Tag Archives: Great War

What are you reading?

I am amazed at authors who don’t read. It was my love of reading that got me hooked on writing. Writing isn’t easy, at least for me. So it’s the reading that makes it all worthwhile. So where do I … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Darcy’s Hope Beauty from Ashes

I’ve been lucky to meet Ginger Monette through a shared love of romance and the First World War. Her new book features the familiar characters of Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett against the turbulence of the Great War. Ginger lives … Continue reading

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Meatless Mondays

It’s funny how we constantly reinvent the past. And while few people admit to liking history, we always seem to be reliving it. Take the recent phenomenon called Meatless Mondays. The idea is to give up meat and start switching … Continue reading

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Hearts in Barbed Wire—Chapter 6

Chapter Six Luc swallowed the bile rising in his throat. The sound of men approaching grew louder. Smoke from the burning house, stable and bonfire stung his eyes and filled the yard. This was it. Two months after his fort … Continue reading

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Hearts in Barbed Wire—Chapter 5

Chapter Five “We’re nearly home.” A dull ache blazed a t-shape across Madeline’s back. Dawn bled across the horizon and oozed tendrils of gray into the inky darkness. Chimneys puffed smoke as cook fires were rebuilt. To the south, the … Continue reading

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Hearts in Barbed Wire—Chapter Four

Chapter Four The Germans were coming! Madeline rose on brittle legs. Any moment now, she’d collapse into a heap. But she had to face the enemy. The roll of bandages dropped from her numb fingers, bounced once on her coat … Continue reading

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Hearts in Barbed Wire—Chapter One

“…every face was ablaze— the look of a people who have been trampled on for hundreds of years and have not learned to submit.” On the Belgian people Hugh Gibson, American Diplomat, 1914   Chapter One Belgium October, 1914 A … Continue reading

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