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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Cover Reveal of The Lost Heiress by Roseanna M. White

by Roseanna M. White

I've been writing for a long time. You might not know it to look at me, but I finished my first novel nearly 20 years ago, when I was just 13. Since then, my writing journey has been filled with a lot of manuscripts. A lot of rewrites. A lot of rejections. And finally a fair number of titles in print.

I've written in quite a few genres, but my first love was historicals (which is what all my published books are). That first novel I finished at 13 was set in the Victorian era, in England. I've also delved into biblical settings, early American--which is what brought me together with the awesome group of women on Colonial Quills--Civil War, and early 20th century.

A couple years ago, when my first Revolutionary-era novel had just released and my second was scheduled to come out in a few months, my agent asked me if I had anything Edwardian. Well, I drew out that old Victorian manuscript--a rewrite of my first novel--and contemplated retooling it again to be set in the early 1900s. And the more I thought about it, the more excited I got. I rewrote it--again. Renamed it--again. Gave it to my agent, who fell in love with it. And when it came time to pitch new stories to editors, this was the one she focused on. We retitled it (again! LOL) and it became The Lost Heiress.

Bethany House signed me on for the Ladies of the Manor Series, set in England of 1910-1913, and I am so over the moon about that! While I do hope to get back to the other Colonial stories I have in mind, there's something so incredibly special about selling that first book I wrote. And something incredibly special, too, about getting the cover for it. Looking, for the first time, upon the face chosen to represent a character I've known for 20 years.

And I'm so excited today to get to share that cover with the world! Drum roll, please! Allow me to present the longest-awaited cover of my life, LOL. The Lost Heiress!


Brook Eden has never known where she truly belongs. Though raised in the palace of Monaco, she’s British by birth and was brought to the Grimaldis under suspicious circumstances as a babe. When Brook’s friend Justin uncovers the fact that Brook is likely a missing heiress from Yorkshire, Brook leaves the sun of the Mediterranean to travel to the moors of the North Sea to the estate of her supposed family.

The mystery of her mother’s death haunts her, and though her father is quick to accept her, the rest of the family and the servants of Whitby Park are not. Only when Brook’s life is threatened do they draw close—but their loyalty may come too late to save Brook from the same threat that led to tragedy for her mother.

As heir to a dukedom, Justin is no stranger to balancing responsibilities. When the matters of his estate force him far from Brook, the distance between them reveals that what began as friendship has grown into something much more. But how can their very different loyalties and responsibilities ever come together?

And then, for a second time, the heiress of Whitby Park is stolen away because of the very rare treasure in her possession—and this time only the servants of Whitby can save her.


Roseanna M. White pens her novels beneath her Betsy Ross flag, with her Jane Austen action figure watching over her. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two children, editing and designing, and pretending her house will clean itself. The Lost Heiress is Roseanna’s tenth published book. Her novels range from biblical fiction to American-set romances to her new British series. She lives with her family in West Virginia. Learn more at www.RoseannaMWhite.com and www.RoseannaMWhite.blogspot.com.

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10 comments:

  1. Roseanna, how exciting for you to have that first book you wrote long ago published! The cover is beautiful. I can't wait to read Brook's story.
    Blessings, Tina

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    1. Thank you, Tina! It's been an amazing journey, for sure. Sometimes I still can't quite believe it's happening for this one, LOL. But the cover always makes it more real!

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  2. What an amazing cover!! I would buy this one just to look at it! LOL! But I would love to read it as well. I know how beautifully you write, Roseanna, and although I have gotten behind on your books (I had major surgery and just not enough heads to read everything I want to!), I still have you on my radar! Nicely done!

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    1. Just what we like to hear, LOL. And I totally understand lack of reading time, I assure you!

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  3. Congratulations, Roseanna. The cover is truly stunning and it sounds like a fantastic series.

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    1. Thanks, Carla!! I'm really excited about it. =D

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  4. Congratulations on getting that first novel published, and what a lovely cover. She looks a bit like you. My family teases me about having a Jane Austen action figure. I'm in good company.

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    1. My daughter kept trying to steal my Jane, LOL. And thank you!

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  5. Gorgeous cover and very pretty model!

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  6. I enjoyed meeting Roseanna. The cover is STUNNING!

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