The Edwardian Era simplified, organized, and easy to reference.
Aimed towards writers of historical fiction, though genealogists, Downton Abbey fans, and the curious alike will find this an excellent starting point for their own research.
Compiled from lectures and blog posts on Edwardian Promenade, as well as 70% more original content, Edwardian England: A Guide to Everyday Life, 1900-1914 poses to give a entry level, but thorough look at the time period made popular by Downton Abbey and Mr. Selfridge.
Aline, Countess of Myddelton is a very proper widow whose friends feel
she has mourned her husband long enough. Their surprise birthday gift of
a secret lover backfires, for the man who appears to seduce the
propriety out of her is her husband’s much younger and very tempting
heir. But Richard, long in love with her, cannot stop with just one
touch, or one kiss, and he vows to make Aline his by means fair or foul.
War stole everything from Morven Williams—her husband, her friends, her livelihood, and her home. As Paris erupts in Armistice celebrations, she stands on the precipice of her past and her future, and the arrival of a handsome, charming Harlem Hellfighter stirs her spirit. But they share an unexpected link to her past—one that may tear their burgeoning romance apart forever.
Originally published in the moving collection Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War, this e-book also includes an excerpt from Holland’s novel An Ideal Duchess, available now.
The Buccaneers--fresh, untutored, and easy-going--conquered 1870s English society, but in Edwardian England, American heiresses were supposed to be cool and level-headed about their pursuit of titles. Amanda Vandewater embodied this new wave of American invaders when she meets and marries the 9th Duke of Malvern, though she soon discovers she desires more than a coronet and strawberry leaves: she desires his heart. But the duke's heart isn't his to give, trapped as he is by old promises and a haunting past that binds him to the very traditions that stole his independence.
Set against the backdrop of the rise of aviation, the suffragette movement, and the turbulent years leading up to WWI, An Ideal Duchess is the tale of an idealistic American heiress who must fight for her position--and for love--in the face of the strict adherence to duty over desire, of reputation over understanding, and of clinging to the past over embracing the present. The only question is if Amanda is strong enough to withstand the pressure.
When the Duke of Malvern is declared missing, presumed killed, Amanda, his estranged duchess, is his unlikely rescuer. But rescue him she does–and finds him broken and utterly changed by the war. As she takes charge of her amnesiac husband and the manor house that was never a home, she risks falling in love with him all over again.
Lady Beryl Townsend felldeeply in love with the most unsuitable man--the married man who used to be her brother's best friend. Now an ambulance driver for the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, Beryl has witnessed the depths of man's destructiveness and is determined to seize whatever she can with Captain Anthony Challoner. But he has ghosts of his own to haunt their illicit romance, and when the bloodiest phase of the war begins, will he have the strength to survive?
The Dowager Duchess of Malvern has ruled Bledington Park with an iron fist for forty years and watches it ebb away with one shot fired by a Serbian anarchist. War disturbs her carefully concealed past, and draws A Duchess's Heart to an explosive climax that will leave no one unscathed.
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month...
November 11, 1918. After four long, dark years of fighting, the Great War ends at last, and the world is forever changed. For soldiers, loved ones, and survivors the years ahead stretch with new promise, even as their hearts are marked by all those who have been lost.
As families come back together, lovers reunite, and strangers take solace in each other, everyone has a story to tell.
In this moving anthology, nine authors share stories of love, strength, and renewal as hope takes root in a fall of poppies.