Due to thinning of the Ice officials regretfully declare the 1814 Frost Faire closed.
Watermen will cease to collect entrance fees immediately
Prizes to be awarded at every booth!
Proprietors to make announcements over the next few days.
Grand Prize winner announced!
Cheri, having completed the circuit of five booths and further having returned here to describe her travels in the comments has been chosen in a fair and random manner to receive a voucher worth FIFTY AMERICAN DOLLARS for the well-known purveyor of general goods and all things literary: AMAZON
The Booths described below.
Anna’s Hot Roasted Chestnuts
Hot and sizzling! Best on the ice. Only 10 pence
Wilfred Bagshott Portraits on Demand
Sketches personal and charming! Prints and souvenirs!
The Book Palace on Ice
Tomes for Imaginative and Curious Minds.
That Mystical Oracle Amy Quinton
Occultist & Psychic Advisor to the Elite with Direct Link to the Spiritual Plane.
Thus completes our circuit. If you wish to spend more time at the 1814 Frost Faire, follow these links—er paths—to carry on:
Obtain your copy of Frostiana: or a History of the Thames in A Frozen State. Printed and Published on the ice February 5, 1814 by G. Davis
Leave a comment here, folks!
I love the extras, especially the Dr. Who one. Did you know the 1st, 10th, 11th, and 12th Doctors were at the Frost Fair? And the 12th Doctor was there twice! Amazing they didn’t run into each other!
I know! That’s such a cool little bit of Who trivia, isn’t it? On our Facebook hop page, there’s a link to a deleted scene, where the Doctor tells Bill about taking his wife to the Frost Fair for her birthday, to hear Stevie Wonder play.
I loved the stories. I loved the tale of Dr. Who
I enjoyed the story about a maid making money at the fair selling tea and keeping secrets. I would enjoy Hot chocolate and a few pastries at the Frost Fair
I adore the introductions to each authors stories on each blog post. I look forward to reading each story. The Frost Fair would have been a wonderful event to experience.
Yes, it would have been amazing. We loved writing about it.
I love the Stories and Characters! What a fun Event. Thank you for the hop!
Our pleasure! Glad you enjoyed it.
i learned that what i read made me want more. i love the thought of the portrait booth and the Tea booth where you could go to warm up with a cup of tea. i love all the shorts and meeting the characters i cant wait to read this book tomorrow
Come back and tell us what you think!
This was fascinating, what a great idea for a book! Can’t wait to read it!
just curious will The Marquess of Glenaire have a book i am curious about him
He is the hero of Caroline Warfield’s Dangerous Weakness. Carol said her aim was to see him in rags, brought to his knees.
Sounds like a lot of fun and what a generous give away! Thank you for the chance.
Thank you for joining us.
Wonderful stories. Thank you for your hard work. ❤️
Does not look like my fire comment posted. Sorry if I duplicate. I loved this book. This contest was great, so original! I do hope these stories will be expanded and find their way into another anthology.
This is so much fun! Thank you for making it such fun! I loved reading the excerpts to all the books.
Glad you enjoyed it.
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit with us!
Thank you for a wonderful time and some very intriguing posts.
I hope Mama elephant was able to come help her baby to safety.
I have every hope that is so! Thanks for visiting.
Thank you for the lovely Frost Faire Hop. Each booth/faire stop is lovely.
Thanks for doing the hop!
That was absolutely so much fun and I could just picture the stalls and everything happening at the Frost Faire!! All of the stories were terrific and have really whetted my appetite to read more. Thank you so much for such a fun Hop!!
Our pleasure! So glad you had fun
Thank you for a wondrous Frost Fair, and I loved the extra links! I got to peruse books, have some hot tea and roast chestnuts, have my portrait drawn and even consult with Amy regarding what the cards held for me. I look forward to reading Fire and Frost!
So glad you enjoyed it! Hope you flirted with the Doctor and marveled at the elephant!
