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

Too Hottt to Handle Tuesday! RA 47th Birthday lead up with a Laura Day poster!  August 21, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1178)

This man, Richard Armitage, is to “sigh for”!  Even more so  with his 47th birthday coming up on Wednesday, August 22, 2018! Happy 47th Birthday, Richard!  Hugs! Thanks to Laura Anne Day for sharing this adorably chagrinned RA pix and … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage Smouldering in Overcoats, August 13, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1177)

There is something about Richard Armitage smouldering in his black overcoats—as himself, or in character–that melts my heart! Sighhh! Thanks to KatieC for sharing/tweeting (below) this 2006 Sunday Times Richard Armitage portrait (by Jude Edginton). And below are a few … Continue reading

Posted in "Ocean's 8" 2018 film, Fangurling, Graphic, Gratiana Lovelace, John Proctor, John Thornton, Lucas North, Melt My Heart Monday, North & South, Portraits, Richard Armitage, Sir Guy of Gisborne, smoulder, social media, Society, Something About Love, Spooks, The Crucible | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WCW—#RichardArmitage as the wild and untamed Thorin Oakenshield, August 08, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1176)

When I think of a wild and untamed talented British actor Richard Armitage character, only a man having the guts to wear jewelry clamps on his long temple braids comes to mind–Thorin Oakenshield (image via Angelika, Thanks!) from The Hobbit … Continue reading

Posted in Courage, Drama, Fangurling, Fantasy, Fiction, Gifs, Gratiana Lovelace, Middle Earth, movies, Period Drama, RA Artwork, Richard Armitage, smoulder, Social Justice, social media, Society, Something About Love, The Hobbit, Thorin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

THUD Thursday!  Richard Armitage, dog lover!  August 02, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1175)

This is a nice and very friendly picture of Berlin Station 3 costars Michelle Forbes and Richard Armitage–and her dog Henry.  Oh to be the dog!   Sighhh! Thanks to Teresa A for sharing the image above! And by Michelle Forbes’ brilliant … Continue reading

Posted in Berlin Station mini series, Buddies/Friends, Dogs, Fangurling, Friends, Graphic, Gratiana Lovelace, Michelle Forbes, Richard Armitage, Smiles, Social Justice, social media, Society, Something About Love, Spy thriller, Television, Thriller, THUD Thursday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Richard Armitage Melts My Heart as sweet John Standring in this RAgif, July 30, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1174)

The wonderfully talented British actor #RichardArmitage as John Standring in this #RAgif  (see below) from 2002 #Sparkhouse is definitely an entry for #Melt_My_Heart_Monday!  Sighhh!  Thanks for sharing, KatieC @naughTAY2968! Today's Armitage Drive By Theme is…Back to Back Standring. Yesterday's feature of … Continue reading

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THTHT!  Richard Armitage as Sexy Bad Boy John Mulligan wallpaper by Mat Khal leaves us speechless,  July 24, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1173)

The multi-talented British actor Richard Armitage portraying Bad Boy John Mulligan—in the 2009 tv mini-series Moving On episode titled  “Drowning not Waving”–still had a certain innately sexy appeal. Sighhh! Uh huh!  THUD! Thanks to Mat Khal for this heart stopping … Continue reading

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THUD Thursday!  Richard Armitage’s enigmatic eyes!, July 12, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1172)

Well friends, The “eyes” have it in this gif from the 2013 Esquire video of the talented British Actor Richard Armitage getting red carpet ready!  Sighhh! Thanks for sjcb for the link to Mezzmerized by Richard’s gif:   And for … Continue reading

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