Today we're joined by author Bronwen Evans, whose latest release, A Kiss of Lies, is out this month. The book launches the Disgraced Lords series and tells the exploits of the Libertine Scholars, a group of loveable rakes who have been chums since school. They band together against a common enemy who is determined to destroy each of them. A Kiss of Lies deals with spousal abuse, a topic that sadly still makes headlines today. Bronwen is here to talk about the vulnerability of women in the Regency Era. Thanks, Bronwen!
We hear a lot about slavery in the past and the hideous wrongs committed against people purely for the color of their skin, and we hear about the huge gap between rich and poor and the fact that the poorhouses had appalling living conditions, basically a place the poor went to die, but we hear far less about the plight of women, rich as well as poor, in relation to spousal abuse.
I know it’s not a pleasant topic, but it’s one we should all be aware of, and ensure we are continually vocal about. We cannot let ourselves become complacent. Any abuse, physical or emotional, shouldn’t be tolerated. Domestic abuse is well and truly alive today—unfortunately.