Friday, September 21, 2012


We have arrived at our Anniversary weekend. In one year nearly 80,000 unique visitors. A historical post everyday. More than 50 bloggers bringing you a little piece of English History every day that they uncover in their research. History that adds color and background to the novels that they write for your enjoyment.

To thank all those who have come this year to sample the endeavors herein, twenty of the books that our writers have labored over are being given away this weekend. Just post your name, email in the comments section for a chance to win. (Many people place spaces on each side of the @ symbol, or type that out as (AT) but we'll get the idea.) A comment on Saturday the 22nd, or Sunday the 23rd or both days will garner a chance to win one of the twenty books. Some are eBooks, some are physical and have restrictions as to where they will ship. Should you win, we will contact the author and provide them with your information. 

In no particular order for all prizes will be awarded randomly, we have donations for our giveaway from these authors and their works:

David Wilkin--The Shattered Mirror, The End of the World ebooks
Debbie Brown--Companion of Lady Holmeshire
Nancy Bilyeau--The Crown (2 Copies)
Lauren Gilbert--Heyerwood
Deborah Swift--The Gilded Lily
Katherine Pym--London 1660
Lucinda Brant--Deadly Affair
Cathie Dunn--Dark Deceit
Maria Grace--The Future Mrs. Darcy, Darcy's Decision
Nancy Jardine--The Beltane Choice
Maggie Secara--The Dragon Ring
Edward H. Carpenter--A Matter of Honor
Karen Wasylowski--Sons and Daughters
Peter St. John--Gang Territory
Teresa Thomas Bohannon--Choice of: A Very Merry Chase, Shadows in a Timeless Myth or The Widow's Tale
Mark Patton--Undreamed Shores
Sherry Jones -- Four Sisters, All Queens


  1. Congratulations !!
    You've enriched my life in no small way and I like to thank all of you (gifted authors/contributors :) !!) for that <3

  2. The past is a foreign country - they do things differently there - so true!
    cameronlawton899 AT gmail DOT com

  3. Really enjoy this blog, such interesting posts. Thx 4 the chance to win in this Awesome giveaway!

    ctymice at gmail dot com

  4. How wonderful thank you for the giveaway...keep up the good work!
    Marilyn (

  5. I love historical fiction so please count me in. KB Walker

  6. Happy anniversary/birthday! Live trading historical fiction! Thanks for the chance to be in the draw!


    nellista at yahoo dot com dot au

  7. Happy birthday! (Sept. 23 is my birthday too! :-D) I enjoy historical fiction, so would love to be in the drawing

    katheryn at gallant dot tc

  8. A very happy birthday to the blog and a deep thankyou to the authors who post on here. Because of this site my amazon wishlist runneth over. Keep up the good work!

    Timwilliams1701 @

  9. Very glad to have found this blog. I look forward to reading it regularly and to contributing. Please include me in the drawing.
    Lizardmaker at gmail dot com
    (I'm in the USA, if that matters for shipping.)

  10. Congratulations on the anniversary. I have enjoyed reading the posts over the past year and would love to win a book.

    celticlady45 at hotmail dot com

  11. Huge congratulations on your anniversary. I always enjoy coming to your page and reading all the great posts, and historical facts.

    Thank you for this generous opportunity to win. If chosen, I would like a print book please, as I don't have an e-reader.

    dpd333 (at) aol dot com

  12. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary. I love this site. I learn so much from all the talented authors who share their knowledge. A big thank you to all and thank you for the give away. Marsha

  13. Wonderful accomplishments, Debbie!
    and so pleased to be part of the celebration.
    Always something or someone new to learn or meet ~ TY!!
    faithhopecherrytea at*gmail.*com

  14. Great to see Such Success!!! Happy Celebrating!!! Hope for many more to come. Lisa~~~mertenla at

  15. You are all my motivation to keep reading..............everyday there is another new and exciting book that you have I need to keep up by reading, reading, reading. EHFA are the greatest............and have given me some great reading in the past year. Congratulations on your 1st Anniversary. May there be many more. You are the sunshine on my Facebook page every morning!!

