Category Archives: Alphabet Post

P is for Pelerine

  The Alphabet Posts are back!  Now that I’m not all over the place, I hope to make it through the rest of the alphabet before the end of the year! Today P is for pelerine, a short woman’s cape … Continue reading

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O is for Order of Precedence

Those Americans reading or writing historical romance have at some point run into the baffling system of English titles and orders of precedence. The system was created to allow every person to know exactly what their position in society was … Continue reading

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N is for Nabob

A quick little Alphabet Post today as I prepare for the release of Beleaguered! Sometimes in historical romances you will find refrences to a particular class or designation of man called a “nabob.” According to Merriman-Webster, “nabob” is a Hindi word for … Continue reading

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Alphabet Post: M is for Masquerade

  Last week I was enjoying my last day in the Magic Kingdom at Disney World and I was tempted to post M is for Mickey!  But I refrained because I really wanted to do this post on masquerades. A … Continue reading

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Alphabet Post: L is for Lavender

L is for Lavender, one of my favorite plants. Lavender has been used in a variety of ways since the days of the Egyptians.  The word “lavender” likely comes from the Latin word “lavere” meaning “to wash.”  Ancient Romans used … Continue reading

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Alphabet Post: K is for Knight

Knight seems to be a no brainer for the letter “K” given my medieval series and the emphasis romance has on knights. Indeed, the knight arose during the medieval period, around 1000 CE as part of the medieval social order when there … Continue reading

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J is for Jesses

Yes, at long last, I’ve resurrected the Alphabet Posts!  I really hated not writing these posts, but it was either write blog posts or books and I opted for books.  Now, however, I have more time and I want to … Continue reading

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I is for Island

No, I really didn’t plan it this way, but the letter I just happened to come up during the week I’m on the beautiful island of St. Thomas, visiting fellow author Ella Quinn.  So I thought I’d give you a … Continue reading

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H is For Historical Heroines

Heroines are the life’s blood of the romance novel.  Even though I hear time and time again “I read romances only for the heroes,” the heroines of romances are just as, if not more critical to drawing the reader into … Continue reading

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G is for Gracias de Gyvill

Gracias de Gyvill was the favorite court musician of Prince Pedro of Spain (later known as Pedro the Cruel).  He was sent by the Prince as a gift to his young bride-to-be, Joanna of England, Edward III’s second daughter, to … Continue reading

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