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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!

Death Comes to the Nursery By Catherine Lloyd

Death Comes to the Nursery By Catherine Lloyd

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Regency England By Catherine Lloyd, Author of Death Comes to the Nursery, A Kurland St. Mary Mystery In the Georgian period and...
The Arrangement By Minerva Spencer with Sylvia Day and Kristin Vayden

The Arrangement By Sylvia Day with Minerva Spencer and Kristin Vayden

Why I Love Marriage of Convenience Romances By Minerva Spencer, Author of The Arrangement with Sylvia Day and Kristin Vayden When I look at the books...

A Lady’s Deception By Susanna Craig

Governesses in Fact and Fiction By Susanna Craig, Author of A Lady’s Deception, A Rogues and Rebels Novel   The governess is a familiar fixture in Victorian literature,...

Anyone But a Duke By Betina Krahn

Victorians’ Secret By Betina Krahn, Author of Anyone But a Duke One of the great puzzles of the Victorian era for me has always been the...
And Dangerous to Know By Darcie Wilde

And Dangerous to Know By Darcie Wilde

The Useful Women of Jane Austen’s England  By Darcie Wilde, Author of And Dangerous to Know, A Rosalind Thorne Mystery  It’s winter, and that makes it the perfect time...

Seduction on a Snowy Night By Mary Jo Putney, Sabrina Jeffries,...

Historical Holiday Traditions By Mary Jo Putney, Sabrina Jeffries, and Madeline Hunter, Authors of Seduction on a Snowy Night In honor of their new story collection,...
The Seduction of Lady Phoebe By Ella Quinn

The Seduction of Lady Phoebe By Ella Quinn

The Regency Wedding Breakfast   By Ella Quinn, Author of The Seduction of Lady Phoebe, The Marriage Game Series  Unlike today or even in the late nineteenth century, the ceremony was not considered the main event of nuptials during the Regency...

The Highlander’s Christmas Bride by Vanessa Kelly

Christmas Comestibles By Vanessa Kelly, Author of The Highlander’s Christmas Bride, A Clan Kendrick Novel Although not as elaborate as a classic Victorian Christmas, holiday celebrations...