The Hollow: A Trilogy, Part 1: Lucinda
In Regency England, amid the excitement and splendor of balls and country dances, the intrepid Celia and her dear cousin, the inexperienced Lucinda are introduced to the reader.
Caught in a world of sensual delight, the cousins are at once entranced and wary of where their passion and desires may lead. Stirred into a state of wakefulness by the elusive and mysterious Manfred, these young women find themselves yearning for more—to feel love for another while giving and receiving physical and emotional delight. For Manfred, unfamiliar with the rules that govern good society, it is an equally heady experience.
Together, these young women embark on a quest of self-discovery and sexual awakening that challenges the strict notions of propriety and decorum that govern their lives. Along with Alice, Celia’s faithful maid, these three women bond in a manner that exceeds the usual ties of friendship.
At the heart of it all lies the Hollow, a place of power steeped in local lore that holds the key to Manfred’s past, a secret that must remain well kept if he is to secure that which he desires.
The Hollow is a sensual Regency romance filled with rich description and interesting dialog, though not always true to the era. The Regency elements are sure to please fans of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer, while the steamy scenes will prove enticing to romance fans.