Sunday, September 23, 2012

British Author Birthdays

Elizabeth Gaskell
What famous British author do you share a birthday with?

Jan- E. M. Forester

Feb-Charles Dickens

March-Elizabeth Barrett Browning

April-Charlotte Bronte

May-Robert Browning

June-Thomas Hardy

July-Emily Bronte

Aug-Georgette Heyer

Sept-Elizabeth Gaskell

Oct-John Keats

Nov-George Eliot
Dec-Jane Austen

Saturday, September 8, 2012



Complied by Therese Stenzel

Thanks to all the readers who responded to my question--who is the one hero who stayed with you long after you finished a book? I have read some of these books and the heroes will not disappoint you.

I have listed the top five, and then to make it easier for you to find a hero you like, I broke it down by genre. Enjoy!

Top Five Heroes in order of popularity:

1.      Rhett Butler, from Gone With The Wind

2.      Jamie Fraser, from Outlander

3.      Fitzwilliam Darcy, from Pride and Prejudice

4.      John Knightly, from Emma

5.      John Thornton, from North and South


Young Adult

Pony Boy, from The Outsiders

Historical Fiction (American)

Atticus Finch, from To Kill a Mockingbird

Harold de Vries, from She Walks In Beauty

John Murphy, from Vienna Prelude

Michael Hosea, from Redeeming Love

“Nevada", from Forlorn River

Rhett Butler, from Gone with the Wind

Historical Fiction (English)

Captain Alex Randall, from Shadow of the Moon

Collin McGuire, from A Passion Most Pure

Fitzwilliam Darcy, from Pride and Prejudice

Jamie Fraser, from Outlander

John Knightly, from Emma

John Thornton, from North and South

Lord Damerel, from Venetia

Ruark Beauchamp, from Shanna

Historical Fiction (Biblical)

Ari Ben Canaan, from Exodus

Judah Ben Hur, from Ben Hur

The apostle John, from John, Son of Thunder


Ty Buchanan, from the Ty Buchanan Series.


Roland Deschain, (aka Roland of Gilead), from the Dark Tower series

Thomas Covenant, from the Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever series.

Wedge Antilles, from Starfighters of Adumar


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New British Historical

The second book in my British Missive series, FOREVER AND A  DAY is available on Amazon for $3.97

In a world where position and rank are everything, can two souls stand firm in their desires and their faith?

In the courts of King Louis XVIth and Marie Antoinette, a storm is brewing that will overthrow a monarchy. Caught up in the maelstrom is a young girl, who becomes a pawn in a hopeless attempt to quell the peasant rebellion. But the cost to her is greater than she could ever imagine.

FOREVER AND A DAY is a tale of a impoverished girl who is forced to leave her family to live as a pretend princess in the French royal court to appease the growing unrest among the peasants. Unfortunately pretending to be royal requires that she accept a betrothal to an English duke. Now living in the Queen’s House (Buckingham Palace) and awaiting her marriage, she clashes with the duke’s secretary, the man who could reveal her true identity. But when his life is at stake, can she learn to wait the Lord to give her the desires of her heart.