History, tall ships, travel, books - all vie for first love with Lucia Bruels. Retired from an information technology career she enjoys all things French, all things historical, especially if set in the 1700’s. She became interested in writing while doing family genealogy. After all, nothing is as intriguing as real life; add a bit of sugar and spice and you have a tantalizing tale. Her heros are always alpha males - though they may have wounds to heal. Her ladies are ready to love and be loved - and usually not so proper. Duels, sizzling affairs, tidbits of history, all intertwined for tales you won’t want to put down. Lucia lives in South Carolina with her physicist husband.