Author Archives: Brenda B. Taylor

About Brenda B. Taylor

I write sweet historical romances, connecting readers of today with events in history, and telling stories about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. I most enjoy writing stories set in post-Civil War Missouri, and medieval Scotland.

Christmastime in Old Scotland

  The canvas above was painted in 1872 by the Scottish artist, William Bell Scott. He gives the story a local Aryshire setting. The barn is an old one near Penkill where Scott was then living. Notice the shepherd playing … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 by the Pilgrims who left their homes in England searching for religious freedom. They lived in a feudal society where the king and lords determined their faith and controlled their lives. They sought … Continue reading

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ACFW November New Releases

November 2018 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Christmas in Jingle Junction by Tabitha Bouldin — In the small town of Jingle Junction, Holly Winters owns the … Continue reading

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A Highland Emerald ~ Spotlight and Giveaway

A Highland Emerald, third book in the award-winning Highland Treasures series, is now available at most book vendors in digital and in print formats. I’m giving away signed copies (US) or digital copies (International) to two commenters on this post. … Continue reading

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ACFW October New Releases

October 2018 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: A Christmas to Remember by Julie Arduini, Valerie Comer, Janet W. Ferguson, Kimberly Rose Johnson, Deb Kastner, Elizabeth Maddrey, … Continue reading

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New Plans for The Wades of Crawford County Series

My husband and I are planning a trip to Missouri, the setting for the Wades of Crawford County novels. We hope to see beautiful autumn foliage and visit the homeland of my Missouri ancestors. Plans for adding to the Wades series … Continue reading

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Newgrange

My husband and I toured Ireland last year. One impressive site we visited was the ancient passage tomb of Newgrange in the Boyne River Valley.* Newgrange is a 5,200 year old passage tomb located in the Boyne Valley of Ireland … Continue reading

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