jensen and Catherine Allen. Both women were Jane Austen fans, and felt that they could write a better faux Austen novel than those which were popular in the 1980s. Despite the fact that they lived hundreds of miles apart, together they wrote three romantic comedies set in Regency England, under the pen name Catherine Moorhouse. Adriana, Louisa, and Dorothea were published in 1983 and elicited excellent reviews. Collaborating again nearly thirty years later, Dorothea and Catherine recently revised the Catherine Moorhouse Regency Trilogy and adapted the three romantic comedies as Kindle books. In doing so, they discovered that collaboration is far easier today, using computers, e-mail, and the internet, than it was three decades ago, using typewriters, carbon paper, and the U.S. Mail.