“The Queen of Romance”

In 1969 I declared myself a Pre-Raphaelite Artist. When Peter Shapiro and I were roommates, I did a large painting pf Rena Easton who married a British Admeral and lived on the Isle of Wight. How Romantic. This couple inspried me to author a James Bond book. I am now considering a Romance Novel……’Irena of The Isle’.

“They first lay eyes on each other as Admiral Adam Edgeworth made his grand entrance down the grand staircase at the British Defence Staff in Washington. Irena Eutrophia Weston – gasped! On their first date Adam took her to Rougemont Switzerland to participate in the Election of the Nine Judges of Rozemont. Just like that, Irena was an…..Insider!

My mother, Rosemary, and her sister, Lillian, dated the famous Swashbuckler, Errol Flynn. My late sister, Christine Rosamond, should have been promoted as a ‘Romantic Artist’. Her handlers should have contacted Beatrice Small and suggested Rosamond render he book covers. Inside the jacket would be a bio of Rosamond, with infor on how to purchase her art. I offered to teach my daughter, Heather, the Rosmond style, and, even considered a series of books – in her name! However, my ex-Heir was lured away from me by wicked Stacey, and, her job was to fulfill her Stage Mother’s – destiny! But, this is how these Romantic Stories go. With proof that Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor is my cousin, then I see a Romantic Revival. Consider Rosamond of Downton Abbey.

They say “Everybody loves a lover”. On Tik Tok is the proof Cat Lovers – rule! Some of the most beautiful women in the world can not get a thousand likes. They bitterly complain that a video of cute pussycats can get a quarter of a million likes! For this reason I am going to create a series…..

Revenge of The Cat Lady

Synopisis: A group of modern day Witch Hunters go after an old man and his cat because he wrote on his blog he is the embodiment of Merlin. When Ermlin’s cat disappears, in despair, he draws The Hex of Hexes on hjs kitchen floor. He gasps as a woman appears draped in four dead Ermines and wearing a leopard suit.

“I am the ghost of Rosamond Royal, the Queen of Romance novels. I am here to help you get your beloved cat back. Clark (a female) is still alive. They kidnapped Clarkette and hold her in a cage of despair!”

Every show will open with a montage of videos sent in by Cat Lovers – who will squeal when they see a shot of them squeezing their pussy – to a forgotten song!

Vincent Rosamond Rice

Copyright 2020

Rosamund
by Bertrice Small

Paperback Book, 435 pages

Description From the “queen of romance” (“Literary Times”) comes her “USA Today” bestselling novel–a sweeping tale of a young woman’s unexpected journey from the border of Scotland into the intimate chamber of a young, handsome Henry VIII.

La Dama De Friarsgate/ Rosamund

Book by Bertrice Small

Bertrice Williams was born on December 9, 1937 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, the daughter of Doris S. and David R. Williams, both broadcasters. She studied at Attended Western College for Women and Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School. On October 5, 1963, she married George Sumner Small, a photographer and designer with a History Major at Princeton. They had a son Thomas David. She lived on eastern Long Island for over 30 years. Her greatest passions were her family; Finnegan and Sylvester, the family cats; Nicki, the elderly cockatiel who whistles the NY Mets charge call; her garden; her work, and just life in general.

Published since 1947, Bertrice Small was the author of over 50 romance novels. A New York Times bestselling author, she had also appeared on other best-seller lists including Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and the L.A. Times. She was the recipient of numerous awards including Career Achievement for Historical Romance; Best Historical Romance; Outstanding Historical Romance Series; Career Achievement for Historical Fantasy; a Golden Leaf from the New Jersey Romance Writers chapter of Romance Writers of America; an Author of the Year (2006) and Big Apple Award from the New York City Romance Writers chapter of RWA, and several Reviewers Choice awards from Romantic Times. She had a “Silver Pen” from Affair De Coeur, and an Honorable Mention from The West Coast Review of Books. In 2004 she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by ROMANTIC TIMES magazine for her contributions to the Historical Romance genre. And in 2008 she was named by ROMANTIC TIMES along with her friends Jennifer Blake, Roberta Gellis and Janelle Taylor, a Pioneer of Romance.

Bertrice Small was a member of The Authors Guild, Romance Writers of America, PAN, and PASIC. She was also a member of RWA’s Long Island chapter, L.I.R.W., and is its easternmost member on the North Fork of Eastern Long Island.

Have I outgrown Bertrice? This novel of hers was not that different from others that I have loved in the past. Gloriously bad purple prose (a husband pretending to take his wife like a randy ram to an ewe sheep then baaing in her ear upon completion was a particular highlight), a Mary Sue heroine who is the World’s Most Beautiful, Most Desirable, and Most Beloved woman, a succession of marriages and affairs, Royal courts that could pass for the hallways of an American high school, and last but not least, the repetition! A tells B about x for, oh, ten pages, followed by B relating the exact same conversation to C, followed by C then further discussing the same matter to D, I could go on.

