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Author interview with Jenny Worstall

Lost and Found comes out at the end of the week! Jenny was kind enough to answer some questions for us.

You can get your copy of this delightful historical romance HERE!

What drew you to the era you write in?

I grew up in Bath and still make frequent visits there, spending many happy hours wandering round the city. The Georgian architecture is spectacular and many streets in the heart of the city are virtually unaltered since they were built, which makes it easy to imagine how people lived there centuries ago. I have always particularly enjoyed visiting Number 1, The Royal Crescent. The house is a living museum, furnished as it might have been when first built in the late eighteenth century, so when I was looking for a home for the Templeton family in my series The Heart of Bath, I decided they would live in Number 1. Imagine my surprise when watching Bridgerton to find that Penelope Featherington also lives there with her family!

What are your favorite kind of characters to write?

I like well-rounded characters, with plenty of personality and a sense of humor – and I like a good villain.

Where is your favorite place to write?

My favorite place to write is sitting in the garden surrounded by nature, often with a thick jumper on as I live in England. Sadly, I have not been able to sit outside much yet this year as the UK is having a VERY wet summer!

Which comes first for you: the plot or the characters?

Lost and Found started from a tiny germ of an idea; I read about something horrific that happened on battlefields long ago and knew I wanted to weave this into my tale. Then Henry Templeton and Kitty Honeyfield started to appear in my mind, along with a mystery, and the story developed from there, with characters and plot unfolding together.

Did you have a favorite book or series when you were growing up?

One of my favorite books growing up was Jane Eyre and I still love it today. Jane is definitely a heroine to admire – strong, independent and brave. A very modern woman!