Category Archives: Christmas

Governesses in the Regency Era (Part 4)

This post originally appeared on The Jane Austen Book Club blog. Enjoy! Parents of the 19th Century required different skills from their governesses. Some governesses taught only a few subjects each day. Others oversaw the children throughout the day. Most … Continue reading

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Governesses in the Regency Era (Part 3)

This post originally appeared on Babblings of a Book Worm. Enjoy! Women who took on the role of governess during the early years of the nineteenth century had no idea they were changing history. As more and more families demanded … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at “One Minute Past Christmas” by George T. Arnold and Regina Jeffers

I came to this story late in the aspect that the nucleus of it was written by my former journalism professor. When I read it, I liked it, but I had the feeling that something was missing. Even so, I … Continue reading

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Christmas Romance Month with “Lord Radcliffe’s Best Friend”

“Lord Radcliffe’s Best Friend” was originally part of the anthology A Regency Christmas Together. The idea behind the stories in the anthology was the hero and heroine are “trapped” together at Christmas. The “trapping” could be anything from being snowed in … Continue reading

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Christmas Romance Month with “The Courtship of Lord Blackhurst”

My story, “The Courtship of Lord Blackhurst,” is heavily influenced by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “The Courtship of Miles Standish.” Many of the characters names, for example, derive from the poem. However, in Longfellow’s narrative, John Alden speaks to Priscilla Mullins because … Continue reading

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Christmas Romance Month with “Pemberley’s Christmas Governess: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary”

My newest JAFF book, Pemberley’s Christmas Governess, released onNovember 29, it is currently on sale for $0.99. Grab yours before the price goes up! The past couple of months have been hectic for me, and I have been planning ahead — … Continue reading

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Christmas Romance Month with “Mr. Darcy’s Present: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary”

 Mr. Darcy’s Present grew out of a trip down memory lane. I was attempting to go through photographs found in a box among my late mother’s belongings. I was adding the ones of people I recognized to a photo album, … Continue reading

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Christmas Romance Month with “Christmas at Pemberley: A Pride and Prejudice Holiday Vagary, Told Through the Eyes of All Who Knew It”

December must mark a Christmas romance. ®Hallmark does it. Therefore, this month I plan to highlight the many Christmas tales I have written over the years. “Christmas at Pemberley” was the first. It is a sweet tale, but it really … Continue reading

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It is HERE!!! Pemberley’s Christmas Governess: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary Goes Live Today!!!

Today, my 28th Jane Austen-inspired tale goes live. I hope you have your copy waiting for you in your inbox. I pray you will enjoy this tale. It is a bit different from my usual fare, where I stay close … Continue reading

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A Widow’s Rights Play a Large Role in my “His Christmas Violet” Release – What Was English Law on the Matter?

In my tale, His Christmas Violet, part of Regency Missives and Mischief, the heroine, Lady Violet Graham, is a widow. Being a widow at the time, particularly, women in the aristocracy or gentry class, provided a woman more freedom than … Continue reading

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