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Welcome to Heartstrings.Thanks for stopping by. I am a mother, a grandmother, and an author of historical western romance and contemporary romantic fiction. Ethan's Heart, book one of The Blackwood Brothers' series won the 2017 Maggie Award for Excellence. Book two, Escorting Darby Bloom, features Blackwood brother Isaac and will be released in December 2017. Stay tuned for more books in this series. If contemporaries are more your thing, check out Carly's Rule and Dusty's Fate. They are both Amazon Best-Sellers.

Thursday, April 27, 2017


Here's a little historical fun fact about slang. "Back in the day," it wasn't acceptable to say, “I swear,” but it was quite acceptable to say, “I swan or I'll swan.” I know this to be true because my grandmother used that exact phrase when someone would tell her something interesting or share a tidbit worthy of raising her eyebrows. I can't count the many times I heard her say, “Well, I swan.”
Do you have any historical fun facts to share? If you do, comment below.