Author Archives: Christina

…because you asked…


  • It was the fragrance of legends…
  • Every cut crystal bottle fueled passion,
  • duels and wildest rumor! A perfect blend of
  • sweetness, with a layer of smoke and spice,
  • the perfume provoked dangerous affairs and
  • innocent adoration.
  • If you have read my book, Come the Night,
  • you will understand all about the legends.
  • Now you can have the secret too.
  • Fuel your own inspiration.
  • Enjoy.


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Ready for a few good books?

Hi wonderful readers!   I’m checking in for a quick chat. Hope you’re having a wonderful fall and enjoying LOTS of great books! When the temperatures drop and the days grow shorter, it always feels like the perfect time to curl up with a good book. So…here’s a special alert for a limited time Christina… Continue Reading

Strange and Unpredictable Fashion–A Look at the Mystery of Undergarments

Amazing fashions through the centuries Presenting a  very brief look at… well, briefs. Underthings. Unmentionables. Corsets and Crinolines. Love them or hate them, they made things hang as fashion dictated… Christian Dior proclaimed that, “Without foundations there can be no fashions,” and he was a man who should know. He revolutionized the modern female style… Continue Reading

Time is running out for three bestselling historicals at very special pricing

Just a fast reminder.  Because I am a reader, too, and I love a great bargain like you do! Come the Dawn will leave free at midnight tonight.  Act fast. (Like Cinderella.  Don’t leave your slipper behind.) The companion historical in the family series, Come the Night, is specially priced at $.99 for a very limited time. And… Continue Reading

Surviving after Downton — Part Two

Another suggestion for the ongoing recovery post-Downton   Do something nice for yourself.  Make it healthy too. Chocolate. Wine. French macarons. Retail therapy at the closest Nordstrom shoe department. I said healthy, remember? Try this recipe for an invigorating body scrub: 3 cups organic coconut sugar 1/2 cup organic coconut oil 5   drops lavender essential oil… Continue Reading

Surviving after Downton

 The day has come. The banns have been read, and the wedding cake has been cut.  The laughter and tears are gone. The halls of the great house are silent now. Except in our minds and hearts. It was an unforgettable journey that changed us a little. Each whirlwind moment of emotion in a time of… Continue Reading

Waiting. Waiting. And more waiting.

It’s official. I belong to the wrong time. Probably the wrong continent. I would far rather have had a root canal give up chocolate for six months than forego my Downton evening.  The Oscars just did not compare.  All I could think of was the twisting and unresolved plot lines like a torment. So now it’s seven… Continue Reading

At Downton Abbey, change is in the air…or is it?

Another stirring episode. The night ended in tears. It brought sympathy for people who never seemed to deserve it. The future lays unclear like the storm that swept through the London night. All the while, passions were advanced and passions were delicately delayed.  This is the social dance as only Julian Alexander Kitchener-Fellowes, Baron Fellowes… Continue Reading

Second thoughts…

The Dowager Countess of Grantham has the last word.  Again. No one can call her a wimp. She is not friendly.  She is not scrutable. She is not even particularly…nice. But she has shown singular heart to the downstairs staff, on occasion. Here are some snippets of fine English etiquette, according to the dowager. (“Because I want… Continue Reading