Category: Regency England

Gentleman Jim Release Day: Blog Tour, Giveaway, & More!

It’s release day for my new Regency romance Gentleman Jim!! To celebrate, I’m embarking on an epic virtual book tour, complete with reviews, excerpts, and a giveaway. There’s also a special Reader FAQ, and a Gentleman Jim Pinterest board with images of how I imagine the characters![…]Continue Reading

Madam, Ma’am, or Miss: Proper Address for Unmarried Young Ladies

La Mode, 1836.
(Met Museum)

During the nineteenth century, the proper address for an unmarried young lady was very much a matter of rank—both the rank of the one being addressed and the one doing the addressing. For instance, a maidservant might acknowledge a command given by her young unmarried mistress by saying “Yes, miss.” Whereas a gentleman might address the same unmarried young lady with a “Yes, madam” or “Yes, ma’am.” […]Continue Reading

The Work of Art Release Day: Blog Tour, Giveaway, & More!

It’s release day for my new Regency romance The Work of Art! To celebrate, the eBook price is reduced to just $2.99 for the entire week. I’ll also be embarking on a virtual book tour this week, complete with reviews, exclusive excerpts, and a special giveaway. 
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The Work of Art Cover Reveal

Today, I’m thrilled to reveal the cover for my new historical romance novel, The Work of Art! This is one of my favorite book covers so far. It features a lovely lady (who looks very much like the heroine of my story), garbed in a Regency era dress and spencer, set against the backdrop of the English countryside. […]Continue Reading

Beauty and the Beast: From French Folklore to Victorian Romance

An illustration by Warwick Goble for Beauty and the Beast, 1913.

In 1740, French author Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve wrote and published a collection of stories entitled La Jeune Ameriquaine et les Contes Marins. Within, was the fairy tale La Belle et la Bête. Widely viewed as the oldest version of Beauty and Beast, La Belle et la Bête contained all of the now familiar elements of the much beloved story. There was a handsome prince cursed to live out his days as a monstrous beast and a courageous beauty who consents to be his prisoner in order to save her father.

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