. . . at the cover flats for The Laird Takes a Bride, having just arrived at my lovely publishers Avon Books. Aren’t they gorgeous?!?
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It’s been pretty hot here lately.
Here’s a nice way to spend it. :)
Tom Gauld’s playful speculation about Jane Austen’s creative process in writing Pride and Prejudice.
I made a cake for my husband’s birthday — at his request, a banana cake — and our son did the icing. :)
Both the cake and the icing were new recipes for me, and the result was, I may say without false modesty, a huge hit! And because I like to share good things, here they are. They’re from my trusty, old-school, well-loved Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook. Enjoy!
A little bit of inspiration as we begin our week. :)
A delightfully evocative word.
I used it with pleasure in The Laird Takes a Bride, in a scene in which my heroine, Fiona Douglass, is recalling some of the various weddings she’s attended:
Two years ago, in this very church, a spectacular brawl had erupted at the altar when the bridegroom’s twin brother (already roaring drunk) had lunged forward, seized the hapless bride, and tried to carry her off. A wild melee ensued as several other men (also already drunk) had, with joyful shouts, joined in. Forty-five minutes later, the combatants subdued by brute force and the bride’s veil hastily repaired, the ceremony had proceeded without further incident, the chastened, bloodied twin the very first to warmly shake his brother’s hand.
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