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Ella Quinn ~ Author · 10M ago

The Story of a Square 2: Berkeley Square

Berkeley (or Berkley as it is often spelled on early maps) Square was built on the farmland owned by John, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton, a Royalist military commander in the English Civil ...
Ella Quinn ~ Author · 10M ago

Release Day for When a Marquis Chooses a Bride!

It’s release day, and the blog tour is in full swing. I’ll posts the links I have below, but first a little about the book. Here is the cover. the blurb. Thanks to their large extended family and unconventional courtship, The Worthingtons have seen t...
Ella Quinn ~ Author · 10M ago

When a Marquis Chooses a Bride Book Blast!

In less than 24 hours, When a Marquis Chooses a Bride releases!! To celebrate, Goddess Fish is having a book blast! Stop by the fabulous sites hosting me for reviews and chances to win books!! All the links should be working by this afternoon. Goddes...
Ella Quinn ~ Author · 11M ago

Ella Quinn: When a Marquis Chooses a Bride (The Worthingtons, Book 2)

Originally posted on Susana's Parlour: I’m so glad to be back visiting Susana and all of you! I’m here today to tell you about When a Marquis Chooses a Bride, Book #2 in The Worthingtons. F...
Ella Quinn ~ Author · 11M ago

Gretna Green and the Runaway Regency Bride

A forbidden young love. A frantic carriage chase across England. A hasty wedding ‘over the anvil’ at Gretna Green. Such a scene is a staple of many a Regency romance. In fact, it… Source: Gr...
Ella Quinn ~ Author · 11M ago

Regency Fashion: The Gentleman’s Fancy Dress

“Not only was he wearing the frilled shirt, the longtailed coat, the knee-breeches, and the silk stockings which constituted the fashionable attire of a gentleman bound for Almack’s; he… Sou...
Ella Quinn ~ Author · 11M ago

Let them eat stale bread. The diet of the poor in the Regency

Originally posted on About1816: Britain was running out of bread in 1800.The Napoleonic blockade was beginning to have an effect and British domestic production had not yet started to increa...
Ella Quinn ~ Author · 12M ago

Colors of Early 19th Century Regency Wedding Gowns

Originally posted on ilyfergiee: In the British Regency era, it was the custom for most middle-class and lower-class brides to wear their best gowns to their weddings and to wear them freque...
Ella Quinn ~ Author · 1Y ago

How to Smell Like a Regency Era Gentleman

Originally posted on The Cozy Drawing Room of Laurie Benson: I fully admit to having a thing about the way my characters smell. I kinda get a bit obsessive about it. Maybe it’s because I can...
Ella Quinn ~ Author · 1Y ago

The Connection Between Vinegar and the Fainting Couch: 19th Century Customs

Vinegar has had a long and noble history of uses for mankind. Since ancient times it has been used as a preservative. Delicate fruits and berries were ripe for such a short season that vineg...