Of Home & Hearth

Historical romance opens the door for great research opportunities. Specializing in Viking and Georgian romance, I’ve read my share of non-fiction books on those eras. But,just when you think you know an era, you get an “aha” moment. Of late, homes in history has caught my interest. That’s not as exciting as say, “The History of Sex” (a head-turning book someone recently discussed with me), but some of the facts might surprise...

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Norse Jewel by Gina Conkle (Deleted scenes + explanation)

Set in AD 1022, Norse Jewel tells the tale of a once free woman, a damsel in distress. Helena was stolen into slavery by marauding Danes and needs to get away from them quickly. Her savior comes: Hakan, a Viking chieftain, who wants to live a peaceful, farmer’s life, buys her. The fair thrall teaches the stoic warrior about love, weaving happiness in his life yet seeking her freedom at every turn.  Much changes that Norse summer. No one...

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