Rosslyn Elliott
Rosslyn Elliott
Rosslyn Elliott

A Shared Passion for History

If I can make one guess about you, gentle reader, my guess is that we share a love for letting our imaginations slide backward through time.

I go time-sliding because it teaches me to understand other people, and sometimes to understand myself.

No matter how different their clothing or manners, the men and women of our history closed the doors at night, drew their chairs up to the fire, and dreamed the same dreams we do.

I do believe, as the old saying goes, that those who do not know their history are condemned to repeat it. And history contains terrible lessons about what happens when we are cruel and careless, when we see others through the eyes of the harsh world instead of through the eyes of mercy.

I also believe that history contains persons whose lives can inspire us to do what we are called to do, whether our tasks are large or small. Some of those examples from the past are beautiful. They make me glad to be human, and they show me threads of hope that run through our imperfect lives.

I write love stories marked by adventure, danger, and spiritual dilemmas. I do it because every day in history has been filled with passion, difficult decisions, and unsung heroes.


Historical resources I love:

The Reshaping of Everyday Life 1790-1840
by Jack Larkin

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness
by Florence Hartley

Textiles for Early Victorian Clothing, 1850-1880
by Susan W. Greene

Daily Life in Victorian England
by Sally Mitchell


Throes of Democracy
by Walter A. McDougall





Rosslyn Elliott