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Lady Mary Curzon

Mary Leiter, a young American heiress, crossed the Atlantic in the spring of 1890 wondering how she might fare in London’s ballrooms. She was about to step into a place in the very history of the British Empire, ultimately representing Queen Victoria herself.

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Lovebirds & Tin Gods

A Novel

Two young women, one British and one American, arrive in Colonial India, the jewel in Queen Victoria’s vast empire. As each of them searches for her place in this exotic and complex world, their fates become intertwined.

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France Travel: Perfect Carrots & Gastronesia

I am leaving for France tomorrow, which has me dreaming of carrots. On a visit to the Loire Valley some years ago, I stayed at a 19th-century water mill turned country hotel. The resident chef at Le Moulin Bregeon, Pascal, prepared carrots which were so spectacularly delicious it entirely changed my view of this humble …

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Novel Writing, Love & Marriage

I am revising my historical fiction novel-in-progress, Lovebirds & Tin Gods, and it has me contemplating love and marriage on this Valentine’s Day. I knew when I started the book that romantic love would be a part of the story. The main character is a young woman who wishes to delay marriage and this sets …

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About Susan

Not all of us left our imaginary friends behind in kindergarten. For Susan, part of the fun of writing historical fiction is it makes her feel like she's spent the day with her characters, in Colonial India or Victorian England. She also writes about travel and midlife at her website: Midlife Globetrotter.

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