With thick black hair spilling over his large shadowy eyes, he is menacing but handsome. He could double for John Gilbert, the Great Lover of the Silver Screen, but he is not an actor. He is the Reverend Gideon Baldwin, a single, Methodist preacher, who considers the pulpit “a better medium for acting than the stage.” Rumors swirl among members of his flock regarding how he acquired his wealth. His ward, Effie Belle Butler, regards him with a mixture of fear and fascination. Is he a wolf in sheep’s clothing or her PRINCE IN THE TOWER?
Hi! I’m Sheryl Wright Stinchcum and welcome to my blog. THE PRINCE IN THE TOWER, a modern Gothic romance, is my first novel. Writing the book wasn’t a choice. I was driven to write it.
My experience as a preacher’s daughter and silent film fanatic prepared me for writing a story that features a clergyman, who looks like my favorite actor, John Gilbert.
Wanting to make the story authentic, I visited the places described in the book. Most of the story takes place in Fairfax City, Virginia. The rest is set in Old Town Alexandria; Skyline Drive; Annapolis, Maryland; Bermuda; and England.
The main theme is “True Love Waits.” Read the book and see if you don’t agree that romance is alive and well in Fairfax City.
You can find my “author page” on Amazon.com.