The Lure of Mystery in Beckoning Trails

Beckoning Trails was the first story Emilie Loring wrote after the death of her husband, Victor. They celebrated their fifty-fifth anniversary in December and his eighty-eighth birthday in January, before he died in February, 1947. They had always been good companions, and after her brother’s death, Victor had also been Emilie’s first reader, the one with … More The Lure of Mystery in Beckoning Trails

Joy in Awareness, Gratitude in Appreciation

Forget the press of feasting and cramming too many people into too little space for the afternoon, and let Thanksgiving–gratitude–carry the day. Gratitude is an in-the-moment awareness that something we have, know, or experience has intrinsic value. “Focus on the good you have, not the lack of it, because whatever gets your attention will increase the energy of gratitude. … More Joy in Awareness, Gratitude in Appreciation

Nope, Sorry, That’s Not Romance

We need another word. Emilie Loring was called the “Queen of Romance” at a time when romance conjured visions of virtue, ideals, adventure, and honor. “I am looking for the romance of business, of politics, for the dragon-slayers, the imprisoned princesses, the sleeping beauties, the wicked dragons, the fairy-god-mothers of real life, not for romance … More Nope, Sorry, That’s Not Romance

Beautiful Surroundings. Book on its Way.

    Emilie Loring wrote to her editor from a Maine hotel:   Beautiful surroundings.  Table excellent.  Very well managed.  Music twice daily.  So far the guests appear to be of the “Proper Bostonian” type, the season guests, I mean.  No social hostess.  Nothing planned for the entertainment of guests like card parties or tournaments–that … More Beautiful Surroundings. Book on its Way.