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Nicola Cornick
I write Regency historicals for Harlequin HQN Books and also work as a historian
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I think if you have a favourite genre you will get drawn back hoping to find something that engages you. There are still "different" books out there in historical romance and it's good to hear about Erica Monroe. I will take a look at those.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on What We're Reading in April at Word Wenches
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These are very interesting points you raise, Janice and Sonya. I don't read a lot of Regency historicals any more for exactly that reason. A lot of the tropes don't work for me at the moment so I stick to those authors I know will write something with more depth (as I perceive it). I don't think all the good writers are dead (!) but I do think that publisher pressure can be very inhibiting. I too hope that times will change as both an author and a reader.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on What We're Reading in April at Word Wenches
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Fabulous post, Cara, and people have mentioned many of my favourites too, especially Jospehine Tey and Mary Stewart.
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Thank you both very much indeed!
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How beautiful, Laura! The coming of spring is very special.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2015 on Simple Pleasures Then and Now at Word Wenches
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Thank you, Elizabeth. That is fascinating about lambs. I had no idea. I still love a cuddly lamb now and admit to being one of those adults who rather likes cuddly toys!
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2015 on Simple Pleasures Then and Now at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Rose! I am so glad you liked it!
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2015 on Simple Pleasures Then and Now at Word Wenches
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LOO, Mary Jo, on the ironing allergy! Yes, a cuddle with loved ones is the best!
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2015 on Simple Pleasures Then and Now at Word Wenches
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Thanks for sharing your list, Linnae! Chocolate! Oh yes!
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2015 on Simple Pleasures Then and Now at Word Wenches
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Thank you, Karin. I am so pleased you enjoyed it. I've been loving everyone's suggestions too. I enjoy seeing a new moon and standing out under the stars on a clear night. As for getting my hands on a book I've been anticipating... That's a very great pleasure!
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2015 on Simple Pleasures Then and Now at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Janice! You reminded me that really cold water on a hot day is one of mine!
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2015 on Simple Pleasures Then and Now at Word Wenches
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LOL, Artemisia! Pleasure indeed.
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2015 on Simple Pleasures Then and Now at Word Wenches
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Thank you, Jo. Yes, I remember my grandparents growing up in the early 20th century tradition of making music together. Everyone could play and instrument or sing or both. The influence of it came down to my generation. That's a really interesting point about the parks. It must have been depressing to be separated from the beauty of the countryside and parks are a good substitute.
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2015 on Simple Pleasures Then and Now at Word Wenches
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Lovely, Sue! Thank you. I do think that singing is a wonderful feel-good pleasure. And I imagine a lot of us would rate a good book very high on the list!
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2015 on Simple Pleasures Then and Now at Word Wenches
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Thanks for sharing your wonderful list, Lynda. Isn't it great the way a dog is always so happy to see you. I love that. And laughing with someone who gets your sense of humour... Priceless.
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2015 on Simple Pleasures Then and Now at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Bona! Love the experiences you describe! As Cara/Andrea said, it's about being mindful and appreciating those sensations and taking time. All the more enjoyable when it is heard-earned after climbing the mountain!
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2015 on Simple Pleasures Then and Now at Word Wenches
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So true, Cara/Andrea. It's easy to miss the simple pleasures when life is so busy and people don't feel they have time to look around them. I love your image of watching the breeze ripple across the water or over grass. It only takes a moment to pause and appreciate so much beauty.
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2015 on Simple Pleasures Then and Now at Word Wenches
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Hugs to your dog, Jackie! Such a lovely thing to have pets to enrich our lives. I like that you enjoy writing a letter. That's definitely becoming a lost art these days.
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2015 on Simple Pleasures Then and Now at Word Wenches
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Lovely, Anne! Thank you for sharing. Doesn't the fresh air smell of sun dried material smell lovely! I was surprised that spending time with friends wasn't on the list, whether eating or chatting or singing, or walking... But perhaps that's too "big" a thing to be a simple pleasure? Not sure. A fire outside with the night sky overhead... Fabulous!
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2015 on Simple Pleasures Then and Now at Word Wenches
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Thank you, Mary! Some lovely things on your list. I love cuddling pets too, and knowing they are happy. There are many very beautiful things all around us.
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2015 on Simple Pleasures Then and Now at Word Wenches
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Nicola here! Today I’m musing on a few of our favourite things and whether our Regency heroes and heroines would have valued the same pleasures that we do. A recent poll of 2000 people aimed to make a list of all the simple things in life that make us happy. At number 1 was one of my own favourites, a freshly made bed. I confess I iron all my bedding because I enjoy the lovely cool, smooth feel of freshly laundered bed linen so much. I don’t enjoy ironing at all but it’s worth it for that moment when you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Word Wenches
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Ooh, I am off to find the Kris Tualla book, Karin. Sounds great, as do your other recommendations. Thank you! It's been a great month for the TBR pile!
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2015 on What We're Reading at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Carolyn. I'm so glad you've found some good reads. The Flavia books are new to me so I am excited to read those! So many people have recommended the C S Harris as well.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2015 on What We're Reading at Word Wenches
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The Alan Furst books sound interesting, Janice, although I think I would find the anachronistic attitudes to sex pulled me out of the story too.
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I'm sorry that Typepad seems to have gone a bit wild posting comments in italics and multiple copies of them too. Hoping normal service will be resumed soon!
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