Thursday, December 13, 2007

An Introduction to Nicola Beaumont

Hi, Everyone,

I'm excited to be a part of the White Roses in Bloom Blog, and privileged to be able to write stories that bring my two obsessions together: romance and God--not necessarily in that order. I have always been a romantic--at least, I was told I was by my high school English teacher (way back in the days of the ancients). And since I love a HEA ending, and a man who'll do anything for the woman he loves (and vice-versa), I guess I believe it-- and mixing romance and God isn't such a stretch when one considers the Paschal Mystery is actually the greatest love story ever.

I like to epitomize the struggle between good and evil--the resistance of temptation is a classic struggle, and one that's been present since the beginning of time. My novella, The Lighthouse, is lightly allegorical. In this life, we all must face and resist worldly temptations and strive to find the right path, see the truth in all things. Sometimes this easy; sometimes, it's not so easy. That's the subtlety underlaid in The Lighthouse...but on the surface, it's a contemporary romance about two friends who have secretly loved each other for years. It's received rave reviews, and for that I'm really grateful. Here's a blurb, in case you'd like to know more:


Rachel is in love with her best friend, but when Malachi doesn’t seem interested, she turns to an international stranger whom she meets on the internet. At first, conversation is just a pastime, but soon, romantic fantasies form in her mind. Why not consider a man who travels across an ocean to meet her—a man who makes her feel wanted? After all, Malachi might as well be a world away—even if his concern does seem genuine when he warns her about the intriguing Frenchman.


Malachi has sworn not to interfere in Rachel’s relationship, but he’s in love with the head-strong woman who is determined to continue her budding romance…Yet, Malachi senses something isn’t right about the playboy who has suddenly consumed Rachel’s time, so he vows to save her from the stranger—and herself—even if it means losing her forever.

Nicola Beaumont
NOW AVAILABLE Hyacinths in Winter
NOW AVAILABLEThe Resurrection of Lady Somerset ISBN 1-60154-066-3
NOW AVAILABLEThe Lighthouse ISBN 1-60154-150-3


Betsy Ann said...

Hey Nicola! Great post! I can't wait to read this book - I'm so buying it! It sounds fantastic. Thanks for sharing and I'm glad you're a part of this blog too =)

Georgiana said...

It's great to get to know more about you, Nicola! I'm going to buy this book today too!

Victoria Pitts-Caine said...

Hi Nicola -

Welcome to our Blog. Your book sounds very interesting. It's nice to get to know you.