The Pony Express – and WWII

  April 3, 1942, was a day that actually impacted my family—at least indirectly. This was the day the Japanese began their all-out assault on U.S. and Filipino troops at Bataan, not far from where my father was stationed in the Philippines on the island of Corregidor. Most people recall the Japanese bombing at PearlContinue reading “The Pony Express – and WWII”

The Pony Express – and One Noisy Day

On April 3, 1860, a wiry fellow working for Russell, Majors, and Waddell, jumped on a horse in St. Joseph Missouri and with a whoop and a holler carried a mail pouch east. Cheers erupted from a crowd of spectators. Ten days later that mail reached San Francisco, and thus the Pony Express rode intoContinue reading “The Pony Express – and One Noisy Day”

The Pony Express – and Coffee

The first run of the Pony Express took place on April 3, 1860. So in celebration of the release of The Pony Express Romance Collection, the nine authors are having a bit of fun with “On This Date In History. . .” blog posts. On April 3, 1829, James Carrington obtained a patent for aContinue reading “The Pony Express – and Coffee”

The Pony Express – In the Beginning

RIDER COMING IN!!! By Mary Davis On April 3, 1860, two horseback riders raced across the West, one westbound from St. Joseph, Missouri and the other eastbound from Sacramento, California. And the PONY EXPRESS was born, filling a much-needed gap until the telegraph line could be completed. The telegraph was finished on October 24, 1861,Continue reading “The Pony Express – In the Beginning”

The Pony Express – and Norman Rockwell

April 3, 1993:  Norman Rockwell Museum opens at its new site in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Art has been a part of civilization for thousands of years if cave drawings are any indication. And, like other cultural elements such as music and dance, art has developed over the centuries. One of the favorite American artists was NormanContinue reading “The Pony Express – and Norman Rockwell”

To the Farthest Shores

To the Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden My rating: 4 of 5 stars I love historical novels that teach me something about history. In this story, I learned about the U.S. Government’s MID program and the beginnings of cultured pearl farming. I knew nothing about either of them. Score! Jenny Bennett is a very qualifiedContinue reading “To the Farthest Shores”

The Pony Express – and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

To celebrate the release of The Pony Express Romance Collection, we’re highlighting the date the first Pony Express run began –April 3rd – and looking at other dates in history to see what happened. On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his last speech. In that speech, he asked if God grantedContinue reading “The Pony Express – and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

The Pony Express … and TV Guide

To celebrate the release of The Pony Express Romance Collection, we’re highlighting the date the first Pony Express run began — April 3rd — and looking at other dates in history to see what happened. On April 3rd, 1953, the “TV Guide” was first published. During the 1940s, TV Guide magazine was comprised of threeContinue reading “The Pony Express … and TV Guide”

Secrets & Charades

Secrets and Charades by Cindy Ervin Huff My rating: 5 of 5 stars Delightful story with colorful characters and enough action to keep the reader turning the pages. Evangeline Olsen is a strong woman, a lady doctor with a painful past. Jake Marcum wants a wife to help him raise his niece. The two comeContinue reading “Secrets & Charades”

The Planter’s Daughter

The Planter’s Daughter by Michelle Shocklee My rating: 4 of 5 stars I love Civil War era stories and this one stands out to me because of its setting. It takes place in Texas. While that state played a part in the Civil War, it doesn’t garner a lot of attention in historical fiction. WeContinue reading “The Planter’s Daughter”