Secret of the Rose Box

Lavinia Sellwood 1010306023483


18th Century

Lavinia E Sellwood

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Mixture of intrigue, romance, adventure, espionage and ghostly intervention, set on England’s East Sussex coast in 1748


Adventure,Historical Fiction,Romance

Short Summary

Independent, and determinedly singular female lead, meets a Duke commissioned to recover a state secret, fallen into the hands of the wreckers and smugglers about the caves in the English town of Hastings, in East Sussex.

Ghostly interference alters the paths of the lead characters, as they brave an adventure in the caves where their lives are thrown into peril, thus despite being brave, they finally realise that love is the truly bravest adventure to embark upon, together.


Between fine Georgian town houses, historic Inns and the mysterious warren of caves about the English Sussex coastal town of Hastings.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

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Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Lady Christiana Seymour

Age: mid twenties

Gender: Female

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Adventurous,Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Lucius Kinsbrough the Duke of Bucksdon

Age: Early 30s

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Engaging,Patriotic,Confident,Honorable,Sexy,Romantic,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Lord Andrew Peterson

Age: late 20s

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Patriotic,Funny,Selfless,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Randolph Seymour the Duke of Huntsford

Age: mid 30s

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Complex,Decisive,Confident,Masculine,Leader,Manipulative

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female Leaning

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Hard Copy Available



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