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Andrea Penrose/Andrea Pickens/Cara Elliott
historical romance author
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Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2019 on A Shocking Discovery! at Word Wenches
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It's really true, Lucy, there is SO much fascinating history that we don't learn in school, especially when you delve into a topic. I've discovered the late 1600s was quite amazing—you Newton and Boyle, and the microscope being finetuned enough to start seeing amazing things that's invisible to the naked eye. And that got them all thinking about the world around them, and wanting to understand all its inexplicable forces. Every era has exciting frontiers of knowledge . . .it always puzzles me that people can find history dry and boring!
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2019 on A Shocking Discovery! at Word Wenches
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Yes, they really were quite gruesome experiments. I don't blame you for being worried about losing all that lovely homegrown garden bounty. Fingers crossed they stay safe and sound!
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2019 on A Shocking Discovery! at Word Wenches
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Teresa, that's wonderful that your daughter is returning to college. I hope she enjoys all the many ideas and inspirations that can happen on a campus. I hope you enjoy the book! Brrr on the ice inside the windows! You REALLY have experienced a Jane Austen world. There's a reason there were curtained canopied beds in past centuries! As you see, you're not alone in thinking the internet is so important in us connected to friends and world around us. It's wonderful that it lets us build communities like this one, where we all—quite literally—come from every corner of the globe. How nice is that!
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2019 on A Shocking Discovery! at Word Wenches
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Ha, I think we would ALL be up a creek without electricity!
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2019 on A Shocking Discovery! at Word Wenches
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You make a great point, Margot. Without electricity much of the day s is spent on simple survival things—chop wood for heat, fetch water, grow food, wash by hand . . . It's a VERY different way of life. And I think we would all feel very isolated with the communication network we have.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2019 on A Shocking Discovery! at Word Wenches
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Yes, I have to agree that we've become inextricably intertwined with the web! I try to be careful about it, but it's hard. We do so much of our interaction, both personal and professional, through the ether that it's truly become a staple of modern life.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2019 on A Shocking Discovery! at Word Wenches
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Thanks so much for sharing this, Lucy! Yes, I've read about the static electricity machines. They developed as interest in science really exploded in the late 1600's and interest in natural phenomena grew. It's all so fascinating!
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2019 on A Shocking Discovery! at Word Wenches
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Yes, there are sort-of too many to count!
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2019 on A Shocking Discovery! at Word Wenches
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Assuming your phone carrier is up and running! Thanks SO much for the nice words on my book!I hope you enjoy it.
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2019 on A Shocking Discovery! at Word Wenches
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So true on all the things you don't think of, like cash registers! I remeber our huge Shop and Shop was flummoxed on trying to sell food because no one could math manually!
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2019 on A Shocking Discovery! at Word Wenches
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Yes, heat or cold is REALLY hard to bear for any time. Two weeks—acck! Thank goodness, you were there for your sister and her family. As I said, I lost my electricity for 6 days, and my life totally changed. I had to spend so much time doing mundane tasks, like figuring out how to cook on the outdoor grill in the cold, go get water because the pump was down . . . and simple tings like washing my face and brushing my teeth. Life is hard without electricity!
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2019 on A Shocking Discovery! at Word Wenches
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Heat is a real basic, isn't it! Many new condo and houses don't have fireplaces. (I moved a few years ago and really mine!0 Granted a blazing wood fire doesn't throw off all that much heat, but a wood stove does. When storms hit in the north during winter now, heat is a huge issue. And I agree——communication is a godsend in an emergency.
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2019 on A Shocking Discovery! at Word Wenches
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Andrea here, musing today on a very “shocking” topic! Ha—now that I have your attention, I shall explain! I have a new release coming out on the 24th. Murder at Kensington Palace is the third book in my Wrexford & Sloane Regency mystery series, and the plot involves electricity! The voltaic pile (basically the first electrical battery) was invented by Alessandro Volta in 1800. As often happens in the world of invention, the discovery was sparked by a disagreement he had with Luigi Galvani, another man of science who had discovered he could make the legs of a dead frog... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at Word Wenches
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Interesting assessment of the GH short stories. It's a hard literary form to master. Sounds like they aren't GH in top form.
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2019 on What We Are Reading-August at Word Wenches
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Faith, we love it as much as you do. I get SO many wonderful book recommendations for our Wenchly readers.
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2019 on What We Are Reading-August at Word Wenches
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This sounds really interesting, Janice. Glad you remembered to add it. Have gotten WAY too many recommendations for the TBR pile. I think I need to start a second stack!
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2019 on What We Are Reading-August at Word Wenches
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Linda, the Sy Montgomery books sound really intriguing! Will check them out!
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2019 on What We Are Reading-August at Word Wenches
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Ha—I'm wondering where the whole summer went! Thanks for the recommendation of Ask Again, Yes, which sounds wonderful. Yet another book for the TRB pile!
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2019 on What We Are Reading-August at Word Wenches
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Wonderful list, Claire!
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2019 on What We Are Reading-August at Word Wenches
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I've heard great things about Bringing Down the Duke. Can't wait to read it.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2019 on What We Are Reading-August at Word Wenches
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I loved Lady Trent! Must get this!
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2019 on What We Are Reading-August at Word Wenches
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They Were Counted sounds fascinating, Lillian. The Austro-Hungarian world is something about which I know little but would love to explore. Have added this to my TBR list!
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2019 on What We Are Reading-August at Word Wenches
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As always, an amazing list, Kareni. But you're making me feel like a slug!
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2019 on What We Are Reading-August at Word Wenches
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Now I really must try Catherine Aird, Sue. Somehow I have missed reading her.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2019 on What We Are Reading-August at Word Wenches
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