I’m preparing to head to Chicago for the Romantic Times Conference, but before I go…it’s giveaway time!
Recently a friend from Indiana came to visit. She had two simple requests: go to Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles (which were delicious, btw) in downtown Atlanta, and visit Oakland Cemetery not far from the restaurant. I’d seen this cemetery often while driving to the zoo, but never stopped. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much. I’ve been to many cemeteries and when you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all…or so I thought!
Oakland is a garden cemetery, which were popular during the Victorian era when people wanted to romanticize death. I know a little about cemeteries and Victorians as that’s what I wrote my Master’s thesis on. And no, I never finished my Masters, but that’s another story.
Anyway… since it was spring here in Atlanta, Oakland was in full bloom and it was amazing! Brilliant Azaleas and beautiful Dogwoods! The oldest part of the cemetery was by far the best; the area looked like something you might see in Italy or France. Spring definitely seems the best time to go. I was so glad we got to visit and I wouldn’t mind at all returning.
As for my giveaway….
P.S. My historical paranormal romance, A Night of Secrets, is free on Amazon Kindle today and tomorrow!