Thank you for the lovely Frist Faire Hop.
This was so much fun and makes me want to read more about the Frost Faire! Of course loved all the stores! Really enjoyed the Dr Who clip! It makes it even more real!! The Belles are the Best!! Thank you for the Hop and chance❤️❤️
Thank you for visiting with us.
5 lovely stories. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the booths. I also loved the Dr Who clip
It’s good, isn’t it!
Thank you. The stories were amazing. I loved visiting the booths and getting my portrait done, drinking hot chocolate, and looking at books
We’re delighted you could join us. We hope you took a moment to ride on one of the swings and see the elephant.
I really loved this book. I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC and have given it high marks whenever I left reviews. This was a great contest, very original. I hope these stories will be expanded and find their way into another anthology.
Our characters do have a way of wandering into other books.
I am so glad I preordered this book. I really enjoyed reading each extra story and I can’t wait to finish my library books that are due soon so I can read this one. You are all very generous to have this giveaway. Thank you for the book and the chance to win.
You are most welcome. We just know you’re going to love it.
I enjoyed visiting all the 5 booths. There was so much interesting stories for each story clip.
Be sure to leave comments on each of the five in order to be entered!
Thank you, Susan. I hope you enjoy the book.
(Mr.) Gayle Lee Fairless
I bought a book or two from Jude Knight. I look forward to reading them. I shall have to make another pass. Oh well, if I can find a quiet nook, it is almost possible to open a portal into another world! I appreciate those authors who create such vivid dimensions and worlds!
We do our best. It is good to hear you enjoy our stories.
Thank you, Gayle. May you step into the worlds we create and live there for a while, bringing some of the flavour and the aroma back with you.
How exciting the Frost Fair must have been–thanks for these story excerpts.
Our pleasure, Kathleen. The booth stories in the hop were written just for the hop, but we hope they give you a hint of what to expect from our stories.
I would have loved to attend the Frost-Faire. I loved the intrigue of each passage.
Thank you so much for this wonderful Frost Faire Hop loved reading all the wonderful post and drinking my Hot Chocolate You all are amazing!
So glad you enjoyed it.
I loved all of these short stories! A couple of them I really hope to see made into their own books.
They were fun to write, Michaela. And who knows? Maybe they’ll grow!
I dont think my comment posted earlier either, hm… Sorry if shows up twice too.
I enjoyed reading the excerpts and I am going to purchase book after supper
Thank you for the fun.
You’re just here the once. We’re happy to have you.
The short stories were wonderful and I can’t wait to be able to read the entire collection. The idea of the Frost Fair as a way to write a collection is fantastic, Tea, hot chestnuts and then my picture drawn and then a BOOK Shop-pure heaven! Congratulations!
Yes, it sounds like a perfect day!
this was a fun hop-now next Christmas I’ll have to try roasted chestnuts!
I have been meaning to plant a chestnut tree! I’ve tried package roasted chestnuts, but I’ve never roasted them myself.
What a delightful collection of stories. I did love the extras especially the Doctor Who piece about the Frost Faire when he’d visited twice!! The stalls offering an enitre range of goodies from hot tea & chestnuts to a Book Shop, I would have indulged in all of this spending many of the pennies I had in my reticule.
Yes, I think I would have come home penniless, too. One hopes they sent the carriage for you, Irene.
This has been such fun! I really can’t wait to get started reading this much-anticipated collection of wonderful stories!
I have greatly enjoyed each of these vignettes as well as the entire blog hop. What a fun idea! I also wanted to mention how beautiful the book’s cover is. That gown is absolutely spectacular!
Thank you so much. Sherry found the image, and Jude made the cover. We love it, too.
Heather S Hill
This was such a fun frost faire! Very interesting history and lots of fun to imagine!
Glad you had fun, Heather.
