Because most of my novels are set in Regency England, I’m often asked if I travel to England. The answer is a resounding yes. I started going there in the 1980s on spring breaks. Air fares are typically reduced from October to April; so, we used to get really great value by traveling to England in March.

It wasn’t until about our eighth trip there that we went at another time. In 2005, we traveled to England in May. And England is far more spectacular in May than it is in dreary March. The next two trips we were able to spend a whole three weeks in the British Isles. Those trips straddled the months of May and June, and they were magnificent!

We have toured more than 30 stately homes, we’ve been to several royal residences, we’ve been to every attraction the wonderful city of London has to offer, and we’ve spent time in the city’s great museums and at the British Library.

We’ve zigzagged across the country using our unlimited travel on BritRail. We’ve cliff walked in Cornwall. We’ve taken walking tours of Jack the Ripper’s London, of Jewish London, of Mayfair. Other walking tours have included the university town of Cambridge and the cathedral town of Salisbury.

The Scottish Highlands and the English Lake District provided us with scenic memories that will never fade.

We’re crazy for scones with clotted cream, and what better way to end a long day of British travel than a pint in a local pub?

Cheryl is generously offering a print (U.S. only, sorry) of MARRIAGE OF INCONVENIENCE or any ebook, winners choice.  Is England on your travel list?  Giveaway ends !12am est 1-31-14. Good luck y’all!

Love in the Library

Cheryl Bolen is the acclaimed author of more than 20 romance books, both historical and mystery. Many of her books have placed in writing contests, including the Daphne du Maurier for romantic suspense. They have been translated into 11 languages and have become Barnes & Noble and Amazon bestsellers. She was named Notable New Author in 1999. In 2006 she won the Holt Medallion (Honoring Outstanding Literary Talent) for Best Historical, and in 2012 she won Best Historical in the International Digital Awards for ebooks published the prior year. Her 2011 novella was named Best Novella in the Romance Through the Ages competition.


A former journalist, she holds a dual degree in English and journalism from the University of Texas, and she earned a master’s degree from the University of Houston. She and her professor husband are the parents of two sons, one who is an attorney, and the other a journalist. Her favorite things to do are watching the Longhorns, reading letters and diaries of Georgian Englishmen, and traveling to England. She invites readers to her website or her blog.

Cheryl Bolen