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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Indeed, true love awaits you in the writings of Cindy Nord.

With Open Arms

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

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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Knocker-ups…Come on, WAKE UP! ☺

Posted Apr 3 2015, 5:43 pm


history woman


Long before there were alarm clocks, the wily Victorians had ‘KNOCKER-UPS’ whose sole job was to rouse people so they could get to work on time. Pretty cool, huh?

History trageon


Yep, & their ‘tool of the trade’ was usually a short wooden baton called a truncheon [also carried by the police of the day] to knock upon their clients’ doors…

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OR…for an even steeper fee, one could get a knocker up who used a long bamboo stick that reached the bedroom windows & they’d rap away ’til someone responded.

history peas


And still others earned a whopping sixpence a week shooting dried peas at a heavy sleeper’s window.


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And here you thought YOU had a tiresome job? Come on, rouse up your knickers, you lazybones…I ain’t going away ’til you do… ☺





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