A beautiful portrait

Two years ago, as I was making final revisions to Midwife of Normandy, I found this image of a 17th century painting.  It reminded me so much of Clare Dupres combing her daughter Lucina's curls, that I changed the color of Clare's wedding gown to match. This is the type of gown a French lady... Continue Reading →

Meet the Doll Book Club

In July, the members of the Doll Book Club chose Midwife of Normandy for their monthly discussion.  They recommended it to all their doll friends and look forward to reading Lucina's Destiny at their next meeting! FYI: Author Carole Penfield is an avid doll collector, as well as an enthusiastic reader of historical fiction novels. These are... Continue Reading →

LAUNCH DAY SATURDAY!

 Lucina's Destiny, is the continuation of the family saga of the Dupres family.  If you read book one, Midwife of Normandy, you will be familiar with midwife Clare, her son Jean-Pierre and daughter Lucina. Now you can read their adventures as they begin their new life in England. Meet their new friends and neighbors in... Continue Reading →

July already??

Can't believe the year is half over.  I'm making slow progress on Book Two, but I have a tentative title;  Lucina's Dilemma.   I hope to have this sequel to Midwife of Normandy published in time for Christmas.  Doing things backwards, I already have the cover designed although the book isn't finished.  Does anyone else write... Continue Reading →

Winner of Golden Inkwell Award

Carole was recently presented with the Golden Inkwell Award for Meritorious Achievement following publication of Midwife of Normandy by Honey J. Rubin, president of the Verde Writers Critique Circle.

What Jane was thinking about..

Cassandra Austen painted her famous sister, but what was Jane staring at?  I like to imagine she was admiring author Carole Penfield and her husband Perry,  dressed in their regency finery for a JASNA garden party. Perhaps Jane was thinking "what an elegant couple. Perhaps I should write a story about them..." I ordered these personalized... Continue Reading →

Rabbit Stew for Thanksgiving Dinner?

With Thanksgiving looming, my mouth waters with thoughts of turkey and traditional trimmings.  In 17th century Normandy, Thanksgiving was not celebrated as we know it today, but Delphine Dupres enjoyed concocting new recipes for her family to enjoy.  In Chapter 7 of Midwife of Normandy, Clare receives a skinned rabbit as payment for delivering a... Continue Reading →

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