How to Stock a Kitchen Like a Georgian by Gina Conkle

How to Stock a Kitchen Like a Georgian by Gina Conkle

  England’s flourishing economy under the four King Georges (1714 – 1830) spilled over to the kitchen. Culinary delights were in demand. The number of pastry chefs and confectioners increased by almost 20,000 from the late Georgian period to middle Victorian era. Recipe books abounded. Inventors tinkered with refrigeration as early as 1755. The first gas stove was developed in the 1820s (and patented in 1826). Was cooking then the same...

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What if Cinderella doesn’t want her shoe back?

What if Cinderella doesn’t want her shoe back?

    Amazon  –  B&N  –  Kobo  –  iBooks  –  GooglePlay   LOCATING HER IS ONLY HALF THE BATTLE Cyrus Ryland didn’t become England’s wealthiest bachelor by being a pushover, but the mysterious beauty he discovers sneaking around at his grand ball enflames his curiosity. When the clock chimes midnight and she’s nowhere to be found, Cyrus vows to scour all of London to uncover who...

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Secrets of Rags-to-Riches Romance

We love a good rags-to-riches story. Whether we’re reading romance or drama, we love a character who rises from the ashes.  The story’s even better when the heroine manages to stay good and kind along the way. No small feat there. Sweet Cinderella matches the description to a T. Much as I love the old Disney version, her story begged for an update. That’s why two years ago I hatched The Lady Meets Her Match (a romance based...

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Begin at the Beginning: The Embarrassed Writer

    My second book in the Midnight Meetings series, The Lady Meets Her Match, releases soon (April 7th). Seeing this series unfold has been thrilling, but someone recently asked me, “What connects the books?” Here’s where I’m a little embarrassed. I wish I’d had more savvy when writing Meet the Earl at Midnight (book 1), but savvy isn’t my middle name. Meet the Earl at Midnight was born on one of...

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What if Cinderella doesn’t want her shoe back?

Did you grow up with fairy tales? A favorite of mine was Cinderella. I loved reading about a kind-hearted heroine with a magical rags-to-ballgown evening. Plus, being able to talk with animal friends was pretty neat. Yet, as I got older, I had a few problems with the story. Like why did the funky Grand Duke hunt down Cinderella? Shouldn’t the prince search for his true love? The prince’s lack of ardor bugged me. He should’ve...

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