History: Unmistakably Yours

Kristin Holt | History: Unmistakably Yours

History: Unmistakably Yours

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Kristin Holt | Dear Reader

Dear Reader

I enjoy writing books set in the 1880sa time where people were pitted against some of the greatest natural weather disasters—and thus able to show their strengths. This title, Unmistakably Yours, was a perfect opportunity, as the many authors in this series each wrote a book focused on Thanksgiving Day (and all that this holiday means to Americans) to revisit my favorite fictional city—Mountain Home (and series: Holidays in Mountain Home).

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has a special place in my heart. “Thanksgiving”, as Americans know it, is unique—though it began as a Christian celebration within a Christian colony in the New World, the United States became a true “melting pot” with immigrants coming from all over the world, and of many different religions. To Americans (United States citizens), Thanksgiving is an opportunity to reflect upon the abundance and gifts of the past year. As a Christian, I see Thanksgiving as an opportunity to express thanksgiving to God for His infinite blessings.

Beyond Thanksgiving, this novel includes a look at Harvest Celebrations/Festivals, and their place in American history. In the Western United States, these small-town festivals included many of the same events and entertainments I’ve drawn upon, and many more.

G-Rated Terms

As mentioned in the foreword, the nineteenth century definition of love-making”— including lovers was very widely used as a G-rated term that simply meant those who have a romantic attachment, and those who are falling in love and courting. History: Unmistakably Yours

Other historical tidbits you may have noticed within this title:

Victorian Folding Chairs

Speaking Trumpet

Running water in the new 1886-1887-built Abbott’s Brick Block?

Screen doors

Lemon Ice Recipe

Tea Rooms

Starter Pistols

Coca Wine

A Victorian Apple Dumpling Recipe

Social Clubs for Women

And Social Clubs for Men

Social Clubs

I’ve discovered numerous newspaper clippings that elaborate on the types of clubs women formed, that helped form the Ladies’ Library Association that once met in Jane’s Tea Room. Watch for an article to be published on my site, that Ill include a link to within my Unmistakably Yours page. I’ll update this page for everything related to this title, Unmistakably Yours. More blog post articles, more historical tidbits, more details that help to set the stage and enrich your reading experience of all titles set at the same time.

Value of a Dollar

Have you discovered online price converters (how expensive was something at the time of your book)? For example, I had to look up how much to have Hank assume the ruined wedding cake was worth in 1887’s dollars. Having paid for one daughter’s wedding thus far, I know how much cakes can cost. This “inflation calculator” has proved wildly helpful to me as an author and as a reader. Who knew that Hank’s $4 in 1887 is comparable to $110.76 today. True, I paid a whole lot more than that for my daughter’s cake, but my low-balling, I admit, was part of illustrating that Hank’s a clueless man. (How would he know how much wedding cakes cost?)

Invitation

Please visit my ever-growing cache of articles that help to fill out the setting and historical background for Unmistakably Yours. Many blog articles are already cataloged there, and I’ll add more as they become available.

Note: You’ll find much more information (some of it overlaps) on my Unmistakably Yours Page.

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