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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)–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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Thespian Thursday:  Twitter fun with Lucas North, in an Oz sort of way, February 22, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1146)

I had a fun and funny exchange with a twitter friend named @Kim_AussieGirl last night about the Spooks 9 plot twist debacle—wherein the beloved Lucas North character was revealed  to be a terrorist named John Bateman. So not how we … Continue reading

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“Somerset:  A Time to Love”, Ch. 27 (PG-13, D):  The Right Thing,  December 30 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1131)

(“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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“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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Richard Armitage sends us “A little festive cheer” in his 2017 Holiday Message,  December 21, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1127)

As we send our family, friends, and online pals, words of holiday cheer, we always look forward to the talented British actor Richard Armitage’s Holiday Messages. And Richard’s thankful and heartfelt holiday message is just one example of the many … Continue reading

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Grati’s original Regency romance “Encouragement” reaches #30 out of 1,000 on Wattpad Historical Fiction rankings!  April 09, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1055)

My grateful thanks to my many Readers/Friends for helping my original historical fiction Regency romance “Encouragement” reach another milestone! “Encouragement” is now ranked at #30 in  Wattpad’s Historical Fiction rankings (out of 1,000)!   And its readership and story chapter votes … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the U.S. Administration Ban Affecting Refugees and Immigrants Entering the U.S. this Weekend,     January 29, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1035)

I truly believe that if you plant the seed of helping others when a person is young—by participating in fundraisers like “Trick or Treat for UNICEF” that benefited children around the world, which was popular when I was a kid, … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage as John Proctor in “The Crucible” 2014 play-to-film by Digital Theatre to be released in U.S. March 01, 2017!,  January 27, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1034)

Though I could not afford to travel to London in 2014 to see the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage —Richard Armitage at right in his 2015 Best Actor Olivier Award nominated portrayal of John Proctor–in the 2014 Old Vic … Continue reading

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A Martin Luther King Day National Observance, January 16, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1030)

Today in the United States is a national holiday—Martin Luther King Day—a memorial observance and remembrance of the life and contributions to our society by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (and right). Born January 15, 1929—yesterday would have … Continue reading

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First Lady Michelle Obama says Farewell video,January 08, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1027)

Michelle Obama, poised, graceful, intelligent, compassionate, civic minded, a role model, dignified, and the First Lady of our nation, says farewell as her husband prepares to step down as President. We will miss her greatly!   I had seen this … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage’s character John Porter gains understanding and works together with others for the greater good, November 14, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1,000)

Sometimes theatrical dramas give us “morality tales”—couched as entertainment–to give us something more weighty to ponder, such as the ills of the world or examples of solutions.  . The talented British actor Richard Armitage’s  British made 2010 Sky1 mini series … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day Remembrances and a Musical Tribute,  November 11, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #998)

At the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918 the Great War—later to be known as World War I—the armistice was signed to end the fighting amongst the various nations.  It was a solemn date … Continue reading

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“Encouragement”, Ch. 14 (PG):  Returning to Her in London, November 02, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #994) 

(An original Regency romance  copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace; all rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] [From time to time, I will illustrate my story characters with:  Richard Armitage as Lord Christian Blount Earl of Sussex, Kate Winslet and Emma Lady … Continue reading

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Thorin Thursday! Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield Publicity Portraits Redux, October 13, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #982)

Facebook kindly reminded me of a wonderful, non glamorous Richard Armitage as  King Thorin portrait images from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies that became one of the Thorin Oakenshield’s publicity posters for the film (the dirty gritty … Continue reading

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“Encouragement”, Ch. 9 (PG):    The Young Ladies’ Shopping Outing turns into a Heart to Heart chat, October 12, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #981)

(An original Regency romance  copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace; all rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] [From time to time, I will illustrate my story characters with:  Armitage as Lord Christian Blount Earl of Sussex, Kate Winslet or Emma Lady Hamilton … Continue reading

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“Encouragement”, Ch. 8 (PG):   Lady Madeline’s Suitors Pay Morning Calls,  October 05, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #978) 

(An original Regency romance  copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace; all rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] [From time to time, I will illustrate my story characters with:  Emma Lady Hamilton and later Kate Winslet as Lady Madeline Sinclair, Richard Armitage as … Continue reading

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Pure Imagination:  Remembering Gene Wilder in Video, August 30, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #960)

The theatrical artist and funny man lovingly known to generations as Gene Wilder (right) has passed beyond our living realm to firmly stay fixed in our hearts and memories forever. I grew up with Gene Wilder’s films.  Some of his … Continue reading

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Dizzying heights of spell binding suspense tantalize us in the new 30 second Berlin Station Trailer, May 13, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #910)

With Hitchcockian spell binding suspense, EPIX tantalizes us about its new spy show coming in Fall 2016, Berlin Station (right, my cap) in a new video trailer (below), starring the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage:     With the … Continue reading

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Sexy SatuRdAy: “Richard Armitage Beautiful Man” 2012 video by Mezzym01, February 13, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #872)

  February 2010 was my awakening to the exquisitely talented, kind, handsome, intelligent, compassionate, professional, and philanthropic British gentleman actor Richard Armitage with his mesmirizing performance as John Thornton in the BBC’s 2004 production of Elizabeth Gaskell’s love story “North … Continue reading

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“Love in the Great Pine Woods”, Ch. 21 (PG-13, D): Going Home, February 08, 2016 by Gratiana Lovelace Post #870)

(An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace; all rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] [From time to time, I will illustrate my story characters with:  Richard Armitage as Sam Wakeforest, Marcia Gay Harden as Sam’s older sister Tessa Wakeforest Shoop … Continue reading

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“Love in the Great Pine Woods”, Ch. 12 (PG-13, S): Cars, Cummerbunds, and Christmas, December 25, 2015 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #848)

(An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace; all rights reserved) [(1) story cover, left] [From time to time, I will illustrate my story characters with: Richard Armitage as Sam Wakeforest, Marcia Gay Harden as Sam’s older sister Tessa Wakeforest Shoop … Continue reading

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“Love in the Great Pine Woods”, Ch. 11 (PG-13, D): Turning the Other Cheek, December 23, 2015 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post #847)

(An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace; all rights reserved) [(1) story cover, left] [From time to time, I will illustrate my story characters with: Richard Armitage as Sam Wakeforest, Marcia Gay Harden as Sam’s older sister Tessa Wakeforest Shoop … Continue reading

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60th Anniversary of Rosa Parks Taking a Stand, by Sitting Down December 1st, 1955, December 01, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #839)

This day has gone by too fast–and time got away from me–but I wanted to honor a lady whose courage and conviction helped change society for the better: Rosa Parks. She was ordered to give up her seat on the … Continue reading

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“Love in the Great Pine Woods”, Ch. 02 (PG-13, S): Tessa’s Reclamation Project, November 24, 2015 by Gratiana Lovelace (Post#833)

(An original story copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace; all rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] [From time to time, I will illustrate my story characters with:  Richard Armitage as Sam Wakeforest, Marcia Gay Harden as Sam’s older sister Tessa Wakeforest Shoop … Continue reading

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