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Happy Mother’s Day!

8 May 2016

With Le Berceau (The Cradle), by Berthe Morisot, one of the great ladies of Impressionism. Enjoy the day!  Berthe_Morisot_Le_berceau_The_Cradle_1872 Share/Bookmark

An interview of Nancy Bilyeau, author of THE CHALICE

17 June 2014

As I read THE CHALICE, my friend Nancy Bilyeau’s new novel in the Joanna Stafford series, I found that I couldn’t put it down until I was done with it. Nancy kindly agreed to...

The Berkeley Square Affair, by Teresa Grant

26 March 2014

the berkeley square affair Today it is my pleasure to welcome as a guest blogger my friend and fellow author Teresa Grant, whose new novel, The Berkeley Square Affair, was released...

Marie-Antoinette, simple elegance and the secrets of Versailles

24 April 2013

Marie-Antoinette “en gaulle” by Vigee-Lebrun Truth be told, Marie-Antoinette as a teenager and young woman very much enjoyed the outrageous hairstyles of her time, and during...