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…

Giving Him Hell 19th Century Style

Ouch. Guys, unless you’ve been blessed to have found the perfect woman the first time you fell, or, have always had serious intentions toward women in general, you’ll understand why I needed to write this blog post – and why a woman flipping a man off needs to be part of every (realistic) romance novel…

Hand Kissing

Sweet and flattering. Women in 19th century America, and around the world for that matter, never failed to swoon at least a little when a man paid her this honor.  Yes it was both sweet and flattering! Originating in Poland in the 17th century, hand kissing is something that has been given many different meanings….