Monthly Archives: September 2015

Getting Ready for October: The Screaming Skull of Bettiscombe Manor

Bettiscombe is a small village and civil parish in west Dorset, England, situated in the Marshwood Vale 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Beaminster. Dorset County Council’s 2012 mid-year estimate of the population of the civil parish is 70. This … Continue reading

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The Road to Somewhere Special

This post appeared recently as part of Karen Cox’s five-year anniversary celebration of her Austen-inspired release of 1932. I thought it worth repeating here for those of you who missed it.  As an author, I am often on the road … Continue reading

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Welcome Caroline Warfield and Her Release of “Dangerous Weakness” + a Giveaway

Today, I wish to welcome my friend, Caroline Warfield, to the Every Woman Dreams blog. Caroline Warfield has at various times been an army brat, a librarian, a poet, a raiser of children, a nun, a bird watcher, an Internet and … Continue reading

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Excerpt + Giveaway from “Second Chances: The Courtship Wars”

Yesterday, I spoke of the medical research behind my writing of Second Chances: The Courtship Wars. If you did not have the opportunity to check this information out, it is fascinating. Read it HERE. One of the things that struck … Continue reading

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Can an Olfactory Nerve Determine With Whom We Fall in Love? + a Giveaway

Today’s post is based upon this article: Can an Olfactory Nerve Determine With Whom We Fall in Love? By Dr. Laura Berman TODAY.com contributor updated 3/25/2008 Recently, a reader asked about the most unusual research that I used to create a … Continue reading

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Jane Austen and the Romance Novel

According to the Romance Writers of America, “the main plot of a romance novel must revolve around the two people as they develop romantic love for each other and work to build a relationship together. Both the conflict and the … Continue reading

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History of the Age of Chaucer and Life in England (1350 -1500): An Overview

Chivalry of the earlier Anglo-Norman period soon fell into disfavor, and the age of Chaucer was the earmark of society’s evolution from medievalism to modernism. During this period, we find religious heretics, Wycliffe, and the Lollards. The emphasis changed to … Continue reading

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