I’m not the biggest fan of research, but when you write historical novels, well, research is a necessary evil.

Google books is an excellent resource for historical novels. I have read many memoirs and novels from the late 18th and early 19th centuries that have given me great material and facts to use in my novels. Because the books are old, most of the time you can see the entire book on-line.

I wanted to share a quote from one book:

Sowing gold does not always produce a golden harvest, but that knowledge and virtue, when early implanted in the human breast, seldom fail to make ample returns of prudence and felicity.  –R L Edgeworth in the Preface to Vivian by Maria Edgeworth.

I’ve come up with the new name of my Trilogy and I wrote 10 pages this weekend!