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  Now let the heavens be joyful, Let earth her song begin: Let the round world keep triumph, And all that is therein; Invisible and visible, Their notes let all things blend, For Christ the Lord is risen Our joy

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Easter Eggs!

Say “Easter Egg” and the first vision that pops into one’s mind is brightly colored shells with pretty designs. A few times in my life I tried to get really creative with decorating eggs, but never had much success. Too


Hot Cross Buns

Today is Good Friday and a traditional favorite in England is Hot Cross Buns. These are a spicy currant or raisin studded yeast bun, topped with a “Cross” of lemon flavored icing. While Christians have adopted the cake and the

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Maundy Thursday

Today is Maundy Thursday, also referred to as Holy Thursday or Covenant Thursday or Great Thursday. The term “Maundy” comes from the Latin mandatum which means “command” and refers to the command Jesus issued on the last Thursday of His life,

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Bits o’ history about Easter

Easter is the top-selling confectionery holiday in the west, second only to Halloween. Each year witnesses the making of nearly 90 million chocolate bunnies. Statistically, 76% of people bite off the chocolate bunny ears first, while 5% bite the feet

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Peeps are marshmallow candies, sold in the United States and Canada, that are shaped into chicks, bunnies, and other animals. There are also different shapes used for various holidays. Peeps are used primarily to fill Easter baskets, though recent ad

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Enter for a Chance to Win at Goodreads

As a special for Easter Week, I am hosting a Giveaway on Goodreads. Two copies of Darcy and Elizabeth: A Season of Courtship are up for grabs to Goodreads members who enter (US only, sorry). Nothing special required! Just click


Start coloring those eggs!

  Where does the name ‘Easter’ come from? Pagan traditions give us the English word Easter which comes from the word Eostre.  According to Bede, the English monastic historian, the Anglo-Saxon word for April was “Eostre-monath” (the month of openings).

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Easter Movies

With Easter approaching I thought it would be apropos to make note of themed movies. Naturally a majority are of a religious nature, but not all. There is something for everyone! Easter Parade   Starring Fred Astaire and Judy Garland. The

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Pride & Prejudice Character Quiz

These are characters in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen describing themselves in their own words. See how well you can do! 1. My father is a knighted gentleman of modest means. Unfortunately his wealth is not huge enough to

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Regency Marriage ~ The Garments

It is Monday and that means Part 4 of my five-part series on marriage during the Georgian to Regency Eras. If you need to catch up or have a refresher, here are the links to the previous three posts– Part