My late friend, a Research Professor, was the author of a number of books, and we often discussed writing. She also, privately, wrote poetry.
She did not normally read Regency romances! I was both thrilled and slightly apprehensive when she asked to read The Hartfield Inheritance, my third Elizabeth Hawksley historical novel.
A week or so later, she returned the book – with a poem tucked inside – and here it is.
The original cover