Matters go completely awry when Maddie aids a wounded "free trader." Unknown to her, the free trader is Major Quentin Bellaport. He has accepted an assignment to pursue a spy in order to meet and repay the debt owed for his life to Maddie's cousin Jamey by wedding her. Sanford's appearance and demand Maddie marry him, the Riding Officer's hunt for the free trader, Bellaport’s pursuit of the French spy, and he and Maddie falling in love hasten a final confrontation between all. Maddie faces a funeral, a wedding, kidnappings, and a deadly encounter on a moonlit beach. In a desperate attempt to save her Bellaport enlists the help of Baron de la Croix and rolls the dice on the fate of all their lives as he pays HONOUR'S DEBT.
Bellaport’s batman Jenks plays a major part in the movie. Martin Freeman, PBS’s Sherlock Holmes’ Dr. Watson and also Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit movies is perfect for that part.
My heroine, Maddie Vincouer who did what had to be done to protect her family needs a strong woman to play her. Gemma Arterton who was in Quantum of Solace and Prince of Persia The Sands of Time, fits the bill.
The hunt for someone to play Lt. Samuel Goodchurch seemed to go on forever. I thought of Robert Pattinson but wasn’t completely happy with him. One person did persistently come to mind. Matthew Gray Gubler, Criminal Mind’s Dr. Spencer Reid. If you go through his photos on Bing you will see he is a chameleon of sorts. He has the tall gangliness of Goodchurch and for me, a strength of spirit that my character needs.
Captain Medworth, the Riding Officer is almost too small a part for Ioan Gruffudd to the right. But what moviewouldn’t be better with him in it?
For Sanford's rude demanding mother Eliminda Doris Roberts of Everybody Loves Raymond came to mind.
The last cast was Lord Blake Major Danbury. Lord Blake, the third son of a duke, is known to be an excellent cavalry officer but also plagued by ennui. Leonardo DiCaprio has the looks as well as the acting ability to play the man. The sword scar on Danbury’s right cheek would only make the actor more interesting. Lord Blake is utterly bored with life or so it seems. I'm working on his book at the present time and have a new inspiration.
So what do you think, especially you who have read Honour's Debt? If any of you have other suggestions I'd like to hear them.