Tag Archive: American historical

Edward S. Curtis, Shadow Catcher

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  Many years ago, when I was living in the Southwest, I took a trip back to Cape Cod, to visit an old friend. While there, we went into an antique store. On… Continue reading

The Trail Of Tears

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I’ve been working on a story featuring a woman left alone with her children while her husband fights the Civil War and an Ojibwa indian who befriends her.  I’m setting the book in… 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

Angel On The Battlefield

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As I was researching The Forgotten Debutante, my last book in the Cotillion Ball Series, I learned of the National Reburial Initiative, which took place after the Civil War finished. Most Americans are… 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

From Pegleg Pete to Cutting Edge Prosthetics

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Historical details come in all shapes and sizes. For my latest book, A Widow’s Salvation, a Civil War story set in an Army hospital, I had to find out about prosthetic devices. My… Continue reading

Thomas Jefferson, My Hero

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Ever since the Government, in its infinite wisdom, decided to cut down on Federal holidays and combine the birthdays of two of our most honored presidents–Lincoln and Washington–who just so happened to be… Continue reading

Five Reasons Why American Historical Romances Are Making A Comeback

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  This post originally appeared in USA Today’s Happy Ever After Column on October 29, 2014. It’s true that Americans have always had a soft spot in their hearts for a good western.… Continue reading