Category Archives: Romance

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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Sensational Sunday! New #UncleVanya poster with 4 & 5 star ratings, etc. March 01, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1285)

I’m playing catch up with my Richard Armitage and Uncle Vanya play news and images.  So Enjoy! A) London’s Uncle Vanya play starring the talented British actors Richard Armitage, Toby Jones, Ciaran Hinds, Rosalind Eleazar, Aimee Lou Woods, etc., is … Continue reading

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THTHT—Richard Armitage answers admiring fans Audible audiobook Qs, February 25, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1284)

  Richard’s responses were so cool!  He is a master storyteller with wonderfully performed character voices!  Sighhh! And Fabo Laktuko had a question answered! Thanks for the link, Teresa Armitage! P.S.  And I just listened again to RA’s  “Sylvester, or the Wicked Uncle” … Continue reading

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Uncle Vanya—January 23, 2020 Press Night After Party pix, January 28, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1279)

  Thanks to Mat Khal for sharing the Uncle Vanya January 23, 2020 Press Night After Party pix by David Benett Getty links! Pasted below is a grouping of the would be lovers characters. L to R:  Rosalind Eleazar (portrays … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage’s new clothing optional Sexy SatuRdAy Selfies,  January 11, 2020  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1276)

  ***facetious alert* With the talented British actor Richard Armitage being only three days away from the January 14th, 2020 opening of his new play Uncle Vanya at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London, England (below), we can only appreciate … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 37 Epilogue: Our Loving Expectations,  December 31, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1273)

  “Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 37 Epilogue: Our Loving Expectations, December 31, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1273) (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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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 36 End:  Solemn Vows,  December 30, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1272)

  “Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 36 End:  Solemn Vows, December 30, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1272) [an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left] [As is my custom, from … Continue reading

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Love Richard Armitage’s playful portraiture as Dr. Astrov, October 06, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1265)

Don’t you just love Richard Armitage’s playful portraiture?  Sighhh! (Thanks to RANet for the image.) In the image below, he is in one of his Uncle Vanya (his Chekov play in 2020) promo portraits showing his mysterious side—as love muffin … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 34:  Their first morning of wedded bliss,  September 12, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1260)

  “Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 34:  Their first morning of wedded bliss, September 12, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1260) [an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left]  [As is … Continue reading

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Celebrating my Something About Love 8th Blogiversary!  August 25, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post 1258)

I realized yesterday on August 24, 2019 that it was my 8th Blogiversary of blogging here on my little Something About Love (SAL) blog! Little could I have known when I started this blog that it would have such a … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 33:  Wedding Night,  August 19, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1256)

  “Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 33:  Wedding Night, August 19, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1256; & on Wattpad) [an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left] [As is my … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 32:  Wedding  Nervousness,  August  12, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1255)

  “Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 32:  Wedding  Nervousness, August  12, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1255; and on Wattpad) [an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left] [As is my … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 31:  Weddings  Planning Negotiations,  August 05, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1253)

  “Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 31:  Weddings  Planning Negotiations, August 05, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1253;  & on Wattpad) [an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, top left] [As … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 30: A Young Bride’s Expectations,  July 31, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1251; and on Wattpad)

  “Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 30: A Young Bride’s Expectations, July 31, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1251; and on Wattpad) [an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left] [As … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 29: A Blushing Bride to be,  July 22, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1249)

“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 29: A Blushing Bride to be, July 22, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1249) [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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Thornton Thursday! John’s kisses to Margaret, July 18, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1248)

I loved in “North & South” (2004) when Richard Armitage as John gently caressed Daniela Denby-Ashe as Margaret’s face, then he tenderly kissed her with all the love he had in his heart for her. This was perhaps John’s one … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 28: The Interviews,  July 14, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1247)

“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 28: The Interviews,  July 14, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1247; & on Wattpad) [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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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 26: Tea up at Sussex Hall,  July 07, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1244)

“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 26: Tea up at Sussex Hall, July 07, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1244) [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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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 25: Tea for more than two, July 01, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1242)

  “Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 25: Tea for more than two, July 01, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1242) [an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left] [As is my … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 24:  Going to the Sussex Village Faire,  June 24, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1241)

“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 24:  Going to the Sussex Village Faire, June 24, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1241) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left]  [As is my … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 23:  An unexpected development,  June 03, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1239)

“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 23:  An unexpected development,  June 03, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1239) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left]  [As is my custom, from time … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 22:  A loving reconciliation,  May 27, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1238)

“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 22:  A loving reconciliation,  May 27, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1238) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left] [As is my custom, from time … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 21:  Courting Couples, Part 2,  May 19, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1236)

“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 21:  Courting Couples, Part 2, May 19, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1236; and on Wattpad) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left] [As is … Continue reading

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Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 20:  Courting Couples, Part I,  May 12, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1235)

Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 20:  Courting Couples, Part I,  May 12, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1235) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left]  [As is my custom, from … Continue reading

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