The Scandalously improper Bucket list of Miss Phillipa Peppiwell, a Victorian Lady
“I want to sail the oceans, ride a camel, explore the ruins of Venice, and eat French pastries for breakfast!” These are some of the bold words Miss Phillipa Peppiwell said to Lord Anthony Thornton in my newest release The Irresistible Miss Peppiwell. As a reader wonderfully stated in her thoughtful review…. “Miss Peppiwell’s icy persona hides a heart filled with desires, a mind overflowing with dreams, and a spirit that won’t bend without a fight.” Phillipa longs to be free of the harsh restrictions and hypocrisy of high society, and she craves adventure, the freedom to enjoy life, and possess a heart filled with seemingly impossible dreams.
Such desires were unheard of for English roses of good breeding or even gently bred American misses to have, a young society lady was expected to be demure and know her role. The slightest incident or faux pas by any Victorian young miss was enough to ignite the scorn and condemnation of the haute monde. Actions that might seem inconsequential were considered scandalous and highly improper, and could ruin a young lady’s good name. Actions such as speaking to a man without being introduced (a young lady would be considered forward and not of good character), walking without a maid or a footman, flashing her ankles, being jilted (even if this was no fault of the lady), or to venture out without a corset.
Miss Phillipa Peppiwell was lucky enough to capture the heart of a certain green eyed, roguish, charming and intensely sensual male who wanted to give her what her heart desired. Lord Anthony promised her love, excitement and endless adventure. They would tour the four corners of the world together, free as the wind. With such promises of adventure, Phillipa made a bucket list of all the scandalous things she wanted to experience with her lord on their adventures of love and I am sharing a few she wrote in her journal.
My list of wickedly indecent adventures to have with my loving lord.
- Dance the seven veils for Anthony’s pleasure. Wickedly indecent and adventurous for sure.
- Have the orchestra play music for the mazurka and the tango at a ball she will host.
- Visit Paris and watch the Cancan being performing sans culotte. (This was originally performed, without any knickers (panties)).
- Visit the famed Décadence gaming club owned by Lord Mondvale. (This is my hero in book three of the Scandalous House of Calydon series).
- Visit Pompeii in Men’s dress and view the erotically sexual murals. (Women were not allowed in).
- Wear no underwear or corsets when attending a ball with Anthony.
- Visit a men’s club in London wearing men’s clothing. The exclusive White’s preferably where she could lay a wager! This would require her cutting her hair, which she doubts lord Anthony would be pleased with.
- Make love with Anthony in the open on his estates.
- Ride boldly through London astride…wearing men breeches.
Phillipa is a girl of my heart! I too have a bucket list that grows every year. At the top of my list I wish to experience the wonder of deep sea diving, get a tattoo of a phoenix on my shoulder blade, and tour Europe with my love! I would love to know what is on your list!
About the Author:
Stacy Reid is an avid reader of novels with a deep passion for writing. She especially loves romance and adores writing about people falling in love. Stacy lives a lot in the worlds she creates and actively speaks to her characters (out loud). She has a warrior way, never give up on her dreams. When Stacy is not writing, she spends a copious amount of time drooling over Rick Grimes from Walking Dead, watching Japanese anime and playing video games with her love, Dusean Nelson.
Make sure you check out Stacy Reid’s latest novel, The Irresistible Miss Peppiwell.
About The Irresistible Miss Peppiwell:
With a longing for adventure, the last thing Phillipa Peppiwell wants is to marry. After a painful betrayal by a man she trusted, she is wary when she unwittingly catches the attention of roguishly handsome – and sinfully tempting – Lord Anthony Thornton. Forbidden desires she secretly yearns for threaten to crumble her icy facade and reveal a past scandal best kept buried.
Dissatisfied with his empty life, Lord Anthony seeks a deep and lasting connection… and finds himself intrigued by the Ice Maiden of the haute monde. Undaunted by Phillipa’s aloof nature and her distaste for the idea of matrimony, he sets out to thaw the bewitching beauty by enticing her with adventures of the most sensual type. But he, too, hides a scandalous secret… and if it’s discovered it could rip them apart.
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