Finishing the Book

An author’s greatest joy (besides coming up with a strong idea for a story) is finishing the book. It may take only weeks or it may take months (or years!) but there is nothing so satisfying as coming to the…

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Barbara Cartland’s “Curse of the Clan” Set in 1822

Dame Barbara Cartland wrote over 723 books.  Known for setting her novels in the Victorian era, she was an exceptionally popular novelist, peaking in the 1970s.  (I remember my mother reading her novels.)  After recently picking up two Cartland books at a…

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Christmas Regency fiction – Is there any? by Susan Karsten

Hi, all! When the topic of Christmas and other holidays in regency genre books came up, I merely opened the hutch of my escritoire (regency for desk) and pulled out four collections (see below) These are not CBA (inspirational) fiction, but…

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Tales from St. Louis ~ A Report on the ACFW Conference

Kristi here. I had the great pleasure of attending the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) conference in St. Louis this weekend. This was the view from my hotel window. Pretty cool. Unfortunately, despite being spitting distance from the arch, I…

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Titles from my Favorite Regency Writer, by Susan Karsten

Hi, Regency fans! I got into reading regency fiction when my children were young. I needed something enjoyable, light, and clean to have on hand whenever I had a few spare minutes to read. One day, at my library, I…

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Friendship and Folly – A Review

I discovered the most delightful regency romance the other day on Amazon. Friendship and Folly by Meredith Allady, Book 1 of the Merriweather Chronicles. Something that intrigued me from the first was the introduction, where the author explains how she…

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Regency Reference Books

A Walk down Memory Lane by Ruth Axtell I was recently emptying out and cleaning a bookshelf, one that held my non-fiction. I realized that most of my reference books are books I’ve acquired over the years (decades) to aid…

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The Nonesuch

I’ve enjoyed reading this month’s posts about “keeper” regencies—those stories we go back and reread. Even though we’re familiar with the story line and it’s hero and heroine, we once again fall prey to its magic as we open to…

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The Miser of Mayfair ~ A Regency Read

Kristi here. Episode II of The Bargain ||Buy at Amazon I didn’t grow up reading a lot of Regency books. It wasn’t until I was nearly twenty that I discovered the era and fell in love with it as a…

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