Col. Brandon: Romantic Hero

On Sunday, April 25, 2021, JASNA Palm Beaches Region will be hosting a zoom meeting. Col. Brandon as a romantic hero will be the topic of our discussion, and I will be leading that discussion!

I’m very excited about this! For more information, please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JASNAPalmBeaches .

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An Amiable Wife

Today, on the English Historical Fiction Authors Blog:

As a female, I cannot help being interested in the lives of women of earlier times.  Finding information about some is easy, thanks to published letters and memoirs, newspaper archives, and (because of their own personal status or accomplishments or notoriety) even biographies.  With others, it is a challenge, and we may find ourselves finding that little data is available, and that as side details provided in the information related to a father, husband or other male relative.  One such lady is Anne Law, Lady Ellenborough.  The November/December issue of JANE AUSTEN’S WORLD magazine included a reference to her in “What Made The News in November & December 1812” that caught my attention. 

Anne Law, nee’ Towry, 1st Lady Ellenborough by John Linnell. Wikimedia Commons.  Photo by  Wmpearl, May 21, 2012. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Portrait_of_Anne_Law,_n%C3%A9e_Towry,_1st_Lady_Ellenborough._John_Linnell.jpg

To read more about Lady Ellenborough, go here: https://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2020/12/an-amiable-wife.html#comment-form/

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Interview with the Bookshop at the End of the Internet!

Today, my interview with Stacey Horan is live! Listen https://bookshopwithstaceyhoran.libsyn.com/bookshop-interview-with-author-lauren-gilbert-episode-091

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Coffee Pot Book Club

Today, A RATIONAL ATTACHMENT is featured on the Coffee Pot Book Club! Please take a peek here: https://maryanneyarde.blogspot.com/2020/09/check-out-lauren-gilberts-fabulous-book.html

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Lady Sarah Frederica Caroline Child-Villiers: An English Princess

On the English Historical Fiction Authors blog today, you will find my post on Princess Nicholas Esterhazy, born Lady Sarah Frederica Caroline Child-Villiers.  To read the article, visit the English Historical Fiction Authors blog.

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 Schloss Esterházy, Eisenstadt, Darstellung von Lady Sarah Frederica Caroline Child Villiers, photo by Karl Gruber January 2013 (Creative Commons Austria)

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Elizabeth Evans, Business Woman and Philanthropist

Elizabeth Evans was the daughter of a wealthy, self-made businessman.  She married a man who was the son of a businessman, who was successful himself in his family’s business, and, after his death, married his half-brother.  During her second marriage, as a partner in the bank and businesses, Elizabeth utilized talents to make her mark as a businesswoman and as a philanthropist.  During the Georgian era, women were theoretically subsumed into their husbands.  However, there were some women who managed to make their marks in the business world.  Elizabeth Evans was one of them.

To read more about Elizabeth Evans, please visit the English Historical Fiction Authors blog, 

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The Countess Dowager of Carlisle

Over on the English Historical Fiction Authors blog, my post on an unconventional woman is up today.  The Honorable Isabella Byron married Henry Howard, 4th Earl of Carlisle.  After fifteen years of marriage, the earl died, and Isabella went on to live an unconventional life.  To read more about her, go HERE.

 

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BLOG HOP CELEBRATING A RATIONAL ATTACHMENT!

 

A Rational Attachment cover from Amazon

 

My latest book, A RATIONAL ATTACHMENT, was released in December 2019, and introduced at the Sunshine State Book Festival and the Amelia Island Book Festival (both terrific events, about which more later).  Historical Fiction Virtual Blog Tours is conducting a blog hop with a giveaway to celebrate this release.  Please go here to check the schedule and see why I’m so excited.  Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!  In addition to the book and the e-book, there will be some special surprises to enjoy while reading. It’s not too late to join the fun. Don’t miss it!

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Diana Hill, Miniaturist

Over on the English Historical Fiction Authors’ blog, I wrote about Diana Hill, a talented artist in 18th century England.

Diana was born about 1760, possibly in London, to George Dietz, a jeweller. Her mother’s name is unknown.  Very little is known about her youth, except that she learned how to paint miniatures from Jeremiah Meyer, who painted miniatures for King George III and Queen Charlotte, and was a foundation member of the Royal Academy in 1768. Mr. Meyer had a son who went to Calcutta, and was employed as a civil servant.  In 1775, Diana Dietz exhibited miniatures at the Society of Artists. That year, for “promoting the Polite and Liberal arts” [1],  she also won a silver palette and five guineas from the Society of Arts (Society for the Encouragement of Arts Manufactures and Commerce) for her drawings of flowers.  During the period 1777-1798, she exhibited miniatures at the Royal Academy, under her own name Diana Dietz from 1777-1780. One such painting was a portrait exhibited in 1778.

 To read more about Diana, go the the English Historical Fiction Authors’ blog HERE.

[1] TRANSACTIONS OF THE SOCIETY INSTITUTED AT LONDON, FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND COMMERCE, WITH THE PREMIUMS OFFERED IN THE YEAR 1784, Volume II.  p. 124.

 

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A Great Weekend

I spent this past weekend at the Sunshine State Book Festival in Gainesville, Florida, organized by the Writers’ Alliance of Gainesville. It was a terrific weekend. It started with a reception for the attending authors on Friday evening, which was delightful. On Saturday, the book festival itself was held on the campus at Santa Fe College. What a terrific venue! The room was full of authors, presenting books in a wide range of genres. There was excellent attendance, with people coming through and browsing all day. It was a great opportunity to meet other authors, as well as the the attendees who came through to check out the books. It was an excellent place to introduce my new novel, A RATIONAL ATTACHMENT. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to attend!

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