by Kristin Holt | Aug 10, 2017 | Articles
In Part 2 of this blog series, I share 70 newspaper clippings from Victorian America, wherein reports abound that husbands have sold their wives. Prices range from $0.05 (5 cents) to thousands of dollars (US, Victorian). I provided price comparisons, just for impact. Throughout, I provided my opinions regarding TRUTH or JOKE. Ultimately, there had to be some of both. What a bizarre practice!
by Kristin Holt | Dec 4, 2016 | Articles
I had the privilege of reading an Advance Review Copy (ARC) of Garden of Her Heart by USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield. This article is my honest review of this sweet romance, set in 1942, midst World War II and the internment of American Citizens of Japanese descent. This well-written, heartwarming sweet (clean) romance is a FIVE STAR read. Shanna’s blog tour for this new release will follow this book review in three days, on release day, December 7, 2016.
by Kristin Holt | Nov 11, 2015 | Articles
My friend Paty Jager shares her fact-based premise for her Christmas novella Christmas Redemption. It’s fascinating how essential genuine history can be to quality fiction. Paty’s story is part of the Silver Belles and Stetsons Cowboy Christmas Anthology.
by Kristin Holt | Nov 10, 2015 | Articles
Shanna Hatfield supports the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, both by spreading the word and with a significant financial donation–and you can help! Shanna explains the true-to-history setting of her Hardman Holiday Series. This ghost town was once a thriving city, and Shanna’s research provides her fiction with a solid setting readers can ‘see’. Shanna Hatfield is a USA Today Bestselling Author of sweet romance.
by Kristin Holt | Jul 31, 2015 | Articles
You might think it’s easy to come up with way more than FIVE top reasons. Go ahead. Start listing. It’s not as easy as it might seem.
After all, have you even thought about intentionally touring American Victorian Era museum houses that are open to the public? Why would you even want to visit a musty, old house? You read books set in the era, love them enough to pick up another, enjoy visiting the past and its various locales… so what’s to be gained by physically setting foot in a house that was built (and lived in) during the time period?
I share My Top 5 Reasons READERS of Western Historical Romances Benefit From Visiting Historical Museum Residences.