Looking forward to your next novel – I think I have them all now since I first got hooked on the Bedwyns (and have since discovered earlier books and reissues). I’m an avid reader of historical fiction and for over a quarter century, you’ve been my favourite author of historical romance. What sets you apart is not giving away the outcome in the first few chapters and taking your reader through the ups and downs of being human. Also, I just reread your short story in your third Christmas anthology of many years ago and it was better for the absence of “steamy” content of your more recent works. You don’t need it. Your ability to portray the human condition and emotional relationships between characters is your superpower. My other favourite authors are Victor Hugo, Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, Georgette Heyer, Charles Dickens, C.S. Forester and a host of authors of what we now consider classic novels so you’re in the best of company! Keep those stories and novels coming!