Lady Lavender: Heroine Reveal

It’s finally time for our heroine reveal! The female protagonist of Lady Lavender is…

Miss Eleanor (Ellie) Ashcroft!

What about the MC from Regency Love, you might wonder? She was once Miss Katherine (Kitty) Fairfield, but after her adventures with a certain gentleman and his family, she is now known as Mrs Marcus Ashcroft!

Congratulations to all those who guessed correctly – we will email you in the next week or so!

Here’s a summary of the events that occurred in a Regency Love game prior to Lady Lavender (major spoiler warning!):

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  • MC courted and married Mr Ashcroft
  • MC helped Richard’s reconciliation with the Ashcrofts
  • MC developed a close relationship with Ellie
  • MC never met or courted Mr Curtis
  • Mr Curtis and Mr Ashcroft met through mutual acquaintances and have become friends
  • MC played matchmaker between her childhood friends Phoebe (Miss Ingram) and Tom (Mr Winslow)
  • MC never met or courted Mr Graham, hence she never met Lord Sutton

Curious about why we went this direction with Sutton’s spin-off novel? We’ll be making a detailed post on 9 October along with the Lady Lavender (draft) cover reveal – we hope you’re excited about it! 

In the meantime, do let us know your thoughts about Ellie and the type of relationship you might encounter with Ellie/Sutton!

Lady Lavender: Mood Playlist

We have compiled a mood playlist for Lady Lavender. While these pieces do not feature in the novel (a separate playlist will be posted after the novel’s release), they capture various moments throughout the story. If you listen to it in order, you’ll get a sense of the emotional narrative of the novel.

You can find the Spotify playlist here.

Here is the list in order:

  1. Pleyel – Flute Concerto in C Major, 3rd movement
  2. Mozart – Divertimento in E-flat Major, K. 563, 1st movement
  3. Gluck – Orfeo ed Euridice, ‘Melodie’ (arrangement)
  4. Pleyel – Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, 1st movement
  5. Handel – ‘Endless Pleasures’ from Semele
  6. Haydn – String Quartet No. 30 in E-flat Major, 3rd movement
  7. Vivaldi – Concerto No. 4 in F minor ‘Winter’, 3rd movement
  8. Beethoven – Symphony No. 3, 1st movement
  9. J. S. Bach – Cello Suite No. 4, 4th movement
  10. J. S. Bach – ‘Jesu, meine Freude’
  11. Piccinni – ‘O notte o dea del mistero’
  12. Steibelt – ‘Turkish Rondo’
  13. Boccherin – String Quintet No. 6 in E Major, 2nd movement
  14. Mozart – ‘Overture’ from The Marriage of Figaro
  15. J. S. Bach – Cello Suite No. 5, 5th movement
  16. Corelli – Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, 3rd movement

We hope you’ll enjoy the playlist, and do let us know what you think!

And if you haven’t gotten your character/plot speculations in yet, please do so before 3 October when we reveal Sutton’s love interest and the role the MC plays!

Quiz Answers and Guessing Game

Here are the results from the character quiz last week:

  1. Miss Mary Earlwood
  2. Mr Graham
  3. Mr Curtis
  4. Lord Sutton
  5. Mrs Norris
  6. Miss Phoebe Ingram
  7. Miss Eleanor Ashcroft
  8. Mr Ashcroft
  9. Mr Digby
  10. Mr Richard Ashcroft

Did you get them all correct?

On that note: we have seen quite a bit of speculation on Facebook, Twitter, and our blog about whether Sutton’s love interest is the MC from Regency Love. In response, we have shared the following:

  • Sutton’s love interest in the novel is an NPC from Regency Love
  • The MC from Regency Love will feature in the novel

Based on those two hints, will you be able to guess:

  1. The identity of Sutton’s love interest; and
  2. How the MC features in the novel?

Those with correct answers to both will get a special mention in Lady Lavender! Please email your answers to [samantha] at [teaforthreestudios] dot com with the subject ‘LL: Guessing Game’. Get your speculations in by 3 October – that’s when we’ll be revealing the answers!

Regency Love: Characters Quiz

How well do you remember Regency Love’s characters? Here are ten quotations from the game – can you determine the speakers?

  1. ‘Mama heard from Mrs Norris this morning that the Hall has been sold, and the new proprietor intends to open up a school for anyone who wishes to receive an education. What a strange thing to do!’
  2. ‘I admit I am much awed by your deftness with needle and thread. I have tried to mend my own clothing, but the results are far from satisfactory.’
  3. ‘Ah yes, I do believe the excess substance hidden in my port has caused me to lose my faculties this evening, for I am finding this dance not as tedious as I would have imagined.’
  4. ‘‘Yes, but you and I are different—we’ve seen each other’s backsides when comparing who received the worse lashing after a splendid morning in the mud. There’s hardly a place for etiquette after such a bond has been created.’
  5. ‘Oh, I have heard such distressing news, and must share them with you immediately!’
  6. ‘Mr Brown has long been a family friend—he and Papa rather enjoy playing chess together. Mr Brown was gracious enough to have us at Norwich for a few months, during which I made his better acquaintance.’
  7. ‘I have been considering the possibility of coming out to society in the upcoming season, though I do not particularly wish to go to London.’
  8. ‘I…am ashamed of my treatment towards you, <FormalAddress>. You have been nothing but caring towards my family, and I was unforgivable in the way I have spoken and behaved.’
  9. ‘Well, your eyes are as bottomless as the old well, that is now the lavatory—oh, I do not quite mean that, uh…’
  10. ‘Well, brother, let’s not keep the ladies waiting. I, for one, am positively famished.’

Teaser: All these characters will feature in Lady Lavender! The answers will be revealed on our blog on 26 September, along with another guessing game. In the meantime, feel free to share your answers with us here on our blog, Facebook, or Twitter!

Reminder: There are still plenty of promo codes available from our giveaway, so do feel free to request one for yourself or for a friend!

We hope you’ll have a wonderful weekend!