Dear Book Club Cookbook Readers,
I’m delighted to be able to share the publication of my latest book. Book Three in the Found Things series. The Garden of Promises and Lies sees Xanthe once again called by the song of a treasure that will transport her to the past.
I came up with the idea for these books because I LOVE the thought of being able to time travel! I wanted to write about how someone from our own time might feel stepping back through the centuries and trying to pass for a woman of the day.
She has a mystery to solve and dangers to face, but within these adventures, she must also manage all the realities of the time. How can she run while wearing layers of petticoats and long skirts? What sort of toilet would she have to use and how would she wash? What would it be like traveling in a crowded stagecoach at alarming speeds over miles of rough roads in bad weather? And, of course, what would she eat? Different found things take Xanthe back to different points in time, so she may find herself in the seventeenth century, for example, or Victorian times, or, as in this book, the Regency period. Each era brings its own unique wonders and challenges.
I wish everybody happy reading, and hope that you enjoy your spot of time travel with Xanthe!