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Pals Go to War

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When Great Britain declared war in August of 1914, her army, including reservists, consisted of around 733,000 men. Many of the politicians and government officials who had deemed war necessary predicted that it… Continue reading

New Release Wed: Folly Park by Heidi Hackford

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What does it take to destroy the place you love most in the world? Though deeply ashamed of her slaveholding heritage, Temple Preston’s sense of duty and bittersweet memories tie her to Folly… Continue reading

THE FAMINE THAT SHAPED IRELAND’S HISTORY by Juliane Weber

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Many Americans have Irish roots, including a number of famous ones such as President Joe Biden, musician Bruce Springsteen, and quarterback Tom Brady, to name a few. A host of Irish traditions have… Continue reading

The Cousins’ War

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As readers will recall, History Imagined features the bits, pieces, and footnotes of history that authors uncover during research for our fiction. Today, I begin a new series that moves away from the… Continue reading

Searching for Claire Clairmont by Marty Ambrose

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Claire Clairmont.  Stepsister of Mary Shelley. Mistress of Lord Byron. Shadow figure in the Byron/Shelley circle.  I had always been mildly interested in her from a scholarly perspective but, also, somewhat influenced by… Continue reading

New Release Wednesday: The Last Dollar Princess by Linda Bennett Pennell

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It must be said. Scandal follows her family like a faithful hound. No matter how hard they kick it away, it comes slinking around to insinuate itself into their lives again. Although her… Continue reading

New Release Wednesday: Man of Sorrows by M. N. Stroh

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Would God command a devout monk to wed a shepherdess?  Ireland 940 ADOthers think young shepherdess Mara fey. No one else in her Clan hears the voices or sees mysterious visitors. But she… Continue reading

The Saddest Dollar Princess

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Many little girls dream of being princesses courtesy of fairy tales and Disney. They envision beautiful weddings, castles, and their own Prince Charming ready to give them a “happily ever after.” It might… Continue reading

New Release Wednesday: A Lady Newspaperman’s Dilemma by Eileen Joyce Donovan

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1926. A world of flappers, speakeasies, and bathtub gin. A year when Alex, a cocky college graduate, arrives at a small Montana newspaper as a cub reporter. She plans to use this job… Continue reading

Historical Fiction Déjà vu By Janis Robinson Daly

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In a recent webinar sponsored by the Historical Novel Society, author Susan Meissner advised writers of historical fiction to construct their writing with relevancy for today’s readers. By pulling upon the emotional impact… Continue reading