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Best-selling and acclaimed novelists from Kensington Publishing share intriguing historical facts unearthed during their research, offering readers a glimpse of society, culture and life during their novels’ time periods. Look for more Victoria Vignettes in each issue of the magazine and return here each month for more fascinating historical context!

Believe in Me by Ella Quinn

Believe in Me By Ella Quinn

  SPONSORED CONTENT Traveling Europe in the Nineteenth Century  By Ella Quinn, Author of, The Worthingtons Series  My latest book, , takes place as my characters are traveling across Europe. The story is set in 1818,...
Lady Notorious By Theresa Romain

Lady Notorious By Theresa Romain

SPONSORED CONTENT Bow Street, Bounties, and Bribes:  Policing during the Regency By Theresa Romain, Author of  Law enforcement in England during the Regency—the 1810s—was unlike the system we’re...
Lucky Creek Lady by Shirley Kennedy

Lucky Creek Lady by Shirley Kennedy

SPONSORED CONTENT How Women Brought Law, Order, and Refinement to the Old West By Shirley Kennedy, Author of , Book 3 of the In Old California...
Tempt Me with Diamonds

Tempt Me with Diamonds by Jane Feather

SPONSORED CONTENT Gold, Gems, and the New Aristocracy By Jane Feather, author of During the nineteenth century, the English were not alone in their quest for colonies—an...
A Spy’s Guide to Seduction by Kate Moore

A Spy’s Guide to Seduction by Kate Moore

SPONSORED CONTENT Matrimonial Maps  By Kate Moore, Author of , Book 3 in The Husband Hunter Series   If you have ever stood on a street corner in a foreign land stretching out a map...
We Shall See the Sky Sparkling By Susanna Aikin

We Shall See the Sky Sparkling By Susana Aikin

SPONSORED CONTENT The Collectors The Trans-Siberian Railway: The Most Amazing Train Journey on Earth By Susana Aikin, author of We Shall See the Sky Sparkling No railway has captured...
The Girl with the Sweetest Secret By Betina Krahn

The Girl with the Sweetest Secret By Betina Krahn

SPONSORED CONTENT The Collectors  By Betina Krahn, author of The Girl with the Sweetest Secret In the latter part of the nineteenth century, a trend began in England...
A Little Sea Bathing Would Set Me Up Forever By Jenna Jaxon

The Rigors of Sea Bathing in the Regency Period By...

SPONSORED CONTENT “The Rigors of Sea Bathing in the Regency Period”   By Jenna Jaxon, author of What a Widow Wants, The Widows Club Series  Sea bathing became popular during the...
Death Comes to Bath By Catherine Lloyd

Death Comes to Bath By Catherine Lloyd

SPONSORED CONTENT Fashion Plates in Regency England  By Catherine Lloyd, author of Death Comes to Bath of The Kurland St. Mary Mysteries  Even before I started writing the Kurland St. Mary mystery...
The Bride Chooses a Highlander By Adrienne Basso

The Bride Chooses a Highlander By Adrienne Basso

SPONSORED CONTENT Medieval Entertainment   By Adrienne Basso, author of The Bride Chooses a Highlander, The McKennas Series  Writers, myself included, will often romanticize life in medieval Scotland, with tales of picturesque castles,...

The Duke’s Suspicion By Susanna Craig

SPONSORED CONTENT Games of Love   By Susanna Craig, Author of The Duke’s Suspicion, A Rogues and Rebels Novel   For many of us, no holiday gathering would be complete without playing games. During the Regency and Victorian eras, when young...
A Lady’s Escape By A.S. Fenichel 

A Lady’s Escape By A.S. Fenichel 

SPONSORED CONTENT   By A.S. Fenichel, Author of A Lady’s Escape  As many of you likely are, I am a huge Jane Austen fan. I dearly wish she had...
Barbarous By Minerva Spencer

Barbarous By Minerva Spencer

SPONSORED CONTENT A Few Thoughts About Boxing Day  By Minerva Spencer, Author of Dangerous & Barbarous, The Outcasts Novels  If you enjoy reading historical novels set in Great Britain you might...

More or Less a Temptress by Anna Bradley

SPONSORED CONTENT 'Tis the Season for Feasting  By Anna Bradley, Author of More or Less a Temptress, The Somerset Sisters Novels  Believe it or not, the holidays are now upon us! If you’re...
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The Gold Pawn by L.A. Chandlar

SPONSORED CONTENT The Thirties Cocktail: More Than Just a Drink By L.A. Chandlar, Author of, The Gold Pawn, The Art Deco Mysteries The 1920s and ‘30s were...
Falling From His Grace by Kristin Vayden

Falling From His Grace by Kristin Vayden

SPONSORED CONTENT Gossip, Gambling, and Gaming By Kristin Vayden, Author of Falling From His Grace Anyone for Whist? What about Hazard? No? What about Charades? While we are...
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Once A Scoundrel By Mary Jo Putney

SPONSORED CONTENT The Mating Game By Mary Jo Putney, Author of Once A Scoundrel Finding a good mate has never been easy! While the modern view is that...
The Heiress

The Heiress He’s Been Waiting For by Kaitlin O’Riley

SPONSORED CONTENT Letters in the Victorian Era  By Kaitlin O’Riley, Author of The Heiress He’s Been Waiting For   In our current, fast-paced world of emailing and texting and...