The Heroine Who Wouldn’t Behave Herself

The Heroine Who Wouldn't Behave Herself If you watched last Monday's Facebook Live, you'll know that this week's discussion is one I've put off for a couple of weeks: Military Careers When Soldiers Wore Swords. We love to adore the red-coated soldiers parading through our historical romances -- just think of Rupert Friend in Pride &

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Military Careers When Soldiers Wore Swords.

Military Careers When Soldiers Wore Swords. We love to adore the red-coated soldiers parading through our historical romances -- just think of Rupert Friend in Pride & Prejudice, or the dashing military friends in Four Feathers. But life in the military wasn't fun. Not even for the officers. Prepare to learn some not so romantic facts about

And You Thought Victorians Were Straight-Laced?

I came across one of the most bizarre facts I’ve ever learned about Victorians in my research for Rules of Engagement, the eighth book in the Scandalous Scions series, which I finished just a few days ago. In the late Victorian period, one of the most popular activities among the ton was mummy unwrapping parties!

Victoria Day – Recognized For A Reason

Today is Victoria Day in Canada--a public holiday.  Where I grew up, we didn't celebrate Victoria Day -- Australia has a Queen's Birthday weekend instead, so Victoria Day was new to me when I moved to Canada. Recently I had to do a ton of research on Victorian England for a new series (Scandalous Scions

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Lingerie – A Woman’s Secret Weapon

Black Lace Beauty http://www.flickr.com/photos/pyrocam/5660945958 Creative Commons License  Mothers the world over, for at least three generations, taught their daughters to always wear clean underwear, least they be caught dead in shoddy undergarments.  And thus at least a century of women were train to be paranoid about being caught in public in a state