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Historical Book Review: The Ladies’ Book of Etiquette by Florence Hartley

This is a special book review especially for history fans or historical authors. And the best part is, this book is a freebie on Amazon!! The full title is, The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness A Complete Hand Book for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society. Now if that isn't… Continue reading Historical Book Review: The Ladies’ Book of Etiquette by Florence Hartley

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In Progress: Book Chat on Facebook

While I buckle down and finish writing the first draft of If Only it were Yesterday, I thought it'd be fun to gather and talk about this new novel I'm working on. Don't worry, Harper fans! I'm still working on Out of the Ashes. We're editing as I type this, but I have some time on… Continue reading In Progress: Book Chat on Facebook

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When Fiction Meets Reality: The Battle of Chickamauga

  When I sat down to begin writing/researching for the Ancient Words Series, one of the first questions I had asked was, "If a man joined the Confederacy from Bedford Co. TN, which regiment would he join?" There were two infantry regiments. I chose the 17th and drowned myself in its history. I read everything… Continue reading When Fiction Meets Reality: The Battle of Chickamauga

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A Quick Guide to Common Eras in Historical Fiction

If you've been around Historical Fiction for any amount of time, you would have picked up on keywords such as Edwardian, Regency, Antebellum, and Victorian to name a few. But what are these eras? How can you tell them apart? Is it possible to get a fairly accurate guess of the era just by the… Continue reading A Quick Guide to Common Eras in Historical Fiction

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Christmas During the Civil War: On the Homefront

The following excerpt was taken from: L. Virginia French's War Journal 1862-1865 Lucy Virginia Smith French was living in McMinnville, Tennessee during the war. Her journal tells the perspective of the Southern Homefront.   Christmas 1862 "...On Tuesday evening Brooks Trezevant came to spend Christmas with us. He brought me as a Christmas gift 25 lbs… Continue reading Christmas During the Civil War: On the Homefront