Hearts Through History Romance Writers

Throwback Thursday – Places

It’s Throwback Thursday and this week’s question is – if you could go to any one place in history, where would it be and why? Ancient Greece?  Medieval France? Czarist Russia? Paris in 1943? London in 1066?  Tell us where you’d like time travel to….

Riding the Stang -- Regency era engraving by Robert Havell, Sr.

Riding the Stang —
 Regency era engraving by Robert Havell, Sr.

Jacques de Molay

Wyatt Earp Saloon tonopah Nevada 1902

Egypt and Greco-Roman Art, Mystery, Adventure and Romance

Years ago I traveled overseas for business and was gone for two weeks at a time. I traveled alone and kept my suitcase filled with paperback books. It was the perfect way to spend the evening after finishing up my reports and preparing for the next city.

On the long trip from New York to Egypt I consumed a romance mystery novel, The Mummy. It wasn’t the classic story, definitely a romance. I wish I could remember the author. I do remember the story taking place in the 1920’s. When I got to Cairo I stepped back in time. I walked through the Cairo Museum, a smallish building, that was filled to overflowing with mummies and sarcophagi. I took the obligatory trip to the Sphinx and Pyramids.

On a drive through the desert to Alexandria with my Egyptian colleague I saw sand dunes as large as mountains and in the distance large tanker ships that seemed to float through the desert. They were going through the Suez Canal. Business-wise the trip was a success. Personally, I reread my book as I experienced Egypt. It was more wonderful the second time.

When I returned home I once again scoured my local bookstore (we had them then) for something new. I found Elizabeth Peters. She’s become one of my favorite authors. She writes about Amelia Peabody, a Victorian woman deeply in love with her husband, archaeologist Lord Radcliffe Emerson, her son, Ramses, and Egypt. The stories are filled with mystery, adventure, romance and Egypt.

You can find out more about Lady Amelia in a post by Shelley Noble wrote a while ago as well as on Amelia Peabody‘s own website.

I know some of you write about Egypt, Greece and Rome. Tell me about them.

Tribute Tuesday – February 3, 2015

It’s that time again…..do you have some good news you want to share?  Finished a book? Or even a chapter? Planned out your next book? Doing an interview or guest blog? About to have a book released?  Tell us all your good writing news here (in the comments).

Snippet Saturday – Hooking It

For this week’s Snippet Saturday, give us your best hook.  Is it in the middle of chapter, at the end of a chapter?  On the first page?  No matter where it is your book, post it below in the comments section….and don’t forget to link us to your website.