Hello, dear adventurers!
Have you ever wondered how our beloved Victorian gal, Evie Jenkins from The Heiress Swap, would manage a modern camping trip? With her genteel manners and poise, it’d certainly be an entertaining escapade!
So, let’s imagine we’re preparing for a summer camping adventure with Evie. Here’s her charmingly unique guide on how to survive – and thrive – in the great outdoors!
- The Tent – Or Shall We Say, The Mobile Manor?
While Evie might initially baulk at the lack of four sturdy walls and a ceiling, she would ensure her tent is as comfortable as can be. Remember to pack some Victorian essentials: a plush sleeping bag (think feather beds), a lace hand-fan for those balmy nights, and a lantern for a touch of warm, welcoming light.
- Elegant Attire – Dressing for the Wilderness
Evie would insist on maintaining her standards. Opt for breezy linen clothing, a sturdy pair of leather boots for those long hikes, and let’s not forget a bonnet to shield from the sun’s rays. Remember, practical can still be stylish!
- Dainty Dining – Campfire Cuisine
While Evie might miss her daily servings of cucumber sandwiches and Victoria sponge, she would adapt to the campfire lifestyle. Imagine her whipping up a pot of rustic stew, toasting crumpets over an open flame, and perhaps even a spot of foraging for wild berries for dessert! Yummy!
- Entertainment – Leisurely Pastimes in Nature
In the absence of her favorite novel, Evie might indulge in a spot of bird-watching or flower-pressing. She’d also find joy in simple pleasures like stargazing and sharing ghost stories by the fire. And OMG if there was a beach nearby, she’d be searching for caves to go fossicking in, in search of fossils, of course (even sneaking away if she had to, lol)!
Embarking on a summer camping trip, Evie-style, is an adventure in itself. We hope this whimsical survival guide not only prepares you for your outdoor escapades but also brings a touch of Victorian charm to your summer!
Remember, as you pack your gear and set off on your journey, channel your inner Evie Jenkins, and make it an unforgettable summer. Happy camping, and watch out for more delightful tales from “The Heiress Swap!”
Evie Jenkins didn’t know what she was thinking by agreeing to switch places with her American heiress cousin. After all, she’s naught but a poor—and usually quite sensible—companion. All she has to do is spend six weeks among London society, pretending to be an heiress…and ensure that absolutely under no circumstances does she accept any proposals of marriage.
When his cousin declares himself in love with a new woman visiting from the States, Alexander Trenton—the sixth Duke of Hargrave—is determined to prove that the young lady in question is just another American “Dollar Princess” desperate for an English title. She seems innocent enough, but Alex is determined to expose her…by thoroughly seducing the lovely and fiercely intelligent heiress himself.
What he assumed would be just one simple kiss erupts into something wild, uncontrollable, and much too public. Now the duke must save her reputation with a betrothal…little knowing that his charming Princess harbors a secret that would certainly ruin them both.
Indoctrinated into a world of dashing rogues and feisty heroines when she was fourteen years old, Maddison Michaels is a prolific reader and writer of romantic suspense and historical fiction. She gets her daily dose of suspense from working as a police officer, prosecuting real-life villains in the Courts of Australia. A member of the RWA and RWA Australia, Maddison is as passionate about her writing as she is about her other two loves: her family and her cups of tea. Luckily, she gets a healthy dash of romance married to her wonderful husband, and her exercise regime is kept on track by her six-year-old daughter, who ensures Maddison is kept very busy chasing her around. Maddison’s debut novel The Devilish Duke is her way of time traveling back to Victorian London to experience a cornucopia of intrigue, romance, and debauchery all from the comfort of her living room!