Love in the 19th Century…

Many readers have asked how it was that Katherine and Aleksey end up married. From the first chapters of THE LAST LETTER, readers knew that the two got married and this peaked their curiosity. letter jeanie to frank canvaSo THE KITCHEN MISTRESS begins to show how Katherine and Aleksey’s paths cross after that fateful year on the prairie.

Part of 19th century courtship involved letter writing… To get me thinking in that vein I pulled out some of Jeanie Arthur’s love letters to her fianc√© Frank… What a different world it was.