Blog Tour & Giveaway: Sunday’s Child by Rosemary Morris

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morris-sundayschildSunday’s Child

by Rosemary Morris


GENRE: Historical Romance




Georgianne Whitley’s beloved father and brothers died in the war against Napoleon Bonaparte. While she is grieving for them, she must deal with her unpredictable mother’s sorrow, and her younger sisters’ situation caused by it.

Georgianne’s problems increase when the arrogant, wealthy but elderly Earl of Pennington, proposes marriage to her for the sole purpose of being provided with an heir. At first she is tempted by his proposal, but something is not quite right about him. She rejects him not suspecting it will lead to unwelcome repercussions.


 “Papa wants Tarrant to marry,” Sarah rattled on.


Eyes downcast, Georgianne set aside her sewing and wrapped her arms around her waist for comfort. Before they died, her brothers and father had expressed their admiration for Major Tarrant in their letters. She shrugged. Once upon a time, she had built a castle in the air inhabited by Major Tarrant, a mere lieutenant when she last saw him.


Mamma still insisted on love not being the prime consideration for marriage, but novels and poems contradicted her opinion. Georgianne wanted to fall in love with one of the many eligible young gentlemen available: maybe a titled gentleman like Viscount Langley provided he was not a military man. She shrugged. Certainly her mamma would regard the Viscount favourably. His lordship was wealthy, possessed good manners, and his height and broad shoulders equalled Major Tarrant’s. However, although she found no fault with him, Mamma might not approve of the Viscount’s skin—almost as dark as a gypsy from exposure to the sun while serving abroad—and his hair and eyes, sufficiently dark to rival any Spaniard’s. Her spirits lifted. The rectory would be a happier place with two fine young men in attendance. She was glad to be here, despite her acute concern for her family.


Sarah’s voice ended her musing. “Have you heard Tarrant inherited his godfather’s estate and fortune? Besides his pay, his income is thirty thousand pounds a year.”



AUTHOR Bio and Links:


I write historical fiction, so I am fortunate to be only a 20 minute train journey from London, which offers so many possibilities for research about times past. So many things spark my imagination. During the last two years I took an open tour bus ride around London. Amongst the sky scrapers and modern buildings Old London can be discovered, including the street which J.K.Rowling used as a model for Diagon Alley in her Harry Potter series.


For as long as I can remember, I enjoyed studying history, reading historical non-fiction, historical fiction and its sub-genres. I enjoy novels in which the characters’ behaviour is appropriate for the era in which they lived.


The more I read the more fascinated I become, and the more aware of the gulf between historical periods and my own. Our ancestors shared the same emotions as we do, but their attitudes and way of life were different to ours. One of the most striking examples is the position of women and children in society in bygone ages.


I don’t think it is possible for a novelist to be 100% accurate about life in former ages. However, the characters in my novels are of their time, not ones dressed in costume who behave like 21st century women. Of course, it is almost impossible to completely understand our ancestors, but through extensive research I ensure my characters observe the social etiquette of their lives and times.


My previously published novels, set in the early 18th century and in the ever popular Regency era, and my previously unpublished historical fiction will be published by Books We Love as e-book editions and paper books.








 Rosemary will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Rosemary Morris 10/06/2016 - 8:56 am

Thank you for being my host.

I am often asked where I get ideas for my novels. Usually, an idea germinates while I read historical non-fiction. After reading extensively about the Napoleonic Wars, I asked myself what would be the effect on an officer and a gentleman, who witnessed so many horrors, and also how the families of fathers and sons, who died in battle.

The hero in Sunday’s Child is admirable and the heroine is in the words of the nursery rhyme bonnie and blythe.

Monday’s Child set in Brussels between Napoleon’s escape from Elba and the Battle of Waterloo will be published on the 14th October.

Tuesday’s Child, an alternative title for which would be Prejudice and Pride has been published and is available from amazon as an e-publication and a paper back.

Juana Esparza 10/06/2016 - 9:53 am

I am looking forward to reading this story. I like the beautiful book cover.

Rosemary Morris 10/07/2016 - 2:25 am


I hope you will enjoy the story. While researching I was in awe of so many brave men. Also, I was moved by some of their stories, and those of the women. One woman carried her wounded husband on her back for miles until she reached the Allied Army’s lines.

So pleased because you like the book cover. From now on, I think my publisher intends the style to be my trade mark. You may view my novels on my website, and purchase them at and

All the best,
Rosemary Morris
Multi Published Historical Novelist

Patsy Hagen 10/06/2016 - 10:29 am

This story sounds interesting. Can’t wait ti read it.

Rosemary Morris 10/07/2016 - 2:30 am


Thank you for your kind comment.

As well as writing about gallant heroes and vivacious heroines, I try to capture the essence of the eras – the clothes, the food, the attitudes etc. One reviewer commented that I’m a historian at heart – she’s right.

By the way Tuesday’s Child has been published and Monday’s Child will be published on the 14th October. They, and my other novels, will be available at and

Marcy Meyer 10/06/2016 - 11:12 am

Love the concept for this series. Sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Rosemary Morris 10/07/2016 - 2:39 am


So pleased because you like the concept.

In each novel there is a theme which I hope modern readers can identify with. There’s a saying that ‘they did things differently in the past.” I agree with it but emotions, or as the Regency Lady’s would say, sensibilities, don’t change, love and hate have always existed.

When I write a historical novel I try to recreate the era, the clothes, the food, the politics, the economics etc., through my characters.

At the moment, I’m writing Wednesday’s Child. The heroine is very different to my others. An orphan she has been dominated by a loving grandmother. After her grandmother’s death, she must develop her own opinions and personality.

Good luck with the raffle.

Good luck with the raffle.

Victoria 10/06/2016 - 1:15 pm

Thanks for sharing 🙂

Rosemary Morris 10/07/2016 - 2:42 am


It’s a pleasure to share. I get up at 6 a.m. every morning to write and deal with other ‘writerly’ matters, in the hope that readers will enjoy my historical fiction, in which I recreate times past.

Good luck with the raffle.

Eva Millien 10/06/2016 - 2:26 pm

Great excerpt, sounds like a fantastic read!

Rosemary Morris 10/07/2016 - 2:43 am

It’s a pleasure to share. I get up at 6 a.m. every morning to write and deal with other ‘writerly’ matters, in the hope that readers will enjoy my historical fiction, in which I recreate times past.

Good luck with the raffle.

Rita Wray 10/06/2016 - 3:45 pm

I liked the excerpt, thank you.

Melissa Keir 10/06/2016 - 6:50 pm

Sounds interesting. I hope things work out. Dreams of heroes on horseback were one of my first loves!

Rosemary Morris 10/07/2016 - 2:51 am

Have you watched the new version of Poldark? Those scenes of the characters galloping on horseback against the backdrop of the sea are breath taking.

Dreams of heroes in historical novels were one of my first loves.

By the way, Tuesday’s Child has been published, Monday’s Child will be published on October 14th and I am now writing Wednesday’s Child. Each novel is linked by Georgianne, the heroine in Sunday’s Child.
The Captain and The Countess, Tangled Love set in Queen Anne Stuart’s reign, 1701-1714, and Books 1-3 Heroines born on different days of the week, and my other Regency Novel, False Pretences are available from and

SHELLEY S 10/06/2016 - 10:12 pm


Rosemary Morris 10/07/2016 - 2:54 am

Thank you for offering me good luck.

All my novels, Sunday’s Child, Monday’s Child (publication date 14th October), Tuesday’s Child, False Pretences, The Captain and The Countess and Tangled Love are available from and,uk.

Good luck with the raffle.


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