I’m packing my bags and preparing to leave on a trip to England and Scotland May 1 – 19. I am super excited and wanted to share some of my travel plans with you. When I return I’ll share highlights of the trip and photos here on the blog, so I hope you will sign up to receive each post as an email so you don’t miss out!
Some of you may remember my husband Scott and I traveled to England in 2012 to begin research for the Edwardian Brides Series. We had a fantastic time touring Berkshire, the Costwolds, and the Peak District. Highlights of that trip included visiting Highclere where Downton Abbey is filmed and touring Chatsworth, Mr. Darcy’s Pemberly in the latest movie version of Pride and Prejudice.
This time I am traveling with fellow author and good friend, Cathy Gholke, who writes wonderful historical novels for Tyndale Publishers, including Promise Me This, Band of Sisters, and Saving Amelie (coming out in June). We’ve been planning this trip for over 11 months, so you can imagine how much we are looking forward to it! We will be visiting the Bristol area to see Tyntesfield, the country estate that inspired the setting of Highland Hall in my current series of books. For more on Tyntesfield check out this post. To learn more about Cathy and her books, visit her website.
Then we travel up to Winderemer in the Lake District and visit Hill Top Farm and the sites connected with author Beatrix Potter who wrote all the Peter Rabbit stories. That is supposed to be a lovely area! The movie Miss Potter was filmed there. We have a fun day-long tour lined up, and we are looking forward to seeing all the beauty in that area.
After that we’ll join fellow author, Liz Curtis Higgs, for a 10-day tour of the Scotish Highlands and Islands. We’ll be touring with about 35 other women to explore castles, gardens, and historic sites all over Scotland. We’ll visit the Isle of Skye and Isle of Mull. Liz will be posting photos and updates about our trip on her My Scotish Heart Facebook Page.
I hope you’ll check in there and see what we are doing! I will try to post photos on my Facebook Page too, so be sure you’ve liked that and check in to see some of those.
Happy reading until I return,