Word of the Week – Incomer

Word of the Week – Incomer

In the weeks surrounding the release of The Nature of a Lady, I thought it would be fun to take a look at some words that appear in the book. We're going to start by looking at a few of the Cornish slang words that make an appearance. =) And given that my heroine is a young lady from the Somerset...

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Word of the Week – Gloomy

Word of the Week – Gloomy

Words that Shakespeare Coined Did you know that gloom was originally a verb? Yeah, neither did I. 😉 It's apparently a Scottish word that originally meant "to look sullen or displeased," dating from the 14th century. Well, in the late 1500s, Shakespeare got ahold of it; around this same time it...

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Word of the Week – Elbow

Word of the Week – Elbow

Words that Shakespeare Coined Elbow. No, not the noun. 😉 That one has obviously been around for a while...from around 1200, as a matter of fact, in Old English. El is the length of the forearm, and bow comes from boga, which means "arch." Shakespeare, however, was the first to use it as a verb,...

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Good Friday – Dayenu

Good Friday – Dayenu

Today is the Thursday before Resurrection Day. The day before Good Friday. A day I'll be spending in part making unleavened bread and apple clay . . . we're not having an official seder this year, but eating these familiar, symbolic foods will help me get my head out of "prepare for book launch!"...

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Word of the Week – Dauntless

Word of the Week – Dauntless

Words that Shakespeare Coined Dauntless. To understand the evolution of this word, we actually have to begin with daunt. This verb dates to the 14th century, taken from French (which is taken from Latin), meaning "to subdue or tame." It was a word generally used for breaking or domesticating...

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What We’ve Been Reading – March 2021

What We’ve Been Reading – March 2021

Where has February gone? In my opinion, it's just too short. 😉 Although I didn't get very much reading done this month, there are some really good books I recommend on this list. 🙂 Happy Reading!Roseanna's Reads A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt by C. Coco De YoungA Depression-era set small novel, this...

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Walking Worthy

Walking Worthy

“I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called.”~ Ephesians 4:1 (NKJV)   Walk worthy of the calling. This is a phrase that's been lingering in my heart and mind for the last year, ever since I really began studying those opening...

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Word of the Week – Cold-hearted

Word of the Week – Cold-hearted

This week begins a fun series on words that Shakespeare coined! The words themselves may or may not have a lot of interesting etymology otherwise...but they're making this list simply because they were introduced to us by the Bard. 😉 Cold-hearted is one such word, first appearing in Shakespeare...

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Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary.