The Victorians are known for their decorum, propriety, and not being “amused” (as attributed to the queen). However, they did have a sense of humor, especially when it came to Valentine’s Day, which they celebrated as earnestly as we do today. They loved to give and receive greeting cards, but sometimes, they gave “vinegar Valentines.” Although these cards seem a tad mean-spirited and hurtful, we can assume they tickled the Victorians’ funny bone. There are many examples, and I’ll share two with you today. You can learn more, including about a few people who took offense at receiving such a card too seriously, leading to extreme violence, by clicking HERE.
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On a lighter note, my new book, The Duchess of Chocolate, was published today! Chocolatier Amity Rare-Foure would never give a vinegar Valentine. She’s too sweet.
Join Amity and her duke on a chocolate-filled romance in the heart of Mayfair, where nobility often acts in a less-than noble fashion. Will the upper-echelon of society sour their happiness and keep them from the sweetest of endings?
Available at many retailers, to buy The Duchess of Chocolate at the introductory rate of 99 pennies, click HERE. It will be available in paperback soon.
I am so excited the Duchess is finally out in the world. To celebrate, I’m running a Chocolate Giveaway through the end of the month. To enter, click HERE.