What a glorious Easter weekend it’s been. Yesterday there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and I spent the whole day tidying up the garden ready for planting out some bedding plants. So good to have a day warm enough to sit outside, drink tea and share the rest of my Easter eggs with my…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Rachel Brimble
I’m absolutely thrilled to welcome author Teresa Medeiros today. Teresa is a best-selling author in America, with a staggering ten million books in print. All of her books have been bestsellers in her country, featuring on the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. She’s also a seven-time Rita finalist, two-time PRISM…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Teresa Medeiros
Today my visitor has come from just across the Pennines. For anyone not familiar with UK geography, the Pennines are a range of hills running down the north of England, separating Lancashire and Yorkshire. In the fifteenth century there was fierce fighting between the two counties in the Wars of the Roses. And even today…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Sarah Mallory
My guest today has come all the way from Down Under. Normally when my Australian friends and family visit me in northern England they often mention the cold, but luckily today has been one of the hottest days of the year so far, and I think even a resident of Oz won’t need to put…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Beverley Eikli
It’s a beautiful summer’s day, and my roses are looking their best ever in the back garden. The scent is gorgeous! I’m here with fellow British author Caitlyn Callery, and we’re outside making the most of a rare English summer day, eating some of my strawberries with a dollop of fresh cream. And we’re talking…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Caitlyn Callery
A few weeks ago I came across this list on US blog Heroes and Heartbreakers, naming the ten Regency romances you should read. The author did say it was her own opinion – and I know these types of list are always contentious! – but to be honest, I was pretty amazed that the author…… Continue reading Georgette Heyer – mistress of Regency
Yay, it’s Friday! Tonight I’m going to sit down with a big bar of Cadbury’s Dairy Milk and a glass of wine, and I’m going to watch a programme I’ve been looking forward to for ages. It’s called Pride and Prejudice: Having a Ball. The programme recreates in full the dramatic events of the Netherfield…… Continue reading Etiquette, flirting and hidden passions: all the thrill of the Regency ballroom
There’s been a lot of debate recently about anachronisms in Downton Abbey, and I’ve enjoyed reading it. One or two were just glaring errors that made me laugh (double yellow lines and a TV aerial were a couple of them), and others I thought were just nit-picking. ‘Get knotted’, for example. I didn’t even know…… Continue reading Historical and Regency romances – does it matter if they’re “history-lite”?