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Brook, New Forest, Hampshire + the Release of “The Jewel Thief and the Earl” + a Giveaway

Today, I am celebrating the release of my Regency novella, The Jewel Thief and the Earl. If you missed this tale in last summer’s Regency Anthology, now is the time to claim it. You can find it HERE on Amazon … Continue reading

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Release of “The Jewel Thief and the Earl” + a Giveaway

Today, I am celebrating the upcoming release (Friday, May 6) of “The Jewel Thief and the Earl” by including an excerpt to tempt you. To enter the giveaway, comment below. I will reach out to the winners by email after … Continue reading

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A Suspicious Royal Birth, a Guest Post from Carole Penfield

On a frosty, winter night, there is nothing more comforting than climbing into a warm cosy bed heated by an electric blanket, or even a hot water bottle. These conveniences were not available in drafty 17th century palaces. Instead, the … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Release of “An Escape to Love” with an Excerpt and a Giveaway

An Escape to Love combines two of my most recent novellas into one volume. On Friday, I shared an excerpt from “The Courtship of Lord Blackhurst.” Today, I bring you “Lord Radcliffe’s Best Friend.” Lord Radcliffe’s Best Friend  Hendrake Barrymore, … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Release of “An Escape to Love” + a Giveaway

An Escape to Love brings together two of my most recent novellas: “The Courtship of Lord Blackhurst” and “Lord Radcliffe’s Best Friend.” Today, we will take a look at “The Courtship of Lord Blackhurst.” The Courtship of Lord Blackhurst  What … Continue reading

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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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Governesses in the Regency Era (Part 1)

Note! This post originally appeared on Savvy Verse and Wit in late November 2021. Enjoy! The life of a governess in the Regency period was certainly not a glamorous one. These young women were most likely from a gentile family. … Continue reading

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On Being a Midwife, a Guest Post from Carole Penfield

During the Georgian and Regency eras, and even earlier, most women who were “breeding” worried a great deal, as these were the most dangerous years of their life. Two of Jane Austen’s brothers lost their wives in childbirth, so she … 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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