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Scenic, Historic Virginia

Not only have I lived in the Old Dominion for most of my life, but also several previous centuries in the sense that my ancestors were among the earliest settlers of the Shenandoah Valley (1730’s/1740’s). Chapel Hill, circa 1816, the Churchman family home place … Continue reading

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“Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.”~ John Adams

Today is the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, an unspeakably terrible day in America’s history.  And ever with us now after this shattering death of innocence, the fear of some new, yet unnamed  horror.  Almighty God forbid.  Our prayers  rise to … Continue reading

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My British Heritage and Historical Romance Into the Lion’s Heart

The connection I feel to the past and those who’ve gone before me is the ongoing inspiration behind my historical romances, including the time travels in my ‘Somewhere’ series.  I’ve done a great deal of research into family genealogy and … Continue reading

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My New English Historical Romance and The French Revolution

My fascination with the past and those who have gone before us is the ongoing inspiration behind my work.  With my first English historical romance, Into the Lion’s Heart, I more deeply explored my British heritage.  Set in 1789 England, … Continue reading

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Sweet Saturday Sample from Native American Historical Romance Novel Through the Fire

THROUGH THE FIRE 2009 Publisher’s Weekly BHB Reader’s Choice Best Books The French and Indian War, a Shawnee warrior, an English lady, blood vengeance, deadly pursuit, primal, powerful, passionate… At the height of the French and Indian War, a young … Continue reading

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The Affair of the Necklace

‘Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.’ ~ Sir Walter Scott I recently watched, on Netflix, of course, The Affair of the Necklace.  The movie came out ten years ago, but I’m rarely current with … Continue reading

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Historic Sweedlin Valley, West Virginia

To escape the heat and refresh ourselves with cool, green woodlands, my husband and I drove back into the Alleghenies this past Sunday.  One stop, a secluded little valley called Sweedlin in West Virginia.  Not only is the area rich in … Continue reading

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