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Camel Press Announces the February Release of Miss Milton Speaks Her Mind, by Carla Kelly
On 2/1/2014, Camel Press will release Miss Milton Speaks Her Mind, a reprint of a 1998 regency romance by Carla Kelly. A gentlewoman oppressed by her relatives learns to stand up for herself.

BriefingWire.com, 12/23/2013 - Seattle, WA.—On February 1, 2014, Camel Press will release Miss Milton Speaks Her Mind ($14.95, 286 pp., ISBN: 978-1-60381-953-4), a regency romance by Carla Kelly. First published in 1998, the novel features a gentlewoman oppressed by her relatives who learns to stand up for herself.

Carla Kelly is particularly celebrated for her regency romances. The Romance Reader has called her “the Grandmistress of the [Regency] genre.” According to Romantic Times, “Carla Kelly’s Regency Romances are always superb and a timeless delight.” Library Journal wrote, “one of the most respected Regency writers.”

Camel Press has already reprinted several of Ms. Kelly’s regencies, with more to come in 2014. Book 1 of Carla’s all-new Spanish Brand series, The Double Cross, was released in August.

Orphaned as a child, Miss Jane Milton lives to serve her Stover cousins, tending to their every need. Her beloved cousin Blair suffered a slow and painful death from wounds received at the Battle of Waterloo, and now, ten months later, Miss Milton feels utterly forlorn. Her one solace is caring for Lord Canfield’s orphaned son, Andrew, a sad boy dogged by rumors that he was conceived before Lord Canfield married his mother. Is the source of these rumors Miss Milton’s second cousin, the imperious Lady Carruthers, who seems determined to disinherit Andrew in favor of her own profligate son? If only Miss Milton could stand up to the horrid woman and her insults.

Miss Milton finds herself spending more and more time in the company of her neighbor, a handsome tradesman. Mr. Butterfield, said to “smell of the shop,” in fact smells deliciously of lavender. He has an encouraging effect on Miss Milton, helping her to understand that her world will not collapse if she learns to speak her mind.

As her regard for her neighbor grows, Miss Milton remains aware of the many reasons they cannot be together. Fifteen years older, Mr. Butterfield is dangerously liberal-minded and earns his fortune through hard work. And she, whose aristocratic relatives look down on men of his ilk, is an impoverished spinster, almost thirty years old. In truth, the real gulf between them lies in the many guilty secrets they and others seem determined to guard at all costs.

Says Kelly, “An historical novel should mirror the age in which it is set. It should also help readers see that history does not happen in a vacuum. Adding a touch of American Revolution to a British-set Regency was a bit of fun for me.”

A well-known veteran of the romance writing field, Carla Kelly is the author of twenty-nine novels and four non-fiction works, as well as numerous short stories and articles for various publications. You can find Carla online at www.CarlaKellyAuthor.com.

Miss Milton Speaks Her Mind can currently be preordered on Amazon.com. After February 1st, it will be also available in eBook and 5x8 trade paperback editions on BN.com, the European Amazons and Amazon Japan. Bookstores and libraries can order through Ingram, Baker & Taylor or by contacting info@camelpress.com, Follett Library Resources or Midwest Library Service. Other eBook formats will be available on Smashwords and from all major eBook realtors.

ABOUT Camel Press—Based in Seattle Washington, Camel Press publishes genre fiction: romance, mystery/suspense, science fiction … or any combination thereof. We publish the books that grab you and hold you in their grip long into the night.

 
 
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