Category Archives: Regency era

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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Excerpt from “The Great Road to Understanding: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary”

I am currently writing three novels at the same time. Two are set in the Regency period, but one is a sequel to my next Regency title, while the other is a Pride and Prejudice Vagary. I’ll share excerpts from … Continue reading

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Philip Livingston, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and “Lord of the Manor”

Born to a wealthy family of the Hudson River Valley of New York (like 160,000 acres on the eastern side of Hudson River wealthy), Philip Livingston was a merchant and a philanthropist. The Livingston family’s wealth provided them with political … Continue reading

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How “Intimacy” Exasperates Elizabeth Bennet’s “Lack” of Judgment

We have all been in the situation where our judgment is clouded by the “intimacy” we experience with another. How often do we read of the female attempting to tame the bad boy? How often have you had a friend … Continue reading

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