Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A visit with Vivienne Lorret, author of FINDING MISS McFARLAND

Hello there! Today we are welcoming the very talented historical romance author, Vivienne Lorret. Vivienne is here to celebrate the release of her new book, Finding Miss McFarland, by telling us why she writes historical romance.

Take it away, Vivienne...

 I absolutely love history. I’ve been lucky to have several outstanding professors who brought history to life. I enjoy learning about the people from different eras. I’m also a proud member of the DAR.

Writing historical romance is more than just dressing my characters in period clothing (although, that is one of the perks). It’s also about the manners and strictures of society. For me, historical romance depends on how the characters live day to day.

When I think of my characters, at the most basic level, I often wonder if they are content. Or if they could change something about their world/situation, what would it be? That’s when their story starts to form. Things get interesting. I begin to like them, care about them. Then, inevitably, I have to ask—what terrible misfortunes can I impose on these people and still bring them a happy ending?

Finding Miss McFarland
Wallflower Weddings Book Three
By: Vivienne Lorret
Releasing August 5th, 2014
Avon Romance

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Fans of historical romance authors Lorraine Heath and Sophie Jordan will adore Vivienne Lorret's latest Wallflower Wedding novel. 

Delaney McFarland is on the hunt for a husband—preferably one who needs her embarrassingly large dowry more than a dutiful wife. After the unspeakable incident at her debut, Delaney knows marrying for love is off the table, but a marriage of convenience—one that leaves her free to live the life she chooses—is the next best thing, never mind what that arrogant, devilishly handsome Mr. Croft thinks. Delaney plans to marry for money … or not at all. 

Ever since the fiery redhead burst into his life—in a most memorable way—Griffin Croft hasn't been able to get Miss McFarland out of his mind. Now, with the maddening woman determined to hand over her fortune to a rake, Griffin knows he must step in. He must help her. He must not kiss her. But when Griffin's noble intentions flee in a moment of unexpected passion, his true course becomes clear: tame Delaney's wild heart and save her from a fate worse than death … a life without love.

I fell in love with fairy tales and the romance behind happily ever after at a very young age. Like a lot of you, I tweaked the fables bit by bit in my imagination until they suited me perfectly. By the time I was eleven, a teacher encouraged me to start writing.

Throughout the years that followed, my teachers remained my most fervent supporters, giving me the tools I needed to continue my journey as a writer.

My husband and I have two teenage boys, who are heroes in their own right. For now, we live in a small Midwestern town near Lake Michigan…until a time in the future when a new adventure calls us to other shores.

I am currently working on my next novel, but I always enjoy hearing from my readers. Feel free to email me at

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  1. Thank you for having me here today! :)

  2. Like you, Vivienne, I credit some of my skills to the wonderful teachers I had in Junior and High School. They cared about and tutored me when I asked for extra help. I had a successful career for many years as a proofreader, reviewer and word processor for law firms. I never had the imagination or creativity to become a writer, so I did the next best thing. :-) Congrats on your success and your series.