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Books We Love's Tantalizing Talent ~ Author Margaret Tanner
is an award winning, multi-published Australian author, who writes Historical
Romance and sweet Western Romance. She loves delving into the pages of history
as she carries out research for her historical romance novels, and prides
herself on being historically correct. No book is too old or tattered for her
to trawl through, no museum too dusty. Her
favorite historical period is the 1st World War, and she has visited
the battlefields of Gallipoli, France and Belgium, a truly poignant experience.
With the encouragement of friend and
Western Romance author, Susan Horsnell, she has fallen in love with writing
Western Historical Romance.Frontier
Australia and frontier America, have many similarities, isolated communities, a
large single male population and a lack of eligible women.
Margaret is married and has three grown up
sons, and a gorgeous little granddaughter. Outside of her family and friends, writing
is her passion.
From Margaret: "Many of my
novels have been inspired by true events, with one being written around the
hardships and triumphs of my pioneering ancestors in frontier Australia. I once
spent a couple of hours in an old goal cell so I could feel the chilling cold
The pioneers in
both the United States and Australia literally fought for life and endured
great hardships, to forge our nations as we know them today. I don’t want their
sacrifice and courage to be forgotten. This is why I write historical romance."
A Mortal Sin
Make Love Not War
We Never Said I Love You (Novella)
The Loves We Left Behind (special 3 book
edition to commemorate the centenary of WW1)
A Wicked Deception
Adam’s Frontier Bride
Fear almost crushes Tommy Lindsay when she
arrives in South Dakota to live on her uncle’s isolated ranch.She will need all her courage and daring to
survive the hard times ahead.
Adam Munro is a wealthy rancher who thought he
only wanted a presentable wife who would give him heirs.When he meets Tommy, he is smitten. Can he
ever hope to capture the heart of this beautiful English rose?
By the time Ross Calvert discovers Harry
Martin is in fact Harriet Martin she has fallen in love with him. Realizing she
has failed in her final effort to protect her shell-shocked brother, she puts a
desperate proposition to Ross. Marry her and she will give him an heir.
Ross accepts.However, he is tormented by the betrayal of
his former fiancée Virginia.On his
honeymoon he meets her again and is still infatuated.With the army recalling him to the trenches
of France, he faces a terrible dilemma. Taste Virginia’s passion before he
marches off to war, or keep his marriage vows to Harry.
A Master Passion - A Founder's Marriage Angelica, older sister to Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, was a piece of work. Perhaps you've met someone like her--enchanting, intelligent, daring, filled with boundless energy, bubbling over with wit. She was also a champagne tastes kind of gal who brought the party along with her, brightening any room she entered. Men and women alike adored her. She had admirers not only in America, but in France and in Britain, too, among them the leading lights of the time. The French Statesman Talleyrand, the Whig Leader, Charles Fox, the play-write Richard Brinsley Sheridan, as well as Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, and the Marquis de Lafayette were among the many luminaries who fell beneath her spell. We can no longer see the glamor in this picture of her and her first child, painted by Trumbull. Fashions in beauty change. In one letter to his father-in-law, Hamilton speaks of Angelica and his wife Elizabeth as "our b…
As a writer
I know the power of words, and I’m constantly searching for the right words to
make my stories live. But recently I discovered the word “feminism” has been
misunderstood. I had no idea until daughter Andrea received a rude response
after she admitted she was a feminist. Made me wonder, why has this word been
demonized? Dictionary.com defines feminism as “advocating social,
political, legal and economic rights for women equal to those of men.”
Merriam-Webster has a similar definition. The term feminism originated in 19 century
France, I learned. A second-wave began in the United States during the early 1960s
with Betty Friedan’s book The Feminine
Mystique. Friedan wrote this book after talking with friends, who had
given up their careers to become housewives. These women felt unfulfilled in
their domestic roles, Friedan claimed. She blamed women’s magazines, run by men,
for encouraging women to become mothers and housewives, rather than career
women. A dif…
I grew up in
an engineering family and worked many years at Boeing. There, great flying
machines are built to stay in the air for literally hours and hours and jet halfway around the world without refueling. This is well engineered
stuff. With that in
mind, I’ve always considered the human body a high maintenance machine. It is
fragile and can’t take much without breaking down. It must regenerate (sleep) for
a huge amount of its shelf-life. It requires hours of upkeep, always needs wiping
down or, over the years, completely submersed in water with gallons of soap.
The human body must be constantly refueled which produces prodigious amounts of
venting waste. This turns out to be an expensive, never ending maintenance slog.
have thunk this a good design? Not me. I’d really like a conversation with the
designer and tell him my thoughts on how the human body could be improved. But
with that conversation unlikely, I’ll have to stew over poor engineering. Let’s take
one of the abo…