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The Great Valley Road, Setting for My Novel, “The Road to Understanding”

When I began writing The Road to Understanding, I needed a perfect route to take my characters across the mountains between Virginia and Tennessee in the late 1780s. Who Traveled Across The Great Valley Road? The majority of the settlers in … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at “Elizabeth Bennet’s Excellent Adventure: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary

                        Elizabeth Bennet’s Excellent Adventure is another of my Pride and Prejudice vagaries. For those of you unfamiliar with the “variation” genre, the author changes one key event in … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at “A Touch of Honor: Book 7 in the Realm Series”

What can I say about this book? I never planned it, but it has become one of my favorites in the Realm series. Originally, I planned three books featuring the heroes of what is now Book  1, 2 and 4 … Continue reading

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Wife Selling as a Means to a Moral Divorce, but Not Necessarily a Legal One

From the late 18th to the mid 19th centuries in England, divorce was expense—too expense for many of the populace. Divorce required a private Act of Parliament that could cost the petitioner somewhere around £3000. It also required the blessing … Continue reading

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Realities of Marriage in the Regency Era

In chapter six of volume one of Pride and Prejudice, Charlotte Lucas and Elizabeth Bennet provide us several tidbits regarding the success of a marriage during the Georgian era.  ~  “If a woman conceals her affection with the same skill … Continue reading

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The Taming of the Shrew’s Connection to “Pride and Prejudice and a Shakespearean Scholar” Excerpt + Giveaway

One of the main themes in my upcoming release of Pride and Prejudice and a Shakespearean Scholar: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary is the use William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew as a basis of the interaction between Darcy … Continue reading

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James Wilmot on “Who Wrote Shakespeare’s Plays?” + an eBook Giveaway

  James Wilton was supposedly the first to question whether William Shakespeare was the actual author of the plays and sonnets we now attribute to him. Wilmot was an English clergyman, having been educated at Oxford, and scholar from Barton-on-the-Heath, … Continue reading

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