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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Midnight on the River Grey character inspiration

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Midnight on the River Grey by Abigail Wilson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Title: Midnight on the River Grey 
Author: Abigail Wilson  
Publisher: Thomas Nelson 
Release Date: July 2, 2019  
Genre: Historical Suspense/Gothic Romance

She knew the house was keeping secrets. If only the darkness would speak . . .

After her elder brother’s mysterious death, Rebecca Hunter vows to expose the man she believes responsible: Mr. Lewis Browning—known by the locals as the Midnight Devil and by Rebecca as her new guardian.

Summoned to his reclusive country estate to await her London season, Rebecca plans her own secret investigation among the darkened corridors of the mysterious Greybourne Hall. Yet Lewis Browning is not as she once imagined, and his motivation is horribly unclear. Recurrent nightmares and Rebecca’s restless feelings are further complicated by the shadow of her mother’s prior descent into madness and wondering if she, too, will follow the same heartbreaking path.

Even as midnight rides, strange injuries, and further murders lead back to Mr. Browning, Rebecca can’t ignore the subtle turn of her heart. Has she developed feelings for the man she swore to see hanged? And moreover, can she trust him with her uncertain future?


Thank you so much, Angela, for hosting me on your blog today. I’m thrilled to get a chance to share with everyone the images that inspired the various characters and settings in my new release, Midnight on the River Grey
Rebecca Hunter: At eighteen, Rebecca is not only struggling with the death of her mother, but the sudden accidental death of her elder brother as well. Independent and strong-willed, she has sworn to uncover the person responsible.
Medium height, dark brown hair, blue eyes
Having spent a large portion of her youth in the Scottish Highlands caring for her ill mother, Rebecca has developed a bit of a bold streak and a wild nature she must keep under control in Regency England.
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Her Aunt Jo keeps her looking her best, particularly when her guardian steps up to provide the money for a new wardrobe. Here are a few examples of some of the gowns she picks to buy.
AMERICAN FLORAL STRIPED SILK DRESS, c. 1810  Fashioned from 1770s pink and ivory jacquard, having long sleeve empire bodice with slightly gathered square neckline, back hook & eye closures, self band at waist, bodice back lined in muslin. Tag indicates "from Wallingford, Conn." B-30, W-24, L-51  MUSLIN DRESS with CREWEL EMBROIDERY, AMERICAN, 1810  White cotton embroidered with pink, red and olive green posies, having fall-open bodice and long sleeve with slightly puffed cuff, front neckline edged in three ruched bands, bodice back and sides lined in cotton, center back gathered, narrow tie threaded through two loops at back. DLM tag. B-32, L 48-51.  MARIA MONROE'S FRENCH SILK DRESS with EMBROIDERY, 1814  Aquamarine jacquard with tiny diagonal stripes figured with leaf devices, empire bodice with short puffed sleeve and a hem border of polychrome satin-stitch embroidery below a wide tuck, drawstring neckline, embroidered gauze ribbon waistband, bodice is lined in linen. B-26, L-42 1/2.
As well as a few cloaks, since it is nearing wintertime.
Early Regency Cloaks: A Quick Overview – Sewing Empire  Naval napoleonic cloak mens Jane Austen cape made to
Rebecca has always been a stargazer, fascinated by the heavens. And by the Regency era, astronomers were using telescopes to locate planets and comets.
 lady with telescope/spyglass (bathing huts in background) - 19th Century Achromatic Refracting Table Telescope
Lewis Browning: is driven by a strong sense of justice and loyalty. His deep feelings are constantly at war with the sensitive nature he’d rather keep hidden. Having been appointed guardian of his distant cousin, he’s still battling guilt over his role in Rebecca’s brother’s death.
Tall, dark hair with messy curls, blue, questioning eyes
Ross Poldark Poldark on Instagram: “#poldark  Just a little Ross to brighten your day 💗” Image
He has sheltered himself away in Greybourne Hall, which he only ventures from at night.
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He loves his garden. It remains his solace from the world and the nearby villagers who are certain he’s a murderer.
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The Bridge over the River Grey: The site of Rebecca’s brother’s tragic accident.
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Aunt Jo and her dog, Sophie: Aunt Jo is Rebecca’s only living family member as well as her beloved confident. She is the calm wisdom amongst a stormy future. And her King Charles spaniel would never be far from her side.
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Midnight on the River Grey released July 2, 2019.



Abigail Wilson combines her passion for Regency England with intrigue and adventure to pen historical mysteries with a heart. A registered nurse, chai tea addict, and mother of two crazy kids, Abigail fills her spare time hiking the national parks, attending her daughter’s gymnastic meets, and curling up with a great book.

In 2017, Abigail won WisRWA’s Fab Five contest and in 2016, ACFW’s First Impressions contest as well as placing as a 2017 finalist in the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense.

She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and currently lives in Dripping Springs, Texas, with her husband and children.  

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