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Not an Ordinary Baronet

20 October 2017

Earlier this year, Mrs. PG submitted a manuscript to Kindle Scout. Thanks to the assistance of many of the visitors to TPV who voted for her book, Mrs. PG’s manuscript was selected by Amazon for publication and has sold quite well.

So she’s going to do the whole thing again.

Her latest Regency Romance, Not an Ordinary Baronet, went up for voting on Kindle Scout today.

Since you may want to know more about this book than the short description Amazon permits, PG is here to help.

Considering the title, you might ask, “What is a baronet?”

By sounding out the word, you might think it was something French. Since PG took several weeks of French in college (shortly after the French Revolution) and got a C, he can explain.

First of all, there’s a war going on. If Baronet Bertie were French, he would have been pillaging Europe with Napoleon. He probably would have been known as Bertie the Bloody, Butcher of Bon Mots.

Then there’s the lack of French spelling. If Bertie were French, he would be Baronette Bertie and his name would have sounded like BærØnette Bêrtïé with a Germanic umlaut and if BærØnette was used in its neutered intransitive form it would have been pronounced with increased azimuth overlaying the glottal fricative.

PG wishes he could find his French professor and say gracias. You never know when you’ll need French.

“But,” you ask, “what about Baronet Bertie?”

First you have to know about Lady Catherine. She’s another one of Mrs. PG’s spunky heroines. And she hears a smuggler talking with just a trace of glottal fricative.

The attentive reader will want to know, “What was the smuggler smuggling in the middle of a war?”

PG doesn’t wish to rush the dénouement, but the only thing Britain and France could agree on was that French brandy was really tasty (muey tesla in French).

They had a lot of extra brandy in France because local brandy-drinkers were all off burning Russian villages and drinking vodka. They didn’t have any brandy in England because the brandy bush (brando arbusto in Esperanto) won’t grow in the rain.

Cross-channel brandy trading might have had a beneficial effect on both sides, but diet-coke-drinking spoilsports in the Admiralty would have none of that. “That would be trading with the enemy” (kauppaa vihollisen kanssa in Finnish, but PG doesn’t remember where the diacritical goes), they blustered.

So Baronet Bertie runs into Ladie Catherine at Home Depot (Ha! Fooled you! It was at a ball and there were no hammers.). He thinks she’s pretty cute. She thinks he’s pretty cute for a baronet (lindo para un baronet). They both like French brandy, but can’t talk about it for political reasons because Admirality.

Thereafter, there is some laissez faire in the shadows, but PG can’t say more or else he’ll give away the big finish (suur viimistlus in Estonian and big finish in Finnish).

If you feel moved to support Not an Ordinary Baronet, you can click here.

And here’s a picture Lady Catherine took of Baronet Bertie standing in front of his hot tub.

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19 Comments to “Not an Ordinary Baronet”

  1. And in the end you still didn’t tell us what a Baronet is.

    Still, it’s good to have a hero with such a lowly rank for a change! Regency Fantasy-land has recently been overrun by Dukes when in real life the chance of finding even one Duke who was young, attractive and unmarried was tiny.

    I’ve clicked on the nomination button, of course; the last time I did this for Mrs PG I got a free book and with luck history will repeat itself.

  2. Love your description, PG! Nominated!

  3. And in the end you still didn’t tell us what a Baronet is.

    – A small Baron?

  4. Hah! I recognize that baronet! His face was used on another Mrs. PG bookcover, which led to a discussion about chins.

    I now have a desperate need to know what a baronet is. I thought it might be something a king passes out to minor henchman if he’s too broke to give them money.

    “And you get a baronet! And you get a baronet!”

    “Would rather have the gold, Your Majesty.”

    “I could give you cold steel if you prefer.”

    “We’ll take the baron-whatsit then.”

    • Actually, baronets were created to raise money for the crown. One of the Charles – I forget which one – needed money, so he gave untitled courtiers a choice: have the title, with all the expenses and hosting the king periodically with your own money; or pay the king to not have a title.

  5. Shoot, I’m kind of disappointed this isn’t for sale! “Regency Romance” is usually enough to make me flee, but your description was so interesting, I want to give it a try. 🙂

  6. Done and done.

    Actually a baronet is a close relative of the French horn and is located east of the French horn section.

    NB: Non-French speakers often confuse the baronet with the long knife affixed to the muzzle end of a soldier’s rifle. Please don’t make this mistake.

  7. Thanks to all for the support and comments.

    Mrs. PG’s book continues to be regarded as “hot and trending” by Kindle Scout.

  8. Done. Best of luck!

  9. What a magnificent blurb. I do believe you have found your true passion, PG! 😀

  10. I voted.

    -pins pin to chest-

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