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…

Times Really Have Changed

Dear friends,  I have done so much research into mid 19th century behavior.  Both here in the USA and abroad.  And, when I write my own characters have taken every step with each of them, said every word, felt what they feel.  I know them inside and out.  They live with me in my mind…

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…

One Woman Is In His Bed – But Another Is In His Heart

A BIG Oops.   “Melinda, you’re so beautiful!  I could look at you forever!”  “I’m Victoria.”   An uncomfortable silence.  Then, “Victoria, you’re so beautiful!  I could look at you forever!”  It happens.   And we may laugh at it when we see it in a book or on a movie screen, but, in real life,…

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…