I was sad to find this book boring because whatever else Bertrice has been for me, (insane in the membrane, loltastic, frustrating, shocking, enthralling, etc.) it had up to now never been boring

We follow Rosamund’s journey from 6 to early 20’s. The story begins the retelling of her being married at age 3, then widowed and again at age 6 to be widowed at 13. The book brings into focus the treatment, and value of woman of the 1500’s. They are used as bargaining chips and for family gains. Rosamund is an intelligent, strong female who learns early how to run and rule the home that is her inheritance. She is sent to the royal court twice in this story and we learn much about the dynamics and working of the royal courts. An interesting, in depth read.

Rosamund (The Friarsgate Inheritance #1) by Bertrice Small | Goodreads

New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small concludes her acclaimed saga of Rosamund Bolton and her daughters with this tale of passion, intrigue, and seduction, set against the glorious backdrop of King Henry’s court…

Elizabeth Meredith, the youngest daughter of Rosamund Bolton, is nothing like her sensible sisters. Impatient with fancy manners, the young beauty has shunned the royal court in favor of a quiet life at Friarsgate. But to protect the future of the land she loves, she must venture into the court of King Henry VIII to find a suitable husband.
 
Elizabeth soon scandalizes the court by forging a friendship with Anne Boleyn and by flirting with Flynn Stewart, bastard brother to King James V of Scotland. But her fate lies back at Friarsgate—as she has always known—where a weakness for Scots sends her into the strong arms of Baen MacColl. Yet Elizabeth’s greatest passion is for her lands; and Baen’s loyalties may lie elsewhere. Can they overcome the barriers threatening to separate them? And can Elizabeth, by following her heart, still protect Friarsgate?

In the third Friarsgate Inheritance novel, New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small takes us back to the sensuality, drama, and intrigue of King Henry’s sixteenth-century court to tell the story of the daughter of one of her most beloved characters.

The eldest child of Rosamund Bolton and heiress to the Friarsgate manor, Philippa Meredith is devastated when she discovers that the man she sought to marry has rebuffed her. But it is this sudden change of fortune that sweeps the spirited beauty back to her place in the court of Queen Katherine of Aragon—and into the arms of Crispin St. Clair, the Earl of Witton. But when Philippa stumbles onto a plot to assassinate King Henry VIII, their very love is tested as they attempt to unmask those who are plotting to tear the royal court asunder.

New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small continues the story of extraordinary orphaned beauty Rosamund Bolton in the second novel in the Friarsgate Inheritance series.
 
Rosamund Bolton is determined finally to live her own life. She has claimed her inheritance, rejected her latest suitor—and decided to travel to the court of her dear friend, Queen Margaret of Scotland. It is against this lavish and unpredictable backdrop that she will meet the man who will forever change her destiny. Patrick Leslie, the first earl of Glenkirk, has a tragic past, but he brings to Rosamund a passion that few will ever know. And as war looms once more between England and Scotland, and Henry VIII seeks to make himself the most powerful monarch in all of Europe, Patrick and Rosamund will undertake a dangerous mission on behalf of King James IV—one that will test the very limits of their loyalty and the depths of their love…

From New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Smallcomes the first novel in the Friarsgate Inheritance series—a sweeping novel of a young girl’s unexpected journey into womanhood, into mystery and passion, and into history…
 
Rosamund Bolton is the heiress to the manor of Friarsgate in the wild Cumbrian border between England and Scotland. More than a splendid inheritance, Friarsgate will chart the fate of the orphaned beauty widowed at a precious young age.  It will take her from the treacherous custody of a devious uncle, sweeping her into the magnificent court of Elizabeth of York, into the confidence of Katherine of Aragon, and past the intimate chamber doors of a young, handsome Henry VIII.  It’s an adventure that will test the limits of passion and betrayal, change the meaning of the word enemy, and turn even the most daring fantasy into true

Friarsgate Inheritance (penguinrandomhouse.com)

Rose and Rosamund of Downton

Posted on March 6, 2014 by Royal Rosamond Press

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My mother was born, Rosemary Rosamond, to Mary Magdalene Rosamond, and Royal Rosamond. Mary was a Wieneke who allegedly owned castles in Germany. My mother played it that way. Downton Abbey employed a Rose and Rosamond to tell a royal tale.

Jon Presco

Mrs Hughes: “Lady Rose? That’s one word for her.” — Jack Ross and Elsie Hughes discuss Rose.[src] Lady Rose MacClare[1] (b.in Autumn 1902[2]) is the youngest child of Hugh and Susan MacClare, the niece of Agatha and Louisa, the younger sister of James and Annabelle, the sister-in-law of Annabelle’s husband and the great-niece of Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham. In Autumn 1920, she visits Downton Abbey and stays with Violet in the Dower House. She returns a year later, in September 1921, when the Crawley family visits her home at Duneagle Castle, where it is agreed that Rose will go to stay with them when her parents go to India. She moves there around February 1922.
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