Cover Reveal and a Personal Note

Cover Reveal and a Personal Note

I have two matters to discuss in this post. The first is the blurb and cover reveal of my next release. Without further ado, here they are:

Fitzwilliam Darcy had not expected to see Miss Elizabeth Bennet at Pemberley. Even less anticipated had been her reception at seeing him there. Whereas their last meeting at Hunsford had ended in acrimony, now she appeared to be receptive to him!

The morning after the ecstasy of her company at Pemberley, Darcy goes Lambton, hopeful his fondest dream might finally be realized. But all is thrown into chaos when Darcy receives word that Wickham was sighted in Lambton. The event takes on new meaning when Darcy arrives at the inn and learns of Miss Lydia Bennet’s elopement with his nemesis.

The protection of the woman he loves foremost in Darcy’s mind, he joins Miss Bennet as she and her relations follow their wayward relation, intent upon recovering her from the clutches of the man who has absconded with her. What they find is something none of them could have expected.

Flight to Gretna Green is a novella of 39,000 words.

I hope you will join me in this little story. It was a lot of fun to write. I will warn you that not all is as it appears! The pre-order should be up sometime during the day after this post goes live.


The second thing I wanted to talk about has to do with the title of this post. For several years now I’ve been having vision problems. I have double vision, where I see a “shadow” of what I’m looking at under and a little to the right of what I’m seeing. It can make things rather difficult, especially at night when things all blur in together.

I’ve been seeing a specialist who has had me on medicated eyedrops and a couple of other things, which have helped to a certain extent. The problem is I have scarring on my cornea, probably the result of wearing contacts (often far exceeding the recommended daily wear) for many years when I was younger. As a result, he tells me the outer layer of my corneas is scarred, which causes my vision problems.

The long story short is that I have to go in and have “surgery” which is in reality only a procedure where they “polish” my cornea to remove the damaged outer layer. It sounds like it’s like peeling the outer layer of skin or removing a scab. I have one eye done at a time, the first of which will be on Monday the 3rd. By the time you read this, I’ll already be in recovery.

That’s what I’m not looking forward to. After the surgery, I’ve been warned I can’t read, watch TV, work on the computer or my phone, lift over 10 pounds, exercise, or get it wet in any way for a week. Yay me! I hope when you’re reading this, you’ll feel some sympathy for the boring week I’m about to have! This will also, of course, delay my work, and though I’ve done as much as I can to mitigate it, I can only do so much in limited time.

But the good part is I’ll be able to see when it’s done. Bonus!

26 Responses to Cover Reveal and a Personal Note

  1. I’m hoping that your surgery has gone well and that you are continuing to heal well. I absolutely love reading your books. I really enjoyed reading The Heir’s Disgrace (Courage Always Rises: The Bennet Saga Book 1) but I would love to read the next book in the series soon. Praying that you and your family are continuing to stay safe and healthy during this pandemic.

  2. Praying all goes well and this week will go quickly for you. Soon, you will look back on the experience as something you went through. Thank goodness for modern surgeries that can help you improve your vision. Blessings on all your hard work and on your recovery.

  3. Really hope the surgery has a good outcome for you .and me so you keep writting your wonderful stories.The latest is on preorder now. All the best.

  4. Wishing you an swift recovery from your eye surgery and congratulations on your new story. Looking forward to reading … hmmm..wonder what is not what it seems?

  5. Pray that God keeps his loving arms around you throughout your surgery and recovery. That God guides the surgeons hands and all goes well. Best wishes with trying to stay sane while recovering. Good luck with the novella and I am sure it will be as good as anything else you have written.

  6. Hope your eye heals well and that future surgery is successful also. Look forward to your new book. 🙂

  7. Jann wishing you all the best with your eye surgery. I had surgery for a torn retina a few years ago. Everything is fine now. Best of luck with the book.

  8. ALL THE BEST for you! My wife had to suffer similar surgery two years ago and has no problems since. Therefore, I, too, am expecting many more P&P variations after your – I hope – short period of frustration.

  9. Jann, I hope your surgery went well. I had a similar corneal injury a couple of years ago. The cornea had been “abraded” by something and had grown back irregularly. The damage wasn’t as extensive as yours but I did heal up in a week. Hope you have the same good results. Take care of yourself!

  10. I do feel sympathy for you! I don’t know what I would do, but there are always audio books. My dad had something similar done this summer and his eyesight is great now. I hope you have similar fantastic results.

    Congratulations on the new book and the repaired sight!

  11. I pray that your eye surgery went well and that you are listening to lots of lovely audio books as you recuperate. I do so love your books. My favorite is “Out of Obscurity”. Such a beautiful story!!! Hope you are feeling better very soon!!!

  12. Hope it all went well, a week without television no problem, it been at least 10 years for me, but a day without reading let alone a week I would go mad

  13. Good luck with your eye surgerys. Hope all goes well. Congrats on your new release I’m sure it will be great!

  14. I suspect you’ve got a tough week ahead, but what a reward at the end if it. Look forward to reading your new release

  15. Congratulations on your new release – I’ll be waiting for it.

    Praying for successful surgery. I know how precious eye sight is. My friend was an avid reader until diagnosed with low pressure glaucoma after sudden vision loss. His vision hasn’t returned but hasn’t gotten worse – retaining even vision to get around.

    Yes, agree with buturot that Audible is great. In fact, it’s “heaven sent” but it still needs someone with vision to access/download the books – me.

    Again, hope your current and future surgeries was/are successful. Please do mind the doctor’s recovery instructions – they are given for a reason! They are why my friend still has some vision left …

    PS – love the URL!

  16. I hope the first part of your surgery went well and that you manage to survive the week!
    Re this book, I’m loving the blurb, it seems as if Darcy and Elizabeth are heading to Gretna Green? Well I say why waste the opportunity? 🙂

  17. Congratulations on the new release, Jann! Hopefully your surgery went well and you can see soon. I have no idea what you’ll do in the meantime. No reading… no computer… I don’t envy you.

  18. Praying for you Mr Rowland. You already have the surgery, now hope you abide the restrictions.

    I hope you won’t get bored. One thing I found enagaging are Audible books 😉 😉 😉 (no need to strain your eyes)

    One great news for us is your vision will be better and will allow us the pleasure of having more variations in the future (I am such a selfish creature 😉

Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.