Monday, December 8, 2014

Spotlight: Prudence Pursued by Shirley Raye Redmond


Prudence Pursued

By Shirley Raye Redmond
Astraea Press, July 2014
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and Kobo
$4.99

Despite Prudence Pentyre’s best efforts, her cousin Margaret proves
reluctant to accept Sir James Brownell’s marriage proposal, and fears
being “bovinised” if she undergoes the controversial cowpox vaccination he
recommends. And the dashing baronet seems more concerned about the plight
of headhunters in Borneo than Margaret’s refusal. Then Prudence suddenly
finds herself smitten with the man. What can she do?


Here are a few startling facts that will help readers of PRUDENCE PURSUED
and other Regency romance novels appreciate Edward Jenner’s contributions
to the era so popular with fiction readers:

(1)    In its day, smallpox was referred to as “the speckled monster. (2)    It
killed hundreds of millions of people—more than the Black Death and the
wars of the 20th century put together!
(3)    President Thomas Jefferson, who used the Jennerian method to vaccinate
his own family, friends, and slaves, once wrote to Jenner: “Yours is the
comfortable reflection that mankind can never forget that you have lived.”
(4)    A woman who was considered a “great beauty” during this time period
was usually one who had not been seriously disfigured by smallpox. It was
understood by portrait artists of the day that they were not to paint in
the disfigurements and pockmarks of their subjects.
(5)    Jane Austen’s dearest friend Martha Lloyd was scarred by smallpox for
the remainder of her life. Several members of the Lloyd household died
from the disease. A character in Austen’s novel Northanger Abbey is
disfigured and crippled by the dreaded disease.

And what do pretty milkmaids have to do with Jenner’s discovery of the
possible prevention of smallpox? Read PRUDENCE PURSUED and find out! And
enjoy a lively love story along the way.


Summary:

Prudence Pursued By Shirley Raye Redmond
Despite Prudence Pentyre’s best efforts, her cousin Margaret proves
reluctant to accept Sir James Brownell’s marriage proposal,
and fears being “bovinised” if she undergoes the controversial cowpox
vaccination he recommends.
And the dashing baronet seems more concerned about the spiritual plight of
 headhunters in Borneo than Margaret’s refusal.
Then Prudence suddenly finds herself smitten with the man. What to do?
What to do?


Happy Reading!!!!


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