Posted in 19th Century New Books Victorian

new: Stoker: Evolution of a Vampire

I met author Calvin Cherry today and his Dracula prequel, which is a biographical narrative of author Bram Stoker, looks…

Posted in 19th Century First Line Friday Victorian

First Line Friday: A Conspiracy in Belgravia

From the Prologue… Thank goodness for a blatantly obvious murder. From Chapter One… This is an account of a remarkable…

Posted in 19th Century Europe First Line Friday Victorian

First Line Friday: 01/13/17

“That solemnity which etiquette, decorum and decency insisted should prevail could scarcely hide the excited expectation in the Palace of…

Posted in 19th Century Reviews Victorian

review: The Testament of Sophie Dawes

The Testament of Sophie Dawes The Queen of Chantilly and a Scandal at the Heart of Victorian Society by Robert…

Posted in 19th Century Reviews Victorian

review: Bride of a Distant Isle

Bride of a Distant Isle by Sandra Byrd Daughters of Hampshire My review for Mist of Midnight (HNR) A Lady…

Posted in 19th Century 20th Century Author Interview Belle Époque Victorian

author interview: Robert Stephen Parry on The Hours Before

Author Interview: ROBERT STEPHEN PARRY The Hours Before begins with an interesting character perspective. Can you explain why you chose…

Posted in 19th Century Reviews Victorian

review: The Queen’s Husband

The Queen’s Husband by Jean Plaidy The third of the four-book Queen Victoria series (The Captive of Kensignton Palace, The…

Posted in 19th Century Author Interview Victorian

author interview: Robert Stephen Parry on The Arrow Chest

1. Many reviewers have called The Arrow Chest hauntingly beautiful–which is true–but the supernatural elements are so subtle that only…

Posted in 19th Century 20th Century Belle Époque Reviews Victorian

review: The Hours Before

The Hours Before By Robert Stephen Parry Set during the Belle Époque era, The Hours Before is the story of…

Posted in 19th Century Reviews Victorian

review: The Arrow Chest

The Arrow Chest by Robert Parry Blending the life of a 19th century Pre-Raphaelite painter with famous Tudor personages, The…

Posted in 19th Century Impressionism Reviews Victorian

review: The Flower to the Painter

The Flower to the Painter by Gary Inbinder Marcia Brownlow, a young artist among a group of American expatriates in…

Posted in 19th Century Articles Reviews Victorian

From Historical Fiction to Suspense: Victoria Holt’s Mistress of Mellyn

Today is the 20th anniversary of Eleanor Hibbert’s passing on January 18, 1993 and in honor of her memory I…