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08-03-2012, 12:53 AM
Hi everyone,

I am looking for a Beta for my Historical. It's already had one look through by a Beta reader and since then I've been working primarily on the first half to develop both the plot and characters. I am looking for an honest opinion on structure, genre, characters and storyline.

The story is set in Yorkshire at the beginning of Charles I's reign. It follows the story of a teenager named Bessie, a hot-tempered and thoughtless girl who wishes to break from her strict puritan upbringing. She becomes infatuated by the Wentworth family: a local politician and his very beautiful young wife. In a stroke of luck, she strikes up a close friendship with Arabella Wentworth and becomes a regular guest of the family. However, when she begins to develop feelings for Arabella's husband, things become far more complicated. Arabella has come to depend on her and trusts her implicitly. Bess is torn between doing the honourable thing by her friend and following her lust.

I would be willing to swap, depending on your story and needs.

I have two versions of the first chapter in Romance's SYW and I'm happy to answer any questions.

Thank you for your time :)

08-05-2012, 12:19 PM
Hello! I read your first two versions of chapter one over in SYW, and they were lovely. I'd be quite happy to beta read the rest of the book.

I would appreciate if you could beta mine in return, A Midwinter Night's Revolution (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=241834&highlight=midwinter+night%27s+revolution). It's a semi-historical fantasy romance set in the late 1700s. 75k words.

I'll PM you my email address.