Being Single In 1840 2.0

Hello everyone!  I’m pretty busy now with other projects, so I am going back and re-posting some of my older pieces. Hope you are all well! Nancy  It was not a good thing to be. Not at all. Not for a woman at least it wasn’t. Women who were single were always on the fringe…

Her Husband Is Still Alive!

Saying that is not really a spoiler.   No, not at all.  This info is okay to give out as more of a teaser than a spoiler.  You still need to read my books, and my future volumes as well as the current ones, in order to get the full magnitude of what this really…

Being Single In 1840

It was not a good thing to be. Not at all. Not for a woman at least it wasn’t. Women who were single were always on the fringe of society – being invited to social gatherings for reasons other than, well, socializing. Men, on the other hand, were happily greeted at any gathering large or…

Arranged Marriages

Was totally acceptable.   Having your parents, grandparents, or sometimes a professional matchmaker, arranging marriages for single men and women was pretty common in the mid 19th century. Even though many cultures around the world still believe in this practice, few in the United States today would ever think of such a thing. However, this…

Now He’s Crying In His Beer

In this series it’s actually whiskey. Very expensive whiskey.  The title of this blog post is just a modern phrase. The men in my book tend to drink whiskey and wine instead of beer. Ale was actually more common at the time, but I’ll leave that discussion for another day. More than one. Yes, there’s…

What Kind Of Ring She Loves

Not the common types! It will take much more than a ring that sits in a jeweler’s window to turn the head of one heroine in particular. She doesn’t care if it’s the most expensive ring in the world. She doesn’t want it. Instead she wishes for a ring that has deeper beauty, deeper meaning….