Interview with Sophie Barnes, Author of Mr

master mentalism tricks

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Mr. Grier and The Governess?

I began developing the Brazen Beauties trilogy when some of my readers requested historical romance novels with older couples. And since I wanted my three leading ladies to stand out from each other, each needed a different reason for being unmarried when they met their match. With this in mind, I worked on their positions within society first, making one a divorcee, one a spinster, and one a widow. The next step was working out how these three women would come into contact with their future husbands.

In Mr. Grier and The Governess, it made sense for Olivia to seek a position once her father died. With no one to support her, she had no choice but to try and make it on her own. And since I wanted to give her a chance to spread her wings and experience more than she’d ever been able to experience before – to live a little, as it were – I thought up the bucket list for her to follow. The rest of the story developed from there.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Mr. Grier and The Governess, what would they be?

I’m just going to pick one song for the book as a whole: Only You by Yazoo.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

My favorite genre is historical fiction which pairs well with historical romance. Some of my favorite books include The Pillars of The Earth and The Physician.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

I’m currently working my way through C.S. Harris’s St. Cyr series.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

The nighttime picnic on the roof. It’s the part where Olivia acknowledges her love for Grayson – what everything else has been leading toward.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

I don’t know if this counts, but I don’t just write on my computer. I also write on my phone a lot, mostly in Google docs, then copy and paste everything into Word later.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Perseverance leads to achievement.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

Life is fleeting. Make as many wonderful memories as you can.


Sign up for our email and we’ll send you the best new books in your favorite genres weekly.

Read The Full Article Here

trick photography
Jennifer Garner Is Getting ‘Close’ With Boyfriend John Miller’s Family
Alexis Bledel And Vincent Kartheiser Are Getting Divorced
These Cotton Shorts Are Perfect For Running Outside & Are
Jennifer Garner and John Miller: A Timeline of Their Relationship
A Classic ‘Karate Kid’ Character Returns in ‘Cobra Kai’ Season 5
HBO Max Schedule Additions: New TV & Movies Arriving August
Orphan: First Kill review – Hokey horror prequel is admirably
How wholesome songs become horrifying through cinema
Monarch: FOX’s Country Music Drama Casts Shania Twain, Martina McBride,
Watch Resident Alien Online: Season 2 Episode 10
What’s Worth Watching This Weekend
‘South Park’ Turns 25: See the 10 Best Episodes as
Ozuna & Tokischa Call for Equality in New Party Anthem
Kenya Barris to write and direct Wizard of Oz remake
Snoop Dogg launches breakfast cereal for all your wake-and-bake mornings
R.I.P. Steve Grimmett, Grim Reaper singer dies at 62
11 New Anthropologie Dresses to Work Into Your Fall Wardrobe
Burberry Drops Handbags on Roblox
Shop Olivia Rodrigo’s Met Butterfly Clips
Bennifer Bring Back the Vegas Wedding
The Sanderson Sisters Are Running Amok in New ‘Hocus Pocus
Top Gun Maverick (2022)
How to help libraries after Ky and Mo floodings
Gritty Nordic Noir Unravels Past and Present Crimes
Interview with Maggie Carpenter, Author of Rough Rancher
Interview with Irene Lawless, Author of Cherry on Top