Time-Traveling Faux-Pas

Highlighting Historical Romance Today we welcome Susana Ellis, my fellow Bluestocking Belle, who tells us about her time-traveling heroine. If you were traveling through time, how much would you worry about disrupting the space-time continuum? In spite of my younger days as a fervent Trekker, I’ve come to the conclusion that the Prime Directive is […]

Seven Holiday Gifts: Week Seven

For seven weeks the Bluestocking Belles have brought you a gift or givewaway, a bit of holiday fiction, some information about the holiday, and a recipe. This week we bring the series to a close with Jessica Cale’s epilogue to her story Artemis, one of the eight novellas featured in the Bluestocking Belles’ 2016 holiday […]

Seven Holiday Gifts: Week Five

Once again, the Bluestocking Belles bring you a  gift, a bit of holiday fiction, some information about the holiday, and a recipe, as we will every week until January. Today Susan Ellis presents an epilogue to Valuing Vanessa, from the Bluestocking Belles’ 2016 holiday collection, Holly and Hopeful Hearts The daughter of the house awaits […]

Happy For Some

Highlighting Historical Romance: this week Jude Knight shares some thoughts about women who choose the single life and shares an excerpt from her new release, Revealed in Mist, to illustrate her point. By definition, the romance genre means a happy ending; happy ever after in most cases. And happy ever after in a romance means […]

Seven Holiday Gifts: Week Four

The Bluestocking Belles bring you a  gift, a bit of holiday fiction, a recipe, and some holiday information every week until January. Today I’m pleased to write about the hero and heroine from An Open Heart, my own contribution to the Belles’ anthology, Holly and Hopeful Hearts. Adam and Esther celebrate Hanukkah with friends. Don’t […]

Seven Holiday Gifts: Week Three

For three weeks the Bluestocking Belles have given you a bit of fiction, a recipe, and a gift.  This week we also add a December price cut for everyone. This month only Holly and Hopeful Hearts is only 99 cents. Don’t forget to check out weeks one and two as well. Today the hero of Nicole Zoltack’s […]

Seven Holiday Gifts: Week Two

Every week for the  seven weeks, the Bluestocking Belles bring you a bit of fiction, some holiday customs, a recipe, and a gift.  This week Sherry Ewing celebrates with her pair from A Kiss For Charity her contribution to the Belle’s anthology, Holly and Hopeful Hearts. Let’s check on how they are doing. A Christmas Craving […]

Seven Holiday Gifts: Week One

Beginning today and every week for the next seven weeks, the Bluestocking Belles bring you a bit of fiction, some holiday customs, a recipe and a gift.  We begin with Jude Knight’s lovely pair from The Bluestocking and the Barbarian, her contribution to the Belle’s anthology, Holly and Hopeful Hearts. She gives us a peek […]

Clash of Cuisines

Highlighting Historical Fiction: Jude Knight brings us her research on English and French cuisine for one of her two stories in Holly and Hopeful Hearts, the Bluestocking Belles’ 2016 Holiday Anthology. In the kitchens of Hollystone Hall, in my story A Suitable Husband, we see one battle in the grand war of cuisines that consumed […]

Hopeful Hearts Kittens

When the Duchess of Haverford organizes a house party, the staff faces many challenges. No one expected the housekeeper’s cat to give birth in a most inconvenient spot. Soon the guests arrive and the kittens make free with the house. You’ll find an opportunity to win one at the end of this post. For now, […]