Saturday Sojourn with Suzi Love at Jess Anastasi’s blog.
Take an 1843 train journey through the English countryside with the heroine of Embracing Scandal at Jess Anastasi’s Saturday Sojourn.
Lady Rebecca Jamison is travelling with her sisters to the country estate of Lord and Lady Hetherington, and though Becca doesn’t know it yet, she is about to place herself within the grasp of her enemy.
But for now, Becca and her family are enjoying the novelty of traveling to the country by train, in contrast with past years when the only way to travel was by carriage over dreadful roads.
The family departs from one of the new and bustling rail stations in London.
Then the steam train cuts across large tracts of country that Becca had never travelled before, because this land has always been private and many of the landowners are angry that the new railways dissect their estates.
Along the way, Becca sees crowds of onlookers who come to watch every train pass as it is still such a novelty. But often the people stand too close to the tracks and Becca and her sisters are terrified that one of them will be knocked over when the steam blasts out of the train’s furnaces.
You can read the rest of Lady Rebecca Jamison’s train journey at Jess Anastasi, a fellow Australian author published with Noble Romance.