In my new book, Immortal (Book Two in the Trelawneys of Williamsburg series), a critical scene surrounds posies. Not the nosegay, but the nearly forgotten mottoes that were, one upon a time, inscribed inside wedding bands. In the scene, the hero reveals something touching about himself and his fears - to a heroine who had come to believe him fearless. (I wouldn't dare spoil the book for you by explaining further!)
So it was ironic and meaningful, for me, that this wonderful review this morning referenced a posy - and she has yet to read Immortal. I am humbled by what kind readers are saying about both Tender and Immortal, and I pass along my most recent reviews for your enjoyment.
I hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas. If you have the occasion to incorporate any colonial element of the celebration into your holiday, you are twice-blessed.
(Ah! I think I'll have some eggnog this weekend! I would share with you my secret family recipe here, but as it involves merely Borden's eggnog, Jack Daniel's, and a dusting of nutmeg and cinnamon, I'll let you experiment on your own. But be sure you do so only when you're safe at home - preferably by a fire, or someone who kindles a fire within you.)