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Sally Orr | Stories That Make Us Laugh
Author Guest / November 5, 2014

I’m delighted to be at Fresh Fiction today and share an excerpt from my debut historical romance: THE RAKE’S HANDBOOK: Including Field Guide. It’s the first book in The Rake’s Handbook series about the men who wrote and published the handbook. After a friend challenged me to write a novel, the question I faced was what type of book should I write: mystery, romance, history, something with aliens or tentacles? When I decided to write a historical romance, a friend helped me get an idea of the breath of the genre by suggesting several famous romances. One of those books was FREDERICA by Georgette Heyer. I love that book. I laughed and giggled and laughed. Right then I decided to try and write books as entertaining and charming as FREDERICA. The love story is the most important ingredient in a romance, but I hope laughter will play a major role in all of my books too. Do any of your favorite romances make you laugh, chuckle, or giggle? Excerpt THE RAKE’S HANDBOOK: Including Field Guide “You really are a rake,” she whispered, the sight and feel of their joined hands warming her cheeks. “A proper gentleman would never hold a lady…