Sunday, March 1, 2020

Book #2 The Passions of Lord Trevethow

Cassian's story is here! February has passed in a whirlwind of hard work finishing up the 4th book in the Cornish Duke's series. Now, it is time to celebrate with the release of Book #2, The Passions of Lord Trevethow.   Cassian's story is complex. He's a man on a mission that is part legacy and part revenge. Still struggling to come to grips with his brother's death by misadventure, Cassian wants to
make amends for his brother's errors by bringing jobs and economic diversity to Cornwall through the opening of a pleasure garden that would educate, entertain, employ and sustain the population.  There's only one catch: he needs land to build it on and the man holding the land refuses to let it go to anyone outside the family. Cassian's challenge: to become family by marrying the man's reclusive daughter. But before that can happen, Cassian meets an entrancing young peasant woman at the Redruth St. Piran's Day Fair and falls madly in love.  Now he has to decide between his heart and his legacy.

Does that remind you a bit of the scene in Sleeping Beauty where Prince Phillip falls in love at first sight with Briar Rose in the forest, then doesn't want to go home and marry the unseen princess? I hope so.  Cassian is a bit of  a 19th century Walt Disney with his dream of a pleasure garden that brings experiences to people, so it only seemed fitting to give him a story like one of the great Disney animated classics.  Cassian doesn't have spinning wheels or any pricked fingers, or even a Maleficent style Cornish pixie, but he does the Briar Rose/Princess Aurora dilemma, just as Penrose will have her own Prince Phillip/boy I met in the woods dilemma.

Stay tuned for more insights into Cassian's story throughout the month!

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