Spring 2020 arrived, and along with it, a pandemic that will be written about in history books and historical fiction for centuries to come. Humanity has been faced with plagues, epidemics, and pandemics as well as wars since the beginning of time. Write down your thoughts, feelings, and experiences during this season for your children, grandchildren, and future generations. Your voice matters.
The French Connection Series
The main characters follow the de Fleury and de Laval families from various times in the eighteenth century to the end of the twentieth century.
Silk or Sugar, Return to Chateau Fleury, and Mon Amour, Friend or Foe – These historical romances delve into the lives of characters that exemplify the effects of the French Revolution from May 5, 1789 to November 9, 1799 and World War II from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945.
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Write it down.
Write down your thoughts during seasons of your life. We can only imagine how people suffered, endured, and overcame the results from warfare and disease that took the lives of loved ones if we haven’t lived through such a time. But historical fiction is written by perusing history books, personal diaries, and historical accounts of individuals who experienced horrific events. Therefore, we learn of the resilience and determination people had to withstand the ravages to their countries.
I encourage you to write down your own feelings about our current pandemic in the world. Keep a journal. Even if it’s for your personal encouragement, writing down your thoughts is therapeutic. And if you or your family members have been affected by our current devastation in the world, I want you to know that you are important. I am sorry that you have to suffer. Whether friend or reader whom I’ve never met, please know that I care.
If you are not up to the challenge of writing, ask a family member or friend to write in a journal for you. Your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to come will appreciate that you thought of documenting your feelings, emotions, and experiences during the horrific globally-spread virus of 2020.
Research to experience the reality of an era.
Research for my historical fiction series was very important to me because I wanted to know, to feel, to experience the reality of the eras I was writing about. That’s why traveling to the places of my settings meant so much to me. I could walk in the vicinity of where my characters walked, smell the aromas of flower gardens, and imagine how they must have felt when their world was overcome by devastation of wars.
I hope that when you read the novels of The French Connection, you can feel the emotion I wrote with. May you be encouraged by the protagonists’ resilience in spite of trials and difficulties they suffered.
How to order The French Connection series
The French Connection books can be ordered on Amazon. You can click below on any of the links to order the specific volume of your choice.
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