The Cotillion Brigade

Today I’m introducing the fabulous novel by Glen Craney. Read about it here! THE COTILLION BRIGADE: A NOVEL OF THE CIVIL WAR AND THE MOST FAMOUS FEMALE MILITIA IN AMERICAN HISTORYBY GLEN CRANEY Publication Date: March 15, 2021Brigid’s Fire PressPaperback & eBook; 399 pages Georgia burns.Sherman’s Yankees are closing in.Will the women of LaGrange runContinue reading “The Cotillion Brigade”

Discerning Grace by Emma Lombard

Today’s blog features the fabulous first book of the White Sails series, Discerning Grace. I hope you enjoy it. Publication Date: February 22, 2021 Paperback & eBook; 370 pages Series: The White Sails Series, Book One Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance London 1826. wilful Grace Baxter, will not marry old Lord Silverton with his salivary incontinence andContinue reading “Discerning Grace by Emma Lombard”

Guest Blog

By Immortal Honor Bound by Danielle Ancona Today’s blog features the fabulous novel ‘By Immortal Honor Bound’ from the pen of Danielle Ancona. Excerpt from Chapter 5, 332 BCE ~ The Lyceum, Athens, Greece The tone of Aristotle’s voice signaled Malachi the great philosopher was drawing his public session to a close. Aristotle concluded theContinue reading “Guest Blog”

Thomas Marchant a novella

I’m delighted to announce that my new novella is now published. Here’s a taster of the life of Thomas Marchant and a link for downloading. https://books2read.com/u/4EPGKM Chapter 1. Like Theseus and Ariadne The drawing room of Strand House was crowded with wedding guests enjoying a lively rigadoon. Augusta Marchant smiled coyly at her groom, andContinue reading “Thomas Marchant a novella”

Extract from Lady Sophia – a novella

Sophia’s Escape “If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.” Jane Austen Sophia frowned at her aunt. Their conflict seemed to be constant at the moment. Whatever Sophia asked of her, the answer was always an emphatic ‘no’. So, it was no to a visit toContinue reading “Extract from Lady Sophia – a novella”

Lady Sophia-a novella

The novella is the first in a series of three, chronicling the lives and romantic relationships of a group of fictional characters who live in 18th century West London. It introduces us to the young lives of a number of the characters featured in ‘Artists and Spies’ thirty years later. The story begins in VeniceContinue reading “Lady Sophia-a novella”

Fountain Pens

It may sound a bit random, but at least it’s a subject connected to writing – fountain pens. My collecting habit. It started out with one find at an antique fair. I’d done lots of homework on the internet, identifying pens I liked and thought were fairly desirable. Then I started to find them inContinue reading “Fountain Pens”