Paradise, yes, that's the word we conjure when we think of the Caribbean.
My newest novel is set in the Caribbean, near St. Kitts. It takes place in 1808, and so, it is set in the backdrop of The West Indies.
You've met the characters, Ambrose Duchammp and Juliet Wallingford in previous posts, and toured the landscape to view the creatures on the islands, specifically the more imposing creatures.
Today I present another side, the more alluring side of the Caribbean, the romantic side, if you will.
Juliet is from England so to her, the island is a wonderful place unlike anything she's ever known.
Butterflies of every color and tropical blooms.
|Hibiscus flower after a tropical shower|
The landscape is dotted with exotic tropical flowers, such as hibiscus and bouginvilla creeping up the garden wall or along hedges. Bouginvilla can be white, pink, coral, red, or purple. Juliet sees it infringing everywhere. When she goes to the port city to shop, Ambrose gifts her with pink orchids. Does he know it's her favorite color? Who can resist the magic and beauty of the Caribbean landscape.
It's the perfect place to fall in love.
Imagine the bright colored parrots flying about, landing on trees, greeting you with their sharp caws.
And imagine living in a land that is forever warm after spending your life in a damp, cooler climate such as England. The heat and humidity take some getting used to, but it's worth the discomfort. Every day, you can walk the beach if you wish, enjoy the sunshine and collect sea shells. Imagine taking a carriage ride at night with your sweetheart, and making love on the beach, beneath a canopy of stars.
So, if you are looking to get away from winter this February, slip into the romance of the Caribbean with a historical romance set near St. Kitts. Noble Assassin will be released this weekend.
Tomorrow, on release day, I'm posting an excerpt from the first scene of the book.
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