A deadly carriage accident that occurred in 1815 was written up in a local newspaper in the florid language of the day: “The thundering vehicle flew down the hill . Jews, Indians, Catholics, Asians, Irish—all faced fierce discrimination from the dominant WASP citizenry.
Vaudeville was the perfect background for my female protagonist because she could have egalitarian attitudes unusual in general society but common among the diverse mixture that was vaudeville, where your talent mattered more than your race, religion, sex, or ethnicity. And last but certainly not least, take care with plants and trees.
One English professor I know told about her novel, set in the Middle Ages, where she’d written that two characters lay in bed like spent matchsticks, never seeing the problem until the very last pass before publication. If your characters sailors in, say, the 1870s, you can put appropriate language in their mouths, but foul language used by the general public is (sadly) a relatively recent phenomenon. Read novels published during your era for attitudes, language, and descriptive details. Throughout most of American history, a majority of women could not read, and all women wanted to get married because the alternatives were so dire.
One of my best resources for my Roaring Twenties mystery series is a 1920s romance, , a sappy story about a small-town girl who goes to sinful Hollywood to become a star and learns that true love is going home to marry her boyfriend and becoming a dutiful housewife. If your setting is in the 20th century, watch movies filmed during those years (not movies those years, which are probably filled with inaccuracies). If your character can read and refuses to marry the man her father has chosen, you’d better have a good explanation.
Prologue Emmett Past Emmett Hill had just turned ten years old a week before everything changed. But the life that he had was the only life that he knew.Considering he’s two years shy of forty, it’s an act he needs to drop. Her job as office manager has grown stagnant and unfulfilling, while she’s become continuously frustrated with Vancouver’s lackluster dating scene, always searching for Mr. What neither expected was for the media catch wind of their coupling – and run with it.Now Emmett has to convince Alyssa to date him for the sake of his image.Her curvy, cute and “normal” persona is just the ticket to smoothing out his reputation, while Emmett provides Alyssa with the excitement and change her life has been lacking.The only problem is, the two fight like cats and dogs outside of the bedroom. Note: After All is a spinoff of Before I Ever Met You, however it is a complete standalone novel.Her schedule also involves a number of speaking engagements around the world.