I loved everything about this collection of stories. Loved the extras, especially Doctor Who !!😊
He was a great find! I loved that episode, too, but I didn’t know till we did the research that he was there at the Frost Fair several times!
I’ve enjoyed my visit to the Frost Faire and meeting all the characters. That precious baby elephant had a lot of determination for sure. I can’t wait to read all the wonderful stories. Thank you all for the opportunity.
Thanks for joining us. We’re grateful for the support.
I love spending time in your shared worlds. These tidbits which peek into the lives of the lower classes may be short, but they add so much depth to the world building. Thanks for another great collection.
Thank you for the wonderful frost fair journey. All of the stories sounded amazing.
Robin in NC
This stroll through the 1814 Frost Faire was a great time, well spent! Thank you!
One of the more fun Hop’s I’ve done where I learned much. I still do want to know how they had fire’s on the ice without it falling through!
I know. Isn’t that amazing? It had to be mighty thick ice.
I would have loved to go the Frost Faire! It sounds like such an exciting event to drive away the dull feelings we often experience in winter. It would be great to see all the Lords and Ladies, and high class people there too.
I suspect that in 1814 it was a long, VERY dull winter, and they were desperate.
Im hoping all of these shorts are made into their own actual stories. Each one was entertaining and pulls you in. The extras were just as good too. Oh I absolutely love how you all did this.
Tonia, we wrote the shorts just for this hop. Some of us gave another perspective on our Frost Fair story. Others came up with characters that probably deserve their own space on the page. Maddie, for one, at the Tea Shoppe. We’ll have to see.
I’ve visited all the booths! What an amazing journey!
I greatly enjoyed each of the stops. Thanks to the authors for sharing! i’m looking forward to the book. Thanks for the chance!
Thank you for taking part.
Great idea for a compilation of stories. The Frost-Faire sounds like great fun. I can’t wait to read all the stories and the sequels.
We hope you love them.
This was great!! TY so much 💗
Our pleasure! We had a lot of fun, too.
Visited all and had a grand time in the stalls, on ice, and learning about all the characters–their stories.
So glad you enjoyed it.
The fair was fun and very interesting, loved learning about the different shops. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway.
Molly R. Moody
I just started the Frost Fair yesterday and am on the second story.
Good work Molly! You have another day to visit the other three.
I hope you are enjoying them, Molly
I loved being able to catch up with various characters. Thoroughly enjoyed the short short stories from each of the authors. So glad I got back in internet range in time to join your hop and post my Amazon review.
Oh YEA. Thank you Judy
I loved all the stories and look forward to reading the whole set. I love the idea of a frost fire, but can’t imagine one in the world today. Unfortunately global warming makes that a risk I would be afraid to take.
The poor old Thames just doesn’t freeze over any more!
Thank you for the interesting Frost Faire Hop. I’ve learned a lot! For example, I didn’t know the evolution of the Waltz, all the way back Regency times, then on to Victorian times, to the Modern Waltz that we know how. What a lovely and Romantic dance.
I love the imagery. If not for my clumsiness and hatred of wearing layers of clothing, I wouldn’t mind living in that era.
The undergarments weren’t quite as bad then as before and after. Soft jumps rather than rigid corsets. And no underwires!
I loved the stories. Such a great creative way to set these stories amidst the Frost fair.
Thank you. So glad you enjoyed them.
I loved it all. I did comment on each but a couple might have logged me in weird.
Sometimes, if we’re away from our desks, it can take a while to get your comment approved, but they should all come through, Laci
I am enjoying these stories. It’s good to know the Marble Marquess has a heart under that cold exterior. This character Lord Ethan sounds interesting too.
Wonderful stories! All of them!
Thank you for a chance to win!
I’m so glad you enjoyed them.
I loved the Dr. Who video clip. I didn’t know Dr. Who had visited the Frost Fair. I also like the idea that there could be a bookstall or bookstore on the ice. That’s cool!
I love exploring the pages.
So glad you enjoyed it.