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Tuesday Trifles from Sharon Lathan

Tuesday Trifles from Sharon Lathan

Spring has sprung here in Kentucky, even with the rain intermittently falling, so between the inevitable yard work and need to be active in the fresh, warming air, I have been busy and therefore find myself in a frivolous mood. Hence today’s blog being a series of trifles with nothing heavy or earth-shattering. And sorry… more goodness …

ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF AUSTEN AUTHORS’ WINTER QUARTER GIVEAWAY

ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF AUSTEN AUTHORS’ WINTER QUARTER GIVEAWAY

The Austen Authors are pleased to announce the winners for the Winter Quarterly Giveaway. Congratulations!!!! If your name appears below: (1) contact Regina Jeffers (Giveaway Coordinator) at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. READ THROUGH ALL THE NAMES FOR THERE ARE MANY WINNERS!!! Winners names are in RED.  (2) If your prize is an eBook, make certain the email address for the prize… more goodness …

Christmas in the Regency by Washington Irving AND Sharon Lathan

Christmas in the Regency by Washington Irving AND Sharon Lathan

Santa Claus, tinsel on trees, Frosty the Snowman, reindeer pulling a sleigh… These are familiar Christmas images in the US. What about yule logs, a boar’s head, community wassail bowls, a king of misrule, mince meat pies, and figgy pudding? Rarely are those latter traditions seen here in the US. In fact, they aren’t too… more goodness …

Serve Unique, Historical, Dish-licious Treats this Thanksgiving

Serve Unique, Historical, Dish-licious Treats this Thanksgiving

THANKSGIVING is fast approaching here in the US, and as everyone knows, food is a BIG and central aspect of this traditional holiday. For most of us, we have our established dishes that must be cooked year after year. In my household that “must have” no-compromise dish is the dressing recipe passed down from my… more goodness …

Remember, remember the fifth of November

Remember, remember the fifth of November

Tomorrow is November 5, and in the UK marks the 415th anniversary of the fateful day in 1605 when Guy Fawkes and 12 conspirators planned to blow Parliament to smithereens. Thankfully, their traitorous actions were thwarted, the British monarchy and governing Parliament saved. To this day, patriotic citizens celebrate the failed “gunpowder plot” with bonfires,… more goodness …

Fall vs. Autumn: A showdown! Or, maybe not.

Fall vs. Autumn: A showdown! Or, maybe not.

Last Tuesday, September 22, was the official first day of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. Most people are focusing on what new pumpkin-spice flavored food items they can nibble on while embellishing their houses with the plethora of harvest-themed decorations that are available, without caring one iota if the proper term is AUTUMN or FALL.… more goodness …

“The True English Style” by Special Guest Lona Manning

“The True English Style” by Special Guest Lona Manning

We are very excited to welcome Lona Manning, an Austenesque author who is not only a great friend to us personally, but has also been kind enough to guest on the blog twice before! Lona’s bio, publications, and relevant links are at the end of this post. Below are the direct links to Lona’s previous… more goodness …

Darcy Saga Characters: Meet Dr. Raul Penaflor Aleman de Vigo

Darcy Saga Characters: Meet Dr. Raul Penaflor Aleman de Vigo

I confess to being more than a little partial when it comes to the characters inhabiting The Darcy Saga ten-volume series. Therefore, selecting one fabulous secondary character amongst the many for this fifth-installment of my blog series was challenging. After a bit of deliberation, I chose a secondary character who became quite important, especially to… more goodness …

Darcy Saga Characters: Meet Sebastian Butler, Viscount Nell

Darcy Saga Characters: Meet Sebastian Butler, Viscount Nell

For today’s fourth installment in my blog series on secondary characters within the pages of The Darcy Saga, it logically followed after the previous post to cover this particular secondary-turned-primary character. Before I get to this handsome fellow, for those who may have missed the three other blogs, those are linked below. Also, to reiterate… more goodness …