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Celebrating the Release of “Christmas Ever After” Anthology + a Giveaway

Today, Christmas Ever After will be available from Dreamstone Publishing. It is an anthology of Regency Christmas novellas from Victoria Hinshaw, Regina Jeffers, Emma Kaye, Cora Lee, Alanna Lucas, Janis Susan May, Arietta Richmond, and Becca St. John. Four of the stories … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Release of “Beautified by Love” + a Giveaway

  I am so blessed to bring you two fabulous Regency Christmas novellas. You learned something of “Lady Joy and the Earl” on Monday; today, I wish to concentrate on “Letters from Home,” which will be part of a Regency … Continue reading

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Unusual Christmas Customs and the Release of “Lady Joy and the Earl” + a Giveaway

Today, I celebrate the release of one of my two Regency Christmas novellas for this holiday season. “Lady Joy and the Earl” does not have the typical hero and heroine found in historical romances, for James Highcliffe, Earl of Hough, … Continue reading

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Rites of Mourning and the Recent Release of “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way”

The mourning rites we customarily think of as being so strict during the Regency era, were actually those imposed by Queen Victoria after the death of her husband, Prince Albert. Victoria was known to wear black for many years and … Continue reading

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The Rame Peninsula, Setting for Parts of “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way” + Giveaway

In writing Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way, I wanted the Bennet ladies to end up in an area more remote than Hertfordshire after the death of Mr. Bennet—to be out of their element. I wanted them not … Continue reading

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Lease and Release as a Plot Point in “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way” + a Giveaway

In my latest Austen-inspired piece, I use a legal property term referred to as Lease and Release. The legal definition of Lease and Release says, it is a species of conveyance, invented by Serjeant Moore, soon after the enactment of … Continue reading

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Tenant of the Curtesy and the Release of “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy, There’s a Way” + a Giveaway

Tenant of the Curtesy or Courtesy tenure is a legal term indicating the life interest which a widower (meaning the wife’s former husband) may claim in the lands of the deceased wife, under certain conditions. Those requisites to create a … Continue reading

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