I’m so super pumped by SILK & SCORN’s release! The second in the Silk Series, SILK & SCORN tells the tale of Sarah and Arthur and their legal fight against Sarah’s dastardly former father-in-law. Quelle horreur! Arthur is a solicitor who deals with estates, which comes in very handy for Sarah’s problem. In case you don’t know, I thought I’d chat a little about solicitors and what they do.
A solicitor is a member of the legal profession qualified to deal with conveyancing, the drawing up of wills and other legal matters, and may also instruct barristers and represent clients in some courts. The English legal system utilises barristers and solicitors and thus when it came time to write the Silk Series which is set in Victorian England, I made my legal peeps barristers, solicitors, professors, police and law support staff.
Arthur’s role is as an estate planning solicitor, responsible for the drawing and amending of wills, administering of estates and ensuring legacy planning, such as charitable foundations and the like. When Sarah has a problem regarding the legalities of her husband dying without a will, Arthur is the person she reluctantly turns to.
I had a great time learning about the law through the writing of this series, as well as learning about Arthur and Sarah. I hope you do too!
No matter how much their mothers wanted Sarah and Arthur to wed, Sarah had loathed him. However, circumstance and her late husband’s father conspire against her, and she is forced to turn to Arthur for help. Perhaps she needs his legal expertise, but she refuses to acknowledge how handsome her oldest foe has become…or her reaction to him.
His childhood nemesis is the last person Arthur Davenport expected to require his services. When a spurious claim against her late husband’s estate brings Sarah Wetherall to his door, he can’t refuse the pretty widow, no matter how much he wants to.
Thrown together by fate, will they discover there is a fine line between scorn and passion?
Cassandra grew up daydreaming, inventing fantastical worlds and marvelous adventures. Once she learned to read (First phrase – To the Beach. True story), she was never without a book, reading of other people’s fantastical worlds and marvelous adventures.
Fairy tales, Famous Fives, fantasies and fancies; horror stories, gumshoe detectives, science fiction; Cassandra read it all. Then she discovered Romance and a true passion was born.
So, once upon a time, after making a slight detour into the world of finance, Cassandra tried her hand at writing. After a brief foray into horror, she couldn’t discount her true passion. She started to write Romance and fell head over heels.
The love affair exists to this very day.
Cassandra lives in Adelaide, South Australia.
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