Are you a writer, or dream of writing? Please join us for the fabulous Northwestern Christian Writers Conference.
Have you joined the Inspirational Regency Readers group (on Facebook)? It’s a welcoming group where members share a love of Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, and other clean or inspirational Regency romances. We talk about favorite adaptations and places we long to travel, play games, and offer giveaways.
And now is the perfect time to join as we get ready to kick off our new May Madness Cover Art Bracket Challenge. Join us to vote on your favorite book covers, chat with fellow-readers, discover new-to-you Regency novels, and maybe even win a prize.
Participating authors include: Sarah Ladd, Carolyn Miller, Regina Scott, Erica Vetsch, Abigail Wilson, Michelle Griep, Kristi Ann Hunter, Shannon Winslow, Camille Elliot, Jessica Nelson, Alissa Baxter, Susanne Dietze, Lorri Dudley, Melanie Dickerson, and me, Julie Klassen.
The challenge begins May 3rd, but you can join us at any time. Hope to see you!
Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all the stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 5 grand prizes!
• The hunt BEGINS on 3/18 at noon MST with Stop #1 at LisaTawnBergren.com.
• Hunt through our loop using Chrome or Firefox as your browser (not Explorer).
• There is NO RUSH to complete the hunt—you have all weekend (until Sunday, 3/21 at midnight MST)! So take your time, reading the unique posts along the way; our hope is that you discover new authors/new books and learn new things about them.
• Submit your entry for the grand prizes by collecting the CLUE on each author’s scavenger hunt post and submitting your answer in the Rafflecopter form at the final stop, back on Lisa’s site. Many authors are offering additional prizes along the way.
Welcome! If we haven’t met before, I’m Julie Klassen. I write historical romance set in Regency England and have sixteen novels published to date. If you are interested in England, or enjoy books or mini-series like Pride and Prejudice, you just might enjoy my novels as well. You can learn more my books here on my site and on Facebook and Instagram.
My newest release is A Castaway in Cornwall. It’s about a young woman who is transplanted to rugged, remote North Cornwall after her parents die under mysterious circumstances. Laura lives there with distant relatives but never feels like she belongs. One night, Laura helps rescue a shipwreck victim and tends his wounds, though there is something odd about the man’s injuries and accent. Laura soon realizes he is not who he seems to be, but he also might be her only chance to discover her parents’ fate, so she helps him, facing danger and a growing attraction for the handsome castaway.
Really, it’s not surprising that Laura struggles to fit in, as Cornwall is something of a world set apart from the rest of Britain even today, with its own culture, traditions, and a language they are working to revive. It’s a place many people (and many authors before me) have found fascinating and beautiful.
Cornwall’s Enduring Appeal
Located in the southwest tip of Great Britain, there’s just something about the wild, windswept Cornish coast: the cliffs, the waves, the charming villages, and the colorful boats bobbing in the harbours. Perhaps you love Cornwall, too. If so, you’re in good company.
Popular Travel Destination
Cornwall has long been a popular holiday destination, both for people from other parts of the UK, and for international visitors too. The last group trip I hosted (2019) visited Cornwall and it was a favorite with everyone. We hope to return one day. In the meantime, thankfully there are other ways to experience this appealing place.
Novels Set in Cornwall
If you read Winston Graham’s Poldark novels, you are already familiar with their Cornish setting. Or if you’re a Daphne Du Maurier reader, you know several of her books were set in Cornwall as well. And one of my previous novels, The Tutor’s Daughter, takes place in North Cornwall. Traveling via the pages of books is always a good idea!
Cornwall on Screen
Cornwall is also a popular filming location for both television shows and movies. Here are just a few. Perhaps you have seen them.
And finally, for another perspective on Cornish culture, watch the charming movie, Fisherman’s Friends, inspired by the true story of a group of Cornish fishermen who land a recording contract. Sea Shanties are enjoying renewed popularity and are said to be “taking over the internet.” My husband and I have bought a few of the group’s CDs. We love listening to the toe-tapping, uplifting tunes. I recommend them to you!
Thanks for visiting. I hope this bit of “armchair travel” helps tide you over until we can travel again.
Clue to Write Down: choose!
(Note: No need to download special software or create an account to participate. Simply visit ReadFest.org from your computer or mobile device to watch the author presentations and attend the live author meet and greets.)
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:00 pm CT (7:00 EST)
Inspirational Fiction Panel with Rachel Hauck, Julie Klassen and Kim Vogel Sawyer: A moderated discussion about inspirational fiction with three favorite authors.
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:50 pm CT (7:50 EST)
LIVE Inspirational Authors Meet & Greet: Join us for a casual time of Q & A and conversation!
Saturday, March 13, 2021 12 noon CT (1:00 EST)
Author “Booth” Chat (one hour): Just me, sitting online, hoping someone will pop in and say hello or ask me a question. 😊