What’s real? A lot of research goes into the writing of a historical romance. Here’s a glimpse behind the scenes of The Lost Heir including the names of people, history of Yorkshire milling, the mailing of letters, and the many ways people died in that era.

Speaking of creative ways to die, I found a newspaper article dated March 16, 1790 with a report about the Mutiny on the Bounty. It’s worth a look…but good luck reading the typeset and spelling/capitalization rules of the time!

Oh, and if you’ve read Regency romance in the past, you’ll know that many girls of the time read and memorized DeBrett’s Peerage. After all, you had to know who might inherit what title and if that made them a suitable marriage prospect. Here is a sample entry of a baron to give you an idea of what Kathleen might have been reading!

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