"Fabulous read on daily life inside a plantation home pre, during and post civil war. Easy read, and once past the first few chapters, could not put the book down. Heart warming throughout, and brought tears in the last chapter. GREAT WORK, Mrs. Poovey! AND, a must read for anyone who has visited, lived, or studied life in the low country of South Carolina!! "

"It pairs perfectly with coffee and chocolate."

"I was up half the night because I couldn't stop reading!"

"I absolutely loved this book!!!! It made me laugh, cry and unable to put it down!!!!!!"

"Loved, loved your book Kim. Please write another!!"

"Not only did I "like" it, I loved it!"

"The book is fabulous...started it at night-finished it two mornings later; couldn't put it down."

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Bearton Abbey Selfies

Please visit Bearton Abbey for the latest on the cast:).

See you there!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Bearton Abbey

Please visit my newest writing endeavor, Bearton Abbey at

See interviews with the cast members and other fun updates at

See you at Bearton Abbey!!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Memoires of a Closet Victorian

I am embarking on a new adventure regarding Victoriana existing in a modern day world. With several upcoming events and Christmas celebrations I have been a bit behind on my posts. I hope to be posting very soon about this new endeavor. Until then here are some photos of my Victorian Christmas dresses:).

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Living the Victorian Life-An Awakening

Rustling taffeta, like the swirling of leaves on a blustery autumn morning, brushed the worn wooden floorboards of the mercantile as she stepped gracefully through the front door...

It will come as no surprise that my love of Victoriana and all that it encompasses fills my thoughts daily. I recently shared a link about a young woman who has embraced this elegant way of life leading me to redefine my own Victorian life, or should I say refine it.
Many of my facebook and blog posts as of late have focused on living a simpler more genteel lifestyle . I actually believed I had achieved the pinnacle of historic living until I read her article.
There is more out there than I had imagined. Granted, I am in no position to abandon my car or the technology on which I am presently typing this post. However, I have come to realize there are more opportunities available in my Victorian pursuits. So I am endeavoring to try something different as I grow and refine my Victorian persona. I hope you will join me on this journey as I feel certain it will be entertaining (and maybe a bit crazy:).
Thus far I have shared my passion for brewing tea leaves and taking tea from delicate rose laden cups, dressing for reenactments, surrounding myself with Victorian antiques, and learning many of the period correct pastimes such as needlework and archery. Alas, there are still some areas I have yet to entertain.
I must say I am excited at the prospect of this journey and where it will lead...