“Horses and Buggy” circa 1876, by Henry Collins Bispham (American, 1841–1882). / Source: www.the-athenaeum.org
This month I am celebrating a very special occasion.
One year ago, this month, my second novella The Best Man in Brookside released in The California Gold Rush Romance Collection! *unleashes a million balloons*
On this book birthday, I wish to extend my deepest gratitude to those who helped the collection hit the ECPA Bestseller List and to those dear readers who embraced my California-Gold-Rush-story-that-takes-place-in-England. THANK YOU EVER SO!
Since my novella revolves around a carousel and a horse-whisperer, let’s celebrate Brookside’s birthday with 9 Equestrian Paintings from the Victorian Era!
“An accomplished horsewoman rides with elegance, and a good grace, united to a noble boldness, beautiful yet modest.”
~ Excerpt from “Park Riding: with some remarks on the Art of Horsemanship” by J. Rimell Dunbar, circa 1859.
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*
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).