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Excerpt from “Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep”

 (Scotney Castle in Kent, England.- the old castle is in the foreground and the new in the background. http://www.castlesandmanorhouses.com/manorhouses.htm) Soon, Black Opal Books will release the first book in a new Regency trilogy. Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep brings … Continue reading

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When the Heart Dreams Romance Readers and Writers Weekend Mixer, Feb 5-6, with Madeline Hunter & Katherine Ashe

Come Join Me! Featuring a Queen Authors Luncheon Renaissance Charlotte Southpark Hotel, Charlotte, North Carolina For people who love to read romance novels and an opportunity for authors to meet and build relationships with new readers in a relaxed casual … Continue reading

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Scandal: Ingrid Bergman’s Fall From Movie Royalty

 Tell me, do you recall the extramarital affair with nearly destroyed Ingrid Bergman’s career? What do you think of how this affair shook out? Does it change how you feel about the actress? Leave your comments below. Bergman had once … Continue reading

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Annulments, Divorces, Criminal Conversation, Oh My!

Recently, I’ve addressed the age of consent to marry and “voidable marriages” in the Regency Period, but what of divorces or annulments?  First, permit me to say that in the Regency period, divorces were few. They were expensive. The Church … Continue reading

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A Touch of Christmas Trivia

**Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye starred in 1954’s White Christmas. But did you know that the movie was the first one to be made in Vista Vision? **The Philippines celebrated Christmas as long ago as 1280-1320 A.D. That was 200 … Continue reading

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Winner of a 2016 Jane Austen Illustrated Calendar

Congratulations to Kier Salmon the winner of a 2016 Jane Austen Illustrated Calendar, designed by the lovely Janet Taylor.

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Happy 240th Birthday, Jane Austen – 16 December 1775 – What I Learned from Jane Austen.

(This post was originally published on December 16, 2010. I could not permit Austen’s birthday to pass without notice.) It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen remains an inspiration to throngs of readers more than two centuries after … Continue reading

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