Trumpet by Bill & Susan Seaforth Hayes

Our historical novel -- after seven years -- is finally published!

Brilliant and sassy Elizabeth Trumpet fantasizes starring on the London stage, but to become an actress in 1803 is tantamount to losing her virginity in the most debasing way.

After watching her mother die and her father lose his mind, the courageous sixteen-year-old must find a way to save her family. She scores her first acting job as a fencer - the deadly skill she learned from her brother training for the military. Blessed with talent and a rare singing voice, Lizzie pursues her career, learning from theatrical characters high and low.

When reckless actor Jonathan Faversham sets eyes on Miss Trumpet, he knows he's found the partner of his life. But Faversham carries ruinous baggage from a dark past. Entangled in lust and ambition, Lizzie gives him her heart and they reach the heights together. Until Lizzie gets more applause than he...

From the magnificence of Regency palaces and the Theatre Royal Covent Garden to the sun-baked pyramids of Egypt and the arms of a real-life Samson, Lizzie is never far from trouble. As her brother rides to glory with Wellington in the Napoleonic Wars, great events threaten her survival. Danger lurks behind stage curtains, when a madman sets fire to take her life and she lifts a sword in revenge.

Will this once innocent girl, with her rise to stardom, be remembered for her art? Or for her shame?

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Coming Appearances

Coming Soon!


Book Signings

Joseph Beth Booksellers, Lexington, KY (7:00pm) - September 24, 2012

The Booksellers at Laurelwood, Memphis, TN (6:00pm) - September 27, 2012

Barnes & Noble at the Summit, Louisville, KY (6:30pm) - October 1, 2012

Left Bank Books (N. 10th Street), St. Louis, MO (7:00pm) - October 4, 2012

The Firefly Grill, Effingham, IL (11:00am) - October 5, 2012

Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN (2:00pm) - October 6, 2012


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