A history lesson on the gossip columns. Great read. “Newspapers were plentiful during the Regency Era, with most of the stories published centering on politics, crime, fashion, infidelity, or royal doings,” says Geri Walton, author of Marie Antoinette’s Confidante and regular writer on 18th and 19th-century Europe. Source: True Story of Lady Whistledown’s Scandal Sheets in ‘Bridgerton’Continue Reading

The Metropolitan Museum of Arts has opened up to the public a huge selection of photography that can be used for any purpose, including commercial.  In that collection is period clothing.  I thought since many readers have an avid interest in the Georgian, Regency, and Victorian eras, I’d do a post on each era with a few fashion examples.  Hopefully, while you read about the latest duke, wishing to take off the heroine’s dress and make mad passionate love, you’ll get an idea what the dress looked like before it hit the floor.  Enjoy. The Georgian Era (There are links on some dresses to read the background at the Met website.)    Continue Reading

Publication Date: May 9, 2015 CreateSpace eBook; 294p Series: Agents of the Crown (Prequel) Genre: Historical Romance   Paris 1782…AN INNOCENT IS TAKEN All Claire Donet knew was the world inside the convent walls in Saint-Denis. She had no idea her beloved papa was a pirate. But when he seized Simon Powell’s schooner, the English privateer decided to take the one thing his enemy held most dear…her.  A BATTLE IS JOINED  The waters between France and England roil with the clashes of Claire’s father and her captor as the last year of the American Revolution rages on the sea, spies lurk in Paris and Claire’s passion for the English captain rises. Praise “A sea adventure like no other, a riveting romance!” -NY Times bestselling author ShirleeContinue Reading