I’m in the midst of finishing up the wedding novella. Colin is not yet born in the novella, but he’s a very important part of the equation as Suzanne/Mélanie and Malcolm/Charles’s agree to marry. Suzette/Mel’s pregnancy is the reason Malcolm/Charles proposes and the implications of the marriage for the child she’s carrying are a major part of her considerations as she weighs whether or not to accept him. This seems a good time to post another of the Imperial Scandal discussion questions:

6. How does being parents affect Suzanne’s, Malcolm’s, Cordelia’s, and Harry’s actions in the course of the book? Do you think their lives and relationships as couples would have evolved differently if they didn’t have Colin and Livia?

Speaking of Cordelia, I’ve just posted a new Fraser Correspondence letter from her to Lady Caroline Lamb.