Category Archives: Women

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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IWD 2020:  Women who changed our world in the last 100 years, March 08, 2020  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1286)

As we annually celebrate International Women’s Day this year on March, 08, 2020, I wish to also highlight some of the many women who have made a difference in our lives around the world in the past 100 years. Speaking … 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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“Downton Abbey” the movie is finally coming!  I can’t wait to see it! May 23, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1237)

“Downton Abbey” the movie is finally coming!  I can’t wait to see it!  

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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. 16:  Family Ties,  April 06, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1225)

“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 16:  Family Ties,  April 06, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1225) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);  [(1) story cover art, left] [As is my custom, from time to … Continue reading

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Happy International Women’s Day 2019! March 08, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1218)

Happy International Women’s Day 2019!    This year’s IWD theme focuses on gender balance–in all spheres of our own lives, and in society at large. I am grateful that I can vote for our elected officials–not something my great grandmothers … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch. 10:  Friendly Acquaintances,  February 24, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1214)

“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch. 10:  Friendly Acquaintances,  February 24, 2019  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1214) (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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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. 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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WCW:  Sew darn good, relatively speaking, January 16, 2019  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1205)

Growing up I was exposed to the needle arts—with embroidery hoops and such.  It was always fun to pass the time by working the thread to see an image come through on the fabric.  In my later college years and … Continue reading

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“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch. 5:  Traveling misadventures, Part 1,  December 23, 2018  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1198)

“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch. 5:  Traveling misadventures, Part 1,  December 23, 2018  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1198) (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. 3:  Lady Madeline’s Diary Entries,  December 09, 2018  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1194)

“Expectations” (Book 2)– Ch. 3:  Lady Madeline’s Diary Entries,  December 09, 2018  by Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #1194) (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. 1:   Their first country morning, November 25, 2018 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1192)

“Expectations” (Book 2)–Ch. 1:   Their first country morning, November 25, 2018  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1192) (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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“Expectations” (Book 2)–Prologue, November 23, 2018  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1191)

“Expectations” (Book 2, “Encouragement” sequel)–Prologue, November 23, 2018  by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1191) (an original Regency romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2018 – 2019; all rights reserved);   [(1) story cover art, left] [As is my custom, from time to time  I … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Child belongs to “Mary Poppins Returns”,  September 18, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1184)

I remember my childhood as if it were yesterday–though it was fifty years ago. The unfettered joy of living in the moments of each day. Fresh Spring grass threading through my toes as a toddler. Riding my chartreuse green stingray … Continue reading

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#RichardArmitage for Too Hottt to Handle Tuesday! Claude Becker style! June 12, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1168)

British actor (yay!  He slightly kept his Brit accent!)  Richard Armitage  is so purrrrfectly smoulderingly hot as Claude Becker in the “Oceans 8” film!  Love those pouty lips of his! Whether it is due to Claude Becker’s debonair tux with … Continue reading

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WCW:  I bought our “Oceans 8” tickets at Fandango for opening weekend starting June 8th, June 06, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1167)

#DateAfternoon for my hubby and I this weekend! Tuesday night, I bought our #opening_weekend #Oceans8 movie tickets online via #Fandango!  And the tickets come with a free movie poster!  Snap! And the matinee movie ticket price online was $3.99 USD … Continue reading

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THTHT–Richard Armitage characters diptych of John Thornton and Claude Becker by Mat Khal, May 29, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1166)

Two Richard Armitage characters, 14 years apart–John Thornton (left, North & South, 2004) and Claude Becker (right, Oceans 8, 2018)–one smouldering RA diptych by Mat Khal (Thanks!): Sighhh! P.S.  And here is the link for the “b roll” of behind the … Continue reading

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Keep Calm, Twofer Tuesday!  Richard Armitage as Stair Master King,  May 15, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1163)

Ever wonder how ladies make it up–or down–long stairways, and not trip or tumble down the stairs in those massive ball gowns or trains, such as Jennifer Lawrence tripping at the 2013 Oscars (image below)?   Their escort is Richard … Continue reading

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Official “Oceans 8” movie trailer drops, with the ladies oozing style and Richard Armitage smouldering,  April 13, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1158)

(Ocean’s 8 Twitter) As featured in Vogue’s online edition for April 12, 2018, “Ocean’s 8” is set to be a fast and fun romp of a high octane ladies caper movie.  The plot revolves around a jewel heist at the … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day Celebrations focus on women past, present, and future, March 08, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1150)

International Women’s Day (IWD) is officially March 8th, today.  But its celebrations often occur the previous weekend, as they did in my home town. 180 women, young and old, U.S. and Foreign Nat’ls–and all were full to bursting with enthusiasm–came together … Continue reading

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Missing Emma Chambers who portrayed the sweet, loving, innocent, and wacky Alice Tinker in The Vicar of Dibley, February 25, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1147)

I always loved watching Emma Chambers playing Alice Tinker (below left; with Dawn French, below right, as Vicar Geraldine Granger) in the British sitcom The Vicar of Dibley over the years when it was first broadcast and then in reruns … Continue reading

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Grati’s New SAL blog header for 2018 is a tweak, January 27, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1138)

I so loved the design that I made for my SAL 2017 blogheader, that I have tweaked it for 2018.  Ha! And Richard Armitage’s Fresh Faces interview  video (see below) and photo shoot in December 2016 for Broadway.com at the … Continue reading

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“Somerset:  A Time to Love”, Ch. 26 (PG-13, D):  Hope,  December 28, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1130)

(“Somerset:  A Time to Love” is an original contemporary romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2017;  All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] Author’s Dramatic Content Note:  I write romantic love stories for adults, aged 18 and older.  So most of … Continue reading

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