Dressing Ellie…and Jack!

Fashion in 1822 America was very different than in the 18th-century when Ellie Ballantyne’s mother, Eden, came of age. During the Regency period (or Federalist as we call it in American history), genteel women tended to dress the same whether in Europe or...

A view out Ellie’s window

People sometimes ask why the The Ballantyne Legacy was set in Pennsylvania and not Kentucky. And why Pittsburgh? Just take a look at this early rendering and you’ll hopefully see. It was a very beautiful place! Three rivers come together here (the Ohio,...

Release Day Giveaway!

Happy Release Day! To celebrate I’m giving away ~ *A signed copy of Love’s Awakening *A beaded bookmark from Christy at Belle on a Budget Christy designs some wonderful jewelry, including bookmarks, and I encourage you to visit her site! To enter, please...