"Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management" became an acclaimed necessity, answering questions of new Victorian brides with timeless wisdom.
This first installment of The Art of Matchmaking explores the best traits when taking "so active a part in bringing any two people together."
The romance, love letters, and diary entries of the three years taking place between "how do you do" and "I do."
It was a night of yes. Yes to the White House masquerade. Yes to a private tour by President John Tyler himself. Yes to hearing the soft strings and lull of party conversation as they ventured further into the candlelit corridors. It was a night of yes for Julia Gardiner until it wasn't at all.... Continue Reading →