Say hello to Bestselling Historical Romance writer, CINDY NORD…the USA Today Lifeblog ‘Recommended Read’ author of NO GREATER GLORY, a #1 Civil War Romance at Amazon for nearly a year, and book one in her four-book ‘The Cutteridge Series’. WITH OPEN ARMS, book two, debuts in August, 2014. Also, Cindy is pleased to be a contributing author in the delightful SCRIBBLING WOMEN & THE REAL-LIFE ROMANCE HEROES WHO LOVE THEM. She is a member of numerous writers groups, and her work has finaled or won countless times in competitions — including the prestigious Romance Writers of America National Golden Heart Contest. A luscious blend of history and romance, her stories meld both genres around fast-paced action and emotionally driven characters.
 
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With Open Arms

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A war-weary ex-soldier. An untamable woman. Love doesn’t stand a chance in hell…
 
How can two mistrusting partners transform their fiery passion into happily-ever-after when all she knows how to do is fight? And all he wants is peace.
 
WITH OPEN ARMS (book two of my four-book, THE CUTTERIDGE SERIES). A #1 Bestselling Western Historical Romance at Samhain Publishing.

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No Greater Glory

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Amid the carnage of war, he commandeers far more than just her home…
 
When a Union Army officer drenched in obligation collides with an unyielding southern widow locked inside her daily routines, not even the war raging around them is as explosive as the unexpected passion that erupts.
 
NO GREATER GLORY (book one of The Cutteridge Series). An RWA National Golden Heart finalist, a USA Today Lifeblog ‘Recommended Read’, & for nearly one full year, the #1 Civil War Romance at Amazon.

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MUFFS!

Posted Oct 17 2014, 8:32 pm

muffs moreWinter’s creeping ever closer…and even in the 19th-century those fashion conscious Victorians were prepared with THE MUFF. Indeed, this ‘fabric or fur’ cylinder with open ends kept hands warm while ladies made their oh-so-important social calls in the bitter cold. Muff of peacock feathers, lined with white ermine 1860 - 1870This accessory arrived on the scene in the 16th century via the French [moufle - which simply means a thick glove or mitten]. And from moufle, the Dutch modified the word to: Walloon mouffe, and from there, well, those fashion-savvy English ladies derived the word: ‘muff’. That being said, however, a form of ‘MUFF’ appeared on the Medieval Latin dress scene way back in the year 817 when monks used ‘sheepskin cylindrical coverings’ to keep their hands warm during the frigid months. muff winter 1882The lovely Victorian painting of a lady with a fur muff is titled ‘Winter 1882′, by artist Francesc Masriera. But, those wily Victorians even had foot muffs while riding in their carriages. Yet, sadly, both these sensible fashion pieces have fallen out of favor today. muff ladyI’m counting the days when they return. I truly love them.

 

 

 

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