10 Paintings of Victorian Bookworms

WARNING: If superfluous giddiness grates on your nerves, cease reading immediately! However, if celebrating small moments with great enthusiasm makes you feel cozily warm inside like a morning cuppa—by all means, read on!

HIP-HIP-HOORAY, ‘tis my book’s birthday!!!!! *tosses confetti glitter in the air*

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One year ago (on January 1st) my debut novella The Substitute Bride released in The Lassoed by Marriage Romance Collection! Since its release, the collection hit the ECPA Bestseller List and has been read by many a dear reader. A surreal and exciting notion!

To those who have bought the collection and written reviews—THANK YOU! To those who have subscribed here, Liked my Facebook, and sent encouraging messages—THANK YOU! I look forward to sharing more books and Victorian fun with you in future!

Now let’s celebrate The Substitute Bride’s book birthday with 10 Paintings of Victorian Bookworms(All Images Located on Pinterest / Original Sources Unknown)

“An Evening at Home” circa 1888, by Edward John Poynter (British, 1836-1919).

“An Evening at Home” circa 1888, by Edward John Poynter (British, 1836-1919).

“A Lady in Pink” circa 1899, by Patrick William Adam (British/Scottish, 1854-1929).

“A Lady in Pink” circa 1899, by Patrick William Adam (British/Scottish, 1854-1929).

“Woman Reading” circa 1890, by Jacques-Émile Blanche (French, 1861-1942).

“Woman Reading” circa 1890, by Jacques-Émile Blanche (French, 1861-1942).

“The End Of The Story” circa 1900, by Marcus Stone (British, 1840-1921).

“The End Of The Story” circa 1900, by Marcus Stone (British, 1840-1921).

“Lady with Book in Garden” circa 1892), by Brunner František Dvořák (Czech, 1862-1927).

“Lady with Book in Garden” circa 1892, by Brunner František Dvořák (Czech, 1862-1927).

“Girl Reading” Date Unknown, by Ernst Anders (German, 1845-1911).

“Girl Reading” Date Unknown, by Ernst Anders (German, 1845-1911).

“Reading a Book” Dated 1872-1873, by James Joseph Tissot (French, 1836-1902).

“Reading a Book” Dated 1872-1873, by James Joseph Tissot (French, 1836-1902).

“Seated Woman” Date Unknown, by Jules Adolphe Goupil (French 1839-1883).

“Seated Woman” Date Unknown, by Jules Adolphe Goupil (French 1839-1883).

“Afternoon Reading” Date Unknown, by Fernand Toussaint (Belgian, 1873-1955).

“Afternoon Reading” Date Unknown, by Fernand Toussaint (Belgian, 1873-1955).

“In the Library” circa 1872, by Auguste Toulmouche (French, 1829-1890).

“In the Library” circa 1872, by Auguste Toulmouche (French, 1829-1890).

Which Victorian bookworm is your favorite? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.

And for those who’ve yet to read The Substitute Bride, you can find The Lassoed by Marriage Romance Collection wherever books are sold! I personally recommend the beautiful paperback with its antique-looking deckle edged pages, but e-book formats are also available. (Right now, the Kindle version is just $0.99 cents!)

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