Historical Happily-Ever-Afters

Sharon Lathan

Sharon Lathan is the best-selling author of The Darcy Saga, a ten-volume sequel series to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.

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Ann Myers

Katherine is the love story behind the great John of Gaunt and Katherine de Roet Swynford. It’s by Anya Seton. I have a double major in history and a minor in English because of this novel based on a true story. His tomb was in St. Paul’s until it burned down. Her tomb is in Lincoln Cathedral.


Thanks for sharing these! I particularly liked reading about Marie Sklodowska and Pierre Curie—I’m going to look up more about her background.


The Robert and Elizabeth Browning story is new to me. I’m also happily ever after girl so I prefer my romance stories to be sweet and saccharine, not that I don’t read novels or watch movies with sad or open ended endings.


Thanks Sharon. I loved reading about these wonderfully romantic and loving couples. Thanks for a beautifully uplifting passage. I love nothing more than a happy ending too and these are on a very grand scale.
My hubby and I have shared 31 years of marriage. There were some very rough times which we helped each other through and there are also many happy times which we treasure and much more in between. Main thing is I love the way we know each other inside out but also learn new things about each other all the time.

Kimberly Sooy

I didn’t know that about Robert and Elizabeth Browning. When I was reading all 4 examples, I was thinking how as humans we so often compare ourselves to others and think we come up lacking. Of course, there’s always room to be more giving and loving. But I venture to say, many of us, show such love and romance to our mates even in the little things, a smile across the room, a touch when we walk by them or a phone call during the day just to hear their voice:-)


Wonderful stories, I did not know some of them. I think I should write poetry to my husband

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