    1. for the

  16. Your blog is so informative! Your books must be full of history--which is the kind of book I love to read.

  17. This is one of my favorite blogs. Always fascinating info, and the occasional insanely generous giveaway. Thank you for another great year of reading!

  18. How wonderful! I've enjoyed the education and I look forward to much more.
    kaiminani at gmail dot com

  19. Congratulations on your anniversary. I wish you all another wonderful year of sharing books!

    Wow to a fantastic giveaway. I see some books there that I know I would enjoy. There are so many eras of history I have enjoyed learning about.


  20. I have read and enjoyed many of these fine authors.

  21. Wow, what a fabulous giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance to win :)


  22. How can one not love this? History and pleasure combined in such an appealing way? I just can't stop reading historical fiction!
    Please, keep it up! :)

  23. Congratulations on achieving this milestone and a very happy birthday to you. I love reading historical pieces especially on Georgian and Regency era. Thank you so much for the generous contribution.

    Btw, can we choose which book we would to win?


  24. Happy Anniversary! I do so look forward to reading your blog everyday. You have wonderful articles and amazing contributors! Keep up the great work!

  25. Congratulations!!! I enjoy this blog so very much-thanks for sharing your hard work-and for the giveaway!

    june dot abner at gmail dot com

  26. Thank you so much for sharing your research on this blog. This is my favorite blog. It has helped me with so much information. My favorite time period is 16th century England, and the isles. I'm currently reading The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau. I'd love to win any of the other books. Happy Anniversary, Mary Ann Dennis
    email is maryanndennis at comcast dot net.

  27. Elizabeth Gayle FellowsSeptember 22, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Congratulations to a wonderful creative group...Such a year, so many marvellous posts, and such fantastic information. I really appreciate this site, it is so informative, and necessary. Again, thank you to all who have contributed, designed, written and devoted time to it. It is also my hubbies and my 41st Wedding Anniversary!!! Would adore winning a book.... Books are definitely part of my life... when I was 5 years old in Montreal, I was taken by ambulance to the hospital for Whooping Cough... Why I remember it so vividly is that I was fortunate that I already loved books and could read at 4... The horrendous thing was .. I had to leave my books at the hospital when I returned home... I cried for weeks....

  28. These all sound great


  29. I would be very pleased to be awarded one of these books. Thanks for the opportunity to participate.

  30. I have always loved reading Historical Novels.

    I have been enjoying all your posts

    Thank you

  31. I am always so excited to read this blog when it pops up in my Reader. Congrats on a wonderful year!

    Thank you for the many interesting, quality reads!

    -Morgen morgenjulia @ gmail . com

  32. Just discovered this blog, and it looks awesome! Going to be fun exploring this week. Thanks!


    jennifergarvinjensen (at)

  33. I love this blog, and it has sparked some historical research of my own - maybe for a book someday so that I too can be part of this community!

    kendramkorte (at)

  34. I really enjoy this blog and the wonderful authors who share their thoughts and knowledge with us. Happy Anniversary!

  35. Congratulations! Thank you so much to all the authors and contributors of this blog. Wonderful posts that enlighten and entertain. Thank you for all of the generous giveaways as well.


  36. Happy Anniversary and congratulations!

  37. Lovely giveaway! janesteen(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

  38. Congrats! Awesome giveaway!

  39. Very exciting! Nancy.a.mcdermott AT gmail DOT com

  40. Happy anniversary!


  41. I am a first time visitor to this site. I feel as if I could stay here all day and days to come. It's fascinating to me to learn about the past as I am an author of fiction focusing on British history.

    Thank you so much for this opportunity to find more great books that I will use for research. I believe that to know of the ways of the past can enrich the authenticity of a novel lifting it out of the realm of mediocrity.


    Read it here. Mary Enck

  43. I really enjoy the blog! I can't believe it's been a year! I'd love to be entered in the giveaway.


    felicialso @gmail. com