Category Archives: American History

Herbal Medicine Used in Regency Period

There is a scene in the The Earl Claims His Comfort where my heroine, who is what was known as a “white witch,” meaning she was a healer dealing in herbs and potions, was treating a leg wound of one of … Continue reading

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“Knocked my eczema out!” Became Noxzema!

Of late, I have been once again going through items in cabinets and drawers and vetting out items I no longer use or wear. It amazing me how things end up overflowing even when I go through this procedure regularly. … Continue reading

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The Early Origins of the Novel

In the mid to late 1700s, the novel, as a means of literary expression developed to an art form. In many of the Regency-based romances that I read, it speaks of the “novel” being something females might read, rather than … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at Nigel Lewis’s “The Cover Plan Conspiracy,” a Deception Created by the Allied Forces in WWII

Back on June 6, I posted an article on Exercise Tiger, which was a tragic rehearsal that took place off Slapton Sands on the coast of Devon. That article brought me to the notice of Nigel Lewis, who has written … Continue reading

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The First Labor Day Celebration

New York City saw the celebration of the first Labor Day on 5 September 1882. The celebration marking the event was designed by the Central Labor Union.    According to the Department of Labor, “While most sources, even the Department of … Continue reading

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Promissory Estoppel and the Release of MR. DARCY’S BRIDEs + Excerpt + Giveaway

Marriage by Estoppel One of the possibilities I explored in researching my latest book, MR. DARCY’S BRIDEs was marriage by estoppel as a plot point. According to Investopedia, “Promissory estoppel is a legal principle that a promise is enforceable by … Continue reading

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The Wilderness Road, Setting for “The Road to Understanding”

According to Ancestry.com, the Wilderness Road “was only a crude trail; only pack teams could cross the mountains. Pioneers coming from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and the Carolinas before 1796 found it necessary to unload their Conestoga Wagons at Sapling Grove … Continue reading

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