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Stolen Encounters with the Duchess (Hadley's Hellions #2) by Julia Justiss

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She would rather burn in his presence than pine in his absence…

Faith Wellingford Evers, Duchess of Ashedon, is tired of society’s endless gossiping about her failings and her late husband’s infidelities.

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Historical Romance

Making a Taffeta Dress, 1890’s Inspired, Part Three

This is one of those posts i’ve put off writing (much like all the posts to do with this dress…) since this didn’t turn out the way I’d hoped. 1,653 more words

The Making Of

On the Body Horror of Henry Box Brown

The centrality of violence is not surprising in the slave narrative genre. In the slave narrative, physical altercations, torture, and rape are common occurrences. Think of Douglass describing the whipping of his aunt or the consistent references to rape throughout Harriet Jacobs’s narrative. 1,723 more words

Looking Backward 2000-1887, Edward Bellamy (1888)

My Edition:
Title: Looking Backward
Author: Edward Bellamy
Publisher: A Signet Classic
Device: Paperback
Year: 1888
Pages: 222
For a plot summary

In your day, riches debauched one class with idleness of mind and body, while poverty sapped the vitality of the masses by overwork, bad food, and pestilent homes…Instead of these maleficent circumstances, all now enjoy the most favorable conditions of physical life; the young are carefully nurtured and studiously cared for; the labor which is required of all is limited to the period of greatest bodily vigor, and is never excessive; care for one’s self and one’s family, anxiety as to livelihood, the strain of a ceaseless battle for life—all these influences, which once did so much to wreck the minds and bodies of men and women, are known no more. 1,640 more words


Book Style // Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

I love historical fiction! This fictionalized account of the romance between Robert Louis Stevenson and his American wife, Fanny van de Grift Osbourne, in Nancy Horan’s… 696 more words

Book Style

Victorian Cosmetics: Red Lip Rouge and Lip Salve for 19th Century Ladies – Mimi Matthews

In the late 18th century, the British Parliament passed a law condemning make-up.  It stated, in part, that “women found guilty of seducing men into matrimony by a cosmetic means could be tried for… 22 more words

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Victorians and their Dogs

After the amazing response to “Victorians and their Cats”
it seemed only fair that the dogs get a look-in too. So here’s my favourite collection of Victorian canines: 332 more words