Easter Egg

Most of my fiction has at least one thing that I put in purely to amuse myself and Shades of Milk and Honey is no exception. There are a number of Easter Eggs, if you know where to look.

Periodically, I’ll post one of these and an explanation for how it got there. Some of them may be amusing, others things may talk about Regency history, still others will just be odd. Since many of them also involve spoilers, they’ll be password protected to keep the unwary from stumbling into them.

To access any of the ones I post, you just need to know the name of the mare that Jane rides in Chapter 10.

Glamour in Glass: Anachronism in dining

Would you like to know about the giant anachronism that spans two chapters in Glamour in Glass? I thought you would. While I was researching Without a Summer, the next book in the series, I discovered an interesting thing. I’d done the seating arrangements wrong in Glamour in Glass. And not just a little wrong. Completely, …

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Write to Jane from Shades of Milk and Honey

I have just realized that Jane, from Shades of Milk and Honey should participate in the Month of Letters Challenge. So, she is. If you want to write to her, address correspondence to: Mrs. David Vincent P.O. Box 221298 Chicago, IL 60622 I will tell you, as a teaser, that she will be writing back to you with …

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Glamour in Glass: Mme Meynard’s Pomona Dress

As you might imagine, we’ll be meeting some new characters in Glamour in Glass. Allow me to introduce you to one of them, or at least to her dress. When Jane was introduced to Mme Meynard, she had a moment of coveting the belle’s beautiful Pomona green gown with blond lace embellishments.     The original dress …

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Glamour in Glass: Mr. Vincent

In Shades of Milk and Honey, when Jane first sees the professional glamourist, Mr. Vincent, she describes him as, “Tall, and very broad of chest. His hair was chestnut and curled about his head like Bacon’s portrait of Jean- Baptiste Isabey.” In Glamour in Glass, we see him again. His brown curls were tousled in the fashionable wind- swept …

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Shades of Milk and Honey: Miss Dunkirk’s ballgown

This is one of my favorite dresses in the Glamourist Histories, so I wanted to show it to you. It appears in Shades of Milk and Honey  and belongs to Miss Dunkirk. She offered Miss Dunkirk her arm and led her to a bolt of white lawn, the fabric most appropriate to a debutante. Then Jane suggested …

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Glamour in Glass: The Carlton House Red Room

Today’s teaser for Glamour in Glass is a scenic location. The Carlton House Red drawing room, which appears in Chapter 1. As the Prince Regent led her out of the Red Room, Jane felt all the eyes of those assembled fall upon her, and under their gaze the unequal nature of her station magnified. The Carlton House was …

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Glamour in Glass: Lady Hertford’s claret velvet dress

Yesterday, I showed you a sneak peek of Glamour in Glass through a picture of Jane’s dove grey silk dress. She thought it seemed dingy by comparison… to what? To this dress. The dove silk which had seemed so fine when she had commissioned it last summer now seemed dingy by comparison to gowns such as …

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Glamour in Glass Teasers in Pictorial Form

In three months, Glamour in Glass, will hit the book stores. The first chapter is in the trade paperback of Shades of Milk and Honey, so you’ve already had a little bit of a teaser. Since one of the things that attracts me to the Regency are the pretty, pretty clothes, I’m going to offer you …

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