The Baroness of New York by Anya Silverthorne Guest Post and Giveaway @AnyaSilverthorn @hfvbt
The Baroness of New York by Anya Silverthorne
Publication Date: May 1, 2020
Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian
Baroness Adele von Mueller learns the sweetest love is forbidden....
Baroness Adele von Mueller
It's 1903 and free-spirited 18-year-old Baroness Adele von Mueller has just arrived to live with her spinster aunt in New York City. After a previous impropriety tarnishes her reputation with the German nobility, her father sends her overseas to give her one last chance to marry into money and save the family's name. Instead, Adele finds herself falling for charming and wickedly handsome Nick Mason, the foreman of a paper factory, who is as gorgeous as he is poor. As family secrets are revealed, Adele learns there's much more riding on her marrying wealthy than just keeping the family's name...
Nick Mason has a habit of falling in love with every girl he sees. An orphan, former newspaper seller and now a foreman at a paper mill, he's nursing a bruised heart after being dumped by a laundry girl. But when he meets Baroness Adele disguised on a night out as a maid in her family's house, he knows right away there's something different about her. Once she reveals her true identity, he's even more intrigued. Nick has fallen for white women before, but never one so wealthy, and never one he knew he couldn't live without. With most people firmly against their love, he must visit her in secrecy to make their romance blossom.
Nick and Adele must stand up to a society and a family that won't accept their love for what it is: true and enduring. Can they withstand the storm, or will they be forced apart by a deck that's stacked against them in this steamy Victorian romance?
This historical interracial romance/Victorian romance novel marks Anya Silverthorne's debut.
On Writing Adele
Writing The Baroness of New York has certainly been a whirlwind. While the book itself only took a few months to write, the entire thing has been part of me for years and years.
The story itself started a very long time ago, perhaps in 2001 or 2002 as a silly little fanfiction of a film I had become obsessed with. Because of that, it is hard to answer the question of why New York or what this time period, because they were already, in essence, ready-made for me.
Adele, however, is a completely new character that was made up completely. I am not sure where the genesis of her character even came from: I have really no experience or claim to anything about her life. But as time went on, I came to really love this little character I had created.
At the heart of the story, Adele represents so many things about the time period, and I think that’s my favorite thing about her. She showcases that you can be wealthy and have everything, but still be constrained by your circumstances.
But my favorite part of Adele is her rebellious streak. Although it’s a trope in romance, it works so well for her character and in the time of rapid social change in which it is set. She’s not content to sit and look pretty for the men of her family, and she’s not blind to the fact that the world is completely unjust.
She could be a boring character resigned to her fate, but the fact that she even opened up her heart to Nick shows what an incredible character she is, not to toot my own horn of course. But because she’s always clammored for attention from her father, it’s often backfired. And while there are consequences to her behavior, they’ve also led her on these crazy adventures and opened her up to meeting people like Nick.
Nick is a bit less developed in that sense because he’s part of the world of the film the book’s fanfic was based on. He was a ready-built character, in that there were some things about him that were already established. However, Nick’s character building will be much more pronounced as the series moves on, and I’m really excited to introduce my readers to that.
Together, they have a really interesting dynamic, and one that’s definitely before their time. I’m really pleased with how people have taken the story thus far, and where I’m going with it.
I’m looking forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts as they read the story and it progresses.
About the AuthorAnya Silverthorne makes her debut with The Baroness of New York. She enjoys writing fiction about the late Victorian and early Edwardian era. In "real life," she is a historian of a completely different time period.
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