Stacy Reid’s Sinful Wallflowers series of historical romance novels is headed to the small screen, Sologne Angelique Productions announced in a news release.
Reid’s trilogy of books began in 2019 with My Darling Duke, about a viscount’s daughter who falsely claims to be engaged to a reclusive nobleman in a desperate bid to save her family from poverty. A critic for Kirkus Indie praised the novel as “an entertaining romance nicely balanced between hot-and-bothered lust and droll dramedy of manners.”
She followed the book up in 2020 with Her Wicked Marquess and concluded the trilogy in 2021 with A Scoundrel of Her Own, which a Kirkus Indie reviewer called “a sweet and passionate love story, once it gets going.”
Sologne Schumacher, the CEO of Sologne Angelique Productions, said she plans to work with Reid on the adaptation.
“Our company’s mission is amplifying the voices of historically excluded creators, and given Stacy Reid’s gifts as a storyteller, we knew she was someone we wanted to work with,” Schumacher said. “When I read the Sinful Wallflowers series, I knew these were characters the world needed to see.”
Reid’s editor at indie press Entangled Publishing, Stacy Cantor Abrams, said the author’s novels “represent the very pinnacle of historical romance.”
“Now, we’ll get a chance to see these exceptional plots and characters transformed for the medium of television,” Abrams said. “It’s always an exciting process, and I’m confident these books will adapt particularly well.”
Michael Schaub, a journalist and regular contributor to NPR, lives near Austin, Texas.