Clan Feuds in the Highlands

Highlighting Historical Fiction with Jeanine Englert and The Highlander’s Secret Son Even though my newest book, The Highlander’s Secret Son, takes place in Georgian times in 1743, the clan rivalry between my hero, Brandon Campbell, and heroine, Fiona MacDonald, is sparked by a previous true historical event that occurred generations before them: The Glencoe Massacre […]

Banks, Revolution, and Women’s Rights

Highlighting Facts Behind Historical Romance With Jan Selbourne and The Woman Behind the Mirror A couple of years ago I read an interesting article on the Bank of England. Wanting to know more, I checked their website and learned the bank was incorporated by act of Parliament in 1694 with the purpose of raising funds […]

British Amazons

Highlighting Historical Romance with Maria Grace on archery and the British Amazons As the Georgian period drew to a close, an increasing fascination with the medieval past led to a revival of the English archery tradition. (Sounds nothing like what we do today, does it? SCA friends, I’m looking at you!) While most sporting activities […]

Brandy Smugglers

Highlighting Historical Romance with Barbara Monajem on Smuggling and her newest release. When I first read Georgette Heyer’s The Talisman Ring (eons ago, when I was in my teens), I was particularly taken with the brandy smugglers, who are vivid, rather charming secondary characters.  When I decided to write historical romances, a book about smuggling […]

Georgian Home Design

Highlighting Historical Romance with Cerise DeLand on the little details that make an English house a heroine’s home. I’ve often delighted in touring English houses. In every nook and cranny, I’ve found little joys that I’ve tried to add in my novels. In my fictitious Dudley Crescent that I invented for this series, Delightful Doings […]

Road Trip!

I’m off to Williamsburg, America’s lovely Georgian gem, this morning. Beloved and I are going to take a few days vacation before the start of Romancing Williamsburg, a reader/au8thor retreat, the end of the week. So a few days of romance in the place we honeymooned many moons ago followed by a great time with […]