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For Roberta, From Christopher
Eighteen-year-old Roberta started a long journey across a college lounge to say hello to a nineteen-year-old stranger. She began a friendly, charming and witty conversation. That delightful conversation lasted fifty years until a coyote came to our Arizona window and … Continue reading
Are you ready?
For Christmas yet? And for your holiday gift giving? Right. I didn’t think so! 🙂 Confession– I am definitely not even close. On the other hand, I have actually started making a few gifts. Handmade gifts take a long time to finish, … Continue reading
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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading
In case you wondered what a writer does…
It’s easy. Just write some words. Anyone can do it. Kind of. Or not.
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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading