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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!

Heiress in Red Silk by Madeline Hunter

Greenhouses, Conservatories, and House Plants  By Madeline Hunter, Author of Heiress in Red Silk, A Duke’s Heiress Romance  The methods for growing plants in unseasonable weather dates back to ancient times, but...
An Earl, the Girl, and a Toddler by Vanessa Riley

An Earl, the Girl, and a Toddler by Vanessa Riley

Planning the Perfect Regency Game Night for the Boys By Vanessa Riley, Author of An Earl, the Girl, and a Toddler Rogues and Remarkable Women Series Many...
The Ella Shane Mystery Series by Kathleen Marple Kalb

The Ella Shane Mystery Series by Kathleen Marple Kalb

 Grace in Motion: Women and Exercise in the Gilded Age By Kathleen Marple Kalb, Author of the Ella Shane Mystery Series             The New Woman of...
Mrs. Wiggins by Mary Monroe - Victoria

Mrs. Wiggins by Mary Monroe

On Inspiration from My Mother By Mary Monroe, Author of Mrs. Wiggins My late mother described her teenage years during the 1930s as “the good old...

Wild Women and the Blues by Denny S. Bryce

Dancing as Inspiration By Denny S. Bryce, Author of Wild Women and the Blues In many ways, Wild Women and the Blues is my homage to my youth...
Duchess If You Dare by Anabelle Bryant

Duchess If You Dare by Anabelle Bryant

Romance and Reputation By Anabelle Bryant, Author of Duchess If You Dare Would an English nobleman of the highest power risk his reputation and forsake his...
Calder Brand by Janet Dailey

Calder Brand by Janet Dailey

 The Amazing Frontier An Excerpt from Calder Brand by Janet Dailey Janet Dailey’s iconic Calder Saga is synonymous with everything readers have come to love in...

Three Ordinary Girls By Tim Brady

Cobblestone Streets and Tulips: The Old-World Charm of Holland’s Haarlem By Tim Brady, Author of Three Ordinary Girls My nonfiction book Three Ordinary Girls tells the...