Category Archive: historical romance

Downing’s Oyster Restaurant

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  The latest addition to the national mall in Washington, DC is the National Museum of African American History and Culture. It opened its doors on September 24, 2016 after thirteen years of… Continue reading

Travels Through Historical Fiction: The White Lady

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If readers saw the film version of The English Patient, they may remember that the opening scene showed the main characters in a desert cave marveling at drawings depicting humans and animals painted… Continue reading

Agent 355–A Patriot In Petticoats

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Long before Agent 007 was a germ of an idea in Ian Fleming’s mind, there was Agent 355, one of the first female spies in America, active during the Revolutionary War. But unlike… Continue reading

Travels Through Historical Fiction: My Heart’s in the Highlands

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Several years ago, our family had the wonderful adventure of driving through Scotland. We went in search of golf for husband and sons, castles and cathedrals for me, and in hope of a… Continue reading

Travels Through Historical Fiction: Fountains Abbey

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The English countryside holds so many wonderful historical sites it would take months, maybe years, to visit them all.  Although I long for another trip to take in the ones I’ve missed, my… Continue reading

The Federal Reburial Program

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The final book in my Cotillion Ball series, The Forgotten Debutante, is set for release on April 4. The timeline for the entire series is set in America from 1855 through1866. Each of… Continue reading

Button Fakes, or the Art of Counterfeiting Coins

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As long as there has been currency, there has been counterfeiting. When I set out to create a villainous underground for my work-in-progress forgery attracted my attention. The temptation to manufacture money is… Continue reading

The Harvey Girls

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If you’re a fan of American historical romances, you’ve read your share of stories about women headed west on wagon trains. However, most women on the wagon trains were married, at least when… Continue reading

Godey’s Lady’s Book

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A few weeks ago, while doing research on when Thanksgiving was made a national holiday, I was surprised to find out the woman who spearheaded the campaign for a national day of celebration,… Continue reading

The Draft Riots of 1863

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Most of us in America are familiar with the Military Draft, which was implemented in 1940 prior to the Second World War and abandoned following the Vietnam War, although men between the ages… Continue reading