A Series is Born

After finishing The Seaside Affair, I realized that the multiple characters and their open-ended stories would not serve well. After creating them, their existence demands resolution too. Meet the characters who take venturous risks to find love. The books border on the historical romance genre but include many other elements such as historical fiction and family relations.

Release Date – August 1, 2020

I have been working very hard on getting the book ready to send to Victory Editing in mid-June.  There have been a few changes here and there, and I've attempted to tighten the story in some areas, fix a few plot holes, and expand other chapters. This reminds me of why I like to write … Continue reading Release Date – August 1, 2020

1840s Hairstyles Females

Okay, let's be honest.  The hairstyles of this era are unflattering. There is no individual thought as to how the style frames the face of a lady, according to its shape.  There are dangling "barley curls" down the side and harsh parting of the hair that reveals the white of the scalp. Those cute little … Continue reading 1840s Hairstyles Females

1840s Female Fashions

Below is a sampling of dresses from the Metropolitan Museum of Arts from the early 1840s from America, England, and France. Necklines are up; sleeves are longer, skirts are a bit fuller.   The empire waist has disappeared. As the years progressed into the 1850s - 1860s, the skirts widen, as well as the sleeves.   Do … Continue reading 1840s Female Fashions