Category Archives: Romance

“Seeking the Niceties of Marriage”, Ch. 11:  Bride & Groom, June 20, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1392)

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“Seeking the Niceties of Marriage”, Ch. 09:  Courting Couple, June 12, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1389)

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“Seeking the Niceties of Marriage”, Ch. 08: Dowry and settlements negotiations, June 05, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1387)

(An original Regency Romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2021; All rights reserved) [(1) story cover below left] [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with actors and … Continue reading

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“Seeking the Niceties of Marriage”, Ch. 07: The Henderson Ball, May 29, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1385)

(An original Regency Romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2021; All rights reserved) [(1) story cover below left] [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with actors and … Continue reading

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“Seeking the Niceties of Marriage”, Ch. 06:  Their promised carriage ride is fulfilled,  May 23, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1383)

(An original Regency Romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2021; All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover above left] [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with actors and … Continue reading

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“Seeking the Niceties of Marriage”, Ch. 05:  Consulting Kitt,  May 16, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1381)

(An original Regency Romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2021; All rights reserved)   [(1) story cover above left] [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with actors and … Continue reading

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“Seeking the Niceties of Marriage”, Ch. 04:  Plucking,  May 08, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1380)

  (An original Regency Romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2021; All rights reserved)   [(1) story cover below] [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with actors and … Continue reading

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“Seeking the Niceties of Marriage”, Ch. 03:  Becoming Reacquainted,  May 02, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1378)

  (An original Regency Romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2021; All rights reserved)   [(1) story cover above left] [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with actors … Continue reading

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“Seeking the Niceties of Marriage”, Ch. 02:  Introductions Again,  April 28, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1377)

(An original Regency Romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2021; All rights reserved)   [(1) story cover above left] [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with actors and … Continue reading

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“Seeking the Niceties of Marriage”, Introduction & Ch. 01, April 25, 2021 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1376)

(An original Regency Romance story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2021; All rights reserved)    [(1) story cover above left] [Illustrations:  I cast my stories as I write them.  So from time to time, I will illustrate my story with actors and … Continue reading

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Sexy Smiling SatuRdAy with Richard Armitage as my writing muse, April 24, 2021 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1375)

Love the talented British actor Richard Armitage’s sexy smiles! Sighhh! Thanks to KatieC for sharing the RA portrait below! Richard’s smiles are RAdiant with just a hint of mischief in them.  Love that!  And as he is my muse for … Continue reading

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N&S Meeting again brings hope and love, April 11, 2021 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1374)

The loving hope in John Thornton’s eyes is mirrored in Margaret’s eyes as they meet again.  Sighhh! Watching North and South and thinking, when are we going to see you wear a cravat again, #RichardArmitage ? Please do another costume … Continue reading

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#Wonderful_Wednesday!  #RichardArmitage as #JohnThornton gazing our way, January 13, 2021 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1360)

  Sometimes, only #RichardArmitage as #JohnThornton in North & South (2004) will do.  Sighhh! Feb.26 2018 I got my braces.I was in pain& miserable so instead of doing my homework,I watched N&S that had been sitting on my Netflix list.Since … Continue reading

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Feelings Friday!  John & Margaret’s pure love gif, January 08, 2021 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1359)

  #RichardArmitage #DanielaDenbyAshe #NorthAndSouth #ThorntonThursday 👒🌹🎩 pic.twitter.com/M2KSykH83n — Princess of Thorin 💫 (@atrA208) January 7, 2021 The love that John Thornton and Margaret Hale share is such a pure expression of that emotion. And I love this N&S ending train … Continue reading

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“Of Magic & Mistletoe”, Ch. 08 Epilogue:  Wedding love and family joy, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 31, 2020 (Post #1357)

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“Of Magic & Mistletoe”, Ch. 07 End:  Their loving Christmas feelings expand, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 30, 2020 (Post #1356)

(All rights reserved; An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2020) [(1) cover story] Author’s content note:  My 2020 Christmas short story here is a gentle romance mostly rated G for all, with some dramatic moments. I will serialize my … Continue reading

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“Of Magic & Mistletoe”, Ch. 06:  Christmas Day Magic, Part 2, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 28, 2020 (Post #1355)

(All rights reserved; An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2020) [(1) cover story] Author’s content note:  My 2020 Christmas short story here is a gentle romance mostly rated G for all, with some dramatic moments. I will serialize my … Continue reading

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“Of Magic & Mistletoe”, Ch. 05:  Christmas Day Magic, Part 1, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 26, 2020 (Post #1354)

  (All rights reserved; An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2020), [(1) cover story] Author’s content note:  My 2020 Christmas short story here is a gentle romance mostly rated G for all, with some dramatic moments. I will serialize … Continue reading

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“Of Magic & Mistletoe”, Ch. 04:  Lunch &  family, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 24, 2020 (Post #1352)

“Of Magic & Mistletoe”, Ch. 04:  Lunch &  family, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 24, 2020 (Post #1352) (All rights reserved; An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2020) [(1) cover story] Author’s content note:  My 2020 Christmas short story here … Continue reading

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“Of Magic & Mistletoe”, Ch. 03—A snowy night with mistletoe, by Gratiana Lovelace, December 23, 2020 (Post #1351)

  (All rights reserved; An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2020)  [(1) cover story] Author’s content note:  My 2020 Christmas short story here is a gentle romance mostly rated G for all, with some dramatic moments. I will serialize … Continue reading

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“Of Magic & Mistletoe”, Ch. 02–Christmas Magic, December 22, 2020 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1350)

  (All rights reserved; An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2020) [(1) cover story] Author’s content note:  My 2020 Christmas short story here is a gentle romance mostly rated G for all, with some dramatic moments. I will serialize … Continue reading

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Love is in the air, and in the lips for Richard Armitage as Dr. Astrov!, October 12, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1332)

  Grati edit, brt2 The talented British actor Richard Armitage as Dr. Astrov in Uncle Vanya definitely burnishes his heart throb image when kissing the also talented  Rosalind Eleazar as Yelena! Such sweet torture…#UncleVanya #Astrov #RichardArmitage pic.twitter.com/W8UAe2thYO — Fernanda Matias … Continue reading

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MCM—#RichardArmitage as Dr. Astrov getting his romantic groove on, September 21, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1327)

  Hubba Hubba! Dr. Astrov (Richard Armitage) gets his romantic groove on with Yelena (Rosalind Eleazar)  in “Uncle Vanya, the film”!  Oh to be Yelena!  Sighhh! Thanks to Fabo Laktuko for sharing this cap and link!  For more about tickets … Continue reading

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Wedding Felicitations to Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi,  July 19, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1310)

Who doesn’t love a wedding?  And in these uncertain times of a world wide pandemic, the joy of a small heartfelt wedding is just what we need. So felicitations to Princess Beatrice of York and her new husband Mr. Edoardo … Continue reading

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Earlier Uncle Vanya 2020 play preview review is a real gem, July 12, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1309)

  I’m not sure how I missed coming across this wonderful gem of an Uncle Vanya in 2020 play preview review by mrmonstagigz from  January 15, 2020, but I’m glad that it was recommended in the Richard Armitage  in Uncle … Continue reading

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