Romance author, Catherine Lloyd shares the same name as mystery author, Catherine Lloyd (Kurland St. Mary Mystery Series) But they are NOT the same person.
By sheer fluke (and prior to the awesomeness that is Google for research) "Catherine Lloyd" chose her pen name to write romances by amalgamating the first names of her two favorite people, never realizing the name was already taken. But as the style, voice and subject matter of the two authors are completely different, it seemed unlikely there would be any confusion.
Until poor Windemere Hall was released. A reader was disappointed to find it was not at all the book she was expecting from Catherine Lloyd, mystery author. If we wanted a traditional British mystery and we got a brooding, dark anti-hero romance, we would be irked too.
The reviews of the trilogy installments (Betrothed, Betrayed, Beguiled) indicate the story is not at fault, only confusion in authorship. Catherine Lloyd regrets the trouble her pen name has caused. For romance readers who crave a darker, suspenseful historical romance (and can comprehend that women were not emancipated from fathers or husbands in 1867) Windemere Hall will (we hope!) satisfy that craving.
Borrow it through Kindle Unlimited until October 30, 2016
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