Bella's Point: Fun Facts

6:00 AM Elizabeth Seckman 36 Comments

I was going through my post drafts for something easy. (Okay, easy would be planning ahead and having posts scheduled weeks ahead, but that's next time. LOL) Anyhow, I'm up to my ears in packing to get boy #1 moved permanently to NY, so I'm shaving time from my schedule where I can. 

I found this unshared post. I suppose it was meant as a guest post during a blog tour, but never got used. I believe my thinking during that tour was to share historical facts from the year the book is set. Not a bad idea! I must have made more posts than I needed. 



Did you know?  The US Secret Service was created in 1865 not in response to the assassination of President Lincoln, but to stop the counterfeiting of US money. It wasn't until 1901 and the assassination of President William McKinley that the Secret Service was ordered by Congress to guard the President. 



Isabella Troy Stanley is a divorced, slave freeing pariah surviving in the shattered post Civil War south the only way a fallen debutante knows how. 
She heads to a Yankee prison and buys herself a husband. 

Jack Byron is the former Troy plantation stable boy and object of young Bella's affection. He rejected her then, and he's still not sold on the idea of marrying her now.  
 It’s complicated.
 Though to Bella, it’s simple: make Jack love her, marry her, and live happily ever after. The plan seems to work...at least until her secret is revealed.



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36 comments:

  1. Apparently the Secret Service should've been guarding the president much sooner.
    Good luck with moving your son!

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    1. As with most things in government, the money comes first. LOL

      Thanks. Looking forward to a weekend with my son, but the fun of moving into a walk-up, not so exciting.

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    1. NY City- Manhattan. Wish us luck finding parking while we unload. That's my biggest worry.

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  3. Why not self-promote, you worked hard to write your books. Wishing your son a successful move and life ahead 🤗

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    1. Promotion is something I hate to do, at least for myself. But I have been trying to study the whole marketing thing and I'm realizing if I never mention the books- why am I blogging and such? So, I've started considering a promo here and there a sort of commercial interruption.

      Thank you for the blessings. He's a smart guy, but you can never have enough well-wishes.

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  4. Good luck with the move.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  5. That is a beautiful cover. Good luck with move sounds exciting.

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    1. I'm past the excitement of moves. Every semester we're moving someone. LOL

      I do love that cover. It's even prettier IRL. It's the best seller at book events. Online, I always wondered if it was as eye-catching.

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  6. Cool info--always good to have extra stuff so you can plug later on--like now!

    Good luck with the move.

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    1. It wasn't the plan, but turning out it was a good one. LOL

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  7. Love the cover, Elizabeth! And just so you know, shameless self-promotion is allowed among the writing set. ;)

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    1. I never enjoy it, but I've decided if we don't we won't be staying in the business long.

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  8. Bella's Point? I don't remember that story? Presidential assassination isn't too popular these days!!

    Good luck with the moving business. Don't envy you. Hope all goes well

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    1. Bella's Point was my third book, I think. Maybe. Hell, I'm not sure how long ago it was published.

      The best part of a move is the purge of stuff that goes along with it.

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  9. It's been a while since I read that book, but I remember that I LOVED it. (No surprise there...) Promote away, dear lady.

    Good luck with the upcoming move. I'm sure your son will take Manhattan by storm. (Wasn't there a movie with a name like that... maybe a Muppets movie? Not that your son is a Muppet, but he is kinda YOUR muppet, no matter how tall he is!)

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    1. It's my personal favorite of my books. The story I always wanted to write.

      He is a lot like a muppet. Silly and huggable.

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  10. Sounds like they were designated guard duty a bit too late.

    Good luck with the move, ugg to NY traffic.

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    1. Astute point, as always!

      NY traffic is awful. I'd always rather be on foot whenever I can.

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  11. That is a neat bit of info. I had no idea.

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    1. Me neither. It was one of those little facts I stumbled on when researching the story. I learned so much, but could only add a small portion to the story.

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  12. Loved this book. I highly recommend it.

    Sheesh - I don't envy the move, but if any mom-son duo can conquer it, it's you two.

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  13. One of the things I enjoy most about historical fiction are the little nuggets of surprising information.

    Love love love Bella's cover!

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    1. I was so intrigued by the Cherokee in the area, I had to write an additional subplot to work them in.

      I love the cover too. From front to back, she goes from demure to screw you- or at least screw the world and anyone who wants to hurt the people she loves.

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  14. OMFG... I'm a shitty beta-never-got-around-to-it writing Twinny friend.

    Have your people call my people and ask me what *MY* grandfather's name was.

    Seriously.

    #HowDidINeverKnowThis

    Bad Twinny... bad.

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    1. I'll give you a break. It was a long, long time ago.

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