Category: Europe

Pauline Bonaparte’s Missing Treausre by Cerise DeLand

Pauline Bonaparte’s Missing Jewels, Money…and Cerise DeLand’s heroine’s search for lost treasures!  As Napoleon Bonaparte signed his abdication in Fontainebleau in April 1814, his much beloved young sister Pauline had been very busy. Not only did she arrange to sell her house, the Hotel Charost in Paris, to the British government for their new ambassador to France, the Duke of Wellington, but also she attempted to...

The Wounded at Waterloo by Bronwen Evans

Dear Readers Waving hello from New Zealand, where I spend my time writing Regency historical romances.  In my current Regency series, The Disgraced Lords, several of the characters, their friends, and siblings, fought at the battle of Waterloo. As 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo 18-20th June 1815, in Belgium, I thought I’d learn a little bit about the epic battle. The...

Researching Medieval Manuscripts

by Ruth A. Casie Whether it’s how to disassemble and clean a Glock, which poisons are quick killing and leave no trace or what women wore in the 14th century it all takes research. The better you know your facts, the more authentic your story. As a result you become somewhat of an authority on the topic. The added benefit is you are now the go to...

The Amber Room

The Mystery of the Amber Room by Ally Broadfield Construction of the Amber Room began in 1701. It was originally installed at Charlottenburg Palace, home of Friedrich I, the first King of Prussia. The room was designed by German sculptor Andreas Schlüter and constructed by the Danish amber craftsman Gottfried Wolfram. The room was given to Peter the Great as a gift in 1716 by Frederick...

The Water Closet

Excuse Me, I Have to Powder My Nose – Cheryl St. John I’d wager that an author uses about one to five percent of the research she gathers during the plotting and planning of a story. It’s a skill to learn how to store and document gathered information and how to integrate it seamlessly into a story. Writers are fascinated by research, often to the degree...

Fantastic Video – Explore Historical Romance!

Think you know historical romance? Prepare to be surprised. Never read historical romance? The subgenre has never been more diversified in its offerings to readers. To back up our claim, Historical Romance Network members put together a fun, energetic video highlighting a collection of beautiful covers by just a few of today’s stars in historical romance. Stay tuned – many more to come.