Pamela Sherwood, Historical Novelist
Romance with a touch of mystery? Mystery with a touch of romance? You decide.
“From the gaslit ballrooms of Belgravia to the Cornish countryside, James and Aurelia’s love story is a complex journey of romance, intrigue, and self-discovery, brimming with evocative details of late Victorian life.”
–Teresa Grant, author of Imperial Scandal
“May I have this dance?”
Aurelia wasn’t hiding exactly. She just needed to get out of the crush of the ballroom—away from the people staring at her scar, pitying her limp. She was still quite enjoying the music from the conservatory. And then a complete stranger—dashing, debonair, kind—asked her to waltz. In the strength of his arms, she felt she could do anything. But both would be leaving London soon…
When they meet again a year later, everything has changed. She’s no longer a timid mouse. And he’s now a titled gentleman—with a fiancée. Is the magic of one stolen moment, one undeniable connection enough to overcome a scandal that would set Society ablaze and tear their families apart?
“Sherwood effortlessly evokes the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James, and her exquisite character development, memorable secondary characters, and impeccably researched historical setting infuse this elegantly written debut with a richness and depth worth savoring.”–Booklist, Starred Review
“Sherwood debuts with a lovely story where threads of family and friendship play an important role . . . the evenly flowing plot and nicely written dialogue set the tone of the era and the characters’ motivation so well that readers will be enchanted.”–RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
“WALTZ WITH A STRANGER is a delightful and well-written historical romance . . . a worthy read for its endearing characters and thought-provoking themes.”–Ashia, The Romance Reviews, 5 Stars
“A delightful story of two sisters and one man, and their attempts to untangle an engagement. The author takes the high road, stays true to the mores of the time, and ends up leaving a wonderful impression on the reader. Waltz with a Stranger is an excellent first novel.”–Cathy Sova, The Romance Reader, 4 Hearts
“Sympathetic protagonists will keep readers engaged.”–Publishers Weekly
Coming in December 2012 from Sourcebooks Casablanca