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In my Regency novels, I have a lot of fun naming characters, but one of my favourites is naming the modistes for great female artists. I’ve used Lebrun, duParc, and in Particular Intentions and its sequel, Madame Guiard for the portraitist Adélaïde Labille-Guiard. Adélaïde Labille was born in 1749 and was the daughter of a Paris …

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I was playing around, looking for a book to allude to while writing a scene, when I came upon this one. At times, I see something and think, “That would be fun!” and this was one of those times. I do not mention it specifically by name…at least yet, but I couldn’t resist using it. …

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As anyone who has read A Matter of Chance knows, Elizabeth Gardiner (Bennet) is an artist–a watercolour artist to be specific. So, why did I pick watercolour and whose art did I use as inspiration when I described her work? Honestly, I used my own. It was easiest as she painted to describe how I …

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When we read Pride and Prejudice, we are led to believe Netherfield Park is a larger estate than Lonbourn–at least in regards to the home. After all, Bingley has an income of five thousand pounds, which should indicate he can afford something larger than the Bennets. In A Matter of Chance, we’re looking more at …

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