Category Archives: Romance

Courtship, Betrothal, Weddings, & Rings in the Regency

Courtship, Betrothal, Weddings, & Rings in the Regency

My upcoming novel, Darcy and Elizabeth: Hope of the Future, is the second volume of the “prequel duo” to my Darcy Saga sequel series to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Since the duo novels, including volume one Darcy and Elizabeth: A Season of Courtship, are set entirely during the betrothal period of Elizabeth Bennet and… CONTINUE READING…

Floriography ~ T to Z flowers

Floriography ~ T to Z flowers

Today I’m bringing the eighth and final installment in my study into Floriography  —  the cryptological communication through flower use or arrangement. Past posts can be read by clicking these links– Floriography history & A and B flowers Floriography C and D flowers Floriography F and G flowers Floriography H, I, and J flowers Floriography L and M flowers… CONTINUE READING…

Floriography ~ R and S flowers

Floriography ~ R and S flowers

Today I’m bringing the seventh installment in my study into Floriography  —  the cryptological communication through flower use or arrangement. Past posts can be read by clicking these links– Floriography history & A and B flowers Floriography C and D flowers Floriography F and G flowers Floriography H, I, and J flowers Floriography L and M flowers Floriography… CONTINUE READING…

Floriography ~ N, O, and P flowers

Floriography ~ N, O, and P flowers

Today I’m bringing the sixth installment in my study into Floriography  —  the cryptological communication through flower use or arrangement. Past posts can be read by clicking these links– Floriography history & A and B flowers Floriography C and D flowers Floriography F and G flowers Floriography H, I, and J flowers Floriography L and M flowers    … CONTINUE READING…

Floriography ~ L and M flowers

Floriography ~ L and M flowers

Here is the fifth installment in my study into Floriography  —  the cryptological communication through flower use or arrangement. Past posts can be read by clicking these links– Floriography history & A and B flowers Floriography C and D flowers Floriography F and G flowers Floriography H, I, and J flowers     Lily of the Valley… CONTINUE READING…

Georgian Era Coin “Love Tokens”

Georgian Era Coin “Love Tokens”

Two hundred years ago, love tokens offered an enduring and romantic means of expressing devotion to a cherished person, often but not always a lover. Acceptance of the token admitted a return of affection. One common practice was to personalize legitimate coins, usually by smoothing and engraving them (by hand) with a message or romantic imagery. Engravings were most… CONTINUE READING…

Floriography ~ H, I, and J flowers

Floriography ~ H, I, and J flowers

Continuing on with my study in Floriography  —  the cryptological communication through flower use or arrangement. For the first post covering A and B flowers, as well as a short history on the “language of flowers”, click HERE. For C and D flowers, click THIS LINK, and for F and G flowers this is the… CONTINUE READING…

Ladyhawke & Ever After: Romantic Movies with a Medieval Twist

Ladyhawke & Ever After: Romantic Movies with a Medieval Twist

Today I am sharing two of my favorite happily-ever-after romance movies, both set in an indeterminate past with a Medieval flavor. One is clearly fantasy laced, while the other is a well-known fairytale given a rational explanation. Each have humor, fantastic supporting characters, a fair amount of suspense, and the oh-so-necessary celebratory kiss. Both are “must-see”… CONTINUE READING…

Floriography ~ F and G flowers

Floriography ~ F and G flowers

Continuing on with a study in Floriography  —  the cryptological communication through flower use or arrangement. For the first post covering A and B flowers, as well as a short history on the “language of flowers”, click HERE. For C and D flowers, click THIS LINK. I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,… CONTINUE READING…

Lord Nelson’s Love Letter

Lord Nelson’s Love Letter

The notorious love affair between military hero Horatio Nelson and already married Lady Emma Hamilton was the scandal of the 18th century. They met for the first time in September of 1793. Horatio Nelson was a 35-year-old captain and Lady Hamilton was the 28-year-old wife of Sir William Hamilton, the 62-year-old British Envoy to Naples. A noted… CONTINUE READING…

Floriography ~ C and D flowers

Floriography ~ C and D flowers

Continuing on with a study in Floriography  —  the cryptological communication through flower use or arrangement. For the first post covering A and B flowers, as well as a short history on the “language of flowers”, click HERE.   There’s fennel for you, and columbines: there’s rue for you; and here’s some for me: we… CONTINUE READING…