Julia shares interesting tidbits from her historical research.

The Thunder of Hoof Beats, or How My Hero Taught Me More About Horses: Julia researches horses for THE RAKE TO REVEAL HER

The Romance of Lace: Julia researches Honiton Lace for SOCIETY’S MOST DISREPUTABLE GENTLEMAN

How to Lose Your Reputation in One Evening: A Regency Lady’s Guide to Ruin. Where Julia describes the downfall of heroine Honoria Carlow of THE SMUGGLER AND THE SOCIETY BRIDE.

Pepper Cove and Ralph’s Cupboard: Some Cornish Legends Where Julia describes some of the scenes and legends of the Cornish seacoast, setting for THE SMUGGLER AND THE SOCIETY BRIDE.

Bathing Beauties: My Heroine Takes to the Sea Where Julia describes how sea bathing was conducted in the Regency era.

Axminster CarpetOn Copy Edits and Axminster Carpets
Julia muses on the Writing Life and Historic Carpet-Making in England.

That Elusive Scent
Julia researches perfumes of the East to discover Joanna’s special blend in FROM WAIF TO GENTLEMAN'S WIFE.

Hurrah for General Ludd
Julia investigates the Luddites who attack Ned’s carriage in FROM WAIF TO GENTLEMAN'S WIFE.

Highwaymen of the High Seas - The Romance of the Smuggler
Julia researches smugglers for THE SMUGGLER AND THE SOCIETY BRIDE, coming out in 2010.

Engines and Hoses and Pumpers, Oh, My!
Julia researches fire engines for her book FROM WAIF TO GENTLEMAN'S WIFE.


For Aspiring Authors, Julia shares some thoughts on the writing process.

On Becoming a Writer

Anchors Aweigh, or How Being a Navy Wife Turned Me Into a Romance Writer

Writing an Unconventional Series, or When the Tale is a Saga Interrupted by Many Events

 

A complete guide to Julia's books with linked characters.

Find out which books feature characters that are related to one another and which ones feature cameos of characters from other books.

Click here to view the guide!

 


Julia offers further details about the world of her books; for the Settings of her most recent books, check her Pinterest boards.

The Characters

The Rake to Reveal Her

The Rake to Rescue Her

The Rake to Redeem Her

The Rake to Ruin Her

Society’s Most Disreputable Gentleman

The Smuggler and the Society Bride

From Waif to Gentleman's Wife

A Most Unconventional Match

The Settings

The Rake to Redeem Her

The Rake to Ruin Her

Society’s Most Disreputable Gentleman

The Smuggler and the Society Bride

From Waif to Gentleman's Wife


Do you get hooked on historical series like “Rome,” “The Tudors,” and Showtime’s “The Borgias?” Are you inspired to learn more about the main characters and their historical times? Each month in her “History Refreshed” column for Fresh Fiction Julia explores a different period to report on the people and events brought to life by leading historical fiction authors. Check the topics below to fuel your curiosity!

Those Fascinating Borgias

The Dark Queen, Tales of Catherine de Medici

THE SWEETBRIAR’S THORNS: Wars of the Roses, Part I

Wars of the Roses, Part II

Wars of the Roses, Part III

The World of Downton Abbey

The World of Downton Abbey Part II

Ah, Elizabeth Ah, Darcy Part the First

The Greatest Generation:  Life in Time of War

Magnolia and Apples:  Twentieth Century US

In the Twilight of Empire:  India

Keep the Home Fires Burning:  World War II Homefront Britain

Medieval World of Craft and Intrigue

A Murderous Merry Christmas:  Victorian Mysteries

Downton Revisited

The Romance of Italy

God Love Ireland

Paris in the Spring 

Merrie Olde England

From Grit to Glamour: Between the Wars

Blockbuster Summer of World War II Hits

Return to “Indian Summers”

 


 

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