The winner of the Valentine Giveaway—A lovely glass heart-shaped necklace is:

Marquita Valentine. 
Congrats!

Contact me HERE with a mailing address.  If the email doesn’t work, you can contact me through my website. :)

Dearest readers,

Have you entered my January / February contest?  It isn’t too late.  The details on how you can win four fabulous *signed* books are found HERE.  Or you can click on the yummy guy at the top right-hand corner of this blog.  ;)

Nicolas Fouquet at age 46, just before his arrest.

Because I’ll be a guest blogging at both Unusual Historicals and Ex Libris  on Wednesday Feb. 23rd, I’m postponing my post on Nicolas Fouquet’s fate.  His trial lasted three years….and ended in a way no one expected. 

Not even the presiding judges!!  

Come back on Friday Feb. 25th to learn what happened to the third most powerful man in all of Europe–Nicolas Fouquet.