I'm in the midst of helping dress Morrow Little, my protagonist for book 2. Unlike Lael, Morrow likes her corset. And you won't find her going barefoot much. If she and Lael were to meet in the Kentucke woods I'm not sure anything but sparks would fly. But I'm very fond of them both, flaws and all:) And I hope you'll feel the same.
A few days ago the art team sent me pictures of some beautiful 18th-century dresses and I picked my favorite. JOY! There are many amazing parts of publishing but the cover art ranks right up there with signing that contract:) And then there's holding the finished book in your hands...and dreaming of that next novel...and packing for your first writers' conference. These memorable things offset the downside of deadlines, competitiveness, critics, etc.
Did you know that readers tend to prefer historical fiction and historical romance set in the time period of 1880-1900? This is what sells best, or so I've heard. Can anyone guess which movie the above picture is from? The lovely hat you're seeing is straight out of the century I love. I'll not give you any other clues!