Category Archives: Regency era

Valentine Corbett in Suzanne Enoch’s “Sin and Sensibility: The Griffin Family, Book 1”

Okay, it’s Valentine’s Day this weekend. So, I’m taking a look at a couple of books who have characters named Valentine. The first is Valentine Corbett, Marquis of Deverill, from Sin and Sensibility by Suzanne Enoch. This book is part … Continue reading

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Life Below Stairs, Part I: Obligations and Compensation

With the popularity of Upstairs, Downstairs and Downtown Abbey, the populace has become more aware of the British servant class. So what do we know of those who lived “below stairs”? First, rank and precedence ruled those of the servant … Continue reading

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“Affection” in Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

When writing my Regency-based novels, I sometimes find it difficult to express the emotions felt by my characters, while keeping in mind the “restraint” those of the era practice. Previously, I took a look at how often and in what … Continue reading

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New Prison in the Regency Era, Setting for Part of My Cozy Mystery ~ The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin

New Prison plays a part in my 2015 release of The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery.  I thought I might share a bit of information. Unlike the more widely known prison of the day, Newgate Prison, the … Continue reading

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Excerpt from “The Earl Finds His Comfort”

On Tuesday, I shared an excerpt from my upcoming release of “Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep.” Today I have an excerpt from “The Earl Finds His Comfort,” which is the sequel to “Angel.” In the previous book, Levison Davids, … Continue reading

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Research and Getting it Right: Herbal Medicine Used in Regency Period

Recently, I was writing a scene for an upcoming book where my heroine, who is what was known as a “white witch,” meaning she was a healer dealing in herbs and potions, was treating a leg wound of one of … Continue reading

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Excerpt from “Mr. Darcy’s Bargain: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary”

(P.S. I know “ITS” above should be “It’s,” but I liked the idea of the image even though the grammarian screams for correctness.) bar·gain ˈbärɡən/ noun  an agreement between two or more parties as to what each party will do … Continue reading

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