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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!

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...
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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...
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London’s Wicked Affair by Anabelle Bryant

SPONSORED CONTENT All Tied Up in the Regency By Anabelle Bryant, Author of London’s Wicked Affair Corsets and tightly laced stays were the expected undergarment of the aristocracy...
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The English Garden by Jane Goodger

SPONSORED CONTENT The English Garden By Jane Goodger, Author of Diamond in the Rough The English garden was an important part of life, but at no time was its...
Women in Brewing By Sally MacKenzie, Author of What Ales The Earl

Women in Brewing by Sally MacKenzie

SPONSORED CONTENT Women in Brewing By Sally MacKenzie, Author of What Ales The Earl Today, home brewing is a popular, male-dominated hobby, but once upon a time—in the...
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The Singular Mr. Sinclair by Mia Marlowe

SPONSORED CONTENT The Grand Tour By Mia Marlowe, Author of The Singular Mr. Sinclair “A man who has not been in Italy is always conscious of an inferiority,...
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A Lady’s Guide to Passion and Property by Kate Moore

SPONSORED CONTENT Husband Hunting in India By Kate Moore, Author of A Lady’s Guide to Passion and Property, Book 2 in the Husband Hunter Series “No woman ever reaches...