Anzacs on the Western Front

Highlighting Historical Romance with Jan Selbourne’s thoughts on World War I battlefields. In 2015 I joined an Anzacs on the Western Front tour, visiting the Belgian and French WW1 battlefields where my grandfather and his brother served with the Australian Imperial Forces.  Looking at the lovely towns and villages and soft green fields it was […]

Christmas is a’Comin’

Once again grey clouds hang over the urban wilds and the temptation to give into an equally grey funk is strong, but we bought Christmas lights this morning, and I have stories on my mind. Harry and Rosemarie, when last seen in Roses in Picardy, were wrapped in each other’s arms on Christmas Eve 1916 […]

All he needed was a good map… or the means to use it.

Highlighting History with Lizzi Tremayne, in honor of ANZAC Day. As a new citizen to New Zealand in 1993, I first learned of the ANZACs and of the importance of map-reading. On 25 April, “down under” in New Zealand and Australia, in the UK, and at Gallipoli, we commemorate ANZAC day, honoring the fallen, as […]

1916

Welcome Time Travelers. You have landed in 1916, and we’re wondering how you got here—as well as what years you’ve already visited. Perhaps you can tell us in comments. Roses in Picardy, by Caroline Warfield—the final story in the Bluestocking Belles’ Never Too Late anthology—takes place this year, but we hope 1916 is not your […]

Writing Romance in the Era of Downton Abbey

Highlighting Historical Romance with Ginger Monette Downton Abbey…. It took the world by storm, and I was swept up in the drama of the Crawley family along with everyone else. I was fascinated how the British aristocracy opened their lavish country homes to be used as hospitals for wounded soldiers during WW1. I had just […]