Author Archives: Gratiana Lovelace

About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11

Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is …, February 14, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1213)

Happy Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day brings back childhood memories to me of: 1) giving every kid in my grade school class a cutesy character valentine–and they reciprocated; 2) eating tiny heart shaped after dinner mints with sayings imprinted on them … Continue reading

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WCW: Feeling Feverish & Looking for that Richard Armitage Cool-ing Effect, February 13, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1212)

Well, it’s official–as of last Monday at the ER, two days ago–after some med tests, I have full on bronchitis.  As if the sore throat, fever, coughing, sneezing, & breathing difficulties weren’t a clue.   Hm!   SOSA and asthma girl here. … Continue reading

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WCW:  Finding yet another new fragrance, at my age,  February 06, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1211)

This week, I reached another milestone in my life.  I have to find yet another new fragrance because my previously current fragrance was discontinued.    And then there is the whole decision to make of whether you wear perfume, eau de … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch. 9:  Unraveling the Tamsin Puzzle,  February 03, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1210)

“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch. 9:  Unraveling the Tamsin Puzzle, February 03, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1210) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left] [As is my custom, … Continue reading

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WCW–Richard Armitage, keeping it warm, January 30, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1209)

With Arctic weather expected temps rolling through the Midwest of the U.S. that could reach as low as -50 degrees Fahrenheit with wind chill, all the schools and universities (including mine), and most organizations, businesses, & events have been either … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch. 8:  Welcoming the Lindsays of York to Sussex Hall,  January 27, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1208)

“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch. 8:  Welcoming the Lindsays of York to Sussex Hall,  January 27, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1208)  (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left] … Continue reading

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Thespian Thursday! Richard Armitage performing “The Christmas Hirelings” audiobook was a delight!  January 24, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1207)

Wednesday night, I finished listening to “The Christmas Hirelings” (cover art below)  audiobook from Audible and performed by the talented British actor Richard Armitage. It was a delight! The story is about a stubborn prideful father in his lonely old … Continue reading

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