Category: The Lost Letter

Important News about Pre-Orders & Availability of My Victorian Romances

 

Dear Readers,

I am in the painful process of changing distributors for the eBook versions of my historical romances. What does this mean for you? Unfortunately, if you have pre-ordered a copy of The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter, this means that your order will have been cancelled by my old distributor. Since pre-orders aren’t charged to you until the book is released, you won’t have lost any money and you don’t need to worry about getting a refund.[…]Continue Reading

Winners of The Lost Letter Release Day Giveaway!

The Reply by Auguste Toulmouche, n.d.
(Musee des Beaux-Arts)

Last week, I offered a Victorian-themed letter writing giveaway to celebrate the release of my debut historical romance novel The Lost Letter. This giveaway was open to all my subscribers. The grand prize included:[…]Continue Reading

The Lost Letter: The Story Behind the Story

The Reader by Charles Baugniet, n.d.

I don’t usually blog about my writing process. However, since this is launch week for my debut Victorian romance The Lost Letter, I thought I’d share with you a little bit about how the story came into being. For those of you who have read it, you’ll know that it’s dedicated to my mother.[…]Continue Reading

The Lost Letter Release Day, with Victorian-Themed Gift Giveaways & More!

It’s release day for my debut Victorian romance novel The Lost Letter! To celebrate, I’ll be visiting a different website or blog every day this week. There will be interviews, history articles, exclusive excerpts, and giveaways. I’m also hosting a special Victorian-themed release day giveaway here at my own website, featuring quill pens, stationery, and signed paperback copies of my new book. So, without further ado, let’s get started![…]Continue Reading

A Simple Coiffure: Basic Hairstyles for Victorian Women of Moderate Means

Hair styled with a center parting and plaits.
(An Embroidery Lesson by Gustave Leonard de Jonghe, 1864.)

For balls and other formal events, fashionable women of the early 1860s often arranged their hair in elaborate styles with artificial tufts, pads, and false plaits. On a day-to-day basis, however, Victorian women of more moderate means stuck to more practical styles. These styles included firmly pinned plaits, simple chignons, and rolls bound up in a hair net or secured with a ribbon. In today’s post, we take a brief look at some of these styles, specifically those which feature in my new Victorian romance novel The Lost Letter.[…]Continue Reading