Emilie Loring’s Washington, D.C. novels are on my mind this week, as I visit the nation’s capital. One year after its first publication, It’s a Great World! was syndicated in U.S. newspapers, complete with illustrations. They’re not how I imagine Jeff and Eve to look, but it’s fun to have pictures! (If you haven’t read this … More It’s a Great World–Illustrated!
Under this year’s Christmas tree was an intriguing present: “To Patti from Emilie Loring.” That would be some trick! Of course, I knew it was from my husband, but what had he discovered? A hardback I don’t have yet? Something from a Boston or Blue Hill gift shop? Excitedly, I opened the gift bag… and … More A Present from Emilie Loring
Oh, the rejuvenating effects of a hot cup of tea and excellent company! … More Time Out for a Special Tea Party
Once again, a reader’s comment is the inspiration for a blog post: Did you notice in one of Emilie’s books she describes a lady’s slender dress size as a 16? I asked my mom when I read that if dress sizes had changed since her younger years and she said no, as far as she … More Her Perfect Size Sixteen Figure
Sometimes, the past is more modern than the present. … More In Times Like These
World War I ended one hundred years ago. Over fifteen million soldiers and civilians were killed, countries laid waste, survivors left with permanent scars. The flu epidemic killed fifty million more, over six hundred thousand in the United States alone. These happened long ago, but they were current events for Emilie Loring. Emilie sent two sons … More When World War I Was Too Close to Bear
How impossible it is to be in the throes of attraction, “blinded by love,” and have to decide, sanely and for a future yet unknown, “Is this ‘the one?'” … More What Then is Love?