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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!

The Stella and Lyndy Mystery Series by Clara McKenna

The Plant Hunters By Clara McKenna, Author of the Stella and Lyndy Mystery Series Ever wonder what dark jungle your houseplants came from or on what...
Countess of Harleigh Mystery Series by Dianne Freeman

Countess of Harleigh Mystery Series by Dianne Freeman

Victorian Country House Parties By Dianne Freeman, Author of the Countess of Harleigh Mystery  Series Stately country homes have been part of the British culture for...
A Duke, The Lady, & A Baby by Vanessa Riley

A Duke, The Lady, & A Baby by Vanessa Riley

A Proper English Breakfast By Vanessa Riley, author of A Duke, The Lady, & A Baby Every English household looked forward to that first meal of...
Never Conspire with a Sinful Baron By Renee Ann Miller

Never Conspire with a Sinful Baron by Renee Ann Miller

The Country House By Renee Ann Miller, author of Never Conspire with a Sinful Baron Country houses are sometimes the setting for Victorian romance stories. In...
>The Highlander’s English Bride by Vanessa Kell

The Highlander’s English Bride by Vanessa Kelly

A King Goes to Scotland By Vanessa Kelly, Author of The Highlander’s English Bride In August 1822, King George IV (the notorious former Prince Regent of...
The Long Flight Home by Alan Hlad

The Long Flight Home by Alan Hlad

The Unsolved Mystery of a World War II Pigeon By Alan Hlad, Author of The Long Flight Home In 2012, British newspapers reported the story about...
Forbidden Realm by Diana Cosby

Forbidden Realm by Diana Cosby

Noble’s Prerogative by Diana Cosby, Author of Forbidden Realm In today’s world, having pets is a common occurrence, but during medieval times, as in...
Fatal Finale

A Fatal Finale by Kathleen Marple Kalb

A Lady’s Great Secret: The Cosmetic Arts in the Gilded Age By Kathleen Marple Kalb, author of A Fatal Finale, an Ella Shane Mystery             Respectable...