Book 5 in the Magnificent Devices series!
You can choose your friends, but you cannot choose your family … or can you?
Now sixteen, the twins Lizzie and Maggie are educated young ladies who have not been called “the Mopsies” in years … except by their guardian, Lady Claire Trevelyan. With the happy prospect of choosing their own future, the girls can leave their dodgy past behind, and Lizzie can bury her deepest childhood memories where they can do no harm. Upon her graduation from school, Lizzie is awarded an enormous honor—but can she pay the price? Is she ready to be separated from Maggie and become the woman she believes she was meant to be—or will old habits tempt her into defiance and plunge her into disaster?
On a dare, Lizzie picks the wrong man’s pocket and nearly loses her life. But these frightening events bear unexpected fruit: The dream Lizzie holds closest to her heart comes true in a most unexpected way. But this dream, too, comes with a price. Lizzie must decide whether her true family is the one she was born to … or the one she chose that long-ago day when the Lady of Devices steamed into their lives …
From the deep well of silence on this blog over the past month, you have deduced that I’m hard at work on A Lady of Resources, Lizzie’s book. On the subject of resources, it’s a sad fact that in the creative life, there are only so many mental resources to go around–and Lizzie has been consuming mine at double the usual rate! (We expected nothing less of her, did we?)
The good news is, the book is almost finished! I plan to write “the end” on Labor Day and then send it to my beta readers for their input. Cover design and layout will take a few days, and then it will be uploaded and ready for purchase nearly a month early!
New digital release date: October 4, 2013
Thank you all for your patience … I hope it will be rewarded in your enjoyment of the book!