I'm blogging on a HOT, smokey night in British Columbia. Forest Fires still raging throughout the province and smoke reaching Vancouver Island where I live. This hot, sticky, tropical-like weather is not good for the soul and the smoke not good for those with respiratory issues.
Meanwhile, I'm still writing, editing and moving ahead on all projects. As my editor and I work on Providence (the first in the McBride Chronicles to be released later this year), I am being thrust back into the Victorian era in England again as my heroine struggles to make something of her life.
Above is an example of how the upper class lived in elegant mansions, while the poor (like my heroine) served them and knew their place in society—which they accepted . . . unless you were a young girl who rebelled just a tad and were determined to become someone better in the New World. Read Providence and you will discover how she did it.