To make it easier to choose and read past stories from the beginning here is a short synopsis and a link to the first instalment for each of the them so far.
All the tales are set in the Georgian era and are comedic adaptations of modern stories.
24 days is inspired by one of my all time favourite television programmes; 24.
When Maria Ashby, a spirited young woman, learns that her youngest sister Harriet has been kidnapped, her neighbour Lord Woodville (a single gentleman in possession of a large fortune) offers to help find her. As the pair summon the carriages and make all haste to save Harriet and her reputation, a conspiracy apparently involving the Monarchy begins to unfold; as does a Georgian romance.
The second of the stories featuring Maria and Lord Woodville.
On the eve of the Prince’s wedding Maria and Lord Woodville receive a letter from an old acquaintance, telling them that he has uncovered a plot that throws the whole of the monarchy into great peril. Amid fears that men within the militia could be involved, they know not who to trust. Quitting the country Maria and Woodville hurry to London to try and save the king and the Royal Marriage.
Four and Twenty Days
As Maria’s youngest Sister Harriet comes out into society at one of the grandest balls of the season, the Prince confides in her and Lord Woodville that he fears for his life. Abandoning the delights of London they return home to attempt to discover the true nature of the danger. But when Woodville Park is stormed and they are held hostage they realise the Plot against the Prince is merely the beginning of a scheme that casts shadows over all of England.
Perilously Unable To Find Our Bearings
Charlotte Hart, an accomplished young lady with original charms, is all shocked horror when she overhears that her mother intends for her to marry the odious Mr Harold Fawcett. Refusing to resign herself to a loveless match she runs away to begin a new life on distant shores. Perilously Unable To Find Our Bearings, based on Lost, is a tale of shipwrecks, love and mystery (of sorts).
Francesca Tapestry Nonsense
Francesca Tapestry Nonsense is an imaginative and tempestuous girl who has clung, all her life, to her belief that she is tragically orphaned but naturally gifted and has grown up in the wrong family. Now 16, she is wholly convinced that her true relations are amongst England’s nobility and residing somewhere in one of the finer country estates. Following another quarrel with her mother she flees in search of her “real family.”
Francesca Tapestry Nonsense owes her beginnings to yet another reading of Northanger Abbey and her name to a wonderful friend.
The Lieutenant’s Logbook
Originating in a suggestion from a reader to write a story based on the films Master And Commander and Splash; The Lieutenant’s Logbook tells the tale of the crew of the HMS Forsaken as they sail the high seas fighting in the Napoleonic Wars under the command of Captain Quaid. After a perilous skirmish with a French ship leaves the forsaken in need of reparation and stranded on a deserted isle, Lieutenant Matelot makes an astounding discovery … A siren.
Four And Twenty Weeks
The Woodvilles return, this time they are drawn to distant shores by a mysterious letter. Upon reaching the indies Lord Woodville and his wife Maria learn of a plot that threatens all of England and a weapon more terrible than anything they have faced before. As they seize their only opportunity to stop the wicked scheme they realize that saving the country my require the ultimate sacrifice.
I Hope You Enjoy Them!