Tracy Rees's latest novel The Elopement is an elaborately imagined historical novel full of delight and temptation, spanning the luxury and poverty of late Victorian England.
A wealthy heiress . . .
1897. Rowena Blythe is wealthy, entitled and beautiful. As her twenty-fourth birthday approaches, she’s expected to marry – and to marry well.
An unsuitable match . . .
Her parents commission a portrait of Rowena to help cement her reputation as a great society beauty. However, Bartek, the artist’s young assistant, is unlike any man Rowena has met before – wild, romantic and Bohemian. While society at large awaits the announcement of Rowena’s engagement, it is Bartek who captures Rowena’s heart along with her likeness.
A scandal in society . . .
Rowena knows her parents would never approve of Bartek, who in their eyes is nothing but a penniless foreigner. As her feelings grow, she has no-one to turn to. Dare she risk everything for love?
Praise for Tracy Rees:
‘a natural storyteller . . .’ – Rachel Hore
‘Tracy has a rare gift for creating characters you are rooting for from the first page’ – Gill Paul
‘has such a talent for writing engaging characters who stay with you’ – Hazel Gaynor
‘Tracy Rees is at the height of her game’ – Rebecca Griffiths
Tracy’s writing is so fresh, original and authentic
Tracy is a very skilled storyteller who weaves the vivid strands of her story together against a rich historical background.
Tracy Rees writes from the heart