A newspaper article published on November 25, 1897 (El Dorado, KS, syndicated from NY Tribune) sheds historical light on what Thanksgiving Day was to the late Victorians in the United States. Includes: origins, thanksgiving souvenirs, thanksgiving entertainments, and thanksgiving decorations… a glimpse into Thanksgiving in 1897.
My book review of Jody Hedlund’s title With You Always, Book 1 in her highly rated Orphan Train Series. This blog article includes connections to historically accurate events and elements used by Hedlund as a backdrop to this powerful Christian Historical Novel (Romance). 4.5 stars!
Vintage newspaper articles from 1827 and 1876 illustrate the Victorian-era attitude regarding a woman’s work within the home. Far more than meal preparation and child-rearing, these brief statements memorialize the era’s viewpoint of differences between men and women, and the wife’s cherished role as confidante, partner in sorrows and joys, whose feminine endowment brings “exquisite tact which rounds the sharp corners, and softens the asperities of different characters, enabling people differing most widely to live together in peace…”
As you may have guessed by my recent release’s title, Pleasance’s First Love, the story is a Second Chances trope. Come on in and sit a spell while I share a bit about this trope, what it is, and why it’s a favorite among romance readers. First love, second chances. Some romances aren’t meant to be….others will always deserve another chance.
Allow me to introduce the eleven authors behind the twelve novellas and novels of our new sweet, clean historical romance series: Grandma’s Wedding Quilts. Each book is connected by family ties: each living grandchild of Grandma Mary (siblings and cousins) makes an appearance in their own book. My new title, Pleasance’s First Love is #5 of 12, coming on January 13th. This series will release in its entirety in January, 2017.