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Welcome to the Fall 2016 edition of "More Notes From a Romantic's Heart".

Ancient Egypt and Women’s Rights
 
The ancient Egyptians were well ahead of the time when it came to the fair treatment of women. While women in the United States and Canada struggled until the early twentieth century for the rights afforded to all men, in ancient Egypt a woman could participate in business deals, own land, and were expected to represent themselves in court cases. Women even faced the same penalties as men.
 
Peasant girls usually married around the age 12, the boys were a few years older than the girls. Girls of more affluent families married a few years older. The marriages were arranged by parents of the children although some young people were allowed choose their own spouse. While the ordinary man normally had one wife, the kings always had several. Before the marriage ceremony, an agreement was signed by the couple. The pre-nuptial agreement stated that the wife was to receive an allowance from her husband. The contract also stated that any material good the wife brought into the marriage was hers to keep if the marriage ended for any reason. Both could own land separate from each other but the wife usually let her husband administer her land along with his.
 
Divorce was an option, although it was not common. If a husband treated his wife badly, she would go to her family for help. The wife's family would try to persuade her spouse to change his behavior. If his behavior did not improve the divorce took place. The divorce was a simple procedure consisting of making a simple statement to annul the marriage in front of witnesses. The wife was automatically given custody of the children and was free to remarry.

 
In my October 19th release, Eye of the Pharaoh, my hero, Dr. Joshua Cain, Professor of Archaeology and Art History teaches my heroine, publicist Teri Hunter all about the habits, both nice and naughty, of the ancient Egyptians.
 
Loaded Broccoli Potato Cheddar Soup
Ingredients:
5 tablespoons butter, divided
1 small onion, small dice
4 medium carrots, sm dice
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 medium potatoes, sm dice
1 quart chicken broth
2 small broccoli heads, sm dice
⅓ cup flour
3-½ cups whole milk
1-½ teaspoons kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
4 cups cheddar cheese
¾ teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
6 slices bacon, precooked and chopped
 
Directions:
In a large pot over medium-high heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Add the onions and sauté until translucent.
Add the carrots and continue to cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
Add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
Add the potatoes and chicken broth, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Add the broccoli and simmer for another 10 minutes, or until tender.
While the soup is simmering, melt the remaining ¼ cup of butter in a large
sauce pan. Whisk in the flour and cook until golden brown, about 1 minute.
Whisk in the milk and continue to stir until the sauce thickens.
Add the cheese and stir until melted. Season with salt, pepper & hot sauce.
Pour the cheese sauce into the pot with the vegetables and broth. Stir until well-combined. Season to taste. Garnish with the chopped bacon and enjoy!

 
Winner, Winner, Hot Soup Dinner!
The winner of my quarterly $5 Amazon gift card for remaining a follower of my newsletter goes to Sheri Weber. Sheri, I'll email you with a formal congrats! If you'd like to get in on the chance to win, just remain a follower for at least two quarters and the chance is yours!
Free Book !!!!
To celebrate the release of Eye of the Pharaoh, I’m giving away 25 free copies to be sent via Amazon on the day of release. As a bonus, for those who review the book within 15 days (or by November 1st), their name will be put into a draw for a $25 Amazon gift card. If you’d like to receive a copy, whether you choose to review or not, please fill out this Google forms request: https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSchJKJHH.../viewform
 
Another Free Book !
On October 7th, I also have a Halloween-themed vintage novella coming out from The Wild Rose Press. Titled, Bewitched, it’s set in the mid-1960s and tells the story of an over-worked, ultra-responsible day care owner and her new neighbor, a kid-shy ad man.
 
I’m also giving away 25 free copies to be sent via Amazon on the day of release. And, just like my other offer, I’ll be drawing for a $25 gift card among those who review within 15 days (or by October 22nd). You can find the Google request form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5pLqfeJ7D9ZMrnD1tkIVZhuXVTk1_BTqtYIsTOH7asQiSYQ/viewform. Both offers are limited, so it is a first come-first served basis.

More Free Books!
Over the coming months, I’ll be offering the same number of free copies and gift card draw for other books in my catalog. During months when there is no newsletter, you will be able to find information on the featured book, and the request link on my blog at: http://nancyfraser.ca/wordpress/ in the right-hand column just above my newsletter sign up link.
Books On Tour
Both Bewitched and Eye of the Pharaoh will be on tour with chances to win great prizes. The link to all the stops on the individual tours will be available on my blog and on my FB author page, http://facebook.com/nancyfraserauthor
Upcoming Projects and News:
Also this winter, I’ll be releasing another erotic romance novella, Kilty Pleasures. Part of the Men Who Wear Kilts series from The Wild Rose Press, it’s a contemporary set in upstate Maine.
 
Then, for Valentine’s Day, Paging Dr. Cupid will give us another look at my favorite vintage time period and is a follow-up book to last Valentine’s Day’s Only Yours.

Works-in-progress include Waking Up in Oz, a romantic retelling of The Wizard of Oz and Her Imperfect Life, the story of a young woman coming to grips with her inability to have children.
Copyright © *2016* *Nancy Fraser, Author*, All rights reserved.
*Vol. 2, No. 3* *More Notes From a Romantic's Heart, Fall, 2016*

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