I love novels set in Vicrorian England and I enjoy reading romance, in between psychological thrillers and literary fiction, and I’ve found the perfect combination in Lisa Kleypas. She has written various series of historical romance, set in 19th century England, such as The Ravenel Series of four novels and The Wallflowers of five novels.Continue reading “#AtoZChallenge 2019 #Audiobooks ‘K’ is for Lisa Kleypas @LisaKleypas ‘The Ravenels and The Wallflowers’ @Scribd #HistoricalRomance”
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A Present for Saint Valentine’s Day: The Most Romantic Letters You’ll Ever Read
When I met my husband, thirty-five years ago, we lived in different countries. I was living in London, while he lived in Spain. At the time, long distance phone calls were very expensive, so they were infrequent. For over two years, except during the holidays, which we spent together, he wrote me a letter almostContinue reading “A Present for Saint Valentine’s Day: The Most Romantic Letters You’ll Ever Read”
Characters, New and Used
I met Norah Colvin some months ago in the Blogging Universe. She is an enthusiastic teacher, writer, and an informative and supportive blogger. Please look up her thought-provoking blog. We usually bump into each other writing Flash Fiction at Carrot Ranch. Yesterday, Norah asked me a question, which has triggered this post. Norah’s question. ItContinue reading “Characters, New and Used”
Letter J The April A to Z Blogging Challenge #AtoZChallenge
April Author Spotlight 2015 Letter ‘J’ is for Regina Jeffers author of Captain Frederick Wentworth’s Persuasion Why do I recommend Captain Frederick Wentworth’s Persuasion? I loved every minute I spent reading this novel. The author retells, explains and moves Jane Austen’s Persuasion on to the next stage, in a way the original author neverContinue reading “Letter J The April A to Z Blogging Challenge #AtoZChallenge”
Book Review: Unequal Affections by Lara S. Ormiston
Unequal Affections is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice. It’s also one of the most beautiful, engrossing, and haunting books I’ve read. It’s clever, original, and enthralling. You all know how much I love novels both set in and written in the 19th century, and you also know I’m especially fond of character-driven novels, well,Continue reading “Book Review: Unequal Affections by Lara S. Ormiston”
Book Review: Captain Frederick Wentworth’s Persuasion by Regina Jeffers.
You Pierce My Soul, Captain Wentworth Persuasion, Jane Eyre, and Rebecca have been my favourite novels since I first read them as a teenager. I have reread them dozens of times since then, and although there are many others I reread regularly, too many to mention now, none are as dear to my heart andContinue reading “Book Review: Captain Frederick Wentworth’s Persuasion by Regina Jeffers.”
Writing 101, Day Five: The Letter.
Today’s prompt (well, yesterday’s I’m overdue!): You discover a letter on a path that affects you deeply. Write about this encounter. And your twist? Be as succinct as possible. The sun stroked my cheeks as I sank lazily on the deck chair at the Bankside Café, facing Richmond Park. I indulged in this small luxuryContinue reading “Writing 101, Day Five: The Letter.”