I am happy to have my friend and fellow author Josie Riviera with me to share about her new release, an inspirational Regency Romance, Seeking Patience. Josie writes Tudor and Regency Romance. Both are fascinating periods of history. And now, I’m turning the blog over to Josie who has a most interesting intro to her story.
“Gadje Gadjensa, Rom Romensa.” This is a Romany (Gypsy) saying that means, “Gadje with Gadje, Rom with Rom.”
A gadje in the Romany language means “not one of us.”
It is no coincidence that in my hours, days, and months of researching the Romany (Gypsies), for my novels, little information was available. This isn’t due to the lack of information, for the Rom have been all over the earth for centuries and are widely traveled. I believe the reason there is little information is because they simply prefer it that way. They are a proud people who keep to themselves. And they are nomads, forever on the move.
My latest release, Seeking Patience, is a Regency inspirational romance featuring a half-Gypsy, half English hero named Luca. (***Very kewl, adds Beth)
Do people prove their self-worth by strength, or by character?
A Romany leader confronts the English heritage he has denied when he lands, beaten and powerless, in the path of a high-spirited young widow. Will the prim countess agree to hide the charismatic rogue in her home and jeopardize her safety while her stepson accuses her of murdering her elderly husband?
is not beautiful. As a dutiful young countess in Regency England, she endures her husband’s cruelty. She struggles with her faith, trying to understand why God is not following the plan she had for her life—to be loved and cherished by her husband. After her husband’s unexpected death, her grown stepson charges her with her late husband’s murder.
Luca Boldor, more Gypsy than English, is determined to prove that he is strong and capable and doesn’t need anyone. But once he is forced to depend on Lady Patience Blakwell, a woman who represents all he loathes, he must decide whether he should turn away when she needs him, or risk his most vulnerable, forgiving self to keep her safe. By denying his English heritage, has he denied a part of himself? And worse, is he denying God?
About the author:
Josie Riviera is an award-winning author who writes sweet historical romances featuring half-Roma (Gypsy) heroes and heroines. Her debut novella, SEEKING CATHERINE is set in Tudor England, followed by SEEKING PATIENCE, an Inspirational Regency Romance.
Josie has a Bachelor of Music degree and a Master’s degree in education. By day, she enjoys teaching piano lessons.By night, she combines her love of the Romany (Gypsy) lifestyle with history and romance.
Josie and her family are transplanted New Yorkers now living in the sunny Carolinas.
Visit Josie at her blog: josieriviera.wordpress.com
, Twitter at @josieriviera
, at Facebook
***Be sure to check out Josie’s stories. She’s a super author and has won many awards. She’s also a lovely gracious lady.
Thanks for being with me, Josie, and I hope you will come back again.