Life During the Great Depression

Highlighting Historical Romance with Patricia Kiyono on the Great Depresson and its impact on ordinary folks. The years in American history known as the Great Depression had a lasting effect on the people who lived through it. Though my father wasn’t one to complain, he mentioned a few things about his childhood that told me […]

Should Women Own Land?

Highlighting Historical Romance with Colleen L Donnelly on women and property laws. A lover of old buildings, especially houses, I jumped at the chance to purchase a one-room schoolhouse ages ago and turn it into a home…a project, actually. Twelve-foot ceilings, wainscoting that reached higher than my head, nine-foot windows, uninsulated walls, no plumbing or […]

Texas by Rail

Highlighting Historical Romance with Caroline Clemmons and her look into rail travel in Texas When I start researching a book, I can easily fall down the rabbit hole. I see something interesting and—even though the information doesn’t pertain to my book—there I go. By the time I reached MONK’S BRIDE, book 5 in the Kincaid […]

Battles and Cypress Creek

Highlighting Historical Romance with Shannon Nemecheck and her Civil War romance My Name is Shannon Nemechek and most know me for my writing as a Contemporary and Military Romances, but I have been in the process of writing a couple of Historical Romances. Today I thought I would start out telling you a little about […]

Ten Miles per Station, Seven Stations per Day… and California Secession?

Highlighting Historical Romance with Lizzi Tremayne and the Pony Express Most people have heard of the Pony Express, but did you know it only ran for eighteen months? (and a large percentage of that time it wasn’t running because a large numbers of the stations through Utah were burnt down…) Although it only ran for […]

On Outlaws

Highlighting Historical Romance with Patricia Preston on that outlaw Frank James. I did a lot of research on the James-Younger gang for Almost an Outlaw and for this blog post I’m sharing the real-life romance of Frank James, Jesse’s older brother, and the love of his life, Ann Ralston. She was a schoolteacher.  A pretty brunette, […]

The Molasses Disaster

Highlighting Historical Romance with Kathy Otten. While the characters and their story are fictitious, this story is based on a true event, a disaster that took place in 1919. January 15, 1919 was an unseasonably warm day. For residents of Boston’s North End things were finally looking up. On November 11, 1918, the Armistice had […]

An Imagined Destiny

Highlighting Historical Romance: Becky Lower visits today. What makes Dance With Destiny so special to me is that it’s a branch off my family tree. When I became a teenager, my dad told me the dirty little secret about his grandmother. She was half-Indian, and until the day she died, she had the strong, chiseled […]

Cotillion Balls and Battlefields

Highlighting Historical Romance: Today Becky Lower shares with us the motivation and background for her Cotillion Ball Series, now available in a single volume. If you haven’t read any of them yet, you are in for a treat. For ten full novels, the single volume price is a bargain! ___________________________________________________________________________________ Even though as a child my […]

In Which An Author Surprises Her Heroine

Highlighting Historical Romance: Michele Stegman joins us today. ________________________________________________________________________ It is a pleasure to be on your site, today, Caroline! Thank you for inviting me. In Fortune’s Foe, which scene was the hardest for you to write? The basic problem in this book is that the heroine, Mariette Fortune, wants to save her twin